2019 BC Land Summit: Collaborations & Connections

Speakers & Workshop Leaders

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Armin Amrolia
As the Associate Vice President for the Development & Asset Strategies branch, Armin Amrolia draws on more than 28 years of experience at BC Housing with over 17 years in a senior leadership position. She has a strong background in stakeholder relations liaising with Health Authorities and other government entities, private and non-profit housing providers, the Coop sector, Indigenous groups, faith based groups, municipalities, resource groups and industry professionals.

Some of Armin's key accomplishments include the delivery of affordable housing across the housing spectrum that results in the completion of over 2200 units annually. She leads a team of seasoned professionals who are responsible for facilitating the delivery of the affordable housing programs announced in Budget 2018 as well she has oversight of the Community Partnership Initiative financing program.
One of Armin’s new responsibilities is to head up a new division within BC Housing called the HousingHub. The Hub will work in partnership with the private sector, local government and non-profit societies to develop affordable housing targeted to the missing middle.

Armin holds a degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University.
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Elizabeth Anderson
Elizabeth’s practice includes advising and representing local government clients in litigation regarding compliance with development permits and land use regulations, building bylaw and Code infractions, defense of bylaws on judicial review, and prosecution of bylaw offences. She has significant recent experience in obtaining both interlocutory and permanent injunctive relief, including the successful achievement of orders for the closure of unlawful retail marihuana operations in multiple jurisdictions. She is counsel of record for a municipality on a Charter challenge to the constitutionality of its bylaws and the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, expected to be heard later this year. She also advises local governments regarding legislative changes in advance of the legalization of cannabis, to ensure municipal ability to regulate effectively under the new scheme.

Outside of the courtroom, she has experience in municipal labour and employment matters including labour arbitrations, BC Human Rights tribunal proceedings, and WorkSafeBC reviews. She also advises clients regarding remedial action requirements, bylaw preparation, procedural issues, and RFP and contract development. She has appeared in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia and the Federal Court of Canada, and has previously worked on complex matters of overlapping federal, provincial and local governmental jurisdiction, including aboriginal law matters.

Elizabeth was called to the Bar of British Columbia in June 2011. She achieved her LL.B. from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 2010, after obtaining her BA (Honors) in English Literature at the University of British Columbia. She summered, articled and practiced with a large Vancouver law firm before joining Young Anderson in the fall of 2013. While at the University of Victoria, Elizabeth was a research assistant to the Canada Research Chair in Law and Society and was awarded the David W. Roberts Prize in Legal Writing for her graduate paper, later published in Appeal Law Journal.

She regularly speaks at and authors papers for conferences, including the Licensing and Bylaw Officers’ Association, Government Finance Officers’ Association, BC Parks and Recreation Association, and Lower Mainland Local Government Association.
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Ann Archibald
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William Azaroff
William is an executive at Vancity, a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its half-million member-owners and their communities. Having served the organization in a number of different leadership and executive roles over the last dozen years, he is currently the Vice President of Community Business & Investment, leading the area that supports Vancity’s business members via daily banking, lending facilities, cash management services, and innovative community investment vehicles to support local businesses, organizations and co-operatives that are seeking to grow sustainably.

William is a board member (and former chair) of Modo, a car-sharing co-operative offering 600 vehicles to a growing membership of 20,000 across Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. He is a recovering filmmaker, longtime blogger, seasoned speaker and dialogue facilitator. Most recently, he’s become an amateur music producer, proudly producing his son’s ten albums (and counting).
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Krystie Babalos
Krystie Babalos currently lives on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. She is a sustainability planner with over five years of experience in land use planning, sustainability strategy, and policy development. Krystie’s planning passion is working alongside diverse groups on complex planning, policy, design and engagement projects to find practical solutions to the challenges of creating sustainable communities. Krystie has had the honour of planning alongside some First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities in BC and Alberta with a focus on applying participatory planning to solving complex problems and to developing community-based strategic, land-use and comprehensive community plans and sustainability projects.
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David Babineau AACI P, App., Fellow
David Babineau is the President of de Stecher Appraisals Ltd., a real estate appraisal and consulting firm based in Saint John, New Brunswick.
David began his career in the real estate industry as a real estate agent in the 1970’s. He entered the appraisal profession in 1980 and received the designation of AACI in 1989.

David is a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, the New Brunswick Association of Real Estate Appraisers and the Nova Scotia Real Estate Appraisers Association. He has served on various Appraisal Institute of Canada committees and is currently a member of the Appeal Committee. David has been an approved presenter of the AIC Standards Seminar since 2002. He was named to the rank of Fellow of the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 2008.

Over the years David has been involved in numerous appraisal and consulting assignments throughout the Maritime Provinces. These assignments have involved a variety of properties (both urban and rural) for private and public clients. However, the assignments that were the most enjoyable were those that involved coastal and island properties, where he had the opportunity to inspect the shorefront in his kayak.

After serving as a member of Environment Canada’s Ecological Gift Program Appraisal Review Panel since 2006, David was named as Chair of the Appraisal Review Panel in 2014. The panel is responsible for the review of all appraisals submitted to the Ecological Gift Program from across Canada and for the recommendation to the Minister as to the determination of Fair Market Value. The submitted appraisals involve both fee simple and partial (easement, covenants and servitude) interests in ecologically sensitive property. It is a challenging but rewarding opportunity.
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Taylor Bachrach
Elected to local government in 2008, Taylor Bachrach is serving his third term as mayor of Smithers. He is a member of BC's Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council, chair of the BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council, and a Federation of Canadian Municipalities climate champion. Taylor is also president of Go By Bike BC and a director of the Northern Development Initiative Trust.
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Reed Bailey
Reed Bailey is a Land Use Planner with the BC Ministry of Agriculture. Reed formerly worked with the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) with a focus on soils related work. Working closely with the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Reed’s dominant area of work with ALC was reviewing soil extraction projects throughout British Columbia. Reed currently collaborates with numerous local governments throughout the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Northwest on agricultural land use planning issues.
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Marc Ballard
Marc Ballard is Manager Real Estate with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. He oversees a team responsible for land acquisitions, negotiating and administering commercial leases and the Port’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes program. Marc is also a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer.
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Michelle Barile
Michelle Barile is the Executive Director of the West Broadway Business Improvement Association, representing over 300 businesses and 100 commercial properties on West Broadway in Kitsilano. Her role includes graphic design, marketing and events, street beautification, strategic planning and advocacy to support small businesses. She has 11 years of BIA experience, implementing award-winning initiatives that engage the community and enhance business areas. Her small business experience began at a young age, making aluminum railings at her Dad’s factory (coincidentally called “Broadway Manufacturing”) and waitressing at her Mom’s restaurant (where she was also known for breaking dishes. OPA!). These family business experiences drive her commitment to contribute to the health and vibrancy of small business neighbourhoods.
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Victoria Barr
Victoria Barr has 25 years of experience working with a wide variety of stakeholders to connect planning, public health and well-being to build healthier and more equitable communities. She is a former faculty member at the University of Victoria and current Program Manager at BC Healthy Communities, where she oversees the PlanH program.
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Gregory Bartle
Gregory Bartle is a Land Use Planner with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Strengthening Farming Program. He previously worked for the District of North Saanich and the City of Burnaby. Gregory is interested in policy and design opportunities at the intersection of agricultural, urban and resource development.
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Ross Blackwell MCIP, RPP
Ross Blackwell, A.Ag., MCIP, RPP, is General Manager of the Land Use Services Department at the Cowichan Valley Regional District. A passionate Community Planner working in both the private and public sectors, Ross has been fortunate to have visited many communities across BC and Alberta working closely with numerous local government elected officials and staff.

Ross has studied the contrasts in local governments over the past 25 years and applies this cumulative experience with tested forward thinking ideas to corporate operations. He is always in hot pursuit of innovation regularly tapping into the experience of a talented network of local government colleagues from across BC. Education and commitment are fundamental and in key matters that effect our communities, Ross has sought to contribute through volunteer efforts, advocacy and speaking engagements.

