Panel on Filipino-Canadian Youth Resiliency at the Philippine Centre Canada

Phil recently participated on a panel on Filipino-Canadian Youth Resiliency for the Philippine Centre Canada. He spoke on his own personal experiences as a young Filipino Canadian leader in the cleantech space.

The Philippine Centre Canada is a non-profit organization to support Filipino-Canadians in becoming an integral part of Canadian society by providing programs and services that fulfill their needs,  advance their aspirations and promote pride in Filipino heritage.

Panel on the Future of Work hosted by the Brookfield Institute and the Toronto Public Library

Phil recently participated on a panel hosted by the Brookfield Institute and the Toronto Public Library to talk about how technology is changing the future of work.

Phil was joined by Tom Emrich (thought leader in augmented and virtual reality) and Annalise Huynh (policy analyst and designer at the Brookfield Institute).

You can learn more about the future of work project by the Brookfield Institute here.

Editorial in Canadian Science Policy Magazine

Phil recently wrote an editorial in the Canadian Science Policy Magazine on the topic “How Canada Can Meet the Climate Challengeof Net-Zero”.

The Canadian Science Policy Centre is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-advocate organization established in 2009. Over the past decade, the centre has built Canada’s largest and most diverse science and innovation policy community. The magazine features insight and reflections from the frontier of science and policy innovation.

You can read the magazine online here.

Phil recognized as Canada’s top young researcher by Corporate Knights

Phil was recently featured in Corporate Knights Magazine as one of Canada’s top young researchers.

Corporate Knights is a media, research and financial information products company based in Toronto, Canada, focused on promoting an economic system where prices fully incorporate social, economic and ecological costs and benefits, and market participants are clearly aware of the consequences of their actions.

You can read the profile here: https://www.corporateknights.com/channels/education/meet-three-of-canadas-top-young-researchers-16049880/

TEDx Talk – Why the future of discovery will be self-driven

Phil’s TEDxUofT talk “Why the future of discovery will be self-driven” is online now.

This is Phil’s first TEDx Talk and was shot physically distanced during the COVID19 pandemic. Phil talks about how artificial intelligence and robotics could be the best weapon we have in the fight against climate change.

You can watch the video here:

Berlin Science Week – Hydrogen Can Event

On November 6th Phil hosted a Canada-Germany event on hydrogen at Berlin Science Week called “A Carbon Free Fuel: Hydrogen Can”.

This event, hosted by the Government of Canada, included a panel discussion on hydrogen with leaders from academia, industry, and government as well as a Science Slam between early-career researchers and entrepreneurs!

Falling Walls Circle Table: Powering Climate Neutrality – The Future of Hydrogen

Touted as the fuel of the future, governments and companies all around the world are investing in hydrogen in a big way.

On Wednesday, Nov 4 Phil was a panelist on a Falling Walls Circle Table: Powering Climate Neutrality – The Future of Hydrogen.

Moderated by Daniel Oberhaus from WIRED, he discussed the future of hydrogen production, transportation and use alongside Prof. Peter Wassercheid, Director of the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy, and Glenn Llewellyn, VP Zero Emission Aircraft at Airbus.

They covered topics such as:
• Why hydrogen has been gaining so much attention
• The promise of hydrogen powered flight
• What technology gaps remain
• The opportunity and what governments can do

You can watch the video here:

CDL Matter Session 1

Today Phil participated in Creative Destruction Lab – Matter Stream Session 1. As a mentor, Phil participated in small group meetings with exciting science-based ventures to provide his advice and mentorship.

The best way to describe CDL is Dragon’s Den meets Star Trek – the coolest science based startups with cutting edge technologies duking it out to make it to next the round of the program.

Some of the coolest ventures/ideas of the day:
– using magnetic ferrofluids as microfluidic pumps
– genetically engineered enzymes to make products from CO2
– infinitely recyclable plastics