Practitioner members include people in government, the voluntary sector, and private sector interested in the institute’s research and findings and who actively participate in WICI meetings, workshops, and conferences open to a general audience. 

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Robert Babin

Data Analyst, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

Robert holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and a Master of Arts in Planning from the University of Waterloo. During his time at Waterloo, he developed the residential valuation sub-model for a regional land-market transportation microsimulation project.

Kariappa Bheemaiah

Kariappa Bheemaiah

Researcher, data analyst, Grenoble Ecole de Management

Currently working as a researcher and data analyst at the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France, Kariappa Bheemaiah‘s previous experiences include working as a marine engineer, a French foreign legionnaire, and as a business professional.

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Robert M. Cutler

Complex Organization & Decision Specialist

Robert M. Cutler is an energy consultant, political anyalyst, communications strategist and organizational designer. Beyond the theory of complex systems, his applications of complex-systems anaysis include international energy geo-economics and organizational resilience and antifragility, emphasizing evolutionary perspectives.

Sami Houry

Sami Houry

Senior Research Officer and Project Manager, Athabasca University

Dr. Sami Houry is a senior research officer and project manager with Institutional Data Analysis at Athabasca University. He holds a BSc in physics from the University of Toronto (1997), an MBA from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2000), and a certified analytics and insights professional designation from CAIP Canada.

Xiongbing Jin

Xiongbing Jin

Senior Specialist at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

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Jamie Miller

Founder, Biomimicry Frontiers

Jamie is an award-winning designer and founder of Biomimicry Frontiers. He has been trained by Janine Benyus (the author of “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature”) and has been building biomimicry in Ontario through his consulting, lectures, and workshops since 2007.

Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith

Director of project management, Communitech

Glenn Smith, P.Eng., is a University of Waterloo engineering graduate.

Ola Tjornbo

Ola Tjornbo

Principal, Archipelago Consultants

Dr. Ola Tjornbo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, at University of Concordia, and the Principal for Archipelago Consultants. Ola has a PhD in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs looking at the role of social media networks in governance.

Kevin Yeung

Kevin Yeung

Transport consultant, Arup

Kevin Yeung is fascinated with mobility and the way it shapes cities. He strives to improve the way people move whether it be by foot, bike, car, bus or train. Yeung completed his Master of Applied Science in civil engineering and planning at the University of Waterloo.

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