Glen Murray

Keynote Speaker

Glen is the Executive Director of the Pembina Institute.

Prior to joining the Institute, Glen was an Ontario cabinet minister, and oversaw several portfolios, including transportation; training, colleges, and universities; research and innovation, and most recently, environment and climate change. In his role as environment minister, Glen led the development and implementation of the cap-and-trade system, and extended producer responsibility in Ontario. His work was foundational to the creation of the Quebec-Ontario-California carbon market.

Glen has held a number of leadership roles, including serving as mayor of Winnipeg from 1998-2004, and was chair of the Big City Mayors’ Caucus. During his time as mayor, he led the successful fight to transfer the five cents/litre federal gas tax to municipalities.

He also served as chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, under Prime Ministers Harper and Martin. Glen was also president and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute.

Glen started his career in activism as a founding member of the Canadian AIDS Society, and helped establish the Village Clinic in Winnipeg, a centre for AIDS prevention and care. He has worked internationally, helping establish the World Health AIDS Service Organization’s working group.

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Jeremy Dutcher

Performer, Composer, Activist, Musicologist

Performer, composer, activist, musicologist - these roles are all infused into Jeremy Dutcher's art. His music, too, transcends boundaries: unapologetically playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the traditional songs of his home, and teeming with the urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance.

A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Jeremy first did music studies in Halifax before working in the archives at the Canadian Museum of History, painstakingly transcribing Wolastoq songs from 1907 wax cylinders. Jeremy heard ancestral voices singing forgotten songs and stories that had been taken from the Wolastoqiyik generations ago. As he listened to each recording, he felt his own musical impulses stirring from deep within. Long days at the archives turned into long nights at the piano, feeling out melodies and phrases, deep in dialogue with the voices of his ancestors. These "collaborative" compositions, collected together on his debut LP are like nothing you've ever heard. Delicate, sublime vocal melodies ring out atop piano lines that cascade through a vibrant range of emotions. The anguish and joy of the past erupt fervently into the present through Jeremy's bold approach to composition and raw, affective performances enhanced by his outstanding tenor techniques.

Imelda Perley

Elder-In Residence Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, UNB

Imelda Perley (Opolahsomuwehs) is Wolastoqew (Maliseet) from Tobique First Nation, St. Mary’s First Nation and Houlton Band of Maliseets (United States). She has been recently appointed as Elder-in-Residence at the University of New Brunswick. Imelda teaches Maliseet language and Wabanaki Worldview courses at University of New Brunswick and University of Maine. She also co-teaches a Native Studies module at Saint Thomas University. She is founder and coordinator of the Wolastoq Language and Culture Centers Inc., situated at Tobique and St. Mary’s First Nations. The primary purpose of each center is to promote Wolastoq language, culture, traditions, worldviews, and ceremonies. Each center also conducts workshops that provide information pertaining to history, social, economic, political, and cultural conditions of Wolastoq communities.

Imelda remains active in promoting cross-cultural awareness sessions within the public domain. Her traditional roles within the community include Sweatlodge Keeper, Medicine Wheel Teacher, Sacred Pipe Carrier, and Keeper of the Women’s Ceremonies (e.g. Puberty, Naming and Fasting). She is a cultural advisor for community organizations, provincial and federal agencies. Her acquisition of traditional knowledge from the Elders and other cultural teachers has prompted her to remain active in environmental and cultural issues.

Daniel M. Abramson

Professor of Architectural History and Director of Architectural Studies at Boston University

Abramson's research focuses upon matters of economics, society, and architecture from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries, with a specialization in British and American subjects.  He is the author of three books: Obsolescence: An Architectural History (University of Chicago Press, 2016); Building the Bank of England: Money, Architecture, Society, 1694–1942 (Yale University Press, 2005); and Skyscraper Rivals: The AIG Building and the Architecture of Wall Street (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001); as well as being co-editor of Governing By Design: Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012) with the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, of which he is also a founding director.   Current work includes projects on the American welfare state, and on evidence and narrative in architectural history.  Previously, Abramson taught at Tufts University and Connecticut College.  Abramson's undergraduate degree in English and American literature is from Princeton; his PhD in the history of art and architecture from Harvard

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Janet Hansen

Deputy Manager of the City of Los Angeles

Janet is the Deputy Manager of the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources where she assists in the administration of the City’s historic preservation program and managed the 12-year SurveyLA project. Completed in 2017, this citywide survey of Los Angeles was the largest ever completed in the United States and recently won awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the California Preservation Foundation. As part of SurveyLA, Janet worked with the Getty Conservation Institute to develop and implement HistoricPlacesLA, the largest customization of the Arches heritage management software to date, and the City’s first online historic resources inventory and management system. Janet has severed as an advisor for other municipalities completing citywide surveys and has lectured on the topic at conferences and universities nationally. She holds a master’s degree in Historic Resources Management from the University of California, Riverside. Janet also serves on the California State Historical Resources Commission, a governor appointed position.

