U of T earth sciences alum Jennifer McKelvie named deputy mayor of Toronto

November 29, 2022 by Coby Zucker - A&S News

Mayor John Tory has named A&S alum Jennifer McKelvie as deputy mayor of Toronto.

In the October 24 municipal election, McKelvie was re-elected for her second term as city councillor for Ward 25, Scarborough — Rouge Park. Now a statutory deputy mayor, McKelvie can act as mayor when Tory is away from the city or absent with illness, or if he vacates office.

McKelvie earned her honours bachelor of science in environmental science from University of Toronto Scarborough in 2000 — followed by master’s and doctoral degrees in geology at the Department of Earth Sciences. From 2015 to 2018, she served as a member of the UTSC Council.

Following graduation, McKelvie became an environmental geoscientist. Her graduate and postgraduate research were recognized with awards like the prestigious L’Oréal/United Nations Educational Scientific Organization (UNESCO) Women in Science Fellowship.

McKelvie’s first election to City Hall came in 2018.

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