Organizing Committee

James Meadowcroft

James Meadowcroft is a Professor in both the School of Public Policy and Administration and in the Department of Political Science. He has a BA in Political Science from McGill University, and a Doctorate from the University of Oxford. His research is focused on the ways in which governments are adjusting their practices and policies in order to cope with the emergence of problems of the environment and sustainable development.

Daniel Rosenbloom

Daniel Rosenbloom is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow working with Professor Matthew Hoffmann at the University of Toronto. He completed his PhD in Public Policy at Carleton University where he studied the policy and political dimensions of low-carbon energy transitions. Drawing on transition and political perspectives, his research explores the intersection of climate change, energy, and societal transitions. His work has appeared in a number of high impact journals such as Global Environmental Change, Research Policy, and Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. Daniel is vice-chair of the organizing committee for the 10th annual International Sustainability Transitions conference being held in Canada for the first time. He is also a member of the Steering Group for the Sustainability Transitions Research Network.

Alexandra Mallett 

Dr. Mallett’s experience spans academia and the public sectors, working on the design, implementation and evaluation of energy, climate change and environmental policy.  She has worked for the Canadian government (Natural Resources Canada and Environment Canada), an intergovernmental organization (the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.), and academic institutions including Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and the University of Minnesota in the United States.  Research areas include an examination of the innovation, cooperation and adoption processes (including policies, actors and institutions) involved in sustainable energy technologies, especially in emerging economies, and Canada and the United States.

Brie Morrison 

Brie is a graduate student in the Sustainable Energy Policy program at Carleton University and will be completing her MA in Spring 2019. Brie holds a BA in History from McGill University with a specialization in right-wing populist movements. She is currently writing a major research paper on the role of carbon pricing in facilitating low-carbon transitions.

Jessica Leis

Picture of Jessica LeisAfter completing her BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in 2015 (with a few years of travelling in between), Jessica moved to Ottawa this past September to pursue her master’s in Sustainable Energy Policy (SEP) at Carleton.  Forever intrigued by the political challenges related to enacting and implementing meaningful climate policies in the natural resource-wealthy jurisdictions of western Canada, her most recent research has explored British Columbia’s attempt to do so while also pushing for the advancement of an emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.  In addition to working as a Policy Analyst at Environment and Climate Change Canada this summer, she is excited to assist Dr. Alexandra Mallett (Professor in Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration) in her research investigating potential links between energy system change and evolving self-governance structures in communities in the Canadian north. As a newcomer to transitions scholarship, Jessica is delighted to have been awarded the opportunity to help out as an organizing committee member for IST2019, and is looking forward to attending the conference in June.

Outreach and Engagement Team

Lindsay Berg 

Lindsay is a native Canadian who holds a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and most recently a master’s of science in Industrial Ecology from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is currently writing a paper from her master’s thesis on the importance of connecting personal and organizational values to increase employee engagement for organizational sustainability transitions. Still based in Sweden, Lindsay is delighted to be supporting a transitions community in her home country.

Lauren Peng 

Lauren is a Canadian and a recent graduate from the Public Affairs and Policy Management program at Carleton. She was first introduced to the realm of sustainability transitions through completion of her Honour’s thesis examining renewable energy transitions in rural communities in the global South. Lauren is currently based in Ottawa and works for Natural Resources Canada, however plans to soon continue her research on grassroots sustainability transitions through pursuing a masters. She is excited and honoured for the opportunity to partake in this groundbreaking conference.

Advisory board

The organizers would like to acknowledge the input of our North American Advisory Board, composed of: Mark Winfield (York University), Maya Jegen (Université du Québec à Montréal), Sarah Burch (University of Waterloo), Michael Howlett (Simon Fraser University), Jeremy Rayner (University of Saskatchewan), René Audet (Université du Québec à Montréal), Blake Poland (University of Toronto), David Hess (Vanderbilt University), Jennie Stephens (Northeastern University), and Elizabeth Wilson (Dartmouth College)..

Emerging and Early Career Transitions Researchers from Canada

We are also grateful for the ideas of the following emerging and early career transitions researchers from Canada (some have taken up posts outside of Canada): Andréanne Doyon (RMIT University), Christopher Luederitz (University of Waterloo), Joey El-Khoury (HEC Montréal), Marie Claire Brisbois (University of Sussex), and Steve Williams (University of British Columbia).