IRR MEMBERS


If you wish to become an IRR member please send email to: irr-neram@uwaterloo.ca

 

 
   

Executive Committee

Dr. Adel Sedra Dean of Engineering
Dr. D. George Dixon Biology
Dr. Paul Guild Vice-President, Research
Dr. Murray E. Haight School of Urban & Regional Planning
Dr. Stephen McColl Department of Health Studies and Gerontology
Dr. John Shortreed Department of Civil Engineering

 

 
Members A-C D-G H-L M-P R-U W-Z
 

 

 

John G.U. Adams
Geography
University College London
Tel: (01) 387-7050
email: jadams@geog.ucl.ac.uk
Webpage: www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/~jadams
Expertise: Transport planning, road safety, risk perception, risk communication.

 
Ertugrul Alp
Principal
Alp & Associates Inc.
Tel: (905) 508-2595
Email: ertugrulalp@rogers.com
Website: www.ertugrulalp.com
Expertise: Integrated risk assessment and management for organizations with exposures to hazardous material, process, and security risks; quantitative risk analysis using frequency and consequence models; enterprise risk management for companies and government departments with responsibilities for public, occupational and environmental safety.

 
Paul Amyotte
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Dalhousie University
Tel: (902) 494-3976
Email: paul.amyotte@dal.ca
Webpage: chemicalengineering.dal.ca/Amyotte.php
Expertise: Dust explosion prevention and mitigation, hybrid mixture explosions, process safety management, inherent safety, human factors, quantitative risk assessment.

 
Jean Andrey
Professor, Geography
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33629
Email: jandrey@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.fes.uwaterloo.ca/geography/Faculty/andrey.html
Expertise: Transportation policy and risk management issues, mainly in Canada; implications of climate change for transportation planning; winter storms and winter road maintenance; telecommuting; and the geography of road safety - both generally and more specifically for older drivers.

 
Rajan Batta
Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Tel: 716 645-2772 x1105
Email: batta@eng.buffalo.edu
Webpage: www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~batta
Expertise: Routing/location of hazardous materials trucks/dump-sites; hazardous materials transport.

 
Peter Bein
Transportation Systems Consultant
Tel: (604) 228-9437
Email: piotr.bein@umag.net
Expertise: Decision analysis of civil engineering systems under uncertainty and risk; modeling and assessment of natural and man-made hazards to civil engineering works, and risks arising in transportation of people and goods.

 
Frank G. Bercha
President
Bercha Group
Tel: (403) 270-2221
Email: bgroup@berchagroup.com
Website: www.berchagroup.com/index.htm
Expertise
: Development and application of methods of risk analysis to oil and gas facilities, transportation systems, and arctic offshore operations; use of probabilistic methods in engineering design; risk based land use guidelines.


 
Richard W. Bodell
Professor, Economics
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32047
Email: rwbodell@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: economics.uwaterloo.ca/fac-Bodell.html
Expertise
: Natural resources - renewable, non-renewable, permits vs control policies; Cost/benefit - public policy, non-marketed (goods and services), consistency of approach.

 
Phelim P. Boyle
Professor, Accounting Group
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x36513
Email: pboyle@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: http://accounting.uwaterloo.ca/people/boyle
Expertise
: Financial risk management; insurance, risk sharing.

 
Gordon M. Bragg
Professor Emeritus & Adjunct, Mechanical Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 ext. 33336
Email: gmbragg@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.mme.uwaterloo.ca/people/info
Expertise: Risk analysis related to asbestos, quantitative exposure assessment, exposure physics, industrial ventilation and hygiene, indoor air quality, environmental impact assessment.

 
Ronald Brecher
Principal
GlobalTox International Consultants Inc.
Tel: (519) 766-1000 x 223
Email: rbrecher@globaltox.ca
Webpage: www.globaltox.ca/staff_rb.php
Expertise: Human exposure modelling, quantitative risk assessment/characterization, risk perception, communication; all with regard to environmental or occupational exposures to toxic chemicals.
 

K. Stephen Brown
Professor, Statistics & Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35500
Email: ksbrown@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.stats.uwaterloo.ca/Faculty/Brown.KS
Expertise: Biostatistics, statistical consulting, generalized linear models.

 
Richard Brummer
President
Itasca Consulting Canada Inc.
Tel: (705) 522-2697
 
Website:www.itasca.ca/canada
Expertise: Mining, geomechanics, mining accidents, mine decommissioning, risk assessment.

 
Conrad G. Brunk
Director, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society
University of Victoria
Tel: (250) 721-6325
Email: csrs@uvic.ca
Web[age: web.uvic.ca/csrs/about/Brunk
Expertise: Philosophy and ethics of technological risk at the national level, e.g. nuclear risks, nuclear deterrents, plant and animal health risks, biotechnology.

