Professor of Sustainable Energy
Simon Fraser University
Mark has been professor since 1986 in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, interrupted in 1992-97 while he served as Chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission. His PhD is from the Energy Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Grenoble.
Internationally, Mark has served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, and the Global Energy Assessment. Domestically, he has served on the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, and the B.C. Climate Action Team.
His research is on the design and application of energy-economy models, especially for assessing the cost and effectiveness of climate policies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Research Fellow with the CD Howe Institute, and in 2009 was named BC Academic of the Year by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations.
In 2006, his book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the Donner Prize for best policy book in Canada. Since 2013, he holds a distinguished chair as University Professor.