Background

Professional Background

Leon Wasser MBA, P.Eng., is a veteran environmental leader. At York University he led many campus-wide green initiatives including Canada’s largest non-municipal recycling program, a light pollution mitigation program, port-a-mug and residence students tote bag programs and the York University Green Transportation Plan.

Leon worked with Canadian green energy developers including the manufacturers of our first solar energy systems, solar shingles, micro-wind turbines and other technologies. Leon has also represented leading global developers of run-of-river, ocean wave and hydrogen fuel cell power technologies.

Leon has also been involved in power conservation technologies including nanotech solar window coatings, power quality remediation systems and numerous lighting technologies.

Academically, Leon won the Schulich School of Business Schulich Teaching Excellence Award, helped design the Centennial College Integrated Energy Program and is a founding member of the York University International Renewable Energy Institute. He lectures and writes professionally on sustainability and energy issues.

Leon serves on several boards including Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (Policy Co-Chair), Ontario Foundation for Engineering Education, Professional Engineers Ontario Toronto-Humber Chapter (Advocacy Chair). He was an industry association representative to the Government of Ontario for Organic Day (Organic Council of Ontario) and Environment Day (Ontario Environmental Industries Association) at Queens Park.

Academic

1979-1981 McGill University, B.Eng., Project Management & Canada’s Consulting Engineering Sector

1981-1984 York University, MBA, Specializing in Public Policy & Entrepreneurship

2001-04 Schulich School of Business, Lecturer, BBA, Canadian Business History, Business Ethics

2002 Schulich School of Business, Seymour Schulich Award for Teaching Excellence

2017 International Renewable Energy Academy, Fellow

2018-Present, Resilient World Institute, Director, School of Energy

Career Highlights

1977-79 The ECE Group, Consulting Engineers, Engineering Assistant

1979-81 M.Levis & Associates, Junior Project Engineer

1980-81 PetroSol (Canada’s First Solar Energy Company), Sales

1981-84 Atomic Energy of Canada, Project Engineer

1984-86 Defence Construction Canada, Project Engineer

1986-1989 York University, Facilities Planner

1989-1996 York University, Glendon Campus Business Manager

1996-84 York University, Director of Commercial Facilities & York Lanes

2004-Present Wasser Resources Inc., President

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Engineers Without Borders, Member

Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education, Member of Board of Directors

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, Member

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, Member of Board of Directors, Policy Co-Chair

Organic Council of Ontario, Member, Organic Day at Queen’s Park Delegate

Professional Engineers Ontario, Professional Member

Professional Engineers Ontario, Toronto Humber Chapter, Vice-Chair (Advocacy)