Green in the City 2022/2023 Series Finale!
April 4th at Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 6H9
Theme: London’s Weather ‘Forecast’ and How do we Adapt?
- 6:00-7:00 Social
- 7:00-8:45 Keynote Presentation and Panel
- 8:45-9:30 Book Signing, Refreshments and Social
Join us in welcoming veteran broadcaster and longtime Weather Network host Chris St. Clair as he delivers a keynote presentation at the final Green in the City event for the 2022/2023 series.
Drawing on over twenty-five years of experience as a Canadian journalist, Chris St. Clair will be discussing the ongoing effects of climate change and the importance of taking climate action. Following the keynote presentation, St. Clair will be joined by a panel of local experts for a discussion about London’s rapidly changing weather forecast and what can be done to adapt to climate change.
Drop in between 6:00-6:50pm for a mingle and social, followed by a 30-minute keynote presentation starting at 7pm by Chris St. Clair, and panel discussion.
Visitors will have the chance to meet Chris St. Clair following the panel discussion and purchase an autographed copy of his latest book Weather Permitting: Twenty-five years of ice storms, hurricanes, wildfires, and extreme climate change in Canada. Other panelists will also be available for discussion.
Snacks and drinks will be available to purchase from On the Move Organics.
Register on Eventbrite here!
Stefanie Coleman is Chief Sustainability Officer of Doug Tarry Homes in St. Thomas.
Ms. Coleman began her career in construction in 2005 as a self-employed renovation contractor. Since then she has completed numerous building science training courses and earned a number of certifications regarding house construction design, energy use and heating / cooling systems including BCIN-House, Certified Energy Advisor, HRAI Residential Air Systems Design Technician, Thermographer, and Radon Measurement and Mitigation. She is currently completing her Master of Environment and Business at the University of Waterloo. Before joining Doug Tarry Homes, she served as Marketing and Business Development Manager for Building Knowledge Canada, a leading building science consulting firm.
Stefanie has been a strong advocate and volunteer for the home building industry and served on numerous national, provincial and local committees, including:
- 6 years on Executive of the Canadian Home Builders Association and 2 years as National President.
- Is a founding member of the CHBA Net Zero Council's Management Committee,
- Served on the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council for the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
- Currently sits on the Standing Committees for Energy Efficiency and Retrofits for the National Building Code.
- Recipient of the EnerQuality Leader of the Year Award for 2019.
David Sills is the Executive Director of the Northern Tornadoes Project with Western Engineering at Western University
Dr. David Sills earned his Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Science from York University in Toronto in 1998 and then served as a Severe Weather Scientist at Environment Canada for more than 20 years before moving to Western in 2019. Dr. Sills is also an adjunct professor at both Western University and the University of Manitoba, and a principal investigator with the ‘new’ Northern Hail Project. He has led or co-authored 45 journal publications and 36 conference papers, and has served as Associate Editor for the Canadian journal Atmosphere-Ocean and the American journal Monthly Weather Review.
David has received numerous awards and has serves on many committees including:
- Awarded the Rube Hornstein Medal in 2019 for his contributions to operational meteorology in Canada
- Currently serves on the ASCE committee developing a new Enhanced Fujita Scale standard, and
- recently completed a 4-year term on the Nowcasting and Mesoscale Research Working Group of the UN World Meteorological Organization.
James Voogt is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at the Western University.
Dr. Voogt is an urban climatologist who specializes in the measurement and modelling of urban surface temperatures and more generally the heat environment of urban areas. He completed his graduate work at the University of British Columbia and his undergrad from Queen’s University.
He has contributed to research projects on:
- the understanding of the three dimensional surface temperature of cities,
- the use of remotely sensed surface temperatures in urban climate mode, evaluation,
- the climate performance of green roofs, impacts of trees on urban surface temperatures, and spatial variations in the heat impacts on urban residents.
Dr. Voogt is:
- an Editorial Board member for the journal Remote Sensing of Environment,
- past president of the International Association for Urban Climate,
- a co-author of the text ‘Urban Climates’ published by Cambridge University Press, and
- the winner of the 2022 Luke Howard Award from the International Association for Urban Climate.