Founding Members

November 2015
Adrian Leyds,
Aleksandar Janicijevic, Board member
Andrew Wickham,
Atif Sayid Omar,
Cheryl Bradbee, Board member
Christine Doody–Hamilton,
Cylma Foxton, Board member
Filimon Tsionas,
Kay Ann Williams,
Oruba Alwan, Board member
Stewart Chisholm,
William Humber

October 2016

Ivan Martinovic, Board member
April 2017
Sam Benvie
November 2017
Jakub Dzamba
Maria Jacome
April 2018
Loloa Alkasawat
Nancy Sherman
October 2018
Kerry Johnston
Rashmi Sharma
Caroline Quinn
November 2018
Gary Pickering
Carolyn Shaw
Ryan Zizzo
March 2019
Kelsey Hamilton
June 2019
Una Janicijevic
September 2019
Hadi Ismail, Board member
October 2019
Sally Moore
June 2020
Elaine Bradbee, Board member
September 2021
Wendy Meininger-Dyk
March 2022
Laura Dunkley
Emily Watson


Dr. Cheryl Bradbee, BPhil, MCS, MDiv, MLA, PhD –  has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies and wrote a thesis on the political ecology of water in a Mediterranean context.  She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture and has taught in a number of different programs across the GTA including courses in landscape design and ecology, climate adaptation, urban research methods, environmental science, and multiple software platforms. Her research is focused on urban climate adaptation.
Oruba Alwan
, B.ARCH. LEED AP®. OAA Architect Currently: teaching at Humber College /Architectural Tech Program. Have taught at Seneca College.

I am passionate about creating healthy, comfortable, functional, beautiful, biophilia, and resilient architecture and, teaching architectural Technologist students at Humber College to educate and train sustainable skills to improve human life for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.

Research Interests Principles of biophilia and Passive design strategies, which applied to architectural projects to improve our wellbeing by connecting to nature.

Uses of BIM to detect, analyze and manage risk for buildings in Applied Technology at Humber College

Training and Development (Certifies Passive House Designers)
Christine Doody-Hamilton is a professor in the School of Environmental and Civil Engineering Technology at Seneca College.  Christine has developed innovative programming in environmental assessment, building environmental systems and watershed management.  Christine has led several applied research initiatives at Seneca, including the Biofiltration for Indoor Air Quality project.  Christine’s current area of research interest is climate change impacts on municipal infrastructure, and low impact development.
Kelsey Hamilton earned her MSc. in Food and Nutrition from Western University, and is currently practicing as a clinical Registered Dietitian.  In her practice, Kelsey has seen many patients whose health has suffered from poor quality food and/or food insecurity.  Kelsey’s research interests focus on the food-health nexus.  This includes the effects of climate change on food quality and food security, and how to develop food systems that are resilient and health-promoting.
Ivan Martinovic, Dipl. Eng. Arch., OAA, FRAIC, AIA – is a principal architect of Archdesign Architects, a Toronto-based architectural and consulting architectural practice providing a wide range of architectural, design and urban planning services. Ivan is a practicing architect with over 35 years of professional experience. He is a graduate of the University of Belgrade with a professional architectural and engineering degree. Ivan obtained his certificate of practice in Ontario in 1991 and for a period practiced in Alberta as well.
Ivan teaches undergraduate and graduate architectural programs at the Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science. Ivan’s professional and academic interests revolving around a basic idea that the architecture of the future has to move away from buildings designed as unique objects to buildings designed as self-sufficient, resilient mechanisms that can respond to the new realities of the society and the environment.
Aleksandar Janicijevic, Dipl. Eng. Arch. – Since 1996 he was employed in the Media Production Department of the Seneca College, and from 1998 in the Centre for New Technologies in Teaching and Learning. Aleksandar was also involved in a research projects in the  Revitalization Institute at Seneca College, creating specific urban analyses of the neighbourhoods in greater Toronto area and in a role of Chief Media Specialist. In 2001 he started his own research initiative as an attempt to rediscover the lost or neglected urban symbols, and urban squares, as a nucleus of any neighbourhood, was a focus of this project. Since February 2012, when Aleksandar took early retirement from the College, he is actively pursuing his private practice in Graphic and Web Design, Photography and Illustration. He is also active in numerous associations and initiatives around Urban Sustainability, Resilience and Revitalization.

William Humber, MES, Director, Office of Eco-Seneca initiatives (OESi), and the Energy Training Office at Seneca College, developed and manages a novel approach to green citizenry accessible at: He is one of two principals of the “Regeneration Institute for the Great Lakes” (ReIGL), Seneca’s partnership with McMaster University’s ArcelorMittal Dofasco Centre for Engineering and Public Policy.
With his McMaster collaborators he jointly wrote The Regeneration Imperative: Revitalization of Built and Natural Assets (CRC Press, 2016) for use by post-secondary institutions, municipalities and private agencies. His bio-capacity enhancement initiatives at Seneca include a community garden (started in 2011) and an apiary (started in 2014).
He has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University (1975) and is author of twelve books, the most recent of which is described above. In co-authorship with his son Darryl he wrote Let It Snow: Keeping Canada’s Winter Sports Alive (2009) covering Canada’s winter sports heritage and how climate change threatens their survival.
In Bowmanville he is President of Valleys 2000 which constructed a fish passageway on the Bowmanville Creek, and is Secretary for the Jury Lands Foundation seeking to re-purpose lands and buildings, which once housed a famed prisoner-of-war “Camp 30”, a recognized national historic site. In 2012 he received Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s national award for educational leadership in sustainability. He has been listed in the Canadian Who’s Who for over 25 years.
Maria Jacome, PhD, P. GeoSummary: Engineer with more than 15 years of combined experience as post-secondary professor and industry consultant, in the areas of civil engineering related subjects and earth/environmental sciences. Education and Distinctions
• Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineer Sciences, Ryerson University, Toronto, 2014.
• PhD in Earth Sciences at University of Liverpool, UK, 2001
• Bachelor of Engineer (Honour) in Geophysics at Simón Bolivar University, 1994
• Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, practicing member since 2013
Employment Institution:Professor Humber Institute of Technology and Advance Learning. Teaching courses in environmental sciences, soil sciences and environmental remediation.Research Interests: Application of geophysical/geological methods to study contamination accumulation and migration in soils and ground water. Implementing integrated approach of site assessment to design the best remediation technology to be used to clean contamination.
Prof. Gary Pickering, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences and Psychology,
Research Scientist, Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute,
Member, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
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University of Toronto:
Adjunct Professor, Charles Sturt University, Australia, &
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Prof. Filimon Tsionas, BEd. AEd,, Dip. Mech. Eng. Tech., Dip. HVAC Tech., Cert. Ad. Ed.,C.E.T., C.F.A.A.
Currently teach at: Seneca College. Have taught at York University (Adjunct)
Research Interests: Building Controls, Intelligent and Integrated Building Systems and Controls
Jakub Dzamba,
M.ARch, Ph.D. candidate
Currently teaching at: Humber College
Research interests: originally focused on space architecture (the design of interior parts of the space station and other habitable space platforms). While still waiting for my first space commission, I’ve focused on my efforts on sustainable agriculture here on Earth; particularly on developing edible insect farming technologies.