Barbara Sylvestre-Williams, M.A.Sci.,P.Eng is a professional engineer with over 15 years of experience in the field of air dispersion modelling. She currently works for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change as an Air Pollution Control Engineer. She completed her masters of applied science on the topic of air dispersion modeling from mobile sources and specifically, developed a dispersion model for highway type of emissions and applied it to the City of Toronto. Mrs. Sylvestre-Williams has published on the topic of dispersion modelling, local scale and also presented on this topic.
Jessie Ma is an IESO Distinguished Research Fellow at Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy and conducts research in the integrated delivery of electricity, gas, and water conservation programs. She co-founded the ALERT project, which encourages energy conservation in Toronto’s low-income apartment buildings. Jessie spent over a dozen years at Hydro One and launched their integrated corporate responsibility program. She was selected as a DiverseCity Fellow by CivicAction in 2013-2014. She graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Master in Public Administration program and the University of Toronto’s Engineering Science program, and she is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Ryerson University.