Burgess Langshaw Power

Burgess Langshaw Power is a PhD student in the Global Governance program at the Balsillie School for International Affairs. His doctoral research will focus on the global governance, policy, and regulation of climate engineering (also known as geoengineering). This includes a holistic understanding of the risks, benefits, and practical policy framework for the governance of solar radiation management (SRM) and carbon dioxide reduction (CDR) in both Canadian and international contexts.

Prior to his PhD, Burgess was a Policy Analyst with Natural Resources Canada. There, he worked on next generation energy technologies, and the regulatory approval of energy infrastructure across Canada. Burgess also held a United Nations Association of Canada Internship, studying climate change and the mining sector in Mongolia. He holds a MSc with Distinction from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex and a BSc with Honours from the University of Calgary.

Born in the Canadian Rockies, he is a man of the outdoors and spends his free time mountain and road biking, hiking, and alpine ski touring, as well as cooking and listening to music.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Balsillie Doctoral Fellowship
  • Natural Resource Canada’s Departmental Achievement Awards recipient of the Impact Award in Achieving Results
  • Postgraduate Student of the Year – Faculty of Business Management, University of Sussex
  • Chancellor’s International Scholarship – University of Sussex
  • MSc with Distinction, Science and Technology Policy, Science Policy Research Unit – University of Sussex, 2016
  • BSc Science with Honours, Science, Technology and Society, University of Calgary, 2014
Environment and Resources

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