 
Gordon Butte
President
Decision Partners, LLC
Tel: (941) 355-4441
Email: gbutte@decisionpartners.com
Website: www.decisionpartners.com
Expertise: Strategic risk communications processes, methods and tools applied to issues related to health, environment, electricity, new technology, and siting projects; multi-stakeholder, multi-channel stakeholder engagement processes; public judgment; strategic planning; training; innovation management; mental models research.

 
John Buzacott
Professor Emeritus, Management Science Specialization
Schulich School of Business
York University
Tel: (416) 736-5074
Email: jbuzacot@schulich.yorku.ca

Webpage: www.schulich.yorku.ca/ssb-extra/faculty
Expertise: Manufacturing systems; production management; manufacturing strategy; supply chain management, operations research.

 
John Byerley
Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33409
Email: jjbyerle@retirees.uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: chentserver.uwaterloo.ca/faculty_emeriti/byerley
Expertise: Inorganic toxicity hazards.
Jamie Cassels
Vice-President Academic and Provost
Professor of Law
University of Victoria
Tel: (250) 721-7010
Email: jcassels@uvic.ca
Webpage: web.uvic.ca/vpac/general/cassels
Expertise: Industrial safety, law, policy & regulation.

 
Neil Charness
Professor, Psychology
Florida State University
Tel: (850) 644-6686
Email: charness@psy.fsu.edu
Webpage: www.psy.fsu.edu/~charness
Expertise: Age and human factors.
 
George Z. Chen
Senior Lecturer
School of the Built Environment
Liverpool John Moores University
Tel: 44 0 151 231 2846
Email: z.chen@ljmu.ac.uk
Webpage: hk.geocities.com/at55379/index.html
Expertise:
 
Winston H. Cherry
Professor, Statistics & Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35507
Email: wcherry@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.stats.uwaterloo.ca/Faculty/Cherry
Expertise: Statistical studies to diseases, statistics education.
 

Richard Cook
Associate Professor, Statistics & Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567, x35549
Email: rjcook@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.stats.uwaterloo.ca/Faculty/Cook
Expertise: Development and application of statistical methods for public health; analysis of life history data, longitudinal data, sequential methods, multivariate analysis, clinical trial design, and the assessment of diagnostic tests.


Vincent Covello
Center for Risk Communication
Tel: (212) 222-7841
Webpage: www.centerforriskcommunication.com
Expertise: Community involvement; risk communication; risk perception.

 
David M. Cruden
Emeritus Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta
Tel: (780) 492-5923
Email: dave.cruden@ualberta.ca
Webpage: www.engineering.ualberta.ca/geotechnical/cruden

Expertise: Development of a worldwide inventory of landslides; detailed studies of slope movements at sites in the Canadian Cordillera, the Interior Plains and in the French Alps; laboratory studies on the friction of the surfaces of brittle natural materials; fundamental studies of rock fabric.

 
Frank H. Curry
President
Curry Hydrocarbons Inc.
Tel: (416) 298-9563
Email: fhcurry@rogers.com
Website: curryhydrocarbons.ca
Expertise: Process hazard analysis, process and equipment reliability analysis, failure investigation, emergency response planning, safety engineering, HAZOP, worst case scenario, compliance audits.

 
Renzo Dalla Via
Regional Team Leader
Industrial Accident Prevention Association
Tel: (416) 798-0220
Email: rdallavia@iapa.on.ca
Website: www.iapa.on.ca
Expertise: Occupational health and safety program auditing, consulting, training; occupational risk analysis education; promotion of general hazard/risk models; risk education.

 
Michael P. Davies
Vice-President
AMEC Earth & Environmental
Tel: (604) 473-5304
Email: michael.davies@amec.com
Website: www.amec.com
Expertise: Consulting engineering, heavy civil, mine waste management, open pit design, risk assessments, earthquake engineering, liquefaction evaluations, foundation engineering and general engineering geology.

Diana Del Bel Belluz
Risk Wise Inc.
Tel: (416) 686-7362
Email: diana.belluz@riskwise.ca
Expertise: Integrated operational risk management consulting (e.g. health, safety, environment business continuity, liabilities, etc.), risk management training, risk communication.
 
Aaron Dinovitzer
President
BMT Fleet Technology Limited
Tel: (613) 592-2830 x203
Email: adinovitzer@fleetech.com
Website: www.fleetech.com
Expertise: Structural reliability analysis and optimal design; pipeline & ship structures research; structural and mechanical integrity assessment and metallurgical principals; LSD code calibration.

