Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers
Role on Project: Content Developer, Instructor, Subject Matter Expert
Position Title: PEng Asst. Prof., Dept. of Civil Engineering
Department: Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering (CivMin)
Institution: University of Toronto
Marianne Touchie is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the U of T faculty in 2016, she was the Building Research Manager at The Atmospheric Fund and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on improving the energy performance and indoor environmental quality of existing buildings to make them more comfortable, healthy and sustainable through comprehensive retrofits. Most recently, Dr. Touchie and her colleagues have been studying the interaction between energy performance and indoor environmental quality in Toronto’s aging multi-unit residential buildings including a number of buildings used for social housing. Dr. Touchie has taught building science for six years the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and is currently teaching courses in Building Science and HVAC Fundamentals in the departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Touchie is the Vice-Chair for ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.1, the Academic Director and Chair of the Building Science Specialist of Ontario (BSSO) Committee for the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) and a TEAL Fellow at the University of Toronto.