Ross’ academic background began with his undergraduate studies in urban and economic geography at the University of Victoria, after which he obtained a Masters in Planning degree at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning.
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Sandy Blue ICD.D, ABC, CEcD (EM)
Passionate about helping communities innovate and thrive, Sandy is a sought-after presenter on topics of leadership, regional collaboration, Ag Innovation & community revitalization. Sandy proudly served on the KPU Southwest BC bioregion project Advisory Committee; is a Councillor in the City of Abbotsford; and is a vocal advocate for agriculture, innovation and food culture.
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Toni Boot
Toni was elected Mayor of Summerland in 2018 and is also a Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Director. She is a passionate supporter of local food systems, and a project advisor for the Okanagan Bioregion Food System Project. A serial collaborator, Toni was instrumental in establishing the project in the region.
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Gregory Borowski B.A, B.Arch. (Hons.), Architect AIBC, MRA
Gregory Borowski’s architectural perspective is rooted in his particular life experience. As the son of an architect in Britain, he saw many of Europe’s greatest cities and contemporary buildings as a child. Building on these early impressions, he embraced the Canadian environment in his RAIC Medal-winning thesis project at the UBC School of Architecture. In addition to design leadership on a range of major commissions in Vancouver, including Vancouver’s Olympic Village, Gregory spent two years in France working on the Charles de Gaulle Airport Satellite project, prior to rejoining Merrick Architecture in 2001. He has a passion to bring forward fresh perceptions to significant projects, and believes firmly in the role of a building in the broader context of the city and the natural environment. Gregory has chaired the Vancouver and UBC Urban Design Panels, and believes strongly in the contribution buildings can make to the broader qualities of neighbourhoods and cities. He is presently engaged in the 1157 Burrard High Building project, Sewell’s Landing project in Horseshoe Bay and the 1568 Alberni project in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates (architects of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium).
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Alex Boston
Prior to his SFU appointment, Alex led climate services for urban planning and design boutiques and global engineering consultancy, Golder. He serves local and senior governments, developers, utilities and think tanks for two decades. Alex has led multiple award-winning community energy plans. His policy and planning experience spans EV charging networks, renewables, green buildings, waste, sustainable transportation and smart growth. He has led multiple award-winning community energy plans.
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Wayne Braid, Commissioned Notary Public
Wayne is the former CEO/Secretary of The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia, having served in that position for over 17 years, a professional self-governing organization whose members provide non-contentious legal services to the people of BC. He is Executive Officer of The Notary Foundation of BC and CEO and Managing Director of the BC Notaries Captive Insurance Co.
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Roy Brooke
He served as Director of Sustainability for the City of Victoria between 2011-2013. Between 2003-2011 he worked for the United Nations, including the World Health Organization, United Nations Environment Programme and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, based in Geneva, Switzerland, and later in Rwanda, where he was UNEP’s Environment Programme Coordinator. Prior to this he served as a political advisor to Canada’s environment minister.
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Colleen Brown RPP, LLB, BCL
Colleen Brown obtained her law degrees from the University of McGill in 1998 and a Masters of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia in 2007. Ms. Brown is a member of the New York State and British Columbia bars, as well as the Planning Institute of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Planners. The owner of Frontier Law, Ms. Brown is a general practice solicitor with a particular interest in surface rights and the environment.
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Robert Brown
Robert Brown is the president of Catalyst Community Developments Society, a non-profit real estate developer who since 2013, has partnered with community organizations, non-profits and municipalities to unlock the value of community assets to create vibrant, affordable, and inspiring places to live and work. Robert brings 39 years of real estate business and non-profit experience to Catalyst.
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Genevieve Bucher
Genevieve Bucher is Director, Land & Capital Development for the Lower Mainland Facilities Management group, a consolidated service supporting the Lower Mainland Health Authorities. Previously, she was President & CEO of BC Artscape, a non-profit developer creating affordable commercial and residential space for artists and cultural organizations. As BC Artscape’s first employee Genevieve built the organization and created an ambitious portfolio of affordable space projects, including BC’s largest cultural hub which provides secure tenure for over 70 artists and organization. She is a passionate and experienced leader in the social purpose real estate movement, holding senior roles at BC Housing and the City of Vancouver as well as the private sector. Genevieve is a board member and Treasurer of the Western Front, one of Canada’s oldest artist-run centres and has a Master of Urban Studies degree from SFU.
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Jenna Buchko BCSLA, CSLA
Jenna is an Associate at PWL Partnership and has been involved in a wide range of complex and multi-faceted projects, which have spanned multiple scales and scopes of work. These include master planning projects, educational landscapes, storm water management facilities, public parks, recreational facilities, restorative landscapes and playscapes. She is an urban biker and an avid Mountain Biker who spends most weekends either building trials on the north shore or biking through the wilderness.
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Bill Buholzer FCIP, RPP
Bill graduated from UBC Law School in 1990 and joined Young Anderson as an associate lawyer in 1991. He has been a partner in the firm since 1996. Bill has an M.A. in Community and Regional Planning from UBC and worked in rural, city and regional planning in Alberta and BC before attending law school.

Bill is a member of the College of Fellows of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a member of the Planning Institute of BC. He has been extensively involved in professional development activities for planners, including frequent seminars sponsored by the Simon Fraser University City Program, where he is an Associate Member of Continuing Studies, and by PIBC's regional chapters. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches the required course in planning law. He is the author of the 'Planning and Zoning' title in Halsbury's Laws of Canada, published in 2008 and British Columbia Planning Law and Practice, a legal practice manual for planners published by Butterworths in 2001 and updated frequently. Bill is also the author of Local Government: A British Columbia Legal Handbook, published by the BC Continuing Legal Education Society in 2015, and is frequently invited to speak at CLE courses on local government law. His practice focuses on land use and planning law, building regulation, aboriginal law matters and opinions on a broad range of local government issues. He is a past chair of the Municipal Law Section of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and, is on the executive of the CBA's National Municipal Law Section.

In 2011 Bill was awarded the Local Government Management Association’s Distinguished Partnership
Award for his ongoing contribution to the work of LGMA’s Approving Officers Committee. His outstanding support and commitment to LGMA’s spirit of volunteerism were recognized again in 2017 with LGMA’s President’s Award.
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Kathleen Callow MCIP, RPP, MA (Planning)
Kathleen has a MA (Planning) from UBC and has spent her professional planning career as a consultant for First Nations and municipal governments, and for the last 9 years as the Planner for Squamish Nation. Kathleen has been involved in all Spirit Trail sections that travel through Squamish lands.
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Ken Cameron FCIP, RPP
Ken is a Registered Professional Planner and currently serves as a member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia’s Professional Conduct Review Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the Institute’s Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct and addressing complaints of alleged professional misconduct against members.
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Ali Canning BA, MLA, BCSLA Intern
Ali brings over 8 years of experience in environmental science and landscape architecture to the LEES+Associates team. Having worked both locally and internationally, her work crosses scales from regional park and environmental planning to detailed design. By synthesizing her scientific background with the creativity of design, Ali is passionate about improving sustainability and protecting ecosystems through holistic solutions.
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Steve Carter
Steve is the Manager of Customer Support for the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA). He provides strategic oversight and leadership for all phone, web form and front counter walk up traffic and all first-point-of-contact customer interactions across the organization. Steve leads the customer support team and is responsible for delivering on customer support metrics and service level agreements.

Over his career, Steve has had a number of customer service related jobs, including many technical support and supervisory roles. Starting with the LTSA in 2013 when the myLTSA service launched, he has been involved in improving the myLTSA web portal and helping provide better LTSA services for the customer. Steve is very customer focused and regularly looks for ways to continuously improve our processes and services to customers.
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Sandra Cawley B.Comm, RI, AACI, P.App
Sandra Cawley is an experienced real estate appraiser, having entered the industry in 1981 on graduation from the University of British Columbia. She became a principal in Burgess, Cawley, Sullivan and Associates (BCS) in 1988. Her specialties include commercial real estate valuation, market studies and development consultancy as well as working with both municipalities and developers in completing negotiations for rezoning. This consultancy includes residential, office, shopping centre, industrial park, land subdivision, unique properties and counsel for developers pursuing opportunities in apartment and condominium and/or mixed use projects. Her expertise helps guide market participants to successful solutions.

Ms, Cawley's clients include landowners, government, financial institutions and many of the larges companies in British Columbia and Canada. These projects include developments valued between $100 million and $1 billion,
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Lilian Chau MCIP, RPP
Lilian Chau is Vancity’s Community Investment Portfolio Manager, where she develops entrepreneurial partnerships and innovative financial tools to accelerate the growth of affordable housing and community-owned spaces. Lilian brings over 16 years of experience in development planning, community engagement and strategic communications to her role in social finance.
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Lester Chow
Lester Chow handles various types of financing, including term, construction, and bridge/mezzanine financing. His clientele ranges from locally run family businesses to private investment funds to publicly traded real estate companies. Mr. Chow has 30 years of experience in commercial real estate finance.

