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Dr. Hoicka in the Media

2022

Dr. Hoicka testified at the Parliament of Canada House of Commons: Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI) meeting on Fossil Fuel Subsidies”

Dr. Hoicka interviewed for CBC Radio: “CBC News: The World at Six for April 8, 2022”(segment beginning at 12:43)

Dr. Hoicka interviewed for The Energy Mix: “Climate Hawks Fracture on CCS Subsidy, McKenna Questions Tax Credit as Federal Budget Looms”

Dr. Hoicka’s article published in Science for Environment Policy: “Facilitating development of renewable energy communities: recommendations for developing legal frameworks”

Dr. Hoicka interviewed for Smart Prosperity Institute Podcast: “Carbon capture: why climate experts are divided over it”

Dr. Hoicka’s opinion piece written for C40 Knowledge Hub: “City renewable energy is a regional issue-here’s why”

Dr. Hoicka interviewed for Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Bulletin article: “Why 400+ academics wrote to the Finance Minister”

Dr. Hoicka interviewed for CBC Radio’s ‘On the Coast’: “Carbon capture tax credit”

Dr. Hoicka quoted in CTV News article: “Hundreds of academics asked Freeland to scrap carbon capture tax credit”

Dr. Hoicka quoted in Canada’s National Observer: “Are Canada’s carbon capture plans a ‘pipe dream’?”

Dr. Hoicka quoted for The Global and Mail: “Climate scientists urge Ottawa to cancel proposed carbon-capture tax credit”

2021

Dr. Hoicka’s opinion piece written for The Tyee: “Lessons from COP26 for a Just and Effective Transition”

Dr. Hoicka quoted in The Conversation: “COP26: experts react to the UN climate summit and Glasgow pact”

Dr. Hoicka interviewed for CBC Radio’s ‘On the Island’: “On the ground at COP26 – we’ll speak with a UVic researcher about what it’s like to be a delegate in Glasgow”

Dr. Hoicka’s opinion piece written for Corporate Knights: “Dispatches from COP26: If Canada wants to meet its emissions targets, it needs to support clusters of innovations”

Dr. Hoicka’s opinion piece written for Corporate Knights: “Canada is stuck in a state of carbon lock-in – here’s how we can reverse that”

Dr. Hoicka’s research featured in the York University Magazine: “Energy Disruption A new study looks at the people power fuelling low-carbon innovation in the marketplace”

Dr. Hoicka interviewed for Social Science and Humanities Research Council of CanadaDisrupting the energy system. How clusters of innovations can accelerate the low-carbon energy transition

Dr. Hoicka interviewed for Geeking out on innovation diffusion theory for Energi Media podcast

Dr. Christina Hoicka interviewed for EnergiMedia on the role of renewable energy for economic development in Indigenous communities

Dr. Hoicka interviewed for CBC Story Rooftop solar power is on the rise, but Canada has yet to embrace its sunny ways

Dr. Hoicka speaks for the 60-Second Report: “Reconciliation and self-determination through renewable energy?” Smart Prosperity: The Podcast

2020

Co-author of open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, signed by 50 scholars, quoted in the National Observer, May 7. https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/05/07/news/use-pandemic-future-proof-against-climate-crisis-academic-group-urges

Matthew Hoffmann , Christina Hoicka, Alison Kemper, Cheryl Teelucksingh Opinion. “COVID-19 recovery is chance to build greener, more inclusive society: Rebuilding efforts should aim to head off future climate crises” First Policy Response, June 1, http://policyresponse.ca/covid-19-recovery-is-chance-to-build-greener-more-inclusive-society/

Guest speaker Julie MacArthur to explore energy democracy and its role in innovation. YFile, York University News.

2019

York research cluster receives international recognition for working to advance sustainable development goals. YFile, York University News.

Hoicka, C. E. Invited scientist/academic panelist for Canadian Launch of the Green New Deal campaign. The Leap Organization, Eco Watch, May 6, Toronto, Canada. https://www.ecowatch.com/green-new-deal-canada-2636497525.html

The next Scholars Hub lecture explores how to successfully transition to a low-carbon economy. YFile, York University News.

Hoicka, C. E. Interviewed for ENERGY TRANSITIONS Renewables to grow 50%, but coal to dominate -report, Carlos Anchondo, E&E News reporter, Energy wire, Tuesday, October 22. https://www.eenews.net/stories/1062406631

Hoicka, C. E. interviewed for and cited in Pittis, D. “Nuclear fusion, a disruptive power source for crowded cities: Private sector push and new tech means nuclear fusion is closer than ever” CBC News. January 21. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/green-power-fusion-1.4981885

2018

Hoicka, C. E. interviewed for and cited in Wilt, J. “Bitcoin miners are eating up Canada’s electricity” The Narwhal, June 28. https://thenarwhal.ca/bitcoin-miners-are-eating-up-canadas-electricity/

2017

Hoicka, C. E interviewed for and cited in Phillips, K. “Where are the women in Canadian green tech?”. Women’s Post. May 19.

Hoicka, C. E. interviewed for and cited in Vasil, A. “Earth Day prophecy: women rising up in fight against climate chaos” NOW Magazine. April 19.