 
D. George Dixon
Professor, Biology
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32531
Email: dgdixon@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.biology.uwaterloo.ca/people/gdixon
Expertise: Effects of toxic chemicals, including metals and oilsands process water, on aquatic organisms, principally fish; biotic modifying factors of toxicity; development of methods for environmental effects monitoring. Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling of contaminant levels in fish.


 
James Dooley
Professor, Faculty of Management
University of Toronto
Tel: (416) 978-4914
Expertise: Effects of the concern for health and the environment on corporate strategy & the management of operations. Operations management strategy, national and international with a focus on S.E. Asia.

 
Leonard Eckel
Professor, School of Accountancy (retired)
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x37238
Email: leckel@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: accounting.uwaterloo.ca/alumni/fellowships/LeonardEckel
Expertise: Environmental/ecological, policy & regulation, risk management/communication.

 
Edna F. Einsiedel
Professor of Communication Studies
Faculty of Communication and Culture
University of Calgary
Tel: (403) 220-3924
Email: einsiede@ucalgary.ca
Webpage: www.ucalgary.ca/~einsiede
Expertise: Risk communication, risk perception, media studies.

 
T. Duncan Ellison
Executive Director
Canadian Water and Wastewater Association
Tel: (613) 747-0524
Email: tdellison@cwwa.ca
Website: www.cwwa.ca
Expertise: Impact of chemicals in the environment on public safety and health. Public health risk assessment and management incorporating risk identification, analysis, option formulation and selection. Vulnerability assessments, emergency response planning and training. Policy and legislative anlaysis.
 
Erhan Erkut
Professor, Finance and Management Science
University of Alberta
Tel: (403) 492-3068
Email: erhan.erkut@ualberta.ca
Website: www.bus.ualberta.ca/eerkut
Expertise: Decision-making, transportation, uncertainty.

 
Grahame J. Farquhar
Civil Engineering, Dist. Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33989
Email: fark@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/our_people
Expertise: Contaminant transport in soil and groundwater; design of acid rain abatement strategies; waste management and disposal; landfill gas and leachate control; industrial and hazardous wastewater treatment.

 
Adam Finkel
Environmental & Occupational Health
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Princeton University
Tel: (609) 258-4828
Email: afinkel@princeton.edu
Webpage: www.princeton.edu/Finkel
Expertise: Quantitative risk assessment, uncertainty analysis, regulatory policy, regulatory economics, occupational health, industrial hygiene, decision theory, cancer biology.
 

 
Terry Flynn
President
Frontline Corporate Communications Inc.
and DeGroote School of Business at McMaster
Tel: (888) 848-9898 x201
Email: flynn@onthefrontlines.com
Webpage: www.fcc.onthefrontlines.com/main
Expertise: Risk communication training; Media training; Development and implementation of community relations plans (CRP).
 
 
 
Gerry Forbes
President & Chief Engineer
Intus Road Safety Engineering Inc.
Tel: (905) 332-9470
Email: gerry@intus.ca

Website: www.intus.ca
Expertise: Risk analysis and evaluation in highway safety, road design, traffic management and operations/maintenance.

 
David Fuller
Professor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies
Management Sciences
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32683
Email: dfuller@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.mansci.uwaterloo.ca/about/faculty/dfuller
Expertise: Models of energy markets and emissions.

Hossam A. Gabbar
Associate Professor, Division of Industrial Innovation Sciences
Graduate School of Natural Science & Technology
Okayama University, Japan
Tel: +81(0)86-251-8060
Email:
gabbar@cc.okayama-u.ac.jp
Webpage: syslab2.mech.okayama-u.ac.jp/staff/gabbar
IEEE Senior Member, and Chair of IGPS: www.ieeesmc.org/technicalcommittess/tc_igps.html
Expertise: Process synthesis, modeling & simulation; future energy production chain scenario evaluation; supply chain planning, design, and management; recycling, and natural resources planning & management; LCA, environmental safety and pollution control mechanisms; root cause and fault propagation analysis; enterprise risk & process/facility safety management; computer-aided fault diagnosis; operation planning and design, and operating procedures synthesis; asset management and plant maintenance management

 
Murali Ganapathy
Principal
SENES Consultants Ltd.
Tel: (905) 764-9380 x350
Email: mganapathy@senes.ca
Website: www.senes.on.ca
Expertise: Safety audit, dispersion modeling, vulnerability analysis and off-site/on-site emergency planning.

 
J. Alan George
Info Systems and Technology
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 84800
Email: jageorge@uwaterloo.ca
 

William M. Goodman
Associate Professor
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Email: bill.goodman@uoit.ca
Website: www.businessandit.uoit.ca/EN/main/35922/142636/142661.html
Expertise: Statistical consulting and risk analysis, "Key Factors Analysis,” severity distributions, decision theory and logic modeling.

