University Health Network
Ian has been a member of the Senior Management Team for Research at the University Health Network for the last 19 years and was a member of the Research Management Team the Wellesley Hospital Research Institute since its inception in the early 1990s. In his current role as Senior Director, Research Facilities Planning and Safety, he works intimately with researchers, administrators, engineers, architects, contractors, building operators, vendors and regulators in designing laboratories and establishing operational parameters. Ian and his team are scientific interpreters, translating needs and concepts between the scientists and design/operational teams. He is also responsible for the Facility Maintenance and Operations of both the Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower (MaRS) and the Krembil Discovery Tower. Ian strives to ensure these environments continue to be leading sustainable research environments meeting the needs of the UHN Researchers. With a clear focus on the needs of the researchers, Ian has been instrumental in developing effective, efficient and safe research workspaces that are sustainable while continuing to meet all the regulatory guidelines.
Early in 2015, Ian was elected as SLCan’s second President.
Ian holds a Specialist Degree in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto in Physics and Math. Kevin has been actively engaged in sales since the beginning of his career. He is also a proud founding board member and Vice President of Sustainable Labs Canada (SLCan), a non-for profit group focused on reducing energy usage and making labs greener and more sustainable.
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Som Bose, AIA, is an NCARB registered (US Licensure) and USGBC LEED® Accredited architect. Som leads the development of Science and Technology practice at Architecture 49 Inc. for Western Canada, primarily BC.
Som brings 16 years of work experience in numerous role settings within the construction industry. He has worked on architectural positions for various building types and has led design build projects with contracting companies. Som has gained specialization in Science and Technology field through his work for US pharmaceuticals and institutional companies as well as US Federal Agencies during his tenure at Flad Architects, Madison, WI. He has experience working on animal laboratories with BSL -2, BSL-3, BSL-3 Ag containment levels in the US. He has also worked on cleanroom and shielding laboratories for physical science research and semiconductor manufacturing.
Prior to his role in Architecture 49 Canada, Som held a senior leadership position at the Design Build business division for Asia’s oldest contracting company SP Engineering and Construction in Mumbai, India. During his tenure at SPEC India, Som lead business development and managed design build projects worth $400+ million in value. His grasp of business understanding coupled with aptitude in financial aspects of design and construction are valued by his clients.
Som completed his Master in Architecture from School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee. He holds an Executive MBA from SP Jain University Mumbai.
Som is an active member of AIA, AIBC and maintains professional licensure in US, Canada and India. He is a board member of Sustainable Laboratories Canada and also a member of formation committee of the Canada chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Aqua Air Systems
Kevin is a design architect, having obtained his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Manitoba in 2000. He is a registered member a variety of provincial architectural associations, as well as the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Kevin is a proud board member for Sustainable Labs Canada, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Over his fourteen years in architectural practice, Kevin has gained considerable experience in a wide variety of roles and responsibilities. He has been a project manager and design team member responsible for client liaison, functional programming, laboratory planning, and architectural production work on a variety of science projects. For the past ten years, Kevin has been exclusively involved in research laboratory projects as a project manager, project architect and laboratory planner.
Kevin has presented at various conferences and seminars, including at Tradelines, the RPIC Real Property National Workshop, and the Canadian Biosafety Symposium.
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Norlab Laboratory Systems Inc.