Dr. Nadine Ibrahim is the Turkstra Chair in Urban Engineering, and a Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She comes from a cross-section of industry and academia in the areas of urban infrastructure, sustainable cities, and sustainable development, focusing on climate change mitigation in global cities and megacities, and most recently sustainability assessments in megaregions. She leads new educational attitudes and advocates for civil engineers as municipal leaders, where she leverages her industry experience in Canada and abroad, to expand her inquiry into cities through urban and environmental projects. Nadine has taken an interdisciplinary approach to her education, where she holds a BASc, MASc, and PhD in Civil Engineering, and a Certificate of Preventive Engineering and Social Development, from the University of Toronto. She was a post-doctoral fellow working on Engineering Education for Sustainable Cities in Africa (EESC-A), launching a Sustainable Cities course online, and piloting a Global Classroom. Her exposure to municipal engineering leadership and global industry best practices imparts transferable skills that she applies and teaches to generate and seek collaborative opportunities to bring real world engineering leadership examples into the classroom and with other disciplines interfacing with engineering. She is also active in the scholarship and teaching and learning in engineering education, exploring the qualities of the Engineer of 2050.

Innocent Musonda, holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Management and qualifications in construction management and civil engineering. He is professionally registered as a civil engineer (Zambia), construction manager (South Africa), a full member of the chartered institute of building (CIOB) and full member of the International Council for research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB). He has worked in both the public and private sector in Southern Africa. He is currently a researcher, invited speaker, founder and director of the Centre for applied research and innovation in the built environment (CARINBE) based at the University of Johannesburg. He has served as a chairperson of an international conference series on Infrastructure Development and Investment in Africa from its inception in 2014. Prof. Musonda, is also a roaming scholar at the University of Toronto on the Engineering Education for Sustainable Cities in Africa Project (EESC-A).

His research focus is on site-to-office digital applications and BIM integration to improve infrastructure delivery. Other projects include the strategic application of building information modelling (BIM) to the role of construction project management. Recent focus has been on leveraging 4D BIM to improve safety in construction industry and improving infrastructure sustainability using new technology applications. His primary goal is to see improvement in the delivery of infrastructure, to have more sustainable infrastructure developed and that construction of projects is undertaken in a safe and healthy manner