 
Janet Gough
Senior Policy Analyst
ERMA New Zealand
Tel: (00643) 329-9735
Email: janet.gough@ermanz.govt.nz
Websites: www.ermanz.govt.nz, and www.tba.co.nz
Expertise: Environmental risk management including economic and social aspects of risk analysis.

 
John Gow
Safety Services (Gow) Inc.
Tel: (403) 686-6180
Expertise: Safety management system; emergency response planning; environmental assessments.

 
John Gratwick
Associate
Hickling Corp.
Tel: (902) 423-1606
Email: johngrat@hfx.eastlink.ca
Expertise: Transportation policy and management; transportation safety policy.

 
Clive L. Greenstock
Research Officer, Safety, Environmental & Radiological Protection
AECL
Tel: (613) 584-3311, x6053
Email: greenstockc@aecl.ca
Expertise: Relative risks associated with ionizing radiation; radiation protection strategies; biological dosimetry R&D; molecular, biochemical and geographical epidemiology.

 
Robin S. Gregory
Assoc. Director, Eco Risk Research Unit
Univesity of British Columbia
Tel: (250) 539-5701
Email: rgregory@unixg.ubc.ca
Expertise: Decision making; environmental/ecological; risk management.

 
Brian J. Griffin
Golder Associates
Tel: (403) 299-4615
Email: bgriffin@golder.com
Website: www.golder.com
Expertise: Risk management and analysis of environmental, health, safety and financial issues in a range of business sectors including oil and gas, mining, transportation and utilities.

 
Lino Grima
Professor, Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Toronto
Tel: (416) 461-5390
Email: lino.grima@utoronto.ca
Website: myprofile.cos.com/grima
Expertise: Economic and social aspects of risk management, particularly risk communication.

 
Murray E. Haight
Associate Professor, School of Planning
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33027
Email: mehaight@fes.uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Hazardous and solid waste, planning and management with focus on South East Asia, environmental management systems (ISO), ecology.

Ron Haley
Senior Specialist, Toxicology and Risk Assessment
RWDI Air Inc.
Tel: (519)823-1311 x2276
Email: ron.haley@RWDI.com

Expertise: Consulting experience in human health risk assessment, toxicology, environmental impact assessment and risk-based decision-making.

Walter E. Harris
Professor Emeritus, Analytical Chemistry
University of Alberta
Email: walter.harris@ualberta.ca
Website: www.chem.ualberta.ca
Expertise: Analytical chemistry, hazardous waste destruction facility siting regulatory limit setting, risks of PCB's and dioxins, risk assessment.
 
Stanley R. Hatcher
Tel: (416) 873-1369
Email: Shatcher@idirect.com
Expertise: Nuclear, organizational social, cultural factors in risk, risk perception.

 
Larry Haworth
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
University of Waterloo
Email: haworth@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Personal autonomy as a philosophical, psychological & political idea; risk assessment methodology with reference to the role of extra-scientifc elements (values, world-views); special application to genetic engineering.

 
John F. Hicks
School of Occupational and Public Health
Ryerson University
Tel: (416) 821-0592
Email: jhicks@ryerson.ca
Expertise:Environmental health risk assessment; air dispersion, exposure assessment.

 
 
Keith W. Hipel
Professor, Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32830
Email: kwhipel@uwaterloo.ca
Website: www.systems.uwaterloo.ca/Faculty/Hipel
Conflict Analysis Group Website: www.systems.uwaterloo.ca/Research/CAG
Expertise: Development and application of systems design methodologies such as conflict resolution and time series analysis.

 
Hanping Hong
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Western Ontario
Tel: (519) 679-2111 ext 88315
Email: hongh@uwo.ca
Expertise: Risk analysis, reliability method, designate calibration.

 
Steve E. Hrudey
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Associate Dean, School of Public Health

University of Alberta
Tel: (780) 492-6807
Email: steve.hrudey@ualberta.ca
Webpages: www.phs.ualberta.ca/hrudey_research.cfm and www.eab.gov.ab.ca/members.htm
Expertise: Environmental/human health risk assessment; risk communication; risk management.

 
Janice Husted
Associate Professor, Health Studies
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35129
Email: jhusted@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Epidemiology

 
Harshadbala Jadeja
Laboratory Technician, MSc Student

Institute for Groundwater Research
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33930

Email: hjadeja@scimail.uwaterloo.ca
 

 
Allan Jones
Executive Director
Allan Jones & Associates, Inc.
Tel: (905) 335-5463
Email: allan.jones@attcanada.net
Expertise: Environmental policy development; risk communication; responsible care development and its application beyond the chemical manufacturing industry.

