Marianne Touchie joined the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in July 2016 and and received tenure in 2022. She is jointly appointed in the Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. She completed her BASc (2009) and PhD (2014) in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Upon completion of her PhD, Marianne became the Building Research Manager at the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Touchie’s research focuses on improving the energy performance and indoor environmental quality of existing buildings to make them more comfortable, healthy and sustainable through comprehensive retrofits. This work includes monitoring and characterizing building energy performance, environmental parameters and occupant perceptions to determine the influence of potential retrofit approaches, both active and passive. Much of her research has been in the multi-unit residential sector and particularly social housing buildings.
Dr. Touchie is also President of the Building Science Specialist Board of Canada and former Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.1 Physiology and Human Environment. She teaches courses in Building Science, HVAC Fundamentals and Building Performance Assessment.
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Education and Designations
PhD Civil Engineering (2014) University of Toronto
BASc Civil Engineering (2009) University of Toronto
|Course Code||Title & Description||Session||Day(s)||Start Time||End||Section|
|CIV375H||Fall 2020||Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.|
|Studies In Building Science||Fall 2022||Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.|
|MIE507H||Scheduled by the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering|
CivMin’s Professor Marianne Touchie is among 14 U of T Engineering faculty members and staff honoured for their outstanding contributions to the Faculty with teaching, research and administrative staff awards. These awards recognize exceptional faculty and staff members for their leadership, citizenship, innovation and contributions to the Faculty’s teaching, service and research missions. “As… Read more »
As the University of Toronto implements energy retrofits to buildings across its three campuses to meet its aggressive greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, one group of researchers will use the opportunity to improve the well-being of students, faculty, and staff. The research project entitled ‘Wellbeing and The Built Environment: A New Framework for U… Read more »
Prof. Marianne Touchie has received the Rising Star Award from the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) for 2021. This award is given out biennially to recognize individuals that demonstrate exceptional knowledge of the design, construction and performance of the building envelope. Touchie says, “Having worked with OBEC for a number of years and seeing the important work this organization does, I’m… Read more »