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Unstoppable Tracy

Unstoppable Tracy

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ride The Wave of Possibility

Dr. Robert Thirsk

Dr. Robert Thirsk

CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Visions That Unite Us

Mike Peterson

Mike Peterson

Designers Improve Health...Yes, Really! Ask the Doctor

Erik Listou

Erik Listou

Living In Place... The Next Evolution Going Beyond Aging In Place

Julie Sawchuk

Julie Sawchuk

Build Your Space: A Case Study

Sandra Scott

Sandra Scott

Aging Has Changed, So Should Your Marketing Strategies

Jonathan Marriott

Jonathan Marriott

The New Era of Design: LivABLE Housing

Linda Bischoff

Linda Bischoff

Harmonizing Nature in The Built Environment

John Groe

John Groe

The Team, The Tools, The Future

Rebecca Hay

Rebecca Hay

Grow Your Business Through Wellness

Ian Rolston

Ian Rolston

The Future of Design: The Necessary Rise of Inclusive Design

Samantha Proulx

Samantha Proulx

Accessible Home Design: A Quick Technical Perspective

Kalli Solby

Kalli Solby

Living WELL for the Multi-family Residential Sector

Marnie Courage

Marnie Courage

Home Modifications - What Can Go Wrong

Lara Pinchbeck

Lara Pinchbeck

How Do We Measure Success When We Create An Accessible Place?

Jane E. Sleeth

Jane E. Sleeth

Human Factors & Ergonomic Principles in Designing & Building Inclusive Residential Spaces

Mitchell Moshenberg

Mitchell Moshenberg

Accessibility Modifications: Retrofit vs. New Construction

Shawna Meshwork

Shawna Meshwork

LED and Decorative Layered Lighting: Trends of the Future

Wanda  Gozdz

Wanda Gozdz

Building A Business in Aging in Place

Anne Marie Wright

Anne Marie Wright

Panel: Aging is a Powerful Market Driver

Cass Enright

Cass Enright

Panel: Aging is a Powerful Market Driver

Deborah Gottesman

Deborah Gottesman

Panel: Colour and Light for a LivABLE Future

Sharyn Adler Gitalis

Sharyn Adler Gitalis

Panel: Colour and Light for a LivABLE Future

Deborah Flate

Deborah Flate

Optimize Your Selling Potential in the New Normal

Alem Sklar

Alem Sklar

Back to The Garden: how ancient beliefs are reclaiming the modern world

Thea Kurdi

Thea Kurdi

What is a Successful Accessible Design?

Jeffrey Kerr

Jeffrey Kerr

A Realtor’s Perspective On The Future of Housing and Achieving Freedom At Home

Lone Feifer

Lone Feifer

Nature Based Building Solutions – by Design

Marcel Mukerjee

Marcel Mukerjee

The Future of Technology in Our Homes and in Our Lives

Roz Kavander

Roz Kavander

Getting Color Right Is Good For Our Health

Andrea Kantelberg

Andrea Kantelberg

Bringing Wellness to Real Estate – Designing Canada's First Healthy Condo

Jesse Klimitz

Jesse Klimitz

Human Space: Case Study on Multifamily Transformation

Michael Chrostowski

Michael Chrostowski

AgeTech at Home

Phoebe Tung

Phoebe Tung

RADON: What You Don't Know Can Harm You

Rasheed Sulaman

Rasheed Sulaman

The Chemicals in Our Home

Anthony Antolino

Anthony Antolino

Healthy Homes That Address The Human Conditions With Passive Wellness Solutions

Johannes M. Pedersen

Johannes M. Pedersen

Panel: Healthy Aging - A European Perspective

Morten R. Gregersen

Morten R. Gregersen

Panel: Healthy Aging - A European Perspective

Fawn Chang

Fawn Chang

Co-Host

Linda Kafka

Linda Kafka

A Message From The Organizer

Thank you to all of  our speakers! 

LIVE PANEL TALKS 

October 30th

Session 1: 9 AM To 10 AM

The Air We Breathe:
Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Issues Global Citizens Face in Current Living Environments

Moderator

Vivian Lo

M.Arch., Hon.B.Sc., MRAIC, IDC, AIC, CAPS Technical Specialist, MLTC
Director & Special Projects Editor, The Right Angle Journal, VP Colour
Research Society of Canada

Panelist

Tania Bortolotto

OAA, ARIDO, FRAIC, LEED AP, WELL AP, 
President, Bortolotto Design

 

Panelist

Nick Stark

P.Eng., CED, LEED AP, ICD.D,
Vice-President, HH Angus & Associates Limited Consulting Engineers 

Panelist

Jeffrey Siegel

Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, Fellow ISIAQ
Professor, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto

The air we breathe contains harmful airborne contaminants that can lead to serious health issues and even death. The WELL Building Standard states that environmental air pollution is the #1 cause of premature deaths worldwide resulting in 7 million deaths annually. Considering we consume 15,000 litres of air EVERY DAY, the air we breathe should take more precedence in our overall health and pursuit of wellness. In this round table talk our expert panelists will focus on the global issue at hand.                                                                             

This session qualifies for 1hr CEU or 1 ConEd Structured Learning Credit

 

Session 2: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

The Air We Breathe:
How Can We Improve Indoor Air Quality and Make Homes Safer and More Comfortable to Live In?

