2017 Speaker

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Jason Thistlethwaite
Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo

Jason is an Assistant Professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on innovative strategies designed to reduce the economic impacts of extreme weather and climate change. This research has been published in many peer-reviewed journals and supported through Federal and external grants. To inform this work, he has worked directly with business and government leaders in the insurance, banking, real estate, building, and investment industries.

More recently, Jason has started a project assessing the impacts of climate change on insurability and the socio-economic implications for coastal and urban communities. Jason is also a frequent speaker, media contributor on Canada’s growing vulnerability to extreme weather, and a self-described “weather geek”.