EGP Mentor Mixer 2018


Wed May 23, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event (Chapter)



Online registration for this event is now CLOSED. Walk-in registration will be accepted at the event.

Date: May 23rd, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Bar Hop Brewco, 137 Peter St,
 Toronto, ON M5V 2H3 (Map)

Emerging Green Professionals' Mentor Mixer event is an opportunity for emerging professionals to mix and mingle with some of Toronto’s foremost leaders in the green building industry. Leaders in sustainable construction, renewable energy, property management, engineering, and more will meet with industry up-and-comers to share stories about their personal career journey, talk about industry trends, and provide advice on professional development.

The general structure of the event is to have rotating groups of mentees (5-6 people) shift tables every 15-20 minutes to sit with a mentor for informal discussions. 

This event is a great opportunity for students, new grads, and entry-level sustainability professionals with backgrounds in engineering, policy, environmental science, corporate sustainability, etc to come learn more about the industry's trajectory and get personal career advice.

 Theme for this event: Zero Carbon.


6:00 - 6:20pm Doors Open and Registration
6:20 - 6:30pm Event and Mentor Introduction
6:30 - 8:00pm Speed Mentoring
8:00 - 9:00pm Networking



Jeff Ranson, Regional Director at CaGBC-Greater Toronto Chapter

Industry segment: Green Buildings/ Not-for-profit

As the GTA Regional Director for the CaGBC Jeff is focused on leading green building market transformation in southern Ontario and building a strong community of practice through the CaGBC’s Greater Toronto Chapter. Previously, Jeff served as the founding Executive Director of the Toronto 2030 District and Manager of Education for Sustainable Buildings Canada. He was lead facilitator for Enbridge’s Savings By Design energy conservation program delivering sustainable design workshops for over 100 development projects across Ontario. Jeff has consulted for numerous private and public sector organizations in Canada and internationally with a focus on capacity building and strategic planning for sustainable development, climate change mitigation and resilience outcomes.

Jeff holds an Honors in Business Administration from the Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business and a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCADU where he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies.


Julia St. Michael, Director of Sustainability Engagement at Enwave Energy Corporation

Industry segment: Sustainable Energy

Julia joined Enwave in 2017 as the company’s first director of sustainability engagement. Through connecting with government and policy makers, commercial real estate professionals, building operators and managers plus supporting organizations (such as the Canada Green Building Council), Julia represents Enwave within the green building and sustainable energy community, identifying new opportunities for projects and partnerships. Responsible for communicating the sustainability benefits of district energy and supporting the development of low carbon strategies, Julia works with multiple teams to address climate change-related risks within Enwave’s operations and new projects. 

Previously, Julia was the director of research and sustainability with the Real Property Association of Canada (REALPAC).  Julia developed and implemented the association's various research and sustainability initiatives and chaired both the Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Committee and Research Advisory Committee.


Charles Marshall, Associate & Sustainability Consultant at DIALOG

Industry segment: Engineering/ Sustainable design

Charles has over 11 years of experience as a sustainable design professional assisting building owners, developers, and designers to realize their goals for sustainability and energy efficiency. He is experienced in all phases of green development including integrated design, engineering, construction, optimization, and retrofits. Charles has been responsible for delivering several large projects including LEED® certification, energy retrofits, and renewable energy systems.

Charles is an Associate at DIALOG, an integrated firm where architects, engineers, and planners collaborate to design some of Canada’s greenest buildings and communities.  Located in the DIALOG Toronto Studio, although he is regularly working on projects across Canada where there is a focus on demonstrating a high level of performance and sustainability. He is a Licensed Engineer and a LEED® Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction. Charles is adept in facilitating the Integrated Design Process, working with project teams to set targets for energy performance, ecological impact and contribution to health and wellness. With a background in Mechanical Engineering he always has a foot planted in technical details while striving to achieve the highest level of sustainability.



Mary Pickering, VP of Programs & Partnerships at Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Industry segment: GHG reduction/ Municipal 

Mary Pickering is VP of Programs and Partnerships at The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), a municipal climate agency helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Mary directs TAF’s region-wide grant-making and programming and leads collective impact and partnership initiatives, most recently co-directing development of the City of Toronto’s TransformTO climate plan. She is an accredited partnership broker and mentor for the international Partnership Brokers Association.





Adrian Wang, Director of Innovation & Sustainability at Tridel

Industry segment: Real estate/ Construction

Adrian Wang started his career at the Minto Green Team assisting with their sustainability business plans, LEED consultancy and documentation.  Adrian was instrumental towards achieving LEED Gold accreditation for Minto Midtown, one of the largest multi unit residential LEED buildings at the time.  Having been promoted through various positions, he eventually transitioned to the construction team working with their Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) division.  After a period of 6 years, he took over the MEP team, consisting of 2 senior project managers, an assistant supervisor and coordinator.  Last year, he was approached for a Director position with Tridel, overseeing their construction R&D initiatives and green plans.



Not-yet Member: $20
EGP/ Chapter Member: $15
Walk-ins welcome.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Yvonne at yho @