Dr. Jennifer McKelvie is the Deputy Mayor of Toronto and City Councillor for Scarborough-Rouge Park, which she has represented since 2018. Until a new Mayor is elected, Deputy Mayor McKelvie has assumed the role and responsibilities of the Mayor.
She is focused on ensuring good governance and stability at City Hall over the coming months, working with City Council and other orders of government to get more housing built, get more transit built, and to keep communities safe.
In her additional role as Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, Deputy Mayor McKelvie is leading the City of Toronto’s efforts to take action on climate change and reach net-zero by 2040. She also sits on the Board for the Green Municipal Fund for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, supporting municipalities across Canada to adopt sustainable practices.
Dr. McKelvie is also a Professional Geoscientist and previously managed research partnerships at the Nuclear Waste Management Organization and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Her peer-reviewed research has been cited more than 1200 times and was supported by numerous national and international awards, including the L’Oréal/UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Graduate Scholarship. She is a proud graduate of the University of Toronto Scarborough (B.Sc. Environmental Science) and completed her graduate (Ph.D. 2006) and postdoctoral studies at the University of Toronto.
The Deputy Mayor has a longstanding record of community service. She served as the first President of the Scarborough Community Renewal Organization (2016-2018), and as President of the Centennial Community & Recreation Association (2015 to 2017), where she worked with partners to advocate for investment in Scarborough. Jennifer has also served as a member of the UTSC Council (2015-2018), as a citizen member of the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (2015-2018) and as a member of the Scarborough Women of Philanthropy (2015-2018).
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