Advisory Council

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council comprises senior leaders from the business community engaged in the development of the energy sector and shaping its future directions. The Council members help guide our future initiatives, provide input to our strategic research directions and help to further the Institute's goals and mission.

Pasted ImageDavid McFadden
Chair, International Practice
Partner, Gowling
Lafleur Henderson LLP
Pasted ImageAndrew Teichman
Business Strategist and Investment manager at ACT Investments
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Chair, Advisory Board
Advanced Energy Centre
MaRS Discovery District
Pasted ImageGeorge Greene
Stratos Inc.
Pasted ImageBruce Campbell
Former President & CEO
Independent Electricity System Operator
Pasted ImageCarmine Marcello
Executive Director
Hetherington Kearney Group

Pasted ImageWilliam Smith
Senior Vice President Operations & Engineering
Terrestrial Energy
Pasted ImageSteve Dorey
Former Chair, En
ergy Council of Canada Studies Committee
Pasted ImageJatin Nathwani
Executive Director
Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy
University of Waterloo
Pasted ImageJohn Wilkinson
Board of Directors,
Greenfield Global and Former Minister of the Environment, Ontario Government
Pasted ImageSerge Imbrogno
Deputy Minister of Energy, Ontario Government
Pasted ImageVelma McColl
Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
Pasted ImageCéline Bak
President, Analytica Advisors

Pasted ImageColin Andersen
Principal, CACS and Chair, Energy Council of Canada


Senior Executive Fellow (WISE)

Acting as an Ambassador for WISE and the University of Waterloo, the primary role of a Senior Executive Fellow is to enhance the general intellectual discourse on emerging challenges of the energy sector and to promote deeper engagement of the Academy with government, NGO’s, businesses and international agencies.

Pasted ImageYves Lostanlen
SIRADEL North America (ENGIE)
Pasted ImageDon McCutchan
Partner & International Policy Advisor
Gowling WLG LLP
Pasted ImageChris Henderson
President Lumos Energy
Pasted ImageCatherine Jackson
Jackson Principled Governance
Pasted ImageSteve Dorey
Former Chair, Energy Council of Canada Studies Committee
Pasted ImageColin Andersen
Principal, CACS and Chair, Energy Council of Canada
Pasted ImageNeil B. Freeman
Principal / CEO
NBF Group Inc.
Pasted ImageThomas Gottschalk
Mobisol Group
Pasted ImageSankaran Ramalingam
National President Energy & Fuel Users’ Association of India
Zohrab%20Mawani.jpgZohrab Mawani
Co-Founder/ President
oneGRID Corporation
FlorizoneRichard Florizone
President and CEO of IISD, and President Emeritus Dalhousie University

Internal Board of Management

The Board provides operational oversight and approval. The directors include:

  • WISE Executive Director
  • Deans of Engineering, Environment and Science
  • Eight regular WISE faculty members from five faculties


Dr. Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, University Research, University of Waterloo


Dr. Mary Wells, Dean of Engineering

Dr. Kankar Bhattacharya, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Claudio A. Cañizares, Professor & Hydro One Research Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering 

Dr. Giovanni Cascante, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Bob Lemieux, Dean of Science

Dr. Maurice Dusseault, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science

Dr. Ranjini Jha, Associate Professor & Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor; Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Arts

Dr. Neil Randall, Director, Games Institute & Professor, English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts

Dr. Jean Andrey, Dean of Environment

Dr. Bruce Frayne, Associate Professor & Director, School of Environment, Enterprise & Development, Faculty of Environment

Dr. Paul Parker, Professor & Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives, Geography and Environmental Management, Faculty of Environment

Dr. Sivabal Sivaloganathan, Professor & Chair, Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics

Dr. Tamer Özsu, Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics

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