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Vice-Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors LouieVice-Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors<div class="ExternalClass2AA1C13BE9A549209D339DD544342B92"><p>​Raymond Louie is serving his fifth term on Vancouver City Council, having been first elected in 2002. His vision is to help create a Vancouver where new opportunities to learn, succeed, and thrive are available to all. As a champion of communities, an expert in civic issues, and a fierce advocate for those who have been forgotten and ignored, he is working to ensure that this vision becomes a reality.</p><p>This term, Council has appointed him to the position of Acting Mayor. For the past two Council terms Acting Mayor Louie has served as the chair of the City Finance and Services Committee, and helped ensure that vital programs impacting affordable housing, the environment, and public safety maintained strong funding during an economic downturn.</p><p>From June 2015-June 2016 he held the position of President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) where he represented our nation's 2000 local governments to the Federal government. Currently serves as Vice Chair of the Metro Vancouver Region as well as a, trustee and board director on numerous other regional, provincial, and national boards including his fun favorite Chairing the Pacific National Exhibition board.</p><p>Acting Mayor Louie was born and raised in East Vancouver, where his family operated a bakery in the heart of "Little Italy" on Commercial Drive for 25 years. Today, he still calls East Vancouver home with his wife and their three children. He served for many years on his children's Parent Advisory Council and is an avid cyclist who raced for several years with a local team.</p></div>, Raymond LouieGP0|#7328fc0e-6441-4cc3-91ac-be52436f581e;L0|#07328fc0e-6441-4cc3-91ac-be52436f581e|Raymond Louie;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18RaymondLouie
Architect and Designer OxmanArchitect and Designer<div class="ExternalClass4B4111FFFBEB4F4E8DBB54094411B4E9"><p>​Neri Oxman combines breakthroughs in materials science with design principles found in nature – bringing a sustainable future within reach. </p><p>Neri Oxman is an award-winning designer who looks to nature for practical design solutions, bringing a lush, wondrous, and sustainable future within reach—one where technology and nature live in harmony. Featured on the cover of<em> Fast Company</em>'s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Oxman transcends the boundaries between art, science and environmentalism. <br><br>Oxman is the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab where she works to enhance the relationship between the built and the natural environments by employing design principles inspired or engineered by nature and implementing them in the invention of novel digital design technologies in areas such as product and architectural design, as well as digital fabrication and construction. </p><p>Oxman was named to ICON's list of the top 20 most influential architects to shape our future, and was selected as one of the 100 most creative people by <em>Fast Company</em>. She was named a "Revolutionary Mind" by <em>SEED Magazine</em> and was included in <em>Esquire</em>'s Best and Brightest. In 2015 she was named to ROADS' 100 Global Minds: The Most Daring Cross-Disciplinary Thinkers in the World. She is included in prestigious private collections and has received numerous awards including a 40 Under 40 Building Design + Construction Award, a Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award, the International Earth Award for Future-Crucial Design, and a METROPOLIS Next Generation Award. Oxman received her PhD in design computation as a Presidential Fellow at MIT, where she coined the term Material Ecology.</p></div>, Neri OxmanGP0|#91764392-6186-4acf-b337-c2c489cc47b7;L0|#091764392-6186-4acf-b337-c2c489cc47b7|Neri Oxman;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Design by nature, revolutionary innovation at the edgeNeriOxman
Innovation and Sustainability, Delta Development Group, the Netherlands ZachariasseInnovation and Sustainability, Delta Development Group, the Netherlands<div class="ExternalClass8CCAF21002F54F2E9FA82066C502002D"><p>Owen Zachariasse is responsible for all Innovation and Sustainability activities within the Delta Development Group. Over the last 12 years Delta has deeply embedded Cradle to Cradle and Circular Economic principles into the heart of its business and within his roll Zachariasse links upstream acquisition to downstream realization with the mandate of delivering on, and ensuring the continuous improvement of Delta's key principles behind innovation and sustainability, leadership, creating and leveraging networks within its developments and building/running an effective, transparent, and efficient innovation process. In addition to his work at Delta Zachariasse is a Principle Partner at Delta's offshoot advice agency "Zachariasse Consulting", is active in a number of local charities and serves as a guest lecturer on the topics of real estate development, business management and change management at The Hague University of Applied Science. Owen holds a BBA from Adelphi University and a Masters Degree in Strategic Management with concentration in Real Estate Finance from the Rotterdam School of Management.</p> </div>,|#7d5b9bc7-e567-4496-8256-7cf3bdfa2fb7;L0|#07d5b9bc7-e567-4496-8256-7cf3bdfa2fb7|Owen Zachariasse;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18OwenZachariasse
Journalist and Professor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism GretsingerJournalist and Professor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism<div class="ExternalClass2591E063F74F4C7A9E182C6E781878CF">Kathryn Gretsinger is a Vancouver journalist. She's a regular contributor at CBC and she teaches at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism.</div>, Kathryn GretsingerGP0|#ad7200d8-0f07-4071-8e7a-af3021e83014;L0|#0ad7200d8-0f07-4071-8e7a-af3021e83014|Kathryn Gretsinger;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#a957a61d-489a-4511-b008-3b138e771d18Innovation NationKathrynGretsinger

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