2020-2021 Executive Officers

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President: Chris Uchiyama

Co-Chair, Conference Committee
Member, Membership Committee
Member, Corporate Planning Committee
Member, Annual Awards Committee
Member, New Member Task Force

Ms. Uchiyama M.A has more than a decade of experience providing archaeological and cultural heritage planning advice and expertise to a variety of municipal, provincial, federal and private industry clients across Ontario. Her specialties include: archaeological investigations; cultural heritage evaluation under O.Reg.9 /06 and 1 0/06; and heritage impact assessments. She has extensive experience in research, identification, evaluation and inventory of archaeological resources, properties, buildings and cultural landscapes. Ms. Uchiyama has an active and compliant Professional Licence to Conduct Archaeological Fieldwork in the Province of Ontario (P376).

Past-President: Dima Cook

Chair, Advocacy Committee
Chair, Chapter Liaison
Chair, Nomination Committee
Co-Chair, Conference Committee
Co-Chair, Corporate Planning Committee
Member, New Member Task Force
Member, Translation

Dima Cook directs the Toronto office of Evoq Architecture and has been with the firm since 1998, applying her multi-disciplinary expertise in architecture and project management to EVOQ projects in both the heritage conservation and Inuit and First Nations fields. She has worked on numerous heritage conservation projects, including Union Station, Fort Frederick and St. Lawrence Hall. She is often called to present projects to clients, the public, reviewing authorities and other stakeholders. Dima is a graduate of McGill University’s School of Architecture and is a founding member of Habitat for Humanity’s Montreal chapter. She is also a LEED© Accredited Professional who is developing a new specialty in the operation and maintenance of existing buildings, using sustainable practices that reduce environmental impact. She is a member of APT’s Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation and sits on the City of Toronto Design Review Panel.

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Vice-President: Michael Scott

Chair, Ethics & Conduct Committee
Co-Chair, Annual Awards Committee
Co-Chair, Membership Committee

Michael is an architect specializing in heritage buildings. His work is focused on the rehabilitation of historic building envelopes to the highest standards of conservation and performance using traditional materials, along with interior renovation and conservation in a heritage context. Since 2015 he has been the principal of Michael Scott Architect Inc. in Toronto, where his work has spanned a range of project scales, from major institutional buildings such as the Ontario Legislature and Knox College at the University of Toronto, through to the restoration of heritage homes. Memorable projects over the course of his career have included work on some of Canada’s most iconic buildings, including Toronto City Hall, the original head office of the Bank of Nova Scotia in Halifax, and the Manitoba Legislature.

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Secretary: Alex Corey

Chair, New Member Task Force
Co-Chair, Membership Committee
Member, Communications Committee
Member, Conference Committee

Alex Corey is a heritage planner at the City of Toronto. He began his career at a heritage architecture firm in Toronto, where he worked on a range of rehabilitation and heritage planning projects. His professional experience includes undertaking building and neighbourhood surveys, preparing conservation strategies, and producing heritage conservation district studies and plans. His interests lie at the intersection of historic preservation and sustainable community development. He holds a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto.

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Secretary: Matthew Francis

Honourary Chair, Membership Committee
Member, Government Liaison Committee

Matthew Francis is a creative heritage leader in Canada. As a Manager with the Government of Alberta, Matthew built and led the Municipal Heritage Partnership Program, empowering people to conserve places that matter. He facilitated over one hundred heritage planning projects with diverse local and Indigenous governments. As an Executive Director in the museums sector, Matthew fostered change and organizational strength, while renewing a National Historic Site of Canada. Having established Synaxis Associates in 2018, Matthew co-creates implementation-focused solutions, integrating heritage values into the fabric of healthy communities.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

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Member, Annual Awards Committee
Member, Education Committee

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Member, Government Liaison Committee
Member, Conference Committee

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Chair, Government Liaison Committee
Member, New Member Task Force

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Member, Conference Committee

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Member, Communication Committee
Member, Corporate Planning Committee

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Member, Annual Awards Committee
Member, Translation Committee

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Member, New Member Task Force

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Chair, Inclusion & Diversity Task Force
Co-Chair, Annual Awards Committee
Co-Chair, Corporate Planning Committee
Member, Communication Committee
Member, Conference Committee

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Chair, Translation Committee
Member, Membership Committee

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Chair, Communications Committee
Member, Advocacy Committee
Member, Annual Awards Committee