 
Brad Judson
President
GeoInfo Solutions Ltd.
Tel: (250) 656-3056
Email: brad.judson@geoinfosolutions.com
Website: www.geoinfosolutions.com
Expertise: Marine traffic risk analysis, navigation and related software application development.
Shahani Kariyawasam
Chief Engineer, Integrity Services
GE Oil & Gas
Tel: (403) 806-0267
Email: shahani.kariyawasam@ge.com
Expertise: Pipeline Safety, Risk and reliability analysis, environmental modeling.

 
Michael Keating
Environment Writer and Consultant
Tel: (416) 425-0005
Expertise: Major environmental trends, sustainable development.

 
Robert F. Keith
Tel: (519) 846-2704
Email: rkeith@sympatico.ca
Expertise: Public policy/decision making; northern development decision-making; environmental assessment; resource development; regional planning; Arctic contaminants.

 
Brian D. Kelly
Bririsk Consulting Ltd.

Tel: (403) 375-0709
Email: kellybd@telus.net
Expertise: Industrial risk management and process safety.
 

 
D. Marc Kilgour
Director, Laurier Centre for Miltary Strategic & Disarmament Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
Tel: (519) 884-0710, x4208
Email: mkilgour@wlu.ca
Website: www.wlu.ca/~wwwmath/faculty/kilgour
Expertise: Conflict analysis; game theory, environmental management.

 
Warren B. Kindzierski
Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering
University of Alberta
Tel: (780) 492-0247
Email: warren.kindzierski@ualberta.ca
Website: www.enveng.ualberta.ca
Expertise: Exposure assessment modeling; personal exposure measurements to air pollutants; human health risk assessment.

 
Christopher Knapper
Professor Emeritus
Instructional Development
Queen's University
Tel: (613) 533-6428, x36428
Email: knapper@queensu.ca
Expertise: Driving behaviour and traffic safety; attitude and opinion measurement, perception of risk.

 
Dennis Konasewich
Vice President, Technical Services
Hemmera Envirochem
 
Email: dkonasewich@hemmera.com
Website: www.hemmera.com
Expertise
: Evaluation of contaminated sites and subsequent evaluation of potential human health risks and ecological risks; definition of design and operational protocols for minimization of risk associated with use of antisapstain and wood preservation chemicals (process safety).

 
Tom Kosatsky
Occupational Health
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
McGill University
Tel: (514) 398-8209
Email: tkosatsk@santepub-mtl.qc.ca
Expertise: Environmental epidemiology, assessment of exposure to environmental toxins, assessment of dose response relationships, use of health data in risk assessment.

 
Dan Krewski
Professor and Director
McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment
Institute of Population Health
University of Ottawa
Tel: (613) 562-5381
Email: dkrewski@uottawa.ca
Expertise: Risk assessment and risk management; biostatistics; epidemiology.

 
Howard Kunreuther
Operations and Information Management
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Webpage: http://www.wharton.upenn.edu//kunreuth
Expertise: Hazardous waste facility siting, natural disasters, risk and decision-making, environmental insurance.

 
Jerry F. Lawless
Professor, Statistics & Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35533
Email: jlawless@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.stats.uwaterloo.ca/Faculty/Lawless
Expertise: Statistical methods and theories; reliability; biostatistics relations to risk analysis.

 
Brenda Lee
Tel: (514) 343-3870
Expertise: Philosophical assumptions in risk assessment; cost-benefit methods of decision-making; environmental impact and social impact assessment and risk assessment.

 
Hung Lee
Professor, Environmental Biology
University of Guelph
Tel: (519) 824-4120, x53828
Email: hlee@uoguelph.ca
Website: www.uoguelph.ca/~hlee
Expertise: Biomass conversion, bioenergy research; biodegradation, biotransformation and bioremediation of pollutants; environmental toxicology; biotechnological applications of biosurfactants; monitoring and detection of microorganisms in the environment.

 
William Leiss
Scientist
McLaughlin Center for Population Health Risk Assements
University of Ottawa

Email: wleiss@uottawa.ca
Webpage: www.leiss.ca
Expertise: Risk communication, risk management re: pesticides, environmental controversies. Recipient of the Order of Canada 2004 (bio).

 
Renaud Lemoine
Project Manager, Environment
SNC-Lavalin Environment Inc.
Tel: (450) 651-6710
Email: lemor@snc-lavalin.com
Website: www.SNC-Lavalin.com
Expertise: Transportation of dangerous goods; quantitative risk assessment; emergency planning.

 
William C. Lennox
Professor, Civil Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x36959
Email: wclennox@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Probabilistic models in hydrology; groundwater contaminant transport; risk, surface water quality.
 
