Jessica Vandenberghe

Owner, Guiding Star Consulting

Jessica Vandenberghe, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) is a member of the Dene Thá First Nation, a sixties scoop survivor and raised in an inclusive German farming family in northern Alberta. Her exceptional career is based on two engineering degrees from the University of Alberta. She has worked in the oil sands, mining, regulatory, infrastructure, consulting industries and academia. She is the Assistant Dean, Community and Culture with the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Victoria and the owner of Guiding Star Consulting. She is a mother of two and at the intersection of two equity deserving groups in the Engineering Profession, which drives her passion for equity, diversity and inclusion along with Truth and Reconciliation. She believes that we can walk together to heal, build strong relationships, teach ethical and respectful behaviour, and be changemakers to create progressive and inclusive legislation, communities, and organizations.

Speaker Sessions

A Matriarchal Movement: The Vital Role of Indigenous Women in the Energy Transition

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Raylene Whitford Director and Principal, Canative Energy
Annie Korver Founder and Principal, Rise Consulting
Freddie Huppé Campbell Senior Manager, Energy & Climate Team, Indigenous Clean Energy
Jessica Vandenberghe Owner, Guiding Star Consulting
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias ImaGENation Program Manager, Indigenous Clean Energy and Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Leading Change
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