Annmarie Adams

Professor, McGill University

Annmarie Adams, FRAIC, is jointly appointed in McGill University’s Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture and the Department of Social Studies of Medicine.  A native of London, Ontario, Adams graduated with Honours from McGill University in 1981. She then attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received her professional Masters of Architecture in 1986 and Ph.D. in 1992.  She has taught at McGill University since 1990, serving as Director of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies in 2010-11 and subsequently as Director of the School of Architecture from 2011-2015.


Adams’ research focuses on the relationship of medicine and architecture. She is the author of three monographs: Architecture in the Family Way: Doctors, Houses, and Women, 1870-1900 (McGill-Queens University Press, 1996), Medicine by Design:  The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893-1943 (University of Minnesota Press, 2008) and co-author of Designing Women: Gender and the Architectural Profession (University of Toronto Press, 2000). Her research has garnered numerous awards, including the Jason Hannah Medal from the Royal Society of Canada, a CIHR Health Career Award, a YWCA Woman of Distinction prize, the inaugural Arcus Scholar-in-Residence award from UC Berkeley, and most recently the President’s Medal for Media in Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

Conference Contributors

John Aldag

Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City, Langley, BC

John Aldag is the Member of Parliament for Cloverdale–Langley City. He sits on the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. As a parliamentarian, John introduced Bill C-374, to include much-needed Indigenous representation on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Previously, John had a 31-year career with Parks Canada, working to ensure the integrity of Canada’s national parks, national historic sites, and marine conservation areas.

Victoria Angel

Associate, ERA Architects, Toronto, ON

Brian Arnott

Leaf + Branch Lands + Building Corporation, Lunenburg, NS

Brian Arnott is Senior Partner at Nova Interpares, Canada's oldest cultural consultancy. Brian has been a professional heritage consultant since 1972 and is both a Founder and Past National President of CAHP. He is also President of Leaf + Branch Lands + Building Corp a company that owns, develops and operates heritage properties and buildings of character.

Wayne Batchelor

Wayne Batchelor is the Foreman for Catapult Construction Saint John and has been with the company from its first days of operation.

Outflow is a Christian mission that desires to see people walk with a new life, restored dignity and a realized hope.

Outflow works with people in Saint John who live in poverty to address unemployment, hunger, homelessness, and medical costs.

Outflow runs a 30-bed men’s homeless shelter, serves 600-800 weekly suppers and offers daily programs for those caught in the reality of street life.

Catapult Construction is an award winning company for heritage restoration in Saint John and was formed to see people move from a place of poverty into employment. Catapult believes building, renovating and restoring property plays an integral part restoration of one’s life.

Andrea Bear Nicholas

Professor Emeritus, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB

Christine Beard Laaber

Structural Engineer, AECOM, Kitchener, ON

Christine Beard Laaber is a Structural Bridge Engineer with AECOM in Kitchener. When she’s not working or doing family things she enjoys researching engineering techniques from the past. Her heritage experience is specific to transportation structure rehabilitation, strengthening and repairs.

Ellen Bertrand

Parks Canada Director of Cultural Heritage Strategies, Gatineau, QC

Matthew Betts

Curator, Atlantic Provinces Archaeology, Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC

Jim Bezanson

Conservation Architect, Saint John, NB

Raymond Biesinger

Illustrator and Artist, Montreal, QC

Maude Blanchet

Illustrator and Artist, Montreal, QC(double maîtrise en architecture et maîtrise en sciences de l’architecture (avec mémoire) à l’école d’architecture de l’Université Laval, Montréal, QC)

Détentrice d’une maîtrise en architecture, Maude Blanchet poursuit actuellement une maîtrise en sciences de l’architecture. En 2017, sa recherche sur la caractérisation des paysages québécois lui a valu une bourse de mobilité internationale à l’Université Jean-Monnet à Saint-Étienne ainsi que la bourse France-Gagnon-Pratte de la fondation québécoise du patrimoine.

Cecelia Brooks

Director of Indigenous Knowledge, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn, Eel Ground, NB

Michiel Brouns

Oricalcum Linseed Paint and Oil, Leeds, UK

Oricalcum was established in 2012 by managing director Michiel Brouns. Michiel previously worked at Kwarts & Co in the Netherlands where he was a pupil of Haske Van Zadelhoff, a leading expert on paint and building materials for historic buildings.

Michiel has become the UK's leading expert on uses of linseed paint for historic and timber buildings. He is a regular speaker at events such as the IHBC Annual School, the Listed Property Owners Club and the RICS Building Surveying Conference.

Peter Brown

Founder, Bayside Group, Summerside, PEI

Matthew Brown

Urban Planner & Landscape Architect, Ekistics Plan & Design, Halifax, NS

Matthew is a senior landscape architect and planner at Ekistics Plan + Design. He recently returned to Atlantic Canada after working for the award-winning firm Stimson Associates in Boston for 7 years.  Matthew’s research throughout his degrees at the University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, and Harvard has focused on the capacity of landscape and design to act as catalyst in economic diversification and rural regeneration, specifically in Atlantic Canada.