Prior to joining CMLS in 2005, Mr. Chow held a senior commercial real estate financing position at a major Canadian financial institution. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in urban land economics from the University of British Columbia.
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Anne Clayton AACI, P
Anne Clayton is a Designated Appraiser and is a AACI, P. App through the Appraisal Institute of Canada. She holds an RI with the Real Estate Institute of BC and has a Diploma in Public Sector Management MBA. Ms. Clayton's applied project dealt with the impact of oil and gas on industrial tax base in North East BC. Anne Clayton and Elvin Gowman operate Aspen Grove Property Services – a boutique appraisal and consulting business. Each offers over 30 years’experience in land use decision making. For the past seven years, Aspen Grove has operated the Farmers’ Advocacy Office under contract with the Peace River Regional District which provides rural land owners with information, advice and assistance in negotiating surface rights and pipeline right of way agreements.
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Debbie Clyne
Debbie Clyne is a Damage Prevention Technical Specialist for the National Energy Board and provides damage prevention oversight for British Columbia. She gives targeted presentations to those who plan around or work near federally-regulated pipelines, from Planners to Agrologists, from local governments to Landscapers, and even Realtors.
Debbie has over 13 years working in the oil and gas industry, developing Pipeline Damage Prevention programs to help companies be compliant with audits and inspections. As a Consultant, she created training modules, surveys and engagement plans for oil and gas companies, as well as the National Energy Board. Prior to that, she comes from the world of Emergency Management, with over 22 years of experience working in a Municipality.
Debbie has been a Board Member for the BC Common Ground Alliance since 2007 and, as Chair of Education Communication Committee, created and facilitated 15 Dig Safe BC Workshops throughout the province, to help ground disturbers work safely near pipelines. She is on the Pipeline Safety Committee, bringing 201 Ground Disturbance Standard and the Level II Ground Disturbance Supervisor Course to BC. She is also a member of the Education Committee for the Canadian Common Ground Alliance.
Debbie was awarded the Lt. Governor’s Award for making a difference in Safety Management Systems in 2015 by Technical Safety BC (previously BC Safety Authority). She has also been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, in recognition of her work as a Supervisor in large disasters since 1997 for Canadian and American Red Cross, responding to work at Ground Zero in New York after 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the High River Floods, to name a few.
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Cleo Corbett MCIP, RPP
Cleo is a dynamic planner whose work includes developing creative engagement methods, innovative policies and action-based plans. Corbett has spent 15 years planning in amenity driven communities across BC, aiming to protect their uniqueness while benefiting from growth. Corbett is now in beautiful Campbell River rethinking housing solutions as the City’s new Senior Planner. Cleo balances a busy career and family life with riding her bike and rockin’ out on the bass.
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Don Crockett MLA, BES, BCSLA
Landscape Architect and Visualization Specialist, Lanarc Consultants
Don Crockett is a Principal and registered landscape architect in Lanarc’s Lower Mainland office with more than 25 years of experience in private consulting and municipal practice. His visualization skills often involve 3D modelling, terrain modelling, hand drawing and renderings, and preparation of public presentation materials and presentations. Don has won multiple awards for his work, including a Georgie Gold Award, Urban Design Institute Award, and CSLA Professional Award.
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David Cunnington
David Cunnington is the Ecological Gifts Program Coordinator at Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service, Pacific Region. He assists donors of ecologically sensitive land to access significant income tax benefits, and provides support to recipient land trusts, municipalities, and regional districts. He has been involved in approximately 100 donations of land and conservation covenants across British Columbia.
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Lori Daniel
Lori Daniels is a Professor of Forest Ecology in the Forest and Conservation Sciences Department at UBC-Vancouver. Her research investigates fire regimes, forest dynamics, forest and community resilience to climate change in British Columbia and Alberta
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Sloan Dawson
Sloan Dawson is Land Use Planning Manager for Sound Transit, the regional transit authority for the Seattle, WA metropolitan area. He oversees a three-person interdisciplinary team charged with implementing the agency’s mandate to support equitable transit-oriented development in all phases of transit project development and delivery. His team’s mission specifically includes leadership of station planning efforts for Sound Transit Phase 3 Expansion (ST3) capital projects, engagement in and coordination with land use planning activities undertaken by others, and shaping of specific joint development opportunities to be realized through the agency’s TOD implementation program.
Sloan has engaged on every light rail project in the planning and design phases in his four years at Sound Transit, accruing a diversity of regional experience while demonstrating the value of urban design and TOD thinking in the siting and configuration of station areas. Prior to coming to Sound Transit, Sloan practiced urban design and planning at Sasaki Associates, where he had the opportunity to work with a range of public, private, and institutional clients on transformative planning initiatives, including the first-ever regional vision and plan for Northeast Ohio, the Rebuild by Design resiliency design competition, and several transit-oriented and master planned developments in the Houston and Washington, DC metro areas. Sloan holds a Master in City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Wendy de Hoog MSc.
City of Vancouver, Engineering Services, Green Infrastructure Implementation Branch – Rain City Strategy
Wendy is an urban planner with a long-standing interest in sustainable community planning and policy development. Wendy’s role as a Policy Analyst in the Green Infrastructure team is to develop a long-term implementation plan for the City’s ambitious Rain City Strategy: A green infrastructure and urban rainwater management initiative.
Prior to taking on this role, Wendy worked as a consultant advising over thirty municipalities in the Netherlands on integrated land use planning and assisted them to reform their urban planning policies to better facilitate sustainable urban developments. In that role she also reorganized the permitting process for several municipalities to reduce rezoning and permitting times. Previously, she worked as a research assistant on waterfront developments at the Delft University of Technology. The same university she graduated from with an MSc in Urban Planning.
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Charlsy Dobell
Charlsy is the Director of Commercial Products at LandSure Systems, a subsidiary of the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA). He is focused on helping real estate professionals save time and tap into the information they need to make business decisions.

Charlsy was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has spent his life enjoying all the coast has to offer. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and has had a winding career path, working as a sailing coach, a stunt actor, a skilled labourer, in a box factory and as a systems administrator.
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Caitlin Dorward MSc., A.Ag.
Caitlin has extensive experience working on BC food system issues in academia, government, and the non-profit sector. She now serves as a Research Affiliate who consults on ISFS projects. Caitlin holds an MSc (Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems) and BSc (Global Resource Systems) from the University of British Columbia, was a Richmond Farm School student in 2012, and is pursuing her Professional Agrology designation with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
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Colin Doylend CetCIH, PAED, EP
Over the last fifteen years, Colin has represented the interests of Indigenous communities, industry, and government towards building legacies of economic wealth that foster traditions, culture, and environmental stewardship. Through his experience with modular constriction during time with Metric Modular (formerly Britco Construction) and as a certified social housing manager (CertCIH), Colin is most proud of his work with the Yale First Nation, where they developed ten affordable housing units that were built to the Passive House construction standard - the energy efficient homes funded by either INAC or the CHMC for an Indigenous community in Canada.
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Tiffany Duzita
Tiffany is responsible for operations and the execution of growth plans for Community Land Trust. Growing up in Metro Vancouver, she is passionate about affordable housing and its importance for the vitality of communities. As an accomplished real estate professional, she brings experience and leadership to the mission to deliver affordable homes to families, individuals, seniors, and special interest groups.
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JP Ellson B.A., Hon. Cert. LL B
Originally from Nipawin Saskatchewan with degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Regina and a Law degree from the University of Saskatchewan JP spent several years as chief legal counsel for the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.
He is currently the ED/Registrar and In House Legal Council for the British Columbia Institute of Agrologists.

He is the founding President/CEO of the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations, the Western Canadian Music Alliance, the Regina Hotel Association and Creative Saskatchewan. He has served as the Chair or Director of Tourism Regina, Tourism Saskatchewan, The Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts, the Warehouse District Business Improvement District, the Canadian Bar Association National Awards Committee, and the Saskatchewan Provincial Court Judicial Council.

Along the way he has received the Canadian Bar Association Volunteer of the Year Award, The Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals and the Western Canadian Music Industry Builder Award.
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Michael Epp MCIP, RPP
Michael is a community planner who has worked closely with communities large and small, developing corridor studies and visioning projects in New York City to strategies for climate change adaptation and Harbour redevelopment in Gibsons. In his current role as City of North Vancouver Director of Planning, Michael has advanced leading precedents in housing, healthy communities, and sustainability.
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Anne-Marie Erickson
Anne-Marie Erickson is the Technical Leader for Land Matters at the NEB. She has worked there for almost 15 years in various roles within the organization with a most recent focus in land and landowner matters. Previous to the NEB, Anne-Marie worked at a Family Resource Centre at Canadian Forces Base Borden in Ontario, providing support to military family members. She started her career in industry working for over 13 years in Land and Community Relations. Anne-Marie has a degree in Political Studies and a Certificate in Community Relations from Boston College.
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Andrew Evans
Andrew is a Vice President within EY’s Transaction Real Estate practice, where he is a trusted advisor to clients with complex real estate requirements. He has over 15 years of experience in Western Canada, covering all real estate asset classes for both public and private sector clients. He has assisted both municipalities and private sector developers in understanding development opportunities in small and mid-sized cities.
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Connie Fair MBA, CPA, CMA, ICD.D,
Connie is President and CEO of the LTSA, one of BC’s largest statutory corporations. She is fulfilling her bold vision for BC’s property systems by transforming organizations using a customer-centric approach and leveraging technology. During Connie’s three years at the LTSA, the organization has achieved 97% satisfaction and 92% trust ratings with customers. She has overseen a technology build that will increase automation of property registrations from 50% to 70% of applications, one of the highest rates worldwide for a land registry.

