UBC Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering will be hosting a discussion on the shipping sector’s eco-drive featuring guest speaker Peter Jackson, Seaspan’s Senior Vice President of Assets and Technology, and moderated by MEL & MHLP Academic Director Dr. Justin Bull. UBC students and alumni are invited to join us for this deep dive into the shipping sector’s sustainability drive.
While excluded from the Paris Agreement, the industry, led by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has set and pursued aggressive green goals. Major players like Seaspan Corporation aim to outpace IMO’s targets. The main challenge? Technological barriers. Seaspan VP Peter Jackson will delve into the industry’s progress, Seaspan’s role, and the technological future. With vast experience in sustainability, innovation, and strategy, Dr. Bull’s expertise will provide a valuable lens to explore the challenges and triumphs of maritime sustainability.
- November 1st, 2023 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
- Kaiser 2020
- RSVP: register to attend
About Peter Jackson
A leader in maritime and tech, Peter’s journey exemplifies commitment. Starting with a Mechanical and Marine Engineering diploma from Durban University of Technology, he began at Safmarine and later rose to Chief Engineer. At Seaspan, he climbed from Chief Engineer to Vice President, furthered his education with an MBA from Middlesex University, and explored tech as CEO of Stage 3 Systems. Now back at Seaspan since 2020, Peter helms initiatives like the 70 Ship Newbuild Program, highlighting innovation and sustainability.
About Dr. Justin Bull
Dr. Bull is not only an accomplished lecturer at the Sauder School of Business but also a beacon in sustainability, innovation, and strategy. Having earned his BA in International Relations and PhD in Wood Science from UBC, his passion lies in comparing environmental footprints of various value chains. Beyond academia, he’s a mentor-scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab Climate stream and a board member with the Tla’amin Nation. His rich consulting background includes strategizing for Lyft’s Canadian sustainability, enhancing industry-First Nations relationships in BC and Alberta, and guiding IKEA’s global sustainable procurement.
Experience this enriching dialogue on maritime eco-evolutions, enriched by the unique perspectives of both Peter Jackson and Dr. Justin Bull. This is a golden opportunity to immerse in maritime innovations and sustainability. Secure your spot today!