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Shaping Tomorrow’s Energy Leaders

CNA Students Attend Energy NL 2024 Thanks to Industry-Backed Sponsorship for Diversity and Inclusion

By Allison Rowe

A group of six work-term students from CNA’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation (OARI) Reality Capture and Digitization Technology Access Centre (RCD TAC) were given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the dynamic atmosphere of the conference.

This enriching experience was made possible through the generous sponsorship of industry giants such as BP Canada Energy Group ULC, ExxonMobil Canada Properties, Cenovus Energy Inc., Equinor, and Suncor. These companies are avid supporters of the Diversity and Inclusion initiative, which is dedicated to funding a variety of activities and programs aimed at promoting awareness and cultivating an inclusive culture both within the workplace and across the energy sector.

The conference presented an invaluable platform for the students to engage with top-tier industry professionals from around the globe and to gain insights into the innovative developments unfolding within Newfoundland and Labrador’s burgeoning green energy landscape. In a recent interaction, we delved into the perspectives of these aspiring leaders to gain a deeper understanding of their vision for Newfoundland and Labrador’s sustainable energy prospects as well as their aspirations for the future.

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A first-year Software Development (Co-op) student.A second-year Mechanical Engineering Technology (Manufacturing) Co-op student.A third-year Management Systems Engineering Technology (Co-op) student.An intern with CNA’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation.A second-year Computing Systems Engineering Technology (Co-op) student.A first-year Software Development (Co-op) student.

About the Reality Capture and Digitization Technology Access Centre (RCD TAC) 

The Reality Capture and Digitization Technology Access Centre (RCD TAC) is a research facility housed under CNA’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation. RCD TAC is a hub for industry and community to access cutting-edge technology like drones with LiDAR and scanners. Located in St. John’s, NL, RCD TAC is a proud member of Tech-Access Canada’s network of specialized centres nationwide.

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Connect with RCD TAC today to elevate your project. Let’s turn your vision into digital reality!  |  709-758-7474 |  

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Allison Rowe
Allison Rowe
Allison Rowe is the Community Relations Officer for the Office of Applied Research and Innovation (OARI) Reality Capture and Digitization Technology Access Centre (RCD TAC). Her career spans a variety of positions across corporate, government, non-profit, and educational sectors both domestically and internationally, including roles at the OECD and McKinsey & Company. With over 20 years’ experience in communications and stakeholder engagement, she is passionate about fostering business growth and innovation via inter-disciplinary collaboration for the cross-pollination of ideas. Hailing from Corner Brook, NL, she is fluent in several languages and holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Mount Allison University.


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