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Vito Masi has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Universita Dell’Aquila and Universidad Simon Bolivar concurrently, and a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University.
Vito has international experience working in the energy sector in Ecuador and Venezuela. He has participated in several conferences and seminars and has co-published several papers on electrical energy, energy and environment, including the following:
- “Introducing Electricity in the Indigenous Community of Macareo, Orinoco Delta of Venezuela” ISTAS 2000. IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society: University as a Bridge from Technology to Society, with J. Pierre Chassande. Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Italy.
- “Proposal for saving Electrical Energy in Hotel Installations” I Seminar on Technology and Energy use in the Hotel sector, with I. Rojas. Caracas, Venezuela.
Vito participated in the design of a solar power system to be installed in isolated Amazon forest communities in Venezuela. He has been invited as a speaker for undergraduate and postgraduate courses at McMaster University and Universidad Santa Maria (Venezuela).
Vito worked at the Department of Geographical Information System with Electricidad de Caracas, was an environmental planner at ESG International, and was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of Universidad Central de Venezuela from 1992 to 1997.
Since 2008 he has taught courses in electrical engineering, environmental studies and mathematics at Sheridan College.
- Renewable sources of energy and generation of electricity for sustainable community development.