Shoshanna Saxe

Selected Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering

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Professor Shoshanna Saxe

Shoshanna Saxe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering. Professor Saxe received her Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT (2009) and her PhD from the University of Cambridge in Engineering (2016) (Jesus College). She investigates the relationship between the infrastructure we build and the society we create, with a particular focus on environmental sustainability. Professor Saxe maintains that our infrastructure systems are the skeletal structure of society; they drive how we live, work, consume and travel.  She was previously a consulting engineer in Toronto where she worked on the design and construction of the York University subway station, the Eglinton Crosstown and the Billy Bishop Airport tunnel, among other projects.

Professor Saxe is an alumna of Action Canada, a member of the Transportation Research Board’s standing committee on Transportation and Sustainability, sits on Waterfront Toronto’s Capital Peer Review Panel and was recently recognize by Clean 50 as one of Canada’s emerging environmental leaders.

Specialty Focus Areas

Sustainable urban infrastructure; mega infrastructure; public transit.

Twitter: @shoshannasaxe