Ian Clarke is the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and is an Associate Professor of Graduate Studies at OCAD University in Toronto where he has been teaching biology and sustainability science since 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Queen’s University in 1993 and has a diploma in Fine Art (printmaking) from OCAD University. Until 2013 he was a cancer stem cell researcher at the Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto. He is a Biomimicry Fellow at the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute in Montana and is active in Biomimicry Design and Sustainable Design education and consulting. His research at OCAD University focuses on Sustainable Design, Urban Ecology and Urban Agriculture.