Dan is Associate Professor, Associate Dean and Richard Marceau Chair at Ontario Tech University. Following almost 20 years with the World Bank, including as Lead Advisor overseeing Sustainable Cities and Climate Change programs, Dan returned to Ontario in 2012. Dan has worked directly with more than 350 local governments, private companies and public agencies.
Dan's academic background includes degrees in Earth Sciences (University of Waterloo), a Masters in Environmental Engineering (Guelph) and a PhD in Civil (Sustainability) Engineering (University of Toronto, 2015). Dan researches energy and material flows of cities and urban systems.
Dan was also the Chief Safety and Risk Officer for the Province of Ontario 2012-2020 (Technical Standards and Safety Authority, TSSA).