Elaine Hanson

Director, Office for Sustainability
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Elaine is a seasoned sustainability executive with a strong record of accomplishment managing and developing sustainability & efficiency solutions. She is a former President of 3Com Corporation Canada with substantial product development expertise in silicon valley, (hired by Dr. Robert Metcalfe, Ethernet inventor, 2003 US National Medal of Technology) and is now leading a comprehensive sustainability initiative focussed on deep energy and waste reduction, climate adaptation, curricular & a multi-disciplinary research Center around sustainability, design and visualization at Sheridan College. She has a strong understanding of the emerging science, systems thinking and relationships with energy reduction, innovation, technology, cleantech, social media and government policy. She was founder and President of a national non-profit, is on the national steering committee, Canadian University and College Sustainability Practitioners and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).