Mark Wojcinski first began working with CUTRIC in the summer of 2016 where he assisted in a variety of tasks including data entry and managing CUTRIC’s social media accounts. He is currently working as a summer student intern at CUTRIC where he continues to assist CUTRIC staff on a number of projects including data entry and data organization. Mark hopes to pursue a future career that is tied to his own goals and interests. He is currently studying at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario, where after completing first year studies, he is planning on taking a major in political science with a minor in global development.
Kristina is a research intern for CUTRIC assisting with research and report writing for multiple projects. She is currently a Master of Science in Sustainability Management candidate at the University of Toronto and completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences at McMaster University. She previously worked as a research assistant for the McMaster Research Group for Stable Isotopologues and completed her undergraduate thesis in stable isotope geochemistry and paleoclimatology. Her personal research interests include the social and economic impacts of the National Smart Vehicle Demonstration Project.
Anaissia Franca is a MASc. in mechanical engineering candidate at the University of Victoria and an engineer-in-training (EIT). Her research focuses on developing modeling tools to support the integration of battery electric buses in urban networks which involves predicting the effects of battery degradation on the lithium-ion battery lifespan and how much electricity is required to charge the bus depending on its driving pattern and utilization. She holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in energy systems from the University of Victoria (graduated with distinction) and has several years of research and teaching experience in alternative transportation and HVAC systems.
Her current role at CUTRIC is to lead simulations estimating the yearly operating costs of electric buses for different charging scenarios to support decision-making for electric bus deployment projects.
Joshua Goodfield is a researcher for CUTRIC assisting with the Pan-Ontario Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial. Joshua is completing his Masters of Applied Science in environmental science from Ryerson University and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen’s University. His research interests include the public acceptance and perception towards climate policy and the commercialization of clean technology. Previously, Joshua worked at the United Nations ESCAP in the Energy Security and Water Resources Management section co-authoring the Asia-Pacific chapter of the 2016 World Water Development Report.