Connie is a member of the Real Estate Institute of Canada and was awarded an honorary designation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada to recognize her work within the professional appraisal community. An accomplished author and speaker, Connie is recognized internationally as an expert in property assessment and taxation and as a leader of organizational change initiatives.
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Allison Felker
Allison Felker is the Interim Executive Director of Vancity Community Foundation. In her previous role as Manager of Donor Engagement and Fund Development, Allison developed and implemented strategies that deepened relationships with donors to expand the resources & support available to organizations in our community. She has worked in the areas of donor engagement, fund development and leadership development for twenty years through roles at the Vancouver Foundation, Vantage Point and most recently at the Justice Institute of BC's Centre for Leadership.
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Ben Finkelstein
Ben Finkelstein is Manager of Communities and Built Environment at the BC Climate Action Secretariat (CAS). Ben works with experts across the BC Government in ministries responsible for energy, transportation, waste, local government and forestry. He collaborates regularly with local governments, large and small, to support their work on climate action.
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Brady Fleguel
Brady has over nineteen (19) years’ experience in the residential and commercial real estate appraisal industry with 15 years’ experience across the Province of British Columbia. His focus is on retail (specifically local, neighbourhood, community and regional shopping centres) as well as development land (commercial, residential [single-family and multi- family] and mixed-use).
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Alison Fox
Alison Fox is a Land Use Agrologist with the BC Ministry of Agriculture in Abbotsford, BC, and has spent 14 years engaging in agricultural land use planning issues between the Ministry of Agriculture and in her previous role as a Planner with Islands Trust. Alison has a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of British Columbia and has taken a number of courses in the Applied Urban and Rural Planning Program at Langara College in Vancouver.
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Tara Gallen
Tara joined the City of Vancouver in 2017 as a transit planner working on transit planning projects. Previously, Tara worked at TransLink, the Vancouver region's transportation authority, in a variety of roles including transit network management, and Nelson\Nygaard Consulting (Boston) developing transit network designs for very large cities and very small towns.
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Dieter Geesing
Dieter Geesing is the Regional Agrologist for Fraser West with the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture. In this position, he is involved almost daily in trying to resolve conflicts arising from the urban/rural interface. Prior to his position with the Ministry, Dieter worked in numerous forestry, agriculture and environmental projects overseas and extensively for the Canadian compost and biogas industry. Dieter holds a M.S. in Forestry, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in plant and soil science; he also teaches at the University of the Fraser Valley.
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Andrew Gibbs
Andrew is a landscape architect and a Senior Project Manager with the City of Kelowna. He is responsible for development of the City of Kelowna’s parks, buildings and facilities, as well as the delivery of special projects. Andrew was involved in the Okanagan Rail Trail project as team lead for the partnering jurisdictions, from acquisition through to development.
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Jacqueline Gijssen
Jacqueline Gijssen works with non-profits, social entrepreneurs, architects, developers, planners, real estate professionals and funders to make space for community. As Project Director and a founding member of the Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative (SPRE), Jacqueline enables SPRE’s work to mitigate the impacts of the real estate market on non-profits and social enterprises and to assist them with their real estate needs. SPRE is comprised of fourteen funders and investors www.socialpurposerealestate.net. Prior to joining SPRE, Ms. Gijssen served as the City of Vancouver’s Senior Planner for Cultural Spaces/Infrastructure responsible for policy, investment, capital projects via land use tools, and a portfolio of 75+ spaces in Vancouver. She has a lengthy career in arts and culture serving in multiple leadership roles, and is the recipient of several awards for her work individually and as part of collaborative teams in culture, housing, neighbourhood planning and environment.
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Sara Gillett MCIP, RPP
Sarah Gillett is a settler of British and French descent who was raised and currently lives in the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. Sarah is a community planner and community engagement specialist who has had the honour of supporting First Nations with community-driven planning processes over the last 8 years including land use planning, comprehensive community planning and health planning for communities across BC, the Yukon and Ontario. She is currently the engagement lead at MODUS Planning, Design and Engagement and a member of the International Association of Public Participation's Indigenous Engagement Community of Practice.
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Katarina Glavas P.Ag
Katarina Glavas ( P.Ag.) joined the ALC in September 2016 to fill the long vacant position of Staff Agrologist. She had previously worked as a consultant for over 12 years in the areas of soils, reclamation, agricultural impact assessment, and waste management. As a consultant she worked on numerous projects related to the ALR, primarily in the Lower Mainland, Okanagan and North Eastern BC. She has worked extensively in the field conducting agricultural and soils assessments throughout British Columbia, Northern Canada as well as Alberta and Saskatchewan. In her role as the ALC Agrologist, Katarina is responsible for reviewing the technical aspects related to ALC applications, advising ALC Commissioners and staff on applications, conducting site assessments (agricultural capability assessments and soil surveys), reviewing technical reports, as well as developing policy related to the preservation of soils and agricultural capability in the ALR.
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Shauna Goertzen BCLS, CLS
Shauna is a BC Land Surveyor and Canada Lands Surveyor with over 15 years’ experience in the surveying industry. She is the Survey Manager for McElhanney Ltd.’s Prince George branch and oversees a variety of survey and multi-discipline projects for various clients. Shauna is currently the Vice President of the Association of BC Land Surveyors.
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Elvin Gowman AACI, P App
Elvin Gowman is a Designated Appraiser and is a AACI, P. App through the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Anne Clayton and Elvin Gowman operate Aspen Grove Property Services – a boutique appraisal and consulting business. Each offers over 30 years’ experience in land use decision making. For the past seven years, Aspen Grove has operated the Farmers’ Advocacy Office under contract with the Peace River Regional District which provides rural land owners with information, advice and assistance in negotiating surface rights and pipeline right of way agreements.
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Andrew Grant
Andrew is the founding partner of PCI. He is actively involved in all aspects of PCI’s operations and oversees the successful execution of all PCI projects.

Born and raised in Vancouver in a family that has been involved with the Canadian building industry for five generations, Andrew is keenly interested in cities, their history and how they change and he takes great pride in the very positive change that PCI has been a part of in communities throughout Metro Vancouver. An active contributor to the real estate community, Andrew is currently a Director of Atrium Mortgage Investment Corp.; past President and Director of the Urban Development Institute (UDI); past Chairman and Board Member of St. George’s School; past Director of Great Northern Way Trust; and passionate supporter of the University of British Columbia varsity baseball team.
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Emily Gray
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Brian Greening
Brian is Director of ParcelMap BC Products, driving the strategic direction and roadmap priorities for this product at LandSure Systems, a subsidiary of the Land Title and Survey Authority of BC.

Brian brings over 20 years’ experience in the geospatial industry, spanning GIS and survey technologies and encompassing both vendor and client-side technical, consulting and business roles. Brian led the initial build of ParcelMap BC and the team of parcel fabric technicians and developers who continue to maintain and enhance the product today for local governments, utilities and other stakeholders who benefit from land information research.
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Jessie Gresley-Jones
Jessie works as Senior Project Manager for the Engineering Major Projects team focused on complex sites across the city. Jessie previously worked on the Cambie Corridor plan and led the work on the Oakridge Municipal Town Centre, the largest growth area outside of downtown and the most ambitious housing project in the City.
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Kim Grout MCIP, RPP
Kim is the CEO of the Agricultural Land Commission. Prior to her appointment with the ALC in 2015, Kim spent over 17 years working for local government in the lower mainland and has also worked for several environmental NGO groups. Kim is a registered professional Agrologist with the BC Institute of Agrologists and a registered professional planner with the Planning Institute of BC.
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Penny Gurstein MCIP, RPP
Dr. Penny Gurstein specializes in the socio-cultural aspects of community planning with particular emphasis on those who are the most marginalized in planning processes. Her research focuses on developing strategies and interventions that encourage diversity, equity and urban sustainability in the planning and design of communities. Her current research is investigating strategies for affordable homeownership and rental housing.
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Susan Haid MCIP, CSLA, RPP
Community Planning, Housing Policy, Sustainability, City Design Studio and a team of 110 staff who lead, facilitate and develop integrated, long-range policy and strategies including the current focus on creating a City-Wide Plan. She has over 25 years of experience in community policy planning, sustainability, urban design, development and environmental policy and is passionate on engaging communities to plan for resilient, bright futures. Prior to working with the City of Vancouver, Susan was the Manager Sustainable Community Development at the District of North Vancouver where she led the development and implementation of an integrated Sustainability and Official Community Plan. She also worked with Metro Vancouver on regional growth management and environmental strategies as well as ecosystem planning with the City of Burnaby. Susan has a Masters degree in Community and Regional Planning (MSc Plan, UBC) and degrees in Landscape Architecture (BLA hons., UBC) and Biology (BSc hons., U of Sask.). She frequently participates and presents on collaborative, interdisciplinary community and city building issues. Susan is a member of the Planning Institute of BC and the BC Society of Landscape Architects. Susan Haid is Deputy Director of Planning – Long Range and Strategic Planning at the City of Vancouver which encompasses City-Wide and Regional Policy,
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Mandy Hansen RI PMP
Mandy Hansen is the Principal at Insight Specialty Consulting, a boutique consulting firm specializing in real estate strategy and project management. In a career spanning almost 20 years, she has worked with governments, private sector, and non-profit enterprises to structure and manage large scale transformations and real estate projects. She proudly carries her RI designation, as well as her PMP. She has earned her DULE, a Bachelor of Business in Real Estate, and a MSc in Public Administration and Development. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Social Sciences, studying public economics.
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Rebecca Harbut
Dr. Rebecca Harbut is the chair of the Department of Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond. Dr. Harbut completed her PhD at Cornell University in plant physiology and crop ecology and prior to joining KPU was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she led the fruit crops research and extension program. Her research has been focused on sustainable cropping systems, fruit crop production and water use efficiency. Since joining KPU in 2013, Rebecca has been working with partners such as the City of Richmond, several community groups and agricultural organizations to develop a community-embedded teaching, research and outreach program focused on building regenerative agroecosystems. The establishment of the Teaching and Research Farm at Garden City Lands has been an exciting step in fostering a sustainable, food system future!.
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Joy Hayden
Joy has an extensive background in community development. Prior to leading program innovation at Hollyburn Family Services Society, she was Programming Director for North Shore Neighbourhood House. She is leading development of a room-mate registry to facilitate seniors co-housing, responding to the twin challenges of affordability and social isolation, and the opportunity of plummeting occupancy in single family homes.
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Scot Hein
Scot Hein is an urban design consultant and was the University of British Columbia’s Urban Designer until May 2018. He is an Adjunct Professor of Urban Design in UBC’s Masters of Urban Design Program launched in 2014. Prior to this work he was the Senior Urban Designer for the City of Vancouver and led the city’s high- profile Urban Design Studio for 10 years of his 20- year career.
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Karen Hemmingson MCIP, RPP
Karen Hemmingson has been involved in Housing Policy and Planning work since 1989. An Urban Planner by training, Karen started her planning career at Terra Housing Consultants, developing social housing projects with non-profit societies. Karen`s planning career includes policy and development work on the City of Vancouver`s waterfront redevelopment sites of False Creek and Coal Harbour. In addition to land use, policy and development work, she was the Director of the Vancouver Agreement Unit for the provincial government, responsible for implementing both policies and a variety of housing and community development initiatives in the Downtown Eastside.

