Collaborating for Targeted Results

Every multi-disciplinary project we undertake has its own unique characteristics, challenges and opportunities.

In the same way, each project has its own unique skill sets to be applied to the problem at hand. We are very fortunate to be working with some highly skilled professionals that can be brought into each project on an as-needed basis. The following are some of the people that we work with:


Dr. Kirby Calvert

Dr. Kirby Calvert is an Assistant Professor in Geography at the University of Guelph.  He is also co-director of the Community Energy Knowledge and Action Partnership (CEKAP). Kirby received his PhD in Geography (2013) through the Queen's Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy, where he developed concepts and techniques to assess and spatially plan for local renewable energy generation.  As an assistant...

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Mary-Kate Gilbertson

Mary-Kate is a passionate, community builder dedicated to catalyzing resilient, connected communities. Mary-Kate Gilbertson has over 20 years of experience in environmental work and is the owner of Kaboom Consulting. She is a shareholder in Anwaatin Inc, an indigenous company working with indigenous communities to eradicate energy poverty and encourage participation of first nations in Ontarios new Cap and Trade...

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Robert Kerr

Rob Kerr is currently an independent consultant, based in Guelph, Ontario, providing community energy services. Rob has over 35 years of experience in many facets of the transitioning energy market with a focus on policy development and implementation of energy and climate change projects/programs in the municipal and community space. His work experience has been a balance between the private and...

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Ian McVey

Ian McVey, is Project Manager at the Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) and Co-director, Community Energy Knowledge and Action Partnership (CEKAP).  As project manager with the OCC, Ian works to build and sustain partnerships between academic researchers, policymakers in local and regional government, and civil society organizations, in order to generate and mobilize knowledge that supports the low carbon energy transition. Prior...

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