A look at the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian infrastructure in the face of climate change. This April 24 +PLACE MAKER session, sponsored by BOMA Canada, will explore the latest thinking on how and what is being done to protect Canada's infrastructure in the face of climate change.
Friday April 24, 2015Registration: 8AM - Opening Remarks 8:30AMTed Rogers School of Management Cara Commons, 7th Floor | MAP
Moderator: Peter Halsall, P.Eng, Executive Director, Canadian Urban InstituteKeynote Presentation: The interconnected nature of urban resilience planning and what this means for asset managers. Alexander H. Hay, C.Eng., P.Eng., FICE, FInstREExpert Panel:
Supporting Ground-breaking Research to Anticipate Climate Change: Dr. Blair Feltmate, Associate Professor, Program Director Sustainability Practice, Chair Climate Change Adaptation Project CanadaRelying on Innovation to Re-define Resilience: Thomas Schmidt, P.Eng., Commissioner, Transportation and Environmental Services, Region of Waterloo
Coming to Grips with Risk to Protect and Enhance the Value of Assets: Tania Caceres, B.Comm, CRM, Founder & Principal, Risk Nexus
Closing Remarks: John Smiciklas, Director Energy & Environment, BOMA CanadaAbout our Keynote - Alexander H. HayAlec is a principal in Risk, Resilience & Security Planner at Southern Harbour, based in Toronto. He was previously the Resilience & Security practice leader at DIALOG. Practicing variously in North & Central America, Arctic and South Atlantic, Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, he was the lead protection designer in Northern Ireland, Iraq and the infrastructure protection planner for the NATO estate in Afghanistan. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Centre for Resilience of Critical Infrastructure, where he focuses on operational resilience of communities.
Pictured: Alberta Floods 2013. Ryan Quan