Karen is currently the Chief Research Officer for BC Housing, and is responsible for managing research and performance planning activities that support the organization’s public accountability plans, technical building research and housing sector transformation.
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Bruce Hemstock MBCSLA BSLA FCSLA LEED®, AP
Bruce is a partner at PWL Partnership with over thirty years of professional experience including work in Boston, Toronto, and Vancouver. He has led many of PWL’s large Vancouver urban development projects including the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion with its 2.6 hectare living roof.
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Jennifer Hill MCIP, RPP
Jennifer Hill is the Director of Planning and Land Use Policy in the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. She currently oversees the Branch’s land use planning program, policy and legislative initiatives related to housing and climate action. She is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and has previously served on the Planning Institute of BC Council.
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Graham Hood
Graham is the City of Kelowna’s Strategic Land Development Manager. He oversees various projects, including the acquisition, sale and redevelopment of property. Graham was involved in the acquisition of the Okanagan Rail Trail corridor and managed the property agreements to assemble and develop the corridor.
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Matt Horne
Matt Horne is the City of Vancouver’s Climate Policy Manager. He is responsible for delivering on the City's commitment to have 100% of the energy used in Vancouver come from renewable sources before 2050. He also advises senior management, and mayor and council on climate change policy issues.
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Christine Houghton
Christine is the CEO of the College of Applied Biology and has been a key contributor to the ongoing conversation between professional regulators and the Province in regards to professional reliance and the eventual enactment of the Professional Governance Act.
Prior to her arrival at the College, Christine worked as a consultant on a variety of projects including strategic planning with not-for-profit organizations, the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment project and as an Environmental Management Advisor in Calabar, Nigeria, which followed 15 years of work with the Province’s Ministry of Environment.
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Graham Illingworth
Graham manages a Real Estate Development company with active projects in commercial, industrial and residential development. While the company focuses in the Okanagan, they have developed projects throughout Canada. Prior to focusing his full time to Real Estate, Illingworth was the founder of a variety of waste energy companies. He has brought many of these concepts forward resulting in innovations not found in typical developments.
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John Ingram MCIP, RPP
John is a professional planner whose core areas of experience include community engagement and facilitation, community and regional planning, and local economic development. With 20 years of planning experience, John has worked on a wide range of projects throughout BC and beyond. His clients have included numerous local and regional governments, First Nations, provincial ministries and agencies, non-profit organizations, and international agencies.
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Francis Johnson
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Shauna Johnson A.SC.T., MIP
Shauna Johnson is Coast Salish from the Tsawout First Nation on her mother’s side and Tsimshian from Laxkwala’ams on her father’s side. She has a Master of Science degree in Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) and has specialized expertise in providing planning support for indigenous communities to revitalize and promote indigenous community planning research, methods and practices grounded firmly within indigenous laws, legal traditions and ways of knowing and being. She is a registered Applied Scientific Technologist (A.Sc.T.) and is currently working towards becoming a Registered Professional Planner (MIP, RPP). She has experience working with indigenous communities on housing strategies, comprehensive community plans (CPP), strategic, land use (reserve based and watershed level based), environmental management, marine spatial/use plans (MSP/MUP), economic development plans and indigenous food systems projects. She is also an adjunct professor at University of British Columbia (UBC) in the School of Community of Regional Planning (SCARP) Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) program, mentoring, supervising and co-teaching ICP practicum students.
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Jennifer Johnstone
Jennifer Johnstone is President & CEO of Central City Foundation, an organization that has been working to improve lives in Vancouver’s inner-city since 1907. Today, CCF is a $40 million foundation with 40% of its capital invested in innovative, sustainable social purpose real estate properties that provide low income housing, integrated family services and early childhood development, healthcare including BC’s only rural long-term treatment centre for youth challenged by addiction, youth services and social enterprise. Jennifer’s background is in non-profit management and community resource development and over the past 30 years she has held key leadership positions with organizations including Vancity Community Foundation, Battered Women’s Support Services, Vancouver Status of Women, and Ballet British Columbia. Jennifer is a founding member of the Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative, sits on the national Board of the Association Fundraising Professionals and serves as a volunteer Board member for several local organizations.
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Craig Jones
Craig E. Jones is the Research Coordinator for the Housing Research Collaborative at UBC SCARP and a PhD candidate at UBC Geography. Craig is a regular media contributor on matters of housing affordability, urban planning and development. He is a sessional instructor in Urban Geography and Community Data Science.
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Mike Kelly
Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in local and provincial government administration, as well as the private sector. Skilled in: Infrastructure Planning, Business-Casing, Highways, and Operations Management. Strong operations professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in History/Geography from University of Manitoba
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Reuben Koole MCIP, RPP
Reuben is an experienced Senior Planner with a demonstrated history of completing diverse projects in government administration. Skilled in Land Use Planning, Research, Comprehensive Planning, and Policy Analysis, with a Masters in City Planning from University of Manitoba
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Nancy Knight MCIP, RPP
Nancy is a Registered Professional Planner and currently serves as a member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia’s Professional Conduct Review Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the Institute’s Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct and addressing complaints of alleged professional misconduct against members.
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Peter Kreuk BLA, BCSLA, CSLA, AALA
Peter Kreuk graduated from the University of Guelph with a BLA degree in 1979. He was accepted as a member of the BCSLA in 1981, CSLA in 1982 and AALA in 2014. Since graduation, Peter has worked for and subsequently became Principal at Duarante Kreuk Ltd. During this period he executed a vast array of projects from backyard gardens to master plans for large cities in China. His reputation as a professional who gets things done, on time, properly constructed, and with integrity, brings a significant amount of credibility to our profession. Notable projects include :

• The Pier, North Vancouver
• Olympic Village, Vancouver – Private Parcels
• Whistler Village
• Expo 86, Vancouver

In addition to duties at the office Peter has been actively involved in the community. He has served on design panels in Delta, Whistler and Vancouver, participated in community advocacy in Mount Pleasant and was an adjunct professor for the UBC Landscape Architecture Program. Peter has been on the board of Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival since 2010 and Chair from 2015 to present. He was Director for Park and Tilford Gardens from 1990- 2016 and Member of Vandusen Gardens Building and Grounds Committee from 1996 – 1999.