Moderator

Vivian Lo

M.Arch., Hon.B.Sc., MRAIC, IDC, AIC, CAPS Technical Specialist, MLTC
Director & Special Projects Editor, The Right Angle Journal, VP Colour
Research Society of Canada

Panelist

Thomas Yeung

M.Arch., OAA, MRAIC, AIA, HKIA-Assoc.
Principal, TY Architect
Senior Project Director and Senior Planner of Real Estate – PRC, TopFar Developments Ltd. Canada
 

Panelist

Tomer Zarhi

 P.Eng, HFDP, CaHCC, LEED AP
Manager, Healthcare, Buildings M&E, WSP Canada

 

Panelist

Gary Mallach

Air Health Effects Scientist,
Health Canada
 

 

Outdoor air has been regulated for decades, but emissions from daily domestic activities may be more dangerous than anyone imagined. Harmful airborne contaminants within your home or workplace can lead to serious health issues and even death. It has been documented that most homes are more polluted than the air outside. 

COVID-19 is one of the diseases known to spread by infectious aerosols. The risk of pathogen spread (and therefore the number of people exposed), can be affected both positively and negatively by the airflow patterns in a space and by heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) and local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems. How does this affect our living environment? How can professionals in the building industry help homeowners (or residents) to navigate safely through this unprecedented period of change?

In this informative and lively session, we hear from industry experts what we can do to ensure cleaner air where we live. This panel discusses indoor air quality/HVAC issues in the residential sector, based on the occupant/user perspective. With the COVID situation in mind, how can the trades help tackle the indoor air quality/ HVAC issue to ensure the living environment is a safe place to reside in? Discussions will include existing issues in houses, multi- units, mixed-use complexes (condos with shopping malls/ public transit/community facilities) and the concern residents have about germs and viruses in the air they breathe.

This session qualifies for 1hr CEU or 1 ConEd Structured Learning Credit

 

Session 3: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Putting a Healthcare Design Lens on Planning, Designing, and Building Residential Projects

Moderator

Vivian Lo

M.Arch., MRAIC, AIC, CAPS Technical Specialist, MLTC, Director & Special Projects Editor, The Right Angle Journal, VP Colour
Research Society of Canada

Panelist

Michele Cohen

OAA, MRAIC, LEED
Principal, Health Science Studio
NORR Architects and Engineers
  

Panelist

Aaron Miller

Founder and Co-Owner Hummingbird Hill Homes & Construction,
A Passive House & WELL AP Certified
Construction Firm

Panelist

Roz Kavander

Color Design and Trend Consultant, ColorZest Trainer, Roz Morgan Design

 

Marnie Courage

Panelist

Marnie Courage

O.T. Reg. (MB)
CEO and Inclusion Specialist
Enabling Access Inc.

 

Due to changes in nature of economic forces, advanced technology and people’s lifestyle, the healthcare landscape is no longer as monolithic as before. The boundary of healthcare delivery is expanding and becoming blurred in society since the millennium. Visiting, staying, and receiving treatments in healthcare facilities are no longer the only options for people to cope with illness – aging at home and home care are some of the popular trends.

This issue was further amplified this year when the whole world was deeply affected by a global pandemic. For the past months we have been spending a considerable time at home as we:

  • Attempt to protect ourselves and our families from getting infected and seek ways to reduce the spread of disease (COVID-19)
  • Work, school and socialize at home
  • Live and deal with different generations of people at home
  • Conduct recreational activities (e.g. shopping, exercises, entertainment) at home

This panel discussion will give a brief overview on the basic design principles used in healthcare facilities design. It does not matter the project scale and type – ranging from adding a barrier-free walkway or ramp to upgrading a washroom or HVAC system or renovating a house and so on, some of these design principles are also applicable in planning, designing, and building residential projects to create an adaptable, comfortable, safer and healthier home for people regardless of age, ability, size or income.

This session qualifies for 1hr CEU or 1 ConEd Structured Learning Credit

 

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