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.
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.
Kevin Shelast, Aqua Air
Kevin Shelast is a mechanical engineering graduate with approximately 10 years of experience working with laboratory HVAC systems, equipment, and controls. As a Principal at Aqua Air, Kevin is a registered professional engineer in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Kevin continues to work with several public and private institutions, helping evaluate their existing HVAC systems, and working with their project teams for the installation of up-to-date and energy-saving technologies. Kevin has been a member of SLCan since 2016 and is currently part of the SLCan Professional Development Committee.
Kevin Shea, AME Group
Kevin joined AME in 2014 and is currently leading the Science and Technology sector. Kevin’s wealth of experience from working on a range of projects includes New Builds, Assessments and Renovations across Canada, and extends over diverse sectors including civic, cultural, educational, institutional, commercial, healthcare, light-industrial, residential, and retail. Currently, his team is focusing on further developing the Science and Technology portfolio for the AME Group.
Passionate about sustainability and the environment, Kevin is a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD) and LEED Green Associate who takes a personal interest in leading-edge technologies and innovations that enhance sustainability in mechanical design.