Meet the Team

Jason Armstrong

Jason is the Energy Literacy Network Coordinator at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, and currently manages the Let’s Talk Energy initiative. He has worked in museums for more than 15 years as a guide, educator, interpretative planner, and project manager.

Jason is naturally curious and loves learning, so working in a museum setting is a wonderful place for him. Working on the Let’s Talk Energy project has been an amazing experience. Energy is such an interesting topic that has many elements and off-shoots including economy, environment, sustainability, development, technology, and politics, that it continues to fascinate Jason!

When not at work, Jason likes to canoe and hike in the woods around the Ottawa/Gatineau area. He is an avid reader and enthusiastic board game player, and loves to cook for friends and family.

Elizabeth Shepard

Elizabeth first started with let's Talk Energy in summer 2015. Since then, she's been hooked on the energy conversation and the fun projects that come out of the initiative, like the Guinness World Record attempt and two Talk Energy Weeks. Energy really does affect everything in our day to day lives, and Elizabeth loves to talk about it even when she's not at work!

Elizabeth moved to Ottawa from south-western Ontario to study English and Political Science at the University of Ottawa four years ago. She can be found reading, playing music, or cooking (and eating!) when not working or studying.


Emily McBain-Ashfield

Emily is the newest member of the Let’s Talk Energy team. She joined the team in May of 2016 and has so far found the job to be a great experience. She loves learning new things and engaging with people and she gets to do lots of both in her position.

Originally from Vancouver, Emily moved to Ottawa four years ago for school. She is currently studying History and Political Science at the University of Ottawa. When she’s not at work or school, Emily enjoys playing board games, cooking, and discovering new places in Ottawa.