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Energy Stories Lab

The Energy Stories Lab uses the tools of visual arts and community-based digital storytelling to document, collect and reveal energy stories from across Canada. 

About the Lab



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Want to get involved?

Do you want to know more about the Energy Stories Lab? Are you a community or organization and want to collaborate? Are you a student and are looking for volunteer or paid opportunities? 

The Energy Stories Lab is located in the heart of Southern Alberta, and we both acknowledge and honour the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3.

The Energy Stories Lab at the University of Calgary is situated on land northwest of where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, a site traditionally known as Moh’kins’tsis to the Blackfoot, Wîchîspa to the Stoney Nakoda, and Guts’ists’i to the Tsuut’ina. On this land and in this place we strive to learn together, walk together, and grow together “in a good way.”

The work of the Energy Stories Lab is supported by:

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