Natalie Bull

Executive Director, National Trust, Ottawa, ON

As Executive Director of the National Trust for Canada, Natalie Bull leads a national charity that is part of a global network of organizations working to protect and celebrate places that matter.  Natalie is committed to making the National Trust an essential source of proven tools and leadership for Canadians working to save and renew places that matter.  The Trust’s programs celebrate monuments and landmarks that tell our collective story, and also provide essential expertise for struggling downtowns, remote regions, and diverse communities. 

Dinu Bumbaru

Policy Director, Héritage Montreal, QC

Todd Caissie

PhD Candidate, Art History and Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Todd E. Caissie. PhD Candidate, Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA). Member of the Board, New Brunswick Internment Camp Museum (Minto, NB).
Todd is a PhD Candidate in Art History and Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies and has several published and forthcoming articles on the NB Internment Camp Museum.

Christina Cameron

Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage, Université de Montréal, QC

Christina Cameron holds the Canada Research Chair in Built Heritage at the University of Montreal where she directs a research program on heritage conservation. She has worked with the World Heritage Convention since 1987 and is co-author of Many Voices, One Vision: The Early Years of the World Heritage Convention (2013).

Heather Campbell

Executive Director, Small, Toronto, ON

Frank Carroll

Board Director & Treasurer, McAdam Railway Station, NB

Frank Carroll served 35 years as Mayor of the Village of McAdam, first elected in 1972 at the age of 23, at that time, the youngest elected Mayor in New Brunswick. Public service remains on top of the list for Frank who is treasurer of the McAdam Lions Club, past president and currently treasurer of the McAdam Historical Restoration Commission, and a past President of the Board of Directors of the McAdam Credit Union.

Bill Caswell

President, National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Hillsboro, NH, USA

Jean-Pierre Charron

Senior Planner, Heritage Conservation, City of Moncton, NB

Herménégilde Chiasson

Poet, Playwright, and Former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick

Tracy Anne Cloud

Director of Lands and Conservation, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn, Eel Ground, NB

Dima Cook

Senior Associate, EVOQ, Toronto, ON

Dima Cook has extensive experience in heritage conservation, construction and project management. She is recognized for her ability to manage large, complex projects from early design to contract administration. As a Senior Associate of EVOQ Architecture (FGMDA), Dima is responsible for directing the firm’s Toronto office.

Pierre Cormier

Président du Musée de Kent, membre du conseil d’administration de l’Association du Patrimoine du    N.-B. et ancien membre du bureau de direction du Musée du N.-B., Pierre Cormier œuvre à titre bénévole dans le secteur patrimonial depuis 1977. Il travaille assidûment à la sauvegarde du patrimoine bâti de sa localité.

Sophie Cormier

Director, Resurgo Place Culture and Heritage, Moncton, NB

Mathieu D’Astous

National Historic Site and Visitor Experience Manager, Parks Canada / Government of Canada, Gatineau, QC

In 2016 Mathieu transitioned from a career in municipal green planning and agri-marketing to Parks Canada. His main focus is the renewal of experiences at several NB and NS National Historic Sites, while improving their positioning within the regional tourism industry.

Victoria Dickenson

Independent Consultant, Montréal, QC

Victoria Dickenson is an independent scholar and consultant concerned with cultural and natural histories, and understanding ideas around place and culture. She is currently Adjunct Professor, Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill Library, and convenor of the national conversation on place - Fertile Ground (Toronto, spring 2019).

Patricia Dunnett

General Manager, Metepenagiag Heritage Park, Red Bank, NB

Alan Edwards

Digital Media Studio Head, New Brunswick College of Craft & Design

Alan has been working on the leading edge of digital media for many years, experimenting with Virtual Reality long before it was mainstream, and has produced several historic VR experiences.

The Right Reverend David Edwards

Bishop of Fredericton, NB

Hayes Farm

Alison Faulknor

Director, New Initiatives, National Trust, Ottawa, ON

As Director of New Initiatives for the National Trust for Canada, Alison Faulknor is leading the organization through a transformation in how it approaches fund development. In everything from philanthropy programs, to social enterprise, corporate sponsorship and foundation and government grants, she is marshaling the resources of the organization for maximum impact. Alison draws on over 16 years of experience working in the non-profit and cultural sector, leading teams to find funding, forge new partnerships and build national programs that engage the public. She holds a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto and an Honours B.A. from McMaster University.

Alex Forbes

City Planner, Charlottetown, PEI

Claire Forward

M.Sc. Architectural Conservation Candidate, University of Edinburgh, UK

Claire Forward, BA, MA, MSc: Architectural Conservation– A graduate of Edinburgh University, Claire specializes in cultural heritage and adaptive reuse of underused buildings. She has participated in various Edinburgh heritage projects and groups such as Tower Block UK and the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland. She is currently working at Edinburgh Castle. Claire is excited to continue her education and career in heritage management and consultancy.

