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||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|
During a typical academic year, Professor Chirag Variawa’s (ISTEP) pre-lecture ritual involved taking a walk and listening to music before making his way into the Lee & Margaret Lau Auditorium, a large collaborative space in the Myhal Centre that seats nearly 500 people. Inside, the room would be filled to near-capacity with first-year engineering students. “I’d… Read more »
Prof. Marianne Touchie is working with PhD candidate Maddie Andargie to study the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on noise and acoustic comfort in condo and apartment dwellers. If you live in a condo/apartment in Canada, please consider participating in the 10-minute survey. Those who complete the survey will be entered in a draw for… Read more »
Just as students have had to adapt to new ways of learning, professors in the Deparment of Civil & Mineral Engineering have been adept at delivering their online lectures and providing academic continuity. A few professors are sharing their new methods of delivering via the following images. ~ ~… Read more »