Professional Development Committee (PDC)
The PDC will be responsible for the professional development and the fundraising/sponsorship for Sustainable Labs Canada.
The Committee will provide advice to the Board with respect to developing resources for the members of SLCan. These resources can be but are not limited to webinars, white papers, databases and reference information to existing sustainable information relevant to sustainable laboratories.
The Committee will also look to develop professional linkages and partnerships with other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations that have a direct interest in sustainability. These linkages and partnerships are to be explored for funding opportunities through joint initiatives or direct sponsorship with SLCan.
Requirements / Mandate:
The PDC will be responsible for creating a directory of ‘sustainable resources’.
The PDC will be responsible for identifying and coordinating webinars and additional
The PDC will be responsible for identifying and establishing partners in sustainability.
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 for Western Canada primarily BC.
Som brings 16 years of experience in numerous role settings within the construction industry. He has worked in architectural positions for various building types and has led Design-Build projects with contracting companies. Som has gained specialization in Science and Technology through his work for US pharmaceutical and institutional companies as well as US Federal Agencies during his tenure at Flad Architects, Madison WI. He has experience working on Animal lab projects with BSL -2, BSL-3, BSL-3 Ag containment levels in the US. He has also worked on the design of cleanroom and shielding laboratories for physical science research and semiconductor manufacturing. Before his role in A49 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 & construction is 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 the US, Canada, and India. He is a board member of Sustainable Laboratories Canada, and he holds the position of the founding president of the Canadian chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA).
At Preston Phipps he provides support to lab designers, Architects, Engineers and users in designing highly efficient and leading-edge laboratories and science buildings. Mark’s work portfolio includes energy management, mechanical equipment manufacturers, manufacturer’s representatives, and water management for large heating and cooling systems.
Cam Ewart is the Associate Director of Operations & Maintenance for VIDO-InterVac, a research centre at the University of Saskatchewan which conducts vaccine development, testing, and licensing for Risk Group 2 and 3 illnesses. Over his 30 year career in the building design & construction industry, Cam has delivered over $500M worth of facilities, mainly in the areas of high intensity scientific projects at a federal, provincial, and municipal level. He is an active public speaker and regularly presents at numerous conferences and workshops across North America.
Cam brings the owner/operator perspective to the Committee.
Martin Fair is the General Manager for AirGenuity, and brings 25+ years of management experience to a company focused on generating significant energy cost savings in a laboratory environment, while improving user safety.
Martin has a Honours Degree in Business from the Shulich School of Business at York University and has spent the bulk of his career in structuring business to operate in a customer focused and cost effective manner. He has managed in both the corporate setting, and as an entrepreneur for a successful metals distribution company.
He has a strong interest in everything green and in improving energy efficiency and sustainability.
Kevin Humeniuk is the National Sector Leader for Science & Technology at Architecture49.
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 seventeen 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 National Workshop, and the Canadian Biosafety Symposium.
Tammy Patterson is the Business Development Manager and a Principal of Norlab Laboratory Systems located in Edmonton Alberta. Tammy is concentrating on the diversification of Laboratory products with a focus on sustainability. Norlab takes pride in providing laboratory casework, fume hoods, work surfaces, accessories and service plans for laboratories that are both sustainable and affordable.
Norlab and their sister company Scientific Worksurface Solutions are the Canadian distributors of the Trespa® Toplab® product line. This is a superior solution for our clients who are embracing work surfaces that are durable, recyclable and sustainable. In 2016 Tammy joined the board of Sustainable Labs Canada with the goal of promoting information about laboratory sustainability in critical environments including universities, government institutions, Industrial, pharmaceutical and healthcare applications.
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