Dr Cathy Daly is a Senior Lecturer in Conservation at the University of Lincoln UK and Senior Research Consultant with Carrig Conservation Ltd. Ireland. Cathy’s research on the intersection of climate change and cultural heritage includes vulnerability assessment, adaptation planning and policy, and the monitoring of impacts. She was a lead author on ICOMOS’s Future of Our Pasts report and co-author of the Climate Heritage Network’s HiCLIP report. In 2019 she was the lead author and researcher for the government of Ireland’s national adaptation strategy for built and archaeological heritage. (www.drcathydaly.com)
Courtney Vaughan is a Métis woman raised on the shores of Bawaating (just outside of Sault Ste Marie, ON) and currently living on Gitchi Gami (Lake Superior), and is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Courtney has worked alongside community-based organizations, Indigenous nations, and the public service sector on topics including Indigenous stewardship and conservation, Indigenous law and governance, Indigenous arts in Canada, and Indigenous pedagogies, research methodologies and epistemologies. Her research expertise explores Métis history and governance, Métis approaches to heritage conservation, Indigenous relationships to land, and the politics of decolonization and reconciliation. She seeks to do work which supports Indigenous self-determination and land protection. M.A. Indigenous and Canadian Studies (Carleton University); B.A. Social Justice and Peace Studies, First Nations Studies, and French (Western University).
Dr Deniz Ikiz Kaya is Assistant Professor in Heritage and Sustainability, and Irene Curie Fellow at Department of the Built Environment in Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands. Trained as an architect, she holds a M.Sc. degree in Historic Conservation and a PhD degree in Architecture awarded by the Oxford Brookes University, UK. Her areas of expertise include heritage management, adaptive reuse and transformation, resilience building, sustainable development, and smart citizen engagement. She has been involved in a number of national and European research and innovation action projects. She is also an active member of ICOMOS Turkey, and functions in the ICOMOS EPWG and CIVVIH groups.
Dr. Georgina Cundill-Kemp is a Senior Program Specialist in climate resilience at the International Development Research Centre, based at the head office in Ottawa. Georgina works to connect evidence to action through climate change programming across Africa, South Asia and Latin America. She has a strong research interest in questions of justice, human mobility, vulnerability, resilience and transdisciplinary collaboration. Previously Georgina was based at Rhodes University in South Africa, where she worked with rural communities on issues of land rights, governance and livelihoods for more than a decade.
Lorna Crowshoe is a Piikani First Nations member from Southern Alberta who maintains strong ties to her Blackfoot community. Lorna has a Bachelor’s of Management Degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Lorna works for the City of Calgary as an Issues Strategist. She has spent most of her professional career with non-profit organizations and government, where she has been involved in a range of culturally motivated projects, including Making of Treaty 7, University of Calgary’s Spopi Solar Home Project, and the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative. She provided leadership to two significant reports for the City of Calgary; the Indigenous Policy and Indigenous Policy Framework, and the Truth and Reconciliation White Goose Flying Report.
Lori Ferriss, the Director of Sustainability and Climate Action at Goody Clancy, leads research and project initiatives for premier educational institutions that are renewing heritage campuses while advancing climate action goals. Her professional practice as an architect, structural engineer, and conservator combines broad policy development with deep technical insights to promote a culturally and environmentally sustainable world through design. A champion for preservation of built heritage as a key measure towards meeting climate mitigation goals, she is active locally and globally through her roles on the City of Boston climate policy technical advisory groups, the AIA Committee on the Environment Chair-Elect, and as a steering committee representative for the Climate Heritage Network.
Mark Thompson Brandt, OAA, RAIC, FAPT-RP, LEED AP, CAHP, AIA-IA Senior Conservation Architect & Urbanist, MTBA Associates Inc., Ottawa; former Director of: Zero Net Carbon Collaboration for Existing & Historic Buildings, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, Canada Green Building Council, Association for Preservation Technology (& Co-Chair, APT Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation) and the Climate Heritage Network’s WG3, “Building Reuse is Climate Action”. MTBA specializes in natural and cultural conservation for architecture and urban design. Parliament Hill projects include $100M Sir John A. Macdonald Building adaptive reuse, which received 7 National/International awards and 5-Green Globes rating. Brandt is co-author of the national document “Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Sustainable Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada”. APT Fellow and Recognized Professional.
Oriel Prizeman is Professor of Sustainable Building Conservation at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. Formerly a practising Architect, she has a first degree and PhD from the University of Cambridge and a diploma from the Architectural Association. Her research exploits non-destructive digital models to interrogate historic environmental conditions.
Paloma Guzman holds a PhD from the Eindhoven Technical University in the Netherlands, a master’s degree on World Heritage Studies and a bachelor’s in architecture.Her research field focuses on the integration of cultural heritage in sustainable development, particularly in urban contexts. She explores landscape-based conservation approaches to bridge interdisciplinary gaps to foster the resilience character of cultural heritage in sustainability agendas including climate change. Her current research targets the role of cultural heritage as a transformative agent for climate responses.Her research interests include exploring systemic theoretical approaches to better understand heritage conservation within the sustainability paradigm. The applicability of her research focus for instance on using the historic urban landscape approach to better link heritage management and monitoring practices and their alignment with broader agendas such as urban development and climate action. Paloma’s professional experience include the World Heritage Cities Program under the lead of Ron van Oers at UNESCO World Heritage Centre. She is also an active member of ICOMOS working group on heritage and climate change.
Rohit Jigyasu is a conservation architect and risk management professional from India, currently working at ICCROM as Project Manager on Urban Heritage, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. Rohit served as UNESCO Chair holder professor at the Institute for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. He was the elected President of ICOMOS-India from 2014-2018 and president of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness from 2010-2019. Rohit served as the Elected Member of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS since 2011 and was its Vice President from 2017-2020. Before joining ICCROM, Rohit has been working with several national and international organizations for consultancy, research and training on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage.
Thea Dickinson is a climate change adaptation specialist. Her foray into adaptation started in 2007 when she worked for Environment Canada’s Adaptation Impacts and Research Division. She has a PhD from the University of Toronto where her thesis focused on identifying factors that help to advance climate change adaptation policy and action. She is a contributing author to three Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report chapters, including ‘North America’ and ‘Climate Resilient Pathways: Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development’
Will Megarry is an archaeologist, geographical information systems (GIS) and heritage management specialist with over 15 years commercial and academic experience. He has a particular interest in the application and transferability of geospatial technologies to archaeology and cultural heritage site management and protection, with a focus on the impacts of climate change and climate literacy. His career has included time in commercial GIS and heritage management consultancy and he has worked at World Heritage Sites and other cultural heritage sites around the world including Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Brú na Bóinne in Ireland. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Geographical Information Science, teaching; survey, fieldwork techniques, GIS and remote sensing to undergraduate and postgraduate students from disciplines including archaeology, geography, planning, civil engineering and architecture. He also designs and teaches continual professional development (CPD) for outside companies. He has directed, and continues to direct, major international and inter-disciplinary research projects addressing some of the most urgent global challenges. He is currently the ICOMOS Focal Point for Climate Action and Cultural Heritage, a member of ICOMOS Ireland and an Expert Member of ICOMOS-ICAHM. He continues to consult for heritage organisations and governments on heritage management and World Heritage matters alongside his academic responsibilities.