Rosalie Francis

RFrancis Law Sipekne’katik, Indian Brook, NS

Raymond Frogner

Head of Archives, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation / Directeur des archives, Centre national pour la vérité et la réconciliation

Raymond Frogner is the Head of Archives for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. He is the Lead Archivist on the NCTRs project to create a Memorial register of Indigenous students who passed away while under the responsibility of the residential school authorities in the Canadian residential school system. The project is due for submission in March 2019.

Kendra Fry

Regeneration Works Advisor, Faith & The Common Good, Toronto, ON

Kendra Fry is a community connector. As the General Manager of Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts and as an Advisor for Faith and the Common Good, Kendra connects the arts, education, faith groups and community to create dynamic new hubs. Kendra has travelled Canada, the US and the UK creating case studies of innovative, engaged communities of faith. She has worked with multiple faith communities to help them re-envision their places of faith.

Gerry Gillcash

President, Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum, Muncton, NB

Gerry Gillcash, Captain (ret’d) – Gerry has been involved with the Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum for 21 years holding various positions on their Board of Directors and currently serving as their Executive Director. Gerry was deeply involved with expansion of their facility and has firsthand knowledge of how things progressed through a major project.

Jamie Gorman

Consultation Officer, Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick, Tobique, NB

Kerry Gosse

Discipline Leader, Buildings Architecture, Stantec, Dartmouth, NS

Michael Greguol

Discipline Leader, Buildings Architecture, Stantec, Dartmouth, NS

Michael Greguol is a Cultural Heritage Specialist with AECOM in London, Ontario. He is a graduate of Willowbank and has public and private sector project based experience in the evaluation and identification of buildings, bridges, and cultural heritage landscapes as part of land use planning applications and environmental assessments.

Rebecca Haboucha

PhD Candidate, Heritage Studies, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK

Rebecca Haboucha - I am a third-year PhD student in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. My research looks at achieving sustainable heritage management policies with, by, and for Indigenous peoples in the Anthropocene.  I hold an MPhil in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge (2015) and BA Honours in Anthropology from McGill University (2014).

Jayme Hall

Executive Director, Catapult Construction, Saint John, NB

Jayme Hall is co-founder/Executive Director of the Outflow Ministry Inc. and Catapult construction. Jayme also owns and operates a window and door business called Heritage Window and Door in the Saint John region.

Outflow is a Christian mission that desires to see people walk with a new life, restored dignity and a realized hope.

Outflow works with people in Saint John who live in poverty to address unemployment, hunger, homelessness, and medical costs.

Outflow runs a 30-bed men’s homeless shelter, serves 600-800 weekly suppers and offers daily programs for those caught in the reality of street life.

Catapult Construction is an award winning company for heritage restoration in Saint John and was formed to see people move from a place of poverty into employment. Catapult believes building, renovating and restoring property plays an integral part restoration of one’s life.

Beth Hanna

CEO, Ontario Heritage Trust, Toronto, ON

TJ Harvey

Member of Parliament for Tobique – Mactaquac, Former Chairman of the Liberal Rural Caucus, Glassville, NB

Charles Hazell

Co-Founder, Taylor Hazell Architects, Toronto, ON

Charles Hazell co-founded Taylor Hazell Architects with Jill Taylor in 1992.

Charles’ portfolio includes projects both large and small in scale. Many of the sites are unusual, complex, and are in a state of transition. Projects include award-winning works in the cultural, judicial, educational and governmental sectors. Examples of his work include the conservation and adaptive reuse of Dundurn Castle, the transformation of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital into a campus for over 6,000 students, conservation of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, four lighthouses (3 of which will be presented today) and the Clark Centre for the Arts. Each work is a study in the pursuit of meaning and the power of architecture to inspire, reinvent and renew itself.

Integrated within this work is Charles’ interest in applying the expertise and resources of the firm to the service of understanding social, cultural and material science subjects. Examples of this work include research and design to create new clay masonry products, synthetic stone for the conservation industry, building envelope pre-fabrication and a range of environmental issues.

Charles served as architect and heritage specialist on the Toronto Design Review Panel from 2011–2014, and lectures and appears in media on subjects dealing with planning, conservation and design. He was awarded an RAIC Fellowship in 2014 and has won numerous awards for architecture, planning and building conservation.

Reid Henry

President and CEO, cSpace Projects, Calgary, AB

Reid is the President and CEO of cSPACE Projects, a social enterprise based in Calgary, AB. He has over 20 years of experience working on complex, multi-sector development initiatives that build vibrancy in cities. With a focus on executing real estate projects in the non-profit sector, he is passionate about adaptive reuse of heritage buildings and shaping urban districts as places for entrepreneurial communities to thrive.

Bill Hicks

Acting CEO, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB

Dawn Hill

Mohawk Village Memorial Park Director, Brantford, ON

A former student of Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School in Brantford, Ontario from 1957 – 1961. Dawn became an elementary school teacher and taught for 28 years. Currently, Dawn is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Mohawk Village Memorial Park, a not-for-profit, charity organization, that will honour all former residential school students.

