Jennifer McKelvie is the Toronto City Councillor for Ward 25, Scarborough Rouge-Park, representing over 100,000 constituents in the City's most eastern riding. After being elected to her second term of office in 2022, Jennifer was appointed Deputy Mayor of Toronto by Mayor John Tory. She also continues to act as Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee, where she is taking an active role in the City of Toronto’s climate change, resilience and ravine strategies.
Before being elected in 2018, Jennifer worked as a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) and managed research partnerships at the Nuclear Waste Management Organization and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Her graduate (Ph.D. Geology 2006) and postgraduate research was supported by numerous provincial, national and international awards, including the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship and L’Oréal/UNESCO Women in Science Fellowship.