Leon Wasser

Director, School of Energy

Leon Wasser MBA, P.Eng., is a veteran environmental leader. At York University he led many campus-wide green initiatives including Canada’s largest non-municipal recycling program, a light pollution mitigation program, port-a-mug and residence students tote bag programs and the York University Green Transportation Plan.

Leon worked with Canadian green energy developers including the manufacturers of our first solar energy systems, solar shingles, micro-wind turbines and other technologies. Leon has also represented leading global developers of run-of-river, ocean wave and hydrogen fuel cell power technologies.

Leon has also been involved in power conservation technologies including nanotech solar window coatings, power quality remediation systems and numerous lighting technologies.

Academically, Leon won the Schulich School of Business Schulich Teaching Excellence Award, helped design the Centennial College Integrated Energy Program and is a founding member of the York University International Renewable Energy Institute. He lectures and writes professionally on sustainability and energy issues.

Leon serves on several boards including Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (Policy Co-Chair), Ontario Foundation for Engineering Education, Professional Engineers Ontario Toronto-Humber Chapter (Advocacy Chair). He was an industry association representative to the Government of Ontario for Organic Day (Organic Council of Ontario) and Environment Day (Ontario Environmental Industries Association) at Queens Park.