Roberta Hill

Mohawk Village Memorial Park Director, Brantford, ON

A former residential school student of Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School in Brantford, Ontario from 1957 – 1961. Currently, Roberta is the Chairperson of the Mohawk Village Memorial Park, a not-for-profit, charity organization and was instrumental in developing the Park dedicated to the memory of former residential school children.

Cynthia Howland

Passamoquoddy First Nation, St. Stephen’s, NB

Stephanie Hoagland

Principal, Jablonski Building Conservation, Inc. New York, NY, USA

Stephanie M. Hoagland is a Principal and Architectural Conservator with Jablonski Building Conservation Inc. Ms. Hoagland has worked on a variety of conservation projects throughout the United States and Canada including finishes investigations, conditions assessments, and hands-on conservation treatments.

Regan Hutcheson

Manager, Heritage Planning, City of Markham, ON

Regan Hutcheson is the Manager, Heritage Planning for Markham, ON. He administers the City’s Heritage Planning program and leads a team responsible for the processing of all Heritage District development applications. He is also responsible for Heritage policy and program development, Heritage financial assistance programs and assists the Municipal Heritage Committee.

Conno Ishiguro Turnbull

Founder, Leaside Matter, Toronto, ON

Jason Jeandron

Senior Archaeologist, Archaeological Prospectors, Fredericton, NB

Ross Keith

Owner/Founder, Nicor Group, Regina, SK

Edee Klee

Co-Chair, NB Community Harvest Gardens Inc., Fredericton, NB

Edee is co-chair of NBCHG, a volunteer non-profit dedicated to creating accessible, inclusive and sustainable growing spaces in Fredericton. Constantly searching for elegant, holistic solutions to societal issues, Edee believes the catch-phrase "To find our way forward, we must find our way back" truly embodies the Hayes  Farm project's regenerative heart.

Koral LaVorgna

Executive Director, AHNB

Rebecca LeDrew

MA Student, Geography, Memorial University

Ryan Lee

Co-Chair, NB Community Harvest Gardens Inc., Fredericton, NB

Graduated from Ryerson University Master of Architecture program, Ryan has experience in interdisciplinary collaborative projects on various topics such as sustainability, heritage conservation/preservation, new technologies and adaptive reuse. He is currently working at ATA Architects Inc. in Oakville, Ontario as an intern architect.

Nathalie Lemay

Nathalie Lemay has been working in her community for 22 years in radio and community television, producing provincial electoral coverage and public affairs programming. For 9 years, she served as Volunteer Resources Coordinator for Rogers tv New Brunswick. This leadership role managing, recruiting and training over 350 volunteers across the province has led her to the Capitol Theatre, where she has been Lead Front of House & Volunteer Coordinator for the past year.

Yew-Thong Leong

Associate Professor, Dept. Of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

John Leroux

Manager of Collections and Exhibitions, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB

Fredericton's downtown churches are home to hundreds of stained-glass windows dating from the mid-nineteenth century through to the present day. In this tour, architect and art historian John Leroux directs our eyes to the way in which the multifaceted ideological and spiritual character of the city is portrayed through the illuminated richness of its stained glass.

Sarah Leslie

President, Friends of the Kentville Library, NS

Sarah Leslie is an educator who is passionate about community and creating safe spaces for her students.  This passion was at the heart of her joining the Friends of the Kentville Library, a group that helped to create a new and innovative library space in a repurposed heritage church.

Sherry Little

Vice-President, AHNB

Yi Liu

Lead, Energy Sector Development, Green Municipal Fund, FCM, Ottawa, ON

Yi Liu is the lead for energy sector development with the Green Municipal Fund. He has a background in energy, clean technologies and the municipal sector. He is keenly interested in supporting the transition to more sustainable Canadian communities, and especially the place of historic buildings in this important transition.

Marie-Linda Lord

Présidente de la Fondation de la cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption & professeure titulaire en Information-communication, L’Université de Moncton, NB

Marie-Linda Lord est professeure titulaire en Information-communication à l’Université de Moncton où elle a été vice-rectrice aux affaires étudiantes et internationales de 2011 à 2016. Elle est la présidente de la Fondation de la cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption de Moncton ainsi que du cabinet de campagne de financement de la cathédrale.

Donald Loucks

Managing Principal, Metropolitan Design Ltd., Toronto, ON

Don Loucks, OAA, MRAIC, CAHP, LEED AP, has over 40 years of experience as an Architect, Urban Designer and Cultural Heritage Planner. His commitment to environmental, economic and cultural sustainability is demonstrated in his contribution to John Street Roundhouse, Gooderham and Worts Historical District, Union Station’s Trainshed and Yorkville-Hazelton HCD.

Jenny Lugar

Sustainable Cities Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, NS

Don Luxton

Principal, Don Luxton and Associates, Vancouver, BC

Nicholas Lynch

Assistant Professor, Geography, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL

Nicholas is an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at Memorial University. As an urban cultural geographer, Nicholas is interested in heritage planning and the cultural contexts of adaptive reuse, and, he is currently developing an interactive and public atlas of adaptive reuse.