He was on the BCSLA Board of Directors a number of times, during the eighties serving as member and Chair of the Examining Committee and was President in 1990 and 2002. Nationally Peter was Chair of the CSLA College of Fellows from 2010 – 2012, a LACF Board Member since 2007 and Treasurer since 2016.
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Alex Kurnicki MBCSLA
Alex Kurnicki is a Park Planner with the City of Richmond’s Park Planning, Design and Construction section. Alex is the project manager for the Garden City Lands project. Prior to joining the City in early 2017, Alex worked at the City of North Vancouver as a Streetscape Planner. While there, he took the lead staff role to help develop food policy for the City and implementing a number of projects. Helping create the Loutet Urban Farm, the North Shore’s first working urban farm, is his proudest accomplishment. Prior to working in the public sector, Alex worked in New York and Vancouver in a number of landscape architecture and planning firms. Alex holds a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Urban Planning from the City College of New York. In his spare time, Alex likes to grow his own food, cook produce his garden yields, keep bees and chase after his small flock of chickens.
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Raymond Kwong
Raymond has worked in Western Canada‘s real estate, development and construction industry for over 20 years; encompassing commercial, residential and mixed use projects, from single-family home construction to multi-phased master planned projects. Raymond’s role at BC Housing has evolved from developing social and affordable housing in the Lower Mainland to complex mixed-use projects throughout the Province with various industry partners.
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Grant Lamont M.A.Sc, P.Eng.
Senior Coastal Engineer, Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
Grant Lamont is a senior coastal and dredging engineer for a variety of projects ranging from large harbour developments to small shoreline restorations. Mr. Lamont has also worked extensively with a variety of numerical models to study wave, coastal and shoreline processes. Mr. Lamont is committed to improving shoreline design through the application of a multidisciplinary approach that considers physical processes as well as the ecological and social settings.
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Erik Lees FCSLA, RPP
Eric led West Vancouver's Interface Fire Protection team for 10 years. He brings expertise around the planning and interface of urban environments and forests. He is a respected designer who is sensitive to cultural history and ecological needs - striving for places of both beauty and meaning.

Erik brings over 40 years of experience in cemetery and memorial design, planning, and management to this conversation. Since founding LEES+Associates in 1998, Erik has focused on the planning and design of meaningful, functional places of burial and memory. His firm’s award-winning work continues to expand the relevance of cemeteries and places of commemoration.
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Steve Litke
Steve Litke has worked with the Fraser Basin Council since 1998. He is the Senior Manager responsible for the Council’s Watersheds and Water Resources Program, which includes Flood Hazard Management. Steve and the Council are currently facilitating a collaborative initiative to develop a Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy to reduce flood vulnerability and improve resilience in relation to river and coastal flood hazards. This initiative includes consideration of climate change impacts on flood hazards.
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Kees Lokman
Kees Lokman is an assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. He holds degrees from Wageningen University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is currently leading an NRCAN funded project:“Living Breakwaters: Innovative Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Erosion”, which will offer policymakers, planners, engineers and designers new knowledge and tools to improve coastal resilience.
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Margot Long FCSLA, BCSLA, AALA, ASLA, Green Associate
Margot is a principal at PWL Partnership in Vancouver and has had the opportunity over the past 30 years of working on many of the waterfront parks that touch the recreational iconic seawall. She works on projects that have an indigenous, sustainability and community based focus. Margot is passionate about creating a better public realm in all urban and community environments.
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Kamelli Mark
Kamelli Mark is a Regional Planner with the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) where she focuses on collaborating with South Coast local governments and regional districts on their plans, policies, and bylaws. She previously worked as a Land Use Planner for the ALC and as a Development Planner for the City of Edmonton, AB. Kamelli has a B.A. in Geography from the University of British Columbia, a B.Ed. from Simon Fraser University, and a Certificate in Applied Land Use Planning from the University of Alberta.
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Ric Mathews
Ric is an executive management professional with 20+ years experience in for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. From 2007-2013 he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside as Executive Minister at First United Church Mission and as Executive Director at New Way Community Society. Ric is deeply committed to social and ecological justice with a passion for helping individuals, organizations and communities.
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Lindsay McCoubray
Lindsay McCoubrey is a Policy Analyst at the Agricultural Land Commission who works with ALC staff, land owners, local governments, and provincial government staff to implement the ALC Act and ALR Regulation. She has recently supported the Ministry of Agriculture’s Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) 2018 Convention Farm Tour and worked on ALC Information Bulletin #4 – Production of Cannabis in the ALR. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science in Physical Geography from Simon Fraser University.
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Jennifer McGuire P.Ag.
Jennifer McGuire is Assistant Deputy Minister in the Environmental Sustainability and Strategic Policy Division with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

Since joining the provincial government in 1991, Jennifer has held various positions in several regions around the province. She has conducted compliance inspections, set environmental protection requirements in authorizations, and worked extensively with a variety of professionals in the resource management field. She has hired and supervised professional staff who are essential to delivery of British Columbia’s environmental protection, compliance, fish and wildlife management, species at risk, flood hazard management, and parks programs.

In her current role, she provided oversight for the Professional Reliance review conducted with a focus on the B.C. natural resource sector. The Review was completed in June 2018 and the culminating independent report identified 121 recommendations for improvements.

She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, a Professional Agrologist, and a past-President with the BC Institute of Agrologists.
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James McIntyre MCIP, RPP
Jim McIntyre has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners for over 30 years, working as a professional planner in a variety of capacities. Jim presently serves as the General Manager Planning and Development at the City of Coquitlam. Prior to joining Coquitlam in early 2005, Jim was employed at the City of Port Moody for almost ten years as that community’s Director of Planning and Development Services. After starting his career in 1985 as a planning consultant in the B.C. interior with Urban Systems Ltd., Jim worked for a busy five years at the City of Kelowna in the subdivision approvals and development planning areas.

Jim is a resident of Coquitlam, where he lives with his family since returning to the lower mainland in 1995. Jim grew up mainly in Vancouver and received his Masters Degree at the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning.
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Kevin McNaney
Kevin McNaney is Director of the Special Projects Office in the Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability Department at the City of Vancouver.

As Director of Special Projects, Kevin has led the planning for the last significant waterfront area in Downtown Vancouver, Northeast False Creek (NEFC). Kevin led a large team of multidisciplinary staff who are tasked with replacing the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts (the only portion built of a failed experiment with freeway construction in inner Vancouver) with a new surface road system, a mixed use neighbourhood for 10,000-15,000 residents and 5,000-6,000 jobs, a large waterfront system of new parks and open spaces, and a vibrant new commercial and retail waterfront district. The NEFC waterfront area is likely to result in over $1.7 billion in public amenities through significantly higher private investment (vancouver.ca/nefc).

In addition to implementing the NEFC Plan, Kevin has assembled an interdisciplinary staff team to create the Broadway Plan, a new comprehensive land use and housing plan for the lands surrounding the new Broadway Subway, an area that encompasses 485 city blocks. He also overseeing the planning for the lands on the Central Waterfront, between the Port and Waterfront Station.

Prior to his current role, Kevin was Assistant Director of Planning and oversaw planning and development for the entire downtown peninsula. Over the past decade Kevin has been responsible for numerous high-profile planning programs including the Metro Core Jobs Plan, the Vancouver Views Review, the expansion of the “Higher Buildings”, and an ever increasing number of major development projects that have transformed the downtown and its waterfronts into a vibrant, mixed-use area. More recently, he oversaw a plan for the West End community and Vancouver’s first 30-year plan for the Downtown Eastside, one of the most economically and socially challenged neighbourhoods in Canada.

Before joining the City, Kevin worked in the private, academic and non-profit sectors on sustainable planning projects in Canada and South-East Asia. Kevin has a Bachelor degree in Urban Systems and Environmental Studies (McGill University) and a Master of Planning degree (University of British Columbia).
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Levi Megenbir
Levi is a Senior Transportation Planner with a specific focus on transit, parking, and transportation demand management.
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Charlene Menezes M.Eng., P.Geo.
Charlene Menezes is a Program Manager for the Fraser Basin Council’s Flood Management Program. She manages a number of complex projects to support the development of a comprehensive flood strategy for the lower Fraser River and south coast of BC. Prior to joining the Fraser Basin Council in 2017, Charlene worked in water resources consulting for over a decade, and briefly at the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. She brings a wealth and diversity of experience to support a sustainable approach to river and coastal management in BC.
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Rob Miles MCIP, RPP
Rob Miles has over 12 years experience in community and neighbourhood planning in British Columbia and Alberta. His experience includes the creation of Official Community Plans, Neighbourhood Plans and other projects that support long term visions for communities that include measured action. Rob is part of the Policy and Planning team with the City of Kelowna and is currently leading the development of Kelowna’s new Official Community Plan.
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Peter Mitchell P.Eng.
Peter Mitchell is responsible for developing and directing proactive quality assurance programs addressing members' practice standards at Engineers and Geoscientists BC, including the Practice Review Program, the development and adoption of practice guidelines, and the Organizational Management Program.

