Collective Event

Innovations in Energy Transition: Electrification of Mobility

February 12, 2024, 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm


From e-scooters to electric vehicles, individuals are moving towards electric transportation options.  What are the barriers and opportunities for widespread adoption of these options?  Amir Hassanpour, PhD Candidate is Transportation Engineering and Climate Solutions Scholar, will host Translink’s Mirtha Gamiz and UBC’s Werner Antweiler in a discussion around the electrification of mobility.  

Location Update: This event is scheduled for UBCV AERL Room 107.   


Amir Hassanpour is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Civil Engineering at UBC. His primary research interest is the emerging transportation technology and policies to create an equitable and sustainable transportation system. He strongly believes that a multimodal street is a livable street and creates opportunities for all and hopes that his research makes a positive impact on all people and the communities they live in. His Solutions Scholars research project is entitled Multi-Year Trends in Volume & Speed for 27 Types of Personal Mobility Devices: Implications for Vehicle Regulation, Facility Design, & Climate Change Mitigation.

Mirtha Gamiz is a member of the New Mobility team at TransLink, where her primary focus is to analyze the impacts of new mobility options and leverage their benefits. Specifically, she leads initiatives related to shared micromobility, such as shared e-bikes, bikesharing, and shared e-scooters. In addition, Mirtha provides support to the Policy Development team, contributing with initiatives and policies concerning new mobility and the future of transportation in Metro Vancouver.  Mirtha is herself an avid cyclist, involved in bicycle racing, long-distance cycling trips, and exploring new routes.

Werner Antweiler is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Business Economics within the Sauder School of Business.  He is an expert on international trade and environmental economics. He approaches ecological problems, like climate change, air and water pollution and solid waste management, from a business perspective.

This event is hosted as part of Climate Emergency Week at UBC.  To find other Climate-related events, visit their website.
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We acknowledge that UBC’s campuses are situated within the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, and in the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples.

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