The Saskatchewan Chapter 2022 Conference
and Annual General Meeting will be presented to the
membership virtually. The
conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 27, 2022.
This year we are excited to team up with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Saskatoon/Regina Section for a more focused look at the lighting advancements that are being used to benefit and enhance educational facilities.
SAA/AIA Core Credits will be available.
Subject to change
|9:00 – 10:00 am
||Session: Light & Circadian Environments
Patricia Rizzo, MSc, EDAC, LEED
|10:15 – 11:15 am
||Session: Lighting Controls
Tai-Lee Chen, MBET, MIES
|11:30 am – 12:30 pm
||Keynote Session: Geoff Bouckley
|1:15 – 1:30 pm
|1:30 – 2:00 pm
||Annual General Meeting
|2:00 – 2:30 pm
||Update from Ministry of Education
|2:45 – 3:30 pm
||Virtual School Tour(s)
Geoff is an Associate at SMP Engineering and the Studio Lead for SMP’s in house lighting design studio: lightSPACE. He has over 20 years of professional lighting design experience includes an extensive fine arts background in performance lighting design for theatre, dance, concert, and special event productions.
The combination of live performance and architectural lighting experience sets Geoff apart in the industry allowing him to contribute innovative concepts and solutions across a broad range of building types and sites. Notable recent projects include the world’s largest YMCA – The Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton in Calgary as well as Calgary’s Centennial Planetarium transformation into a contemporary art gallery.
Geoff is Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professionals (NCQLP), an Associate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers, and an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) where he recently served as the 2018-2020 President for the Calgary Section.
Patricia Rizzo, MSc, EDAC, LEED AP
Light & Circadian Environments: Promoting health & wellness through circadian-supportive environments, from classrooms to offices to healthcare facilities
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As Healthcare Segment Manager at Axis Lighting, Patricia integrates the latest global research and design principles into education, technology advancement and product design. Educator, researcher, lighting designer, product designer and program manager are but a few roles she has enjoyed throughout her 20+ year career. Her diverse background provides rich material and perspectives to draw from when speaking about light for health and wellbeing. Prior to her position at Axis Lighting she spent four years as Senior Lighting Applications Developer at Philips Research NA, and fifteen years at the Lighting Research Center, as Lead Researcher, Design Program Manager, and Adjunct Associate Professor. Patricia earned her Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University and Master of Science in Lighting degree from the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Tai-Lee Chen, MBET, MIES
Tai-Lee Chen joined Acuity Brands Lighting Canada as Central Canada Solution Sales Manager in 2016 and relocated as Western Canada Solution Sales Manager in 2019.
With over a decade of lighting experience, Tai-Lee came to Acuity Brands as a former specification account manager in the Greater Toronto Area. Prior to the agency he was the International Business Development Coordinator (primarily concentrated in the Middle East Region) & Western Canada Manager to an independent architectural lighting manufacturer.
He is a graduate from University of Waterloo, Faculty if Engineering with a Masters of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences with a Bachelor of Science. He was an active member of the IES while also serving on the board in Toronto prior to his move out West.
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
The Illuminating Engineering Society is a not-for profit
organization dedicated to all aspects of the
ART and SCIENCE of ILLUMINATION.
The IES is the recognized technical authority on
illumination. For over a century its objective has
been to communicate information about all aspects
of good lighting practice to its members, to the
lighting community, and to consumers through a
variety of programs, publications, and services.
The IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and
information and a vehicle for its members’
professional development and recognition. Through
its committees, the IES correlates research,
investigations, and discussions to guide lighting
experts and laypersons via consensus-based
The strength of the IES is its diversified
membership consisting of engineers, architects,
designers, educators, students, contractors,
distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and
scientists. This diverse group contributes to the
mission of the society: to improve the lighted
environment by bringing together those with lighting
knowledge and by translating that knowledge into
actions that benefit the public.
Want to learn more about the Illuminating
Engineering Society (IES)? Click on this link: https://www.ies.org
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