Peter provides staff support to numerous committees, task forces and boards dealing with professional practice issues and directs the association’s response to various government legislation impacting the practice of professional engineering and geoscience in BC.
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Dana Moraes
G̱id uuwans, Dana Moraes, belongs to the Ts’aahl Haida Eagle Clan of Kaay Llaanas and is of Haida and Musqueam descent. She is passionate about Economic Development and Indigenous Community Planning. Dana has also worked as a Casting Director, Production Manager, 2nd Assistant Director, and now a Screening Coordinator for the film Edge of the Knife. Currently she is employed as a proposal writer and more recently as the Executive Director for Gwaalagaa Naay Corporation (economic arm of Skidegate Band Council). For the past four years Dana has also proudly been part of Indigenous and Northern Affairs’ Mentorship Initiative.
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Kent Mullinix P.Ag.
Dr. Kent Mullinix is Director of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. A long-time agriculturalist, his research focuses on ecologically sound crop production, agriculture education programming, sustainable agriculture and food systems, and family-based agriculture revitalization as a foundational and integral element of sustainable society.
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Adrian Myers RPA, PhD.
Adrian Myers is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) and holds a BA in History from UBC, an MA in Historical Archaeology from Bristol University, and MA and PhD degrees in Archaeology from Stanford University. He lives in Vancouver and works for BC Hydro managing a large-scale archaeology program for a major project.
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Jennifer Natland MCIP, RPP
Jennifer is Manager Real Estate with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. She leads a team responsible for a portfolio comprising some of the Port’s largest tenants and generating annual lease revenues in excess of $50 million. Jennifer is also a Registered Professional Planner.
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Shannon Neufeld
Shannon Neufeld has over 23 years of Damage Prevention experience, developing damage prevention programs for both the natural gas and electric energy sectors. Since 2013, she has been the Technical Leader of Damage Prevention at the National Energy Board, leading the modernization of the damage prevention regulations for federally regulated pipelines, and now, federally regulated powerlines in Canada.
Within the damage prevention community of practice, Shannon represents the regulator stakeholder group on the Board of Directors for the Alberta Common Ground Alliance and British Columbia Common Ground Alliance, and proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Common Ground Alliance.
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David Nishi-Beckingham
David has extensive experience in dealing with property tax matters across Canada. He has spent years working for both government and private industry in the property tax field. He has the unique ability to see how property tax policy will affect over all communities.
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Mike Nolan P.Eng.
Mike is a municipal services and water resources engineer, with 30 years’ experience in community infrastructure and water system long-range planning, land development and stormwater management. Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Water Resource Engineering and a degree in Civil Engineering. Mike advocates responsible and innovative land use practices through his work and leadership positions in provincial and international water industry associations.
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Michael Norton
Mike Norton is Director General of the Northern Forestry Centre of Natural Resources Canada, located in Edmonton, Alberta. Mike is the executive lead on wildland fire for the Canadian Forest Service; Co-Chair of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers’ Wildland Fire Management Working group; and the Government of Canada representative on the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) Board of Directors.
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Rory O'Connell
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Chris Osborne MPhys (Hons), MA, MRTPI, MCIP, RPP
Chris Osborne is the Senior Planner at the City of Campbell River, and a chartered member of both the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Planning Institute of BC. He holds a Masters in Planning from London South Bank University in addition to a Masters in Nuclear Astrophysics from the University of Surrey. Chris currently leads the City of Campbell River’s Sea Level Rise planning work and is particularly interested in the theory and philosophy of planning.
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Josie Osborne
Josie Osborne is serving her third term as mayor of Tofino, and she also serves as Vice Chair of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. Before running for public office, Josie worked as a fisheries biologist, and she credits her education and experience in science as a critical foundation for leading good decision-making in the public policy sphere.
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Matt Osler
Matt Osler is a Senior Project Engineer at City of Surrey. He has been leading Surrey’s coastal flood and sea level rise related climate adaptation work for the past seven years. He studied Civil Engineering at Queen’s University and completed a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. He has over 10 years of flood management experience and previously worked in the Canadian Coast Guard before joining the City of Surrey Engineering Department.
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Cameron Owen BCSLA, CSLA, MCIP, RPP
Cameron is the Planning Policy Lead for the City of Vancouver’s RAINCITY Strategy – a green infrastructure + sustainable urban rainwater management group. As a Registered Professional Planner and a Registered Landscape Architect with over 18 years of experience working locally, regionally, throughout the US, and internationally. He brings a rangeof experience to his role with the City of Vancouver, from involvement in complex urban development rezoning, award winning residential and institutional landscapes, to ecological restoration. Mr. Owen has worked extensively as the designer and project manager on his assignments, with expertise in all phases—concept and detailed design, construction, and completion—of projects.
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Lisa Parker
Lisa has a background in Geology and Environmental Studies and a Masters in Landscape Architecture. While with the City of North Vancouver, Lisa worked on the planning and implementation of several sections of the Spirit Trail, including the project management of the recently completed Mosquito Creek Marina Connection.
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Guy Patterson MCIP, RPP
Guy completed his law degree at UBC and clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court before articling at Young Anderson. He was called to the bar and joined the firm as an associate in March 2014. Before law school Guy worked as a planner for local governments and non-profit organizations in British Columbia, and for a brief stint in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He is a registered professional planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and maintains a general practice in municipal law with a focus on land use planning and regulation. Outside the office he spends most of his time with his wife and their four children.
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John Peebles AACI, P. App. (RPF Ret.)
John Peebles is widely known in the appraisal and real estate academic community having practiced property valuation and consulting throughout British Columbia since 1977.
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Adam Perry
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Vanessa Pocock
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Wallapak Polasub
After graduating from the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, Wallapak worked as a researcher at Kasetsart University, Thailand. She moved to Canada and made Vancouver her new home in 2011. Wallapak joined the ISFS team in 2013. Her interests include the economic impacts of local food, small-scale farming, farm direct marketing, co-operatives and sustainable economic development.
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David Reid BLA, BCSLA, FCSLA
David Reid, with over 40 years of experience, is a communicator / facilitator, land use planner / urban designer and landscape architect. He provides the mix of strategy and detail design skills that move good intentions into practical action. David is heavily involved in green infrastructure planning and design, including planning for adaptation to climate change and Sea Level Rise.
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Heather Reinhold
Heather has a Masters in Landscape Architecture and has developed a keen focus on how surroundings affect our daily lives. Heather has worked on the development of the City’s waterfront, incorporating the Spirit Trail and significant public realm, over the past decade.
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Naomi Robert
Naomi joined the ISFS in 2016 after working in the non-profit sector in Quebec and BC. At the ISFS, her policy research focuses on agricultural land stewardship and local government food system work. Her interests lie at the intersection of land use change, agriculture, ecology and food security. Naomi holds degrees from the University of British Columbia and McGill University.
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Melina Schofield P.Eng.
Melina is a professional engineer with a long-standing dedication to sustainability and innovation in the municipal sector, leadership development and collaboration across disciplines. Melina is Manager of Green Infrastructure Implementation for the City of Vancouver. She and her team are responsible for developing an implementation plan for the City’s ambitious Rain City Strategy: A green infrastructure and urban rainwater management initiative.

Prior to taking on this new role, Melina was engaged in the private sector in the field of green buildings, both as a construction management consultant and a Built Green certified residential builder with a special interest in passive house design and construction methods.

