Dominica Babicki has worked in the sustainability, environment and planning fields locally, nationally and internationally for close to 30 years. Her background includes extensive experience with the non-profit sector, government, and academia. Her work reflects a desire to contribute to research and bridge ideas between continents, levels of government, and organizations around environment and sustainable development issues. Dominica worked for the International Centre for Sustainable Cities (later Sustainable Cities International) for 15 years and has also been a researcher and lecturer at the University of Manchester, and an energy manager for the District of North Vancouver. Over her career, Dominica has sat on numerous boards including a board member of Sustainable Cities International, a founding board member of the Vancouver Chapter of the Urban Land Institute, board member of the Community Energy Association, and member of the International Committee of the Canadian Institute of Planners. On Canada’s 150th birthday, Dominica was selected to be one of 150 Women for Nature by Nature Canada. She has presented her ideas on cities, climate change and energy at many conferences, to city councils and international agencies around the world. She has also published articles in a number of peer reviewed journals and books.
Dominica’s studies reflect a passion for trans-disciplinary thinking and international collaboration (B.A. – UBC, Political Science/French Literature; M.A. – Carleton, Political Economy; M.R.M. – SFU, Resource and Environmental Management). Currently, she is seeking a PhD in geography on issues related to climate change, energy and cities which is jointly supervised by scholars from Aix-Marseille University in France and the University of Western Ontario in Canada. A common thread in her professional and personal life is a fundamental belief that the human species must learn and respect the laws of nature in order for us of is to thrive.
Projects I’ve been working on
Parc Marianne, Montpellier, France
Olympic Village, Vancouver, Canada