Jason Levy
Associate Professor, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Faculty Associate, National Homeland Security Project
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Virginia Commonwealth University
Tel: (804) 828-8040
Email:
jklevy@vcu.edu
Website: http://www.vcu.edu/homeland/disaster
Expertise: Emergency management, environmental planning, hazard mitigation

 
Niels C. Lind
Dinstinguished Professor Emeritus - CV
Email: nlind@telus.net
Webpage: Niels C. Lind

Publications
Expertise: Risk analysis, safety management, structural reliability.

 
Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer
Scientist, Risk, Modelling & Society
IIASA
Tel: 43 2236-807-308
Email: bayer@iiasa.ac.at
Website: www.iiasa.ac.at
Expertise: Economics/risk research - uses of quantitative risk analysis; economics of risk management; institutional processes; benefit/cost/risk analysis; natural hazard research.

 
 
 
R. Jock MacKay
Professor, Statistics & Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35146
Email: rkmackay@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Statistical methods for improvement of quality and productivity - possible relations to risk analysis.

 
Marc A. Maes
Professor, Civil Engineering
University of Calgary
Tel: (403) 220-7400
Email: mamaes@ucalgary.ca
Website: www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~mamaes
Expertise: Reliability-based design, civil engineering risk analysis, stochastic modeling, uncertainty analysis, lifetime problems, stochastic optimization.

 
Larry R.G. Martin
Professor and Director, School of Planning
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32792
Email: lrgmarti@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Emergency planning and its relationship to municipal and regional planning; socio-economic impact analysis; remote sensing as means of monitoring land use changes.
 
 
 
Stan Mastrangelo
Professor
Virgina Tech University
Tel: (540) 797-5804
Email:stanm06@vt.edu
Expertise: Risk Management for Medical Device and Pharmaceutical industry


 
Marjorie K. Matthews
Senior Financial Consultant
Tel: (613) 476-8186
Email: marjorie.matthews@investorsgroup.com
Expertise: Financial risk management.

 
Edward A. McBean
Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security
University of Guelph
Tel: (519) 824-4120 x53923
Email: emcbean@craworld.com
Website: www.chairs.gc.ca/web
Expertise: Hazardous waste management; environmental monitoring networks; risk management planning, fate as a trasport characterization, statistical interpretation of environmental data.

 
Stephen McColl
Professor, Health Studies and Gerontology
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32720
Email: mccoll@healthy.uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/hsg/research/McColl.html
Expertise: Environmental health, occupational health, health risk assessment, toxicology.

 
Doug McCutcheon
Industrial Safety & Loss Management
University of Alberta
Tel: (780) 492-6931
Email: doug.mccutcheon@ualberta.ca
Website: www.engineering.ualberta.ca/McCutcheon
Expertise: Industrial safety; loss management; human factors; process safety.

 
Tim McDaniels
Institute of Resources and Environment, School of Community and Regional Planning
University of British Columbia
Tel: (604) 822-9288
Email: timmcd@unixg.ubc.ca
Website: www.bridge.ubc.ca/directory/faculty
Expertise: Value elicitation; decision analysis; risk management; risk perception; environmental risk; evnrionmental regulation; public policy analysis.

 
Michael McDonald
Director, Centre for Applied Ethics
University of British Columbia
Tel: (604) 228-3967
Email: mcdonald@ethics.ubc.ca
Webpage: www.ethics.ubc.ca/people/mcdonald
Expertise: Applied ethics; philosophy of law; rights - in the risk context.

 
Michael Mehta
Professor and Chair, Sociology of Biotechnology Program
Department of Sociology
University of Saskatchewan
Tel: (306) 966-6917
Email: michael.mehta@usask.ca
Website: www.policynut.com
Expertise: Risk perception and communication; biotechnology, nuclear safety, blood safety, endocrine modulators, nanotechnology.

 
David Moore
President & CEO
AcuTech Consulting, Inc.
Tel: (415) 923-9226
Email: dmoore@acutech-consulting.com
Website: acutech-consulting.com
Expertise: Safety and risk analysis and assessment of industrial facilities. Hazard analysis for petroleum & chemical industry; loss prevention, fault tree analysis, HAZOP.

 
Ian Munro
Executive Vice President
CanTox Health Sciences International
Tel: (905) 542-2900
Email: imunro@cantox.com
Website: www.cantox.com
Expertise: Toxicology; environmental risk assessment.

 
Douglas H. Napier
Industrial Hazard & Risk Consultant
Tel: (416) 620-4224
Expertise: Hazard analysis and risk assessment; investigation of major industrial hazards; combustion and combustion-related phenomena; plant design in the chemical and process industries.

 
Jan F. Narveson
Professor, Philosophy
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32780
Email: jnarveso@watarts.uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: arts.uwaterloo.ca/~jnarveso/
Expertise: Public policy.

