Archives: Speakers

Mohamed Al-Hussein

University of Alberta Professor, Construction Engineering and Management Since 2001, Dr. Al-Hussein’s research has proffered a number of contributions the industrialization of the building construction process through the development of modular and offsite construction technologies. This has included construction automation for equipment selection and on-site utilization; 3D- and 4D-modelling and automation; optimizing construction operations (from…

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Kelly Wagar

Consultant, Affordable Housing, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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Lynn Olenek, MSA

Executive Director, Heartland Housing Foundation Lynn Olenek is currently the Executive Director of Heartland Housing Foundation, a management body that provides affordable and seniors housing for the sub region of Strathcona County and the City of Fort Saskatchewan. Lynn saw the opportunity to work in the housing sector as a logical step in her career,…

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Councillor Carla Howatt

Councillor for Strathcona County Sitting as the co-chair for the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing was just the beginning of Carla Howatt’s involvement with housing issues. In addition to the taskforce, she then went on to sit on the Capital Region Board Housing Committee, Heartland Housing Foundation and the Pioneer Housing Foundation. She is also…

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Dustin Bajer

Dustin Bajer is an educator, permaculture designer, master gardener, and self-described network nerd. Raised in the country and living in the city, Dustin is passionate about design that combines natural and built elements. Since 2009, Dustin has been practicing permaculture and in 2010 pitched the idea of creating a cross-curricular school garden to the principal…

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Alfred Nikolai

President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton Mr. Nikolai brought over 30 years of experience in fund development and organizational development to Habitat for Humanity Edmonton when he became the President and CEO in February 2005. That year, HfH-E was building four homes. HfH Edmonton is now the largest Habitat for Humanity affiliate in…

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Michael Roppelt C.E.T.

President & CEO of GSS Group of Companies GSS Integrated Energy is an Alberta-based company dedicated to improving the state of energy consumption on the residential, commercial and industrial applications. Specializing in borehole thermal energy storage, this process increases efficiency and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It uses all the best of high performing technologies such…

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Greg Christenson

Owner/President of Christenson Group of Companies Christenson Communities offers its residents a choice of award winning condominium style apartment homes, in a comprehensive “Aging In Place” campus. By offering optional meals, Alberta Health Services funded care, and other supportive services (senior specific care, home care, and memory care for dementia and Alzheimer’s to name a few),…

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Leigh Bond

President of Threshold Energies Corporation Threshold is a design and build contracting firm out of St. Albert. They specialize in mechanical and electrical contracting for the installation of geothermal exchange, solar, cogen, and grey water systems.

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Shaun Hammond

Shaun Hammond is the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Transportation Safety, Policy and Engineering Division at Alberta Transportation. He is responsible for the delivery of provincial programs in the areas of vehicle safety and commercial carrier safety, driver education, licensing and monitoring, strategic policy initiatives and all technical standards and planning for the road…

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