OCC team members are experts in interpreting climate research, extracting relevant information, and helping end-users apply findings to their planning processes.
Ian is a Project Manager with the OCC responsible for research mobilization and communications. Ian’s role is focused on organizing events and developing communications materials to promote research developed by the OCC and member organizations. Ian is also engaged in policy research through various projects investigating the links that exist between climate change and mainstream policy areas. EMAIL
Glenn is a Project Manager with the Ontario Climate Consortium Secretariat. In this role, he manages the development and implementation of projects aimed to build capacity and answer key research questions related to climate adaptation and information in support of climate action and policy response. He is also involved in a variety of partnerships comprised of universities, public and private sector organizations that come together to advance climate research and resilience in Ontario. Glenn holds a bachelor’s degree in water resources engineering and a master’s degree in climate change from the University of Waterloo. EMAIL
Jenessa is the Communications and Engagement Coordinator with the Ontario Climate Consortium. She plays a critical role in developing and leading the execution of the OCC’s communication and engagement strategy. Jenessa works to establish and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders in academia, government, non-profit and private sectors, and works with these partners to help identify and share new knowledge and best practiceS throughout the OCC network. Jenessa holds a Bachelor of Education in Science and the Environment from OISE at the University of Toronto as well as a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, Business and Sustainability, and Sustainability Education from York University. EMAIL
Frances is the Research Analyst with the Ontario Climate Consortium. Frances provides her technical expertise and capacity to the OCC’s climate information, impacts, and adaptation programs. She is responsible for the translation of scientific climate information, network engagement, research project development, and business planning and implementation. Frances holds a bachelor of science with honours in physical geography from the University of Ottawa, and a master’s degree in climate change from the University of Waterloo. EMAIL