 
Saad Nassar
Walters Forensic Engineering
Tel: (800) 387-1950
Email: snassar@waltersforensic.com
Website: www.waltersforensic.com
Expertise: Accident reconstruction, computer modeling/simulation - 3D scientific animation.

 
Jatin Nathwani  
Email: Jatin.Nathwani@rogers.com
Expertise: Risk management in the public interest; criteria development and focus on the man/technology environment interface; societal balancing of benefits and risks; energy policy issues - risk assessments, evaluation of alternative strategies, options; nuclear safety issues - fission & fusion.

 
Maher Nessim
Chief Engineering and Director, Pipelines and Structures
C-FER Technologies
Tel: (780) 450 9898 x207
Email: m.nessim@cfertech.com
Expertise: Safety, risk analysis, environmental modelling.

 
Mahesh Pandey
Professor, Civil Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35858
Email: mdpandey@uwaterloo.ca
Webjpage: www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/mdpandey
Expertise: Socio-economic indicators.

 
Sergio Pena-Neira
Professor of Law- Researcher, School of Law of Universidad Arturo Prat; Visiting professor School of Natural Resources of Universidad de Chile; Professor Universidad del Mar, School of International Trade
Tel: 56 45 913038
Email: sergiopena@unap.clspena@udelmar.cl; spena@renare.uchile.cl
Expertise:Biosafety: biodiversity & biotechnology; bioetics; biodiversity & intellectual property rights; environmental law especially relations with risk in carriage of goods, environmental law of Chile and environmental risk, risk in maritime law, specifically environment. Risk at and in the Universities.
 
Michael Power
Professor, Biology
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32595
Email: m3power@sciborg.uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.biology.uwaterloo.ca/power
Expertise: Ecological risk assessment/risk management, development of risk decision-making frameworks, environmental modelling, cumulative stressors analysis, risk inthe aquatic environment, population-level risks.

Jorge Prieto-Salazar
Director, Geophysical Institute
Javeriana University
Tel: 57 1 320 8320 x4731
Email: j.prieto@javeriana.edu.co
Expertise: Natural risks assessment, quantitative risk models for complex systems, loss estimation methodologies, insurance products, geotechnical and earthquake engineering risk.

 
Brenda Prine
Reactive Chemical Specialist
Dow Chemical Canada Inc.
Tel: (519) 339-4563
Website: www.dow.com
Expertise: Chemical hazard evaluation, management control systems; hazard communication; landfill sites.

 
Ronald Pushchak
Professor, School of Occupational & Public Health
Ryerson University
Tel: (416) 979-5000 x7049
Email: pushchak@ryerson.ca
Webpage: www.ryerson.ca/pushchak
Expertise: Public facility siting and risk assessment; environmental impact assessment and risk impacts.

 
 
 
Suraj B. Rana
VGM Engineering Ltd.
Tel: (416) 781-2204

 
James D. Reid
Acuratek Inc.
Tel: (514) 383-9816
Email: james.reid@acuratek.ca
Website: www.acuratek.ca
Expertise: Transportation risk assessment, business continuity management, consequence modeling for fire, explosion and oil spill on water.

 
Park M. Reilly
Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32701
Email: pmreilly@cape.uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: uwaterloo.ca/faculty_emeriti/reilly
Expertise: Chemical risks.

 

 
Ann Robinson
Consultant, International Program on Chemical Safety
World Health Organization
Tel: (416) 762-6488
Expertise: Health, occupational safety & health, policy & regulation.
 
Frank Saccomanno
Professor, Civil Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32631
Email: saccoman@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/saccomanno
Expertise: Transport of hazardous materials; transport risk analysis.
 

Rehan Sadiq
Research Officer, Buried Utilities, Urban Infrastructure
Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada
Tel: (613)954-5984
Email: rehan.sadiq@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Expertise: Water quality modelling, environmental risk engineering, risk-based decisionmaking, reliability engineering and system safety, and environmental system modelling

 
Liora Salter
Osgoode Hall Law School
York University
Tel: (416) 736-5560
Email: lsalter@osgoode.yorku.ca
Expertise: Science (law/policy relations); regulation; inquiries; communication law.

 
Richard Schwing
Sustainable Visions, Inc.
Tel: (248) 851-9519
Email: sustainablevisions@earthlink.net
Expertise: Transportation risk; risk management.
 

 
Harry Shannon
Professor, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Tel: (905) 525-9140 x22333
Email: shannonh@mcmaster.ca
Website: www.mcmaster.ca
Expertise: Occupational epidemiology; injuries; psycho-social aspect of work; biostatistics; epidemiological methods.

