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Virtual Fireball Chats with Alumni - May 2021

Virtual Fireball Chats with Alumni - May 2021

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Carm Vespi

This month's topic: Building a Career in Energy and Sustainability


The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University would like to offer you an opportunity to further support the success of our students. We have started a new initiative in the Faculty of Engineering to develop a face-to-face mentoring program between current students and our alumni – Fireball Chats with Alumni.

Fireball Chats with Alumni give the McMaster Engineering community the opportunity to chat to a small group of students and share their personal experiences as an engineer in the workforce. Our hope is that each month we can offer our students a chance to have a casual conversation with engineers during which they can ask for advice, help, or insight.

Building a Career in Energy and Sustainability 
Learn about how to use your background in engineering and a passion for the planet into a career in Energy and Sustainability. Chat about some of the opportunities in the real estate, consulting and utility world.


Lori is a Director of Energy and Sustainability with BGIS, an integrated facility management company, where she helps clients develop energy and sustainability frameworks for their real estate holdings. Since earning her degree in mechanical engineering in 2008, Lori has been honing her skills in the area of energy and sustainability, and developing expertise in the design of integrated HVAC systems, energy modelling and LEED designations.

Most recently, she was a Program Lead for Toronto Hydro’s Conservation and Demand Management group, which encourages energy reduction through incentive programs.

Lori has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University (2008), is a Professional Engineer, and Certified Energy Manager.