Michael Pankiw is currently regional director, Western Canada of IBI Group—a Canadian-based, internationally operating, multidisciplinary company with over 2,500 staff. Mr. Pankiw specializes in land use planning, facilities planning, public consultation and project management for public- and private-sector clients. He has worked with IBI Group for more than 35 years, at offices based in Calgary, Regina and Edmonton, and on projects for clients such as the University of Alberta, City of Edmonton, Capital Health Region, Alberta Health, Environment Canada and the National Energy Board. He was a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners for 37 years. Mr. Pankiw has a BA in Urban Studies from Cornell University and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.