Join us for a panelists discussion about how to grow as a biomimicry professional. Our three Canadian presenters will speak to their how they learned more about biomimicry, and the opportunities that are out there today.
Biomimicry Alberta Lecture Series: Think Like a Pro
Friday November 27, 2020
12:00 MST to 1:00
- Anne-Marie Daniel, Partner, Innovation, NatuR&D
- Jamie Miller, President, Biomimicry Frontiers
- Omar Al-Zehhawi, Architectural Design Manager/Project Manager
- And hosted by Marjan Eggermont, Teaching Professor, University of Calgary
Biomimicry Alberta was created to ignite a regional network for design innovation, to promote learning by exploring nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies, and to create synergies for sustainable change in Alberta.
Anne-Marie Daniel, Partner, Innovation, NatuR&D
Over a career as a mediator highlighting the problems facing people and the planet, Anne-Marie has a deep belief in people’s creative spirit and desire to have a lifestyle that is in sync with Nature. With some extra help in the form of teamwork, talent and tools, she believes we can design our way out of this planetary mess if everyone brings their piece of the puzzle. Anne-Marie holds a BFA in Theatre Design, a Graduate Certificate in Mediation, a Masters in Biomimicry and is a Certified Biomimicry Professional.
Jamie Miller, President, Biomimicry Frontiers
Jamie Miller is the Founder of Biomimicry Frontiers – an award winning sustainability consultancy based out of Guelph, Ontario. He earned his PhD in engineering at the University of Guelph, focusing on systems-level biomimicry in urban resilience and was the director of the Biomimicry program at OCAD University. Jamie has recently started the Biomimicry Commons, an education and incubation platform, which Fast Company called a “World Changing Idea” in 2019. He is a two-time TEDx speaker and was named a “New Centurion” by the David Suzuki foundation.
Omar Al-Zehhawi, Architectural Design Manager/Project Manager
Omar is an award-winning Architectural Designer/Project Manager with 25+ years of flourishing international experience in the architectural industry. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture with an approach specialized in comparing primitive pattern-based architecture to structures built by organisms. His passion in studying the relation of form and nature led him to generate and develop a multitude of creative and sustainable designs inspired by the process of biomimicry, creating spaces that focuses on improving the wellbeing of communities.”
Marjan Eggermont, Teaching Professor, University of Calgary
Dr. Marjan Eggermont is a Teaching Professor and faculty member at the University of Calgary in the Mechanical and Manufacturing department of the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary. She co-founded and designs ZQ (zqjournal.org), an online journal to provide a platform to showcase the nexus of science and design using case studies, news, and articles.