Sustainability Manager

Mat Thijssen headshotMat Thijssen coordinates the University of Waterloo's sustainability activities and efforts, in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders on and off campus. He also provides support to the President's Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Mat worked for three years with Sustainable Waterloo Region, a local environmental non-profit that helps convert organizational interest in sustainability into tangible action.

Mat remains active in community networks, including:

  • Chair of the Sustainability Advisory Committee for the City of Waterloo
  • Member and former chair of the ClimateActionWR Transportation Sector Committee
  • Director of Communications for the Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals
  • Member of the Inter Municipal Parntership for Active Transportation (IMPAcT)

He has previously served on the Board of Directors for Community CarShare, and is an alumnus of the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation's Engage!KW program.


ISSP - SA - International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Sustainability Associate

MA - University of Waterloo Balsillie School of International Affairs, Global Governance

BA - University of Waterloo, Arts & Business, Joint History and Religious Studies, International Studies Option


You can contact Mat for questions about sustainability at the University of Waterloo.

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