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Our Team

Eric Meliton

Manager, Sustainability Office

E: emeliton@wlu.ca

Educational background: Bachelor of Chemistry and Environmental Science (Western University) along with a Level I Writing Certificate (Western University) and a Certificate in Quality Assurance: Manufacturing and Management (Sheridan College)

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Fun Facts: I am an avid sports card and comic book collector. I enjoy watching movies and spending time with my family. I enjoy working with students and young professionals in a mentorship capacity. I really like to write and talk about anything to do with water, cleantech, and sustainability! My superpower is that I can remember context from all conversations for many years and will likely never forget that we met.

My job looks like: My role is positioned to provide learning experiences for our Laurier community and maintain and establish new external partnerships - governmental, non-profit, industry. Through leadership, I hope to strengthen our existing initiatives while bringing awareness to the many initiatives we have on the go that create a positive impact on staff and students who aspire to become more sustainable in the work and academic pursuits that they have. I am eager to learn from the people that I work with everyday and want to serve as a sustainability industry conduit for the Laurier community. 

 

Katarina Milicic

Outreach & Programs Coordinator, Sustainability Office

E: kmilicic@wlu.ca 

Educational Background: Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Environment and Business Program and a minor in International Studies (University of Waterloo)

Katarina MilicicFun Fact: On a trip to Guatemala, I lived with an Indigenous community who owned a coffee cooperative, which opened my eyes to the concept of farm-to-table. That trip sparked my love and passion for sustainable food and coffee, and ever since I’ve tried to make my food choices vegan, low-carbon, and sustainable.

My Job Looks Like: Every day looks different for me! I am responsible for running sustainability programming for faculty, staff, and students including our communications, events, and outreach while building connections with on and off-campus partners. Sometimes you'll find me in the Concourse engaging with students or at my desk coming up with new ways to provide sustainability programming to our Laurier community!

 

Rob McCallum

Project Manager: Energy Savings Company (ESCO)

E: rmccallum@wlu.ca 

Educational Background: Technical Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, with minor in Management Studies, and holds certification as a Project ManagementRob McCallum Professional and Certified Energy Manager.

Fun Fact: My favourite pastimes include eco-touring with my family, coaching my son’s soccer team and running.

My Job Looks Like: The majority of my day is spent planning projects and sustainability initiatives related to energy and water savings. Much of my work involves communicating with project team members and stakeholders to ensure that the work is completed safely and the deliverables add value to the University. I enjoy the quantitative aspects of my job most as I find it satisfying to use the energy data we have to uncover improvement opportunities and share stories about the University’s accomplishments.  With Ontario’s energy and power generation systems evolving so rapidly, I also enjoy learning about new technologies through networking with industry and community partners.