Previously, Melina worked nearly 11 years with the City of Vancouver. As Manager of the City’s Sustainability Group, Melina’s portfolio included advancing the Greenest City goals as well as climate protection, renewable energy, climate change adaptation, green building programs, employee sustainable commuting programs and sustainable City operations for the 2010 Olympics. She also spent nearly eight years in the Transportation Division, where she developed expertise in community engagement, integrated land use and transportation planning and sustainable transportation.
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John Shevchuk C. Arb., AACI (Hon), RI(BC)
John is the principal of Lex Pacifica Law Corporation where he provides services as litigation counsel and as a Chartered Arbitrator. John practices extensively in the areas of real property valuation disputes, assessment, expropriation and construction litigation since his call to the British Columbia bar in 1984. From 2007 to 2018, he was a member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada Appeal Committee. John is a frequent lecturer for Continuing Legal Education, Appraisal Institute of Canada and Canadian Property Tax Association programs and a regular contributor to AIC publication Canadian Property Valuation.
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Glen Shkurhan P.Eng.
Glen Shkurhan, P.Eng, is a Partner and Senior Engineer in Urban Systems; co-leading the company wide Water Practice. He has dedicated his 25 year career (all with Urban Systems Ltd.) to assessing, planning, and implementing linear infrastructure. His primary area of specialization is hydrology, rainwater management and flood protection, to which climate change is critical. Glen has led countless Infrastructure Master Plans of various types. And his policy and planning work is equalled by his analysis and design work; providing a broad and valuable balance of understanding to inform decisions. He has developed a strong reputation for his ability to assess challenging problems and devise and implement pragmatic solutions. This reputation has led to him to be called upon frequently to investigate and resolve occurrences of system failure, and to also serve as an expert witness in legal proceedings. Glen is also dedicated to helping clients with assessing climate change impacts and adaptation. He is into his third year as a member of the Climate Change Advisory Group (CCAG) of EGBC and is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT); a team operating through Simon Fraser University striving to raise awareness and capacity in communities to be resilient to climate change impacts.
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Jessica Shoubridge
Jessica is a Planner and facilitator of actions that aim to reduce climate risk and build resilience in Southwest BC, and beyond. She has worked across all orders of government, the private/ non-profit sectors to connect dots between best available climate projections and natural hazard science and proactive actions and finance required to act to reduce climate risks at the local/regional/provincial/national scales.
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Aaron Shufletoski BCLS, EIT
Aaron is a BC Land Surveyor for the firm Underhill & Underhill. His work has taken him across the entire province of BC and beyond into the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut. He is currently the chair of the Career Awareness Committee for the Association of BC Land Surveyors. Aaron enjoys long walks along property lines and candlelit drafting.
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Courtney Simpson MCIP, RPP
Courtney Simpson holds a graduate degree from the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning. Courtney has been a practicing planner for over 10 years, first with the Islands Trust and currently with the Regional District of Nanaimo. Her experience ranges from managing development applications to writing policy and leading community engagement. She is currently the Chair of the local chapter of the Planning Institute of BC.
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Ryan Smith MCIP, RPP
Ryan has worked with the City of Kelowna for 16 years and is currently the Department Manager of Community Planning. Previously, he worked for a private real estate development company, where he collaborated on townhouse and resort projects. He has a BA in Geography and Certificates in Urban Design and Community Economic Development from Simon Fraser University and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
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Tim Smith
Tim is a Principal with Urban Strategies Inc. and has over 22 years of planning and urban design experience in communities across Canada and several US states. Much of his work has focused on revitalizing downtowns and planning sustainable suburbs. He recently led major planning initiatives in Fredericton, Ottawa, Guelph and Regina and is currently preparing a municipal development plan for St. Albert, Alberta.
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Sue Staniforth
Sue Staniforth is the Education and Outreach Manager for the Invasive Species Council of BC. Sue brings to her work over 25 years of experience as a biologist, educator, facilitator and curriculum developer. She has developed over a dozen learning resources for BC on topics that range from biodiversity to outdoor education to invasive species, and delivered hundreds of professional development workshops and a range of post-secondary courses. Sue also has broad experience working with many non-profit groups, communities and First Nations at local, provincial and national levels. She is an avid hiker and gardener and enjoys kayaking, skiing and taking care of a heritage apple orchard, dogs and chickens in her off-work hours.
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Perry Staniscia RI, FRI, CRF, CPM, CSM, RPA
Mr. Perry Staniscia, is President of Southfork Developments Ltd. having founded the company in 1982. He also runs a consultancy practice named In the Black Advisors Group that provides highly skilled advice in assessing the viability of high-density mixed use and other high value real estate developments. Representing the land owner and acting as developer, Mr. Staniscia also led the master planning approval process for the 40-acre neighbourhood-centre on Burke Mountain in Coquitlam. He has a strong connection to the greater Vancouver real estate development and construction industry and local government. He has led negotiations for many large and complex real estate development deals during his career and currently sits on the B.C. Housing Board as a Director and Chair of the Capital Review Committee. He was also a founding member and Secretary of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and has served on other non-profit Boards as well. Mr. Staniscia studied urban land economics at the University of B.C. and holds the RI, FRI, CRF, CPM, CSM and RPA professional designations. When Perry is not thinking real estate development, he can be found travelling, hiking, cycling, performing music, songwriting and riding his Harley. Perry can be reached by email at intheblackadvisorsgroup@gmail.com.
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John Steil FCIP, RPP
John is a Registered Professional Planner and currently serves as a member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia’s Professional Conduct Review Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the Institute’s Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct and addressing complaints of alleged professional misconduct against members.
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Carla Stewart MCIP, RPP
Carla has over 22 years of experience working in municipal government in both Ontario and British Columbia. Carla specializes in policy and bylaw preparation focusing on sustainability, adaptation, food security, heritage, zoning and regulatory bylaws. Carla is Surrey’s Community Planning rep for the city’s Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy, previously taught Planning Law at Langara College and volunteers as a mentor to junior planners.
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Jon Stovell
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Christopher Szymberski BSc., M.L.Arch., ISA
Christopher's professional passion revolves around supporting cultural relationships to land. His design work is considerate, with a long-view approach that seeks to support changing cultural values and needs, as well as, providing adaptive ecological strategies for better functional and aesthetic value of landscapes.
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Kristi Tatebe MCIP, RPP
Kristi is a planner living in the Okanagan. She is a Research Associate with the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at KPU and coordinates the Okanagan Bioregion Food System project. She is keen to share her experiences connecting with diverse stakeholders in the region to build healthy, resilient communities through the lens of bioregional food systems modeling.
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Brent Taylor BCLS, CLS
Brent is a BC Land Surveyor and Canada Lands Surveyor working in private practice throughout BC with emphasis on projects on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Brent is currently the president of Polaris Land Surveying Inc and has been actively involved in providing land surveying services to a variety of clients and industries since 1981. Brent is often called upon to provide expert reports for Court cases and subject matter expertise in the development of new programs and applications.
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Danielle Toperczer B.Sc.
Danielle Toperczer manages and works on key projects for the Invasive Species Council of BC, including program development and communications. She has a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta, majoring in Land Reclamation. Her work experience is diverse and includes natural resource management projects including hydrology, fisheries, range management and not-for-profits. She is a Professional Agrologist and lives in Vernon, BC.
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Megan Turnock MSc, MLA, SITES AP
Megan is a project manager at LEES+Associates with over 15 years of experience in landscape architecture, planning and environmental consulting for public and private clients. She has led a range of projects including parks, trails and recreation planning and design, environmental planning, and habitat restoration. She strives to deliver projects that improve quality of life, build community, and improve resiliency.
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Ron Usher B.Sc., J.D., R.I. Commissioned Notary Public
Ron has spoken throughout Canada and the U.S.A. on topics ranging from personal planning, e-filing, real estate practice, fraud, and computer technology to the role of the legal profession in society. He is a member of the Society of Notaries Public of B.C., the Law Society of B.C., the Canadian Bar Association, the Real Estate Institute of B.C., and the B.C. Real Estate Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
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Gloria Venczel BES., B.Arch., MRAIC, RPP, MCIP
Gloria is an urban designer/sustainable development planning principal at Cityscape Design Inc. She is Thought Leader for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s regularly sold out successful Built City Speaker Series. She has worked 20 years in the public, private & NGO sectors as a subject matter expert in pedestrian oriented urban design, public process & livable communities.
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Michael von Hausen FCIP, RPP
Michael is one of the leading planners and urban designers in Canada. He brings 35 years of experience across planning, design and development. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and former President of the BC Society of Landscape Architects. In addition to his world-wide private consulting practice, he is adjunct professor at both SFU and Vancouver Island University. In addition, he developed and facilitates the Fortis School of Development for the Urban Development Institute, Pacific Region
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Bruno Wall
Bruno Wall is the President and CEO of Wall Financial Corporation, a public real estate company based in British Columbia (BC), Canada and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with assets of over $1 billion.
The Company was established in 1969 by Peter Wall and partners, and is active in the development, acquisition, and management of residential income-producing properties, the development and sale of multi-family housing, and the development and management of hotel properties, most notably the Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver, which is the largest single hotel property in BC. Most of the Company’s activities are located in Metro Vancouver. Bruno Wall has been working with Wall Financial Corporation since 1983 and was appointed President in 1994.

Current projects under development:
• Shannon Estate, a 700-unit project in the Kerrisdale Neighbourhood of Vancouver, which includes a significant heritage restoration.
• Wall Centre Central Park, located in south-east Vancouver consisting of 1,060 units in a three-tower residential development. This project includes 22,000 sq. ft. of social services space occupied by MOSAIC and the Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex.
• Strathcona Village, an innovative, 280-unit development in Strathcona. The first mixed-use industrial/residential building approved and completed in Vancouver and in all of North America. Innovative external expression and detailed attention to the type of industrial uses and the interplay between and operation of the two uses. Non-market housing incorporated into the market housing with shared amenity spaces but exclusive infrastructure so that cost-sharing is not an issue.
• 288 East Hastings (at Gore), 104 rental units designated as "Affordable Housing," together with 68 rental units in a 12-storey building with ground floor commercial/retail.
• Burnaby Buller Ambulance Centre (5901 Delesalle Street, Burnaby), purpose-built “Super Ambulance” facility consisting of a single level underground parking structure for 39 vehicles and special operations equipment, a main level with 18 emergency response ambulances with storage and restocking facilities, an upper floor with administrative offices for emergency response operations and ambulance crew rest quarters. The 2-storey facility is designed as a post-disaster building.
A central theme of many of these projects is the inclusion of significant public benefits, such as theatres, social service spaces, and non-market housing.
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Haley Williams
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Nathan Worbets RI
Nathan Worbets, RI, is the vice president of Development at Madison Pacific Properties Inc. Nathan has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, including various development roles across Western Canada in retail, office, industrial, and multi-family projects. Nathan holds a bachelor of Commerce from UBC in urban land economics and has been a CFA charter holder since 2004. He is a past president of the Real Estate Institute of BC and former chair of REIBC’s Vancouver chapter.
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Jill Worboys
Jill’s work focuses on supporting food security policy and action by working alongside local government and community partners. Jill is on the board of the Central Okanagan Food Policy Council, and also sits on the Okanagan Bioregion Food System Design Project Advisory Committee, providing a health and food security perspective.
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Lillian Zaremba P.Eng.
Lillian Zaremba is a professional engineer with over fifteen years of experience in the fields of water, energy and climate. Currently Lillian investigates opportunities to recover energy from Metro Vancouver’s water and wastewater systems, and manages research projects including projected impacts of climate change in the region.
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