New Board Members

New Board Members

At the last AGM which was held on November 25, 2010, two new Board members were chosen. Please help us in welcoming Paul Kariouk and Rob Potter to the Board.

Nouveaux administrateurs

Lors de l'AGA qui a eu lieu le 25 novembre dernier, deux nouveaux administrateurs ont été élus. Veuillez donc accueillir Paul Kariouk et Rob Potter au titre de membres de votre conseil d'administration.

Biography of Paul Kariouk

Paul Kariouk has been an owner at 179 George Street for four years. He is a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Carleton University and is the Principal of Kariouk Associates, whose work concentrates on new construction and renovation design projects. He received his professional architectural degree from Columbia University; in 2001 he moved his practice from New York City to Ottawa. His design work has been widely published and has also been featured on television including the series House and Home and Homes by Design. He speaks often on CBC Radio as a guest commentator on issues of Ottawa’s urban and public spaces. He has served for more than ten years on previous condominium boards.

Specific information on Paul Kariouk the work of Kariouk Associates can be found at

Biography of Rob Potter

My wife, HIld Rygnestad and I have lived in EMIII since the building was completed in August 2006. As original member of the Health, Safety and Facilities residents committee, Hild and I got to know a lot about the building in the first couple of years and now we are active in the Social Committee, together with Soloni Negi.

I have a PhD in plant molecular biology from the UK and lived and worked in Norway, Australia, Denmark and the US before coming to Canada in 2005. I currently work from home as a consultant in regulatory affairs for clients in Canada, the US and Europe. Although trained as a research scientist, recent jobs have included a great deal of management including looking after sub-contracting and invoicing with clients from three continents on large US development project. Together with the experience of running my own company, I feel this has given me an insight into financial and budget matters beyond personal accounting. I am particularly concerned that many contentious issues which arise can be avoided by timely communications and would like to address this in the Condominium Association.