Lets Move! Speaker Bios
Healthy Places, Heathy People
DR. MEGHAN WINTERS
Simon Fraser University
Dr. Winters is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She is a population health researcher interested in the link between health, transportation, and city design. Her research focuses on ways that cities and their infrastructure can play a role in promoting healthy and safe transportation, for people of all ages and abilities.
Moving Bodies and Minds trough Active Design
KIMBERLY BABA RID, LEED AP ID+C
With almost a decade of design experience, Kimberly has been involved in all stages of the commercial interior design project cycle and has worked on numerous large and small scale interiors/architectural projects acting as Interior Designer and Project Manager.
With a working portfolio that has traversed many sectors such as Workplace, Institutional, Aviation + Transit and Hospitality design, Kimberly is able to draw upon her wide experience to leverage best practices from across the different sectors. She is an advocate for the importance of the integration of graphic design and a strong branding experience and understanding the user experience. Lighting design is a particular passion for Kimberly, recognizing the huge role that lighting plays in occupant comfort levels and creating various pockets of experience within a space.
Better Buildings: Implementing Active Design through Creative Regulations
MICHAEL EPP, MCIP, RPP
City Planner, Community Development
City of North Vancouver
Michael specializes in land use planning and currently manages the Planning Department for the City of North Vancouver, a municipality with significant growth pressure and a constrained land supply. In this context Michael and his team have been working to improve the supply of new housing, to make higher density living healthier.
Prior to joining North Vancouver, Michael has worked in both the public and non-profit sectors on projects ranging from neighbourhood plans, environmental planning, to public engagement.