Steven Mannell

Director, College of Sustainability, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Steven Mannell, NSAA, FRAIC, is founding Director of Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability. He is a practicing architect and Professor of Architecture. He researches the role of water in society, the conservation of modern built heritage, social change for sustainability, and the emergence of “ecological architecture” in the 1970s.

Paul Marralee

John McAvity

Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Museums Association, Ottawa, ON

Shawn McCarthy

Executive Director, Île Beaubears Island, Miramichi, NB

Seamus McGreal

Planner III, Urban Design & Heritage, Halifax, NS

Kristen McLaughlin

Master of Museum Studies Candidate, University of Toronto, ON

Diane Mercier-Allain

Visitor Services Coordinator, Legislative Assembly, Fredericton, NB

Reece Milton

Assistant Program Manager, EVOQ, Toronto, ON

Reece Milton has a diverse background in project management, historic research, and technical surveying. He joined Toronto’s EVOQ team as assistant project manager and technician, taking on Heritage Conservation District Studies. He is skilled in graphic and visual communication, digital mapping, archival research, client management, and community engagement.

Paul Morralee

Director, Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior, Thunder Bay, ON

Tom Morrison

Principal, Heritage Standing – Structural Engineering for Historic Places, Fredericton, NB

Jim Mountain

Regeneration Associate, National Trust, Almonte, ON

Jim has over 25 years of experience in the fields of heritage, culture and community renewal. With the National Trust for Canada, he helped establish the original Main Street and Heritage Regions programs across Canada, and he is currently working to revive these initiatives as Regeneration Associate for the National Trust

Rebecca Moyes

Arts and Heritage Program Manager, Department of Canadian Heritage, Atlantic Region, St. John's, NL

Rebecca Moyes is the Arts and Heritage Program Manager for the Department of Canadian Heritage, Atlantic region. Based out of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Rebecca manages the delivery of the three arts and heritage programs for the region: Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, the Museums Assistance Program and the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Aaron Murnaghan

Principal Planner, Heritage, Planning & Development, Halifax, NS

David Myers

Senior Project Specialist and Manager, Recording and Documentation Unit Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jane Nicholson

Secretary, Annapolis Royal Wharf Association, NS

Barbara Nicholson

Associate Vice President, Capital Planning and Property Development, UNB

Clare Northcott

Ken O’Brien

Chief Municipal Planner, City of St. John’s, NL

Leah O’Malley

Dept. of Anthropology, University of Regina, SK

Robert Pajot

Project Leader, Regeneration, National Trust, Ottawa, ON

Michael Philpott

Heritage Officer, Preservation, Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, NF

Michael Philpott is the Heritage Officer in charge of architectural conservation (designation and granting) with Heritage NL. With a background in environmental design and material culture he is particularly interested in combining archival research with fieldwork to tell the compelling stories of historic places.

Timothy Plant

Consultation Officer, St. Mary’s First Nation, Fredericton, NB

Chief Allan Polchies Jr.

St. Mary’s First Nation, Fredericton, NB

Alastair Pollock

Heritage Planner, Urban Design & Heritage, City of Calgary, AB

Alastair is one of three full-time Heritage Planners at The City of Calgary, advancing the objectives of the Calgary Heritage Strategy through a varied work plan of policy, legal protection, conservation incentives, and public outreach.

Ève Renaud-Roy

Designer urbain et Aménagiste, L'ENCLUME – Atelier de développement territorial, Montréal, QC

Tim Richardson

Principal Secretary, Office of the Lieutenant-Governor, Fredericton, NB

Alastair is one of three full-time Heritage Planners at The City of Calgary, advancing the objectives of the Calgary Heritage Strategy through a varied work plan of policy, legal protection, conservation incentives, and public outreach.

Meaghan Rivard

Senior Heritage Consultant, Stantec, Kitchener, ON

Ian Robertson

Architect, Fredericton, NB

Colin Robertson

Vice-President, Operations and Risk Control, Ecclesiastical Insurance, Toronto, ON

Colin Robertson joined the Canadian team in 2008 from Ecclesiastical, United Kingdom where he held pro­gress­ively senior pos­i­tions. Colin brings over 20 years of exper­i­ence in man­age­ment, under­writ­ing, risk con­trol and busi­ness devel­op­ment to his role. As Vice President Operations & Risk Control, Colin is accountable for and leads Ecclesiastical’s marketing and regional operations Canada-wide. In addition he is also respons­ible for the growth and evol­u­tion of the organization’s risk man­age­ment prac­tice and for devel­op­ing innov­at­ive, pro­act­ive solu­tions for cus­tom­ers and broker part­ners. Colin leads a national team of exper­i­enced and qual­i­fied underwriting and risk pro­fes­sion­als who work loc­ally with cus­tom­ers and brokers. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds the Canadian Risk Management Designation, in addition to a National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

Dan Rose

Communications Coordinator, Edmonton Heritage Council, AB

Dan currently works in communications at the Edmonton Heritage Council. Outside of his 9-5, Dan champions Edmonton’s built and cultural heritage as a co-founder of HeritageForward, a community-driven advocacy initiative, and as Vice-Chair of the City of Edmonton Historical Board. He previously worked in government relations and public policy.

