Seeking Members

As the Think Tank initiative evolves it is expected that there will be a need to form new Think Tanks around new subject matter or process-based initiatives. A minimum of three volunteers are required to start up a CanBIM Think Tank with Board approval. If you are a CanBIM Member and you would like to participate, we encourage you to sign up through the website today!


  • Surveying the current courses related to BIM in Canadian universities and technical colleges, and learning from the experiences of the US and other countries
  • Addressing the challenges of systematically introducing BIM in undergraduate and graduate curricula (design, construction and FM related courses)
  • Considering the benefits of BIM for supporting integrated life cycle management and sustainability issues
  • Linking education with AECOO industry needs (interoperability and data sharing)


Pietro Ferrari

B.Tech., B.Arch., M.Arch., MRAIC, Assoc.AIA, Professor and Program Coordinator, School of Architectural Studies - George Brown College

Gary Gerard

Professor, Architectural Technology Coordinator, BIM and Integrated Practice - Fanshawe College

Dan Bechard

Academic Chair, Engineering Technologies - Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Reva Bond Ramsden

Dean - School of Construction, SAIT

Lara Chow

Associate Director - Carleton Immersive Media Studio

Jamie Newman

Marketing Manager - Global eTraining

Kirby Reycraft

Faculty - Nova Scotia Community College

Kirk Stalkie

Design Technology Manager - NORR
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