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CHAIR Academic & Honorary Members

Company: ISO Canada


ISO Canada is developing an international standard on antimicrobial copper with CHAIR Canada and our colleagues from the University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, Vancouver Coastal Health and other partners in Canada.

Company: University of Waterloo


In partnership with CHAIR Canada, University of Waterloo will be starting a scientific investigation on how the electrical properties of copper kill bacteria and viruses plus how this electrical process can be enhanced or modified in the molecular properties of a copper alloy or other metals.  This may also lead to a second investigation on copper nano particles.

Company: Lambton College




The Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre (BPRC) at Lambton College in Sarnia is our newest CHAIR Canada member. Their Technology Access Centre (TAC) collaborates with industrial partners to support the development of new and optimization of existing bio focused technologies and processes in one of their four laboratories.




Academic Member: Erica Susky



Erica Susky is re-certified in Infection Control and is a teacher and consultant. Her experience includes acute care, mental health, long-term care, rehab, outpatient settings and most recently shelters/congregate settings. Erica has interests in education, research, antibiotic resistance, and clinical microbiology. Erica’s training included studying antibiotic resistance at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg where she acquired a Masters’ Degree in Medical Microbiology. She has published in international scientific journals and has presented at conferences pertaining to infection control as well as antibiotic resistance. She is currently on the IPAC GTA chapter Education Committee, and the IPAC Canada 2023 and 2024 Scientific Program Committee. She is currently working with the cardiology program at Saint Michael’s Hospital at Unity Health Toronto.