Carolyn Samko

Senior Project Manager, Heritage Facilities and Capital Planning, Tourism and Culture Division, City of Hamilton, ON

Carolyn is responsible for the Capital planning for 40 designated structures including the buildings on 5 National Historic Sites in the City of Hamilton. Carolyn manages a full range of construction that supports historic sites from civil infrastructure to pure conservation work and has a special interest in historic interiors.

Brian Scott

Oricalcum Linseed Paint and Oil, Leeds, UK

Michael Seaman

Director of Planning, Town of Grimsby and Governor, National Trust, ON

Originally from Northampton, England, Michael is Director of Planning for the Town of Grimsby Ontario; Previously, he was a Manager of Heritage Planning with the Town of Oakville, and a Senior Heritage Planner with the City of Markham and Community Planner with the Town of Aurora.  All four communities were winners of the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership.  Michael also served previously as Chair of the Brampton Heritage Board and President of the Brampton Historical Society.  Michael is contributing editor for heritage for the Ontario Planning Journal,  a regular contributor to Municipal World and currently serves as a member the Board of the National Trust for Canada.  He can be reached at

Emily Sicilia

Landscape Architect, AECOM, Kitchener, ON

Kevin Silliker

Director, Economic Development, City of Moncton

Kevin Silliker is the Director of Economic Development with the City of Moncton where he has worked since 2007.  Kevin has been involved in many City files including the development of the $100 million Avenir Events Centre in downtown Moncton.  Kevin has been instrumental in creating and delivering the City’s downtown and heritage financial incentive grant program and has assisted in delivering over $73 million of downtown building permits in 2017 and 2018.  Kevin also oversees the immigration portfolio for the City of Moncton and led the development of the Greater Moncton Immigration Strategy and the establishment of the Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership.

Kevin graduated from St. Mary’s University and went on to complete his MBA at Université de Moncton.

Kevin has been very active in community initiatives serving as a board member with Downtown Moncton Centreville Inc., the YMCA and the Moncton Minor Hockey Association.

Graham Singh

Executive Director, Trinity Centres Foundation, Montréal, QC

Graham Singh is Founder of Trinity Centres Foundation, a new non-profit established to convert historic city centre church buildings into community and event spaces. Over the past 12 years, Graham has led four historic building and community renewal projects in the United Kingdom and Canada. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, priest in the Anglican Church of Canada, and is currently completing doctoral studies on new community models for church buildings.

Rodney Small

Common Good Solutions & O.N.E. North End, Halifax, NS

Matthew Somerville

Heritage Planner & Farmer, Port Perry, ON

Debra Soule

Economic Development Officer – Arts, Culture and Heritage, City of Kawartha Lakes, ON

Rod Stears

Board Member, City of Saint John Heritage Development Board, NB

Craig Stevens

President, Ontario Business Improvement Area Association & Managing Director, Downtown Barrie Business Association

Glenn Sutter

Curator of Human Ecology, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, SK

Christine Sypnowich

Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Christine Sypnowich is a Kingston academic and activist. Her most recent book is Equality Renewed: Justice, Flourishing and the Egalitarian Ideal (Routledge). In spring 2018 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University where she began work on a new project on the political philosophy of cultural heritage.

Jill Taylor

Co-Founder, Taylor Hazell Architects, Toronto, ON

Bernard Thériault

NB Member, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Caraquet, NB

Mr. Bernard Thériault is an historian, researcher, writer and commentor. He has been retired from the New Brunswick public service since 2010, where he was the Director General for the Premier’s Cabinet. He also served as Director for Aboriginal Fisheries, Gulf Region, for Fisheries and Oceans Canada. From 1987 until 2000, Mr. Thériault served as the member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for the Caraquet riding. During this time, he served as the Minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Aboriginal Affairs, as well as acting Minister of Education. He began his career as an historian, head conservator and Director of programs at the Village Historique Acadien, in Caraquet. He grew up in Caraquet and continues to live there today.

M. Bernard Thériault est historien, recherchiste, écrivain et chroniqueur. Il est à la retraite de la fonction publique depuis 2010 où il a œuvré en tant que directeur général du cabinet du Premier ministre du Nouveau-Brunswick ainsi qu’en tant que Directeur des Pêches Autochtones, Région du Golfe, pour Pêches et Oceans Canada. Il a été élu député de la circonscription de Caraquet à l’Assemblée législative du Nouveau-Brunswick où il a siégé de 1987 à 2000. Pendant ces années, il a aussi occupé les postes de ministre des Pêches et de l’Aquaculture, ministre des Affaires Intergouvernementales et Autochtones ainsi ministre de l’Éducation par intérim. Il a débuté sa carrière en tant qu’historien, conservateur en chef et directeur des programmes d’interprétation au Village Historique Acadien à Caraquet, Nouveau-Brunswick. Il est natif de Caraquet et y habite encore aujourd’hui.