The Lab Researcher and Alumni Media

2021

Alicia Campney, MES/JD 2019, lab alumni, Blog Post: How the Supreme Court’s carbon price review intersects with Indigenous rights and reconciliation for Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

Maria-Louise McMaster, Christina E. Hoicka, Yuxu Zhao, Runa R. Das, Guest Blog: Accelerating a 1.5°C Energy Transition: Diffusion of Low-Carbon Innovations to Energy Users for the Smart Prosperity Institute. Smart Prosperity Institute.

Katarina Savic interview – “Energy transition key to “economic reconciliation” for Canadian indigenous communities”. EnergiMedia.

Katarina Savic and Christina E Hoicka, Post-COVID-19 Indigenous Economic Recovery – Reconciliation in the Energy Transition. Smart Prosperity Institute.

2020

York researchers investigate challenge of how to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy in urban cities. YFile, York University News.

By and for local people: Grad student looks at energy through justice lens. YFile, York University News.

Alicia Campney Spotlight in A SHARED Future Newsletter.

Susan Wyse Spotlight by the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

 

Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Christina Hoicka, Dr. Runa Das, Maria Louise McMaster, Yuxu Zhao. Smart Prosperity Institute.

John Lau is one of Corporate Knight’s Top 30 under 30. Corporate Knight’s.

2019

Public Talks and Public Lectures

2019

Hoicka C. E., Keynote speaker. “Green New Deal in Canada”. President’s Lecture Series, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning at Humber College, Canada. November 6. https://liberalarts.humber.ca/current-students/resources/conferences-and-lectures/presidents-lecture-series.html

Hoicka, C. E., “Is a 100% Renewable Energy Future Possible? Advances for Community Participation in a Low-Carbon Energy Transition” The York Circle, York University, Canada, September 28.

2018

Hoicka, C. E., “Science, a Human Right”. International Science Center and Science Museum Day. Ontario Science Centre, Canada, November 10.

Hoicka C. E., Innovation, communities and participation in a low-carbon energy transition, Low-Carbon Energy Seminar, The Energy Centre, The University of Auckland Business School, University of Auckland, New Zealand, July 19.

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2014

Hoicka, C. E., “Community energy planning, teaching, research and linking theory to practice”. Seminar Series, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, The University of Oklahoma, USA, October 31.

Hoicka, C. E., “Communities and Energy Management”. Energizing Discussion and Change for a Sustainable Future, Science Café, hosted by Brock University Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, St Catharines, Canada, March 29.

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Invited Talks

2020

Hoicka, C. E., “Diffusion of Multiple Demand-Side Low-Carbon Innovations in a 1.5C Energy Transition: How do we measure the diffusion of multiple low-carbon innovations and what can we learn?” Energy & Society Network seminar series, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (virtual), November 2.

2019

Hoicka, C. E., “Measuring the diffusion of multiple low-carbon innovations for end-users in a 1.5 C energy transition.” Environmental governance lab, work in progress seminar, University of Toronto, Canada, November 1.

Hoicka, C. E., Invited speaker and discussion group moderator. Community Forum a Green New Deal for Ontario. Hosted by Jessica Bell, MPP University Rosedale. Cecil Street Community Centre, Toronto, Canada, July 24.

2018

Hoicka, C. E. “Innovation, communities and participation in a low-carbon energy transition.” CLEEN2040 Shift Energy Academy, Environmental Energy Institute, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada, June 20.

2017

Hoicka C. E. “Sustainable Energy Transitions: Linking Pro-environmental Behaviour to System Innovation” IASS Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, April 11.

2014

Hoicka, C. E. “New Course in Community Energy Planning”. Teaching Energy Efficiency Policy at the Post-Secondary Level Workshop. Sustainable Energy Initiative, hosted at Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada, July 17.

Invited Conference Presentations

2019

Hoicka, C. E. Invited participant and speaker in “Property Rights, Digitalisation and the Energy Transition” Second Procida Symposion of the research group Property Rights, Globalisation and the Social Function of Property. Island of Procida in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, 19-23 September

Hoicka, C. E. Session 2: “Is polarization over energy technologies a failure of public policy, regulation, industry, activism or all of the above?” DIVIDED? Polarization and Canada’s Energy Future in an Age of Climate Changeconference, University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy initiative. Ottawa, Canada, October 7. https://www.uottawa.ca/positive-energy/sites/www.uottawa.ca.positive-energy/files/positive_energy_program_website_final_reduced.pdf

Hoicka, C. E., “How can we accelerate the diffusion of low-carbon innovations for a 1.5C mitigation target while managing consequential risks, solutions, governance, and equity?” Energy Modelling Initiative, Central Workshop, Ottawa, September 12. https://emi-ime.ca/central-workshop/

2016

Hoicka, C. E,. “Research on Innovation at the Intersection of Energy and Communities & Finding the Women Scholars in Energy Research.” Everything Under the Sun: York’s Engagement in Vital Environment and Climate Change Issues Symposium, York University, Toronto, November 17.

2015

2014

Hoicka, C .E., “Unlocking the Ivory Tower: Putting Research into Practice”. Invited Workshop Speaker, Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Conference, London, Canada, February 11.​

Hoicka, C. E. Panel member. “Moving forward with regional planning and siting”. Energy Conference 2014: Ontario’s Evolving Energy System. Ontario Energy Association. Toronto, Canada, October 8.

Hoicka, C. E., “Socio-technical research and sustainable energy”, Engineering Research That Matters Celebration, York University, Toronto, Canada, February 28.