Walter Mérida

Board Member

Associate Dean, Research and Industrial Partnerships, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Walter began his career working with Ballard Power Systems, British Gas Investments Canada, and universities more than twenty years ago. He was a founder and Board member for General Hydrogen Corporation, and the Institute for Breakthrough Energy Technologies in Vancouver. He worked at the NRC’s Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, and at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Germany.

At UBC, Walter leads the Natural Gas Futures research consortium, the Integrated Energy Testbed, and the Transportation Futures Group supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, the Academic Council for the Global Alliance on Powerfuels, and the Climate Change Advisory Board for Toronto Dominion Insurance.

Walter has served as director for the Clean Energy Research Centre. He is currently the Associate Dean of Research and Industrial Partnerships in the Faculty of Applied Science, and a Senior Advisor to UBC’s President and Vice-Chancellor. Most recently, he co-chaired UBC’s Climate Emergency Taskforce.