Dr. Dan Tingley

Senior Engineer for Wood Research and Development, Norfolk, VA, USA

Eric Tremblay

Eric Tremblay, Ecologist, Kouchibouguac National Park, Parks Canada, Kouchibouguac, NB

Cindy Tugwell

Executive Director, Heritage Winnipeg, MB

Cindy Tugwell has been the Executive Director of Heritage Winnipeg for the past 26 years, and Manitoba Governor of Heritage Canada from 2006-2012. Cindy is a tireless advocate of built heritage representing the many views of the organization to community leaders and decision makers, and continually works with countless local organizations and building owners.


Connor Ishiguro Turnbull

Founder, Leaside Matter, Toronto, ON

Connor Ishiguro Turnbull, Co-Chair/Founder Leaside Matters (Toronto, ON) - A graduate of UC Berkeley (MArch) and Brown University (BA History), Connor brings a broad mindset to heritage issues and the built environment. After her move from San Francisco to Toronto in 2011, she saw a need and started the local advocacy group, Leaside Matters. She is also an active board member of Ireland Park Foundation and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, and a NYCPP member.

Émilie Vézina-Doré

Conseillère à la mise en valeur du patrimoine, Division du patrimoine et des relations internationals, Ville de Québec, QC

Dr. Kelly Vodden

Associate Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies (Grenfell Campus) Memorial University, Rural Resilience Institute, St. John's, NL

Michael Von Hausen

President, MVH Urban Planning & Design Inc., Surrey, BC

Michael von Hausen is President of MVH Urban Planning & Design Inc. as well as Adjunct Professor at SFU and VIU. His 2018 book - Small Is Big: Making the Next Great Small to Mid-Size Downtowns discusses the potential of small to mid-size towns and cities in Canada. Michael is a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Graduate of Harvard University.

Jonathan Wade

Principal, Social Delta, Ottawa, ON

Jonathan is a non-profit professional with more than 25 years of experience as a staff member, volunteer, board member, and consultant. In the last 10 years, he has provided coaching and professional consulting to hundreds of non-profit organizations, co-ops and individuals seeking to start or expand a social enterprise.

Cynthia Wallace-Casey

SSHRC Posdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Ottawa, ON

Cynthia Wallace-Casey is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Ottawa and member of The Making History Research Unit. She holds a PhD in history education from the University of New Brunswick (Education Studies) and is also an Honorary Research Associate. Her postdoctoral research investigates national narratives, difficult histories, and Historical Thinking in museums.

Paula Whitlow

Executive Director, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON

Chris Wiebe

Executive Director, Woodland Cultural CentreManager, Heritage Policy & Government Relations, National Trust, Ottawa, ON

Since joining the National Trust for Canada in 2006, Chris has been the organizer of the National Trust’s annual national conference and has helped it become Canada’s leading forum for professionals, practitioners, and volunteers working to save historic places. In addition, he assists with the National Trust’s government relations, advocacy work, and development of positions on heritage policies, particularly financial incentives. From 2012-2014, Chris led the creation of the landmark report, Financial Measures to Encourage Heritage Development, commissioned by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers’ Table on Culture and Heritage. Nation-wide in scope, the report used in-depth interviews with property development stakeholders to provide insights into the financial measures best positioned to encourage heritage development.

Chris holds Master of Arts degrees from Carleton University (Canadian Studies - Heritage Conservation) and the University of Alberta (English) and has written on heritage and culture for magazines like Canadian Geographic. He has been an instructor in the Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of Victoria since 2012, and sat on the Board of Directors at the Willowbank School for Restoration Arts (2009 – 2015).

Paul Williams

Solicitor, Intervenor Council, Passamaquoddy Nation

Renata Woodward

Executive Director, Nature Trust of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Renata Woodward is the Executive Director of the Nature Trust of New Brunswick. Her background comes from education and work experiences in the health, international tourism, and natural resource management She has a great passion for the environment and outdoor activities. Renata’s work style is based on inclusiveness, grass root empowerment and partnership building.

Harold E. Wright

Bill Yuen

Executive Director, Heritage Vancouver, BC

Bill Yuen is the Executive Director of Heritage Vancouver Society. He is particularly interested in cultural landscape theory and practice as well as the role that normative economics, and behaviour play in heritage, heritage policy, and social outcomes. Recent work includes being part of the team researching San Francisco’s Legacy Business program and creating a Vancouver definition that is based off of a multitude of stakeholder values. In recent years, he has presented on creative interventions in heritage policy and managing change in cultural landscapes. Bill is involved in all aspects of the society from planning, program development and delivery, to administration and research.

Gerry Zegerius

Senior Structural Engineer, Tacoma Engineers, Guelph, ON


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