Dr. Brandy Kinkead
Jobs, Economy and Innovation Critic
Brandy studied chemistry at both the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, before moving to Calgary, AB to work with the Canadian Excellence Research Chair in Materials Engineering in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary. She has since founded her own company in green energy and worked with multiple start-ups in Alberta to advance their technologies. Kinkead sees the importance and value of all Albertans in transitioning our economy, with a strong focus on the transfer of skills to new industries.
A scientist by training, Brandy has dedicated her career to developing electrochemical technologies, and training Canada’s next generation of scientists. She resides in Calgary, AB, with her partner and two young children, where she operates her company in nanotechnology and energy storage component development. Kinkead is a passionate advocate for manufacturing in Alberta – an Alberta that is powered by green energy, makes its own products, and employs its skilled labor force effectively.