 
Michael Sharratt
Professor, Centre Applied Health Research (CAHR)
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33150
Email: sharratt@uwaterloo.ca
Website: www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/~cahr
Expertise: Respiratory mechanics & occupational physiology; employee wellness, smoking, lifting dangers.

 
John H. Shortreed
Civil Engineering/Institute for Risk Research
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35527
Email: shortree@uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Risk management and risk assessment of hazardous industries, dangerous goods transport risks.

 
Peter Slawson
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x32425
Email: prslawso@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.mme.uwaterloo.ca/research/brochure/slawson
Expertise: Physical and mathematical models of gas dispersion; gaseous contaminants.

 
Paul Slovic
Research Associate
Decision Research Inc.
Tel: (541) 485-2400
Email: pslovic@darkwing.uoregon.edu
Webpage: www.decisionresearch.org/people/slovic
Expertise: Risk perception.

Audrey Smargiassi
Adjunct Professor
Montreal Department of Public Health
CINBIOSE (Centre for studies in Health and Environment)
Tel: (514) 528-2400 ext. 3226
Email: asmargia@santepub-mtl.qc.ca
Expertise:
Indoor, outdoor and personal exposure assessment, Biological monitoring of exposure and effects in populations exposed to toxic chemicals, Risk Assessment

 
Keith R. Solomon
Professor, Centre for Toxicology
University of Guelph
Tel: (519) 824-4120 x58792
Email: ksolomon@uoguelph.ca
Website: www.envbio.uoguelph.ca/f_solomon
Expertise: Environmental toxicology, pesticide toxicology, exposure of humans to pesticides.

 
Roger Suffling
Professor, School of Planning
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33184
Email: rcsuffli@fes.uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Risk management considerations in environmental impact assessment, forest fire and boreal ecology, global climate change and right-of-way management.

 
Mary Thompson
Professor Statistics & Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x35543
Email: methomps@uwaterloo.ca
Website: www.stats.uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Probability and statistics.

Solomon Tesfamariam
Institute for Research in Construction
National Research Council of Canada
Tel: (619) 993-2448
Email: solomon.tesfamariam@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Expertise: Risk analysis and risk assessment in the infrastructure application, and earthquake risk assessment.

 
Sarah Thorne
President
Thorne Butte: Decision Partners Inc.
Tel: (519) 337-9000
Email: sthorne@decisionpartners.com
Website: www.decisionpartners.com
Expertise: Strategic risk communications processes, methods and tools applied to issues related to health, environment, electricity, new technology, and siting projects; multi-stakeholder, multi-channel stakeholder engagement processes; public judgment; strategic planning; training; innovation management; mental models research.
 
Jack Trevors
Professor, Environmental Biology
University of Guelph
Tel: (519) 824-4120 x3367
Email: jtrevors@uoguelph.ca
Website: www.envbio.uoguelph.ca/f_trevors
Expertise: Environmental microbiology/biotechnology.

 
John Van Egmond
President
Egmond Associates Ltd.
Tel: (800) 267-4797
Email: jvegmond@aztec-net.com
Website: www.egmondassociates.com
Expertise: Public interest.

Pieter van Gelder
Chair of Probabilistic Methods
Delft University of Technology
Tel: 31-15-278-6544
Email:p.h.a.j.m.vangelder@tudelft.nl
Website: surf.to/vangelder
Expertise: Risk analysis, extreme value statistics, environmentrics, probabilistic design, uncertainty and Bayesian analysis, structural reliability and optimisation.

Murray L. Walsh
W & W Radiological & Environmental Consultant Services
Tel: (416) 730-8490
Email: murraywalsh@rogers.com
Expertise: Ionizing radiation risk.

Muhong Wang
Finance & Management Science
Faculty of Commerce
St. Mary's University
Tel: (902) 420-5723
Email: wangm@shark.stmarys.ca
Website: www.stmarys.ca
Expertise: Statistical modelling of transportation accidents.

Glenn Ward
Associate Professor
Health Studies and Gerontology
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x36234
Email: grward@healthy.uwaterloo.ca
Expertise: Interactive effects of terortogene, nutrition, psychological stress and genotype on brain and behavioural development.

Kenneth Watson
Partner
Rideau Strategy Consultants Ltd.
Tel: (613) 745-8433
Email: ken.watson@sympatico.ca
Website: www.rideaugroup.com
Expertise: All aspects of risk analysis, as an important part of cost-benefit analysis.

Elizabeth Weckman
Professor
Fire Research Group
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567, x33345
Email: ejweckman@uwaterloo.ca
Website: www.me.uwaterloo.ca/~eweckman
Expertise: Combustion diagnostics, fire research, pool fires, structural fires, fire fighter training.

Kathryn White
President
Black and White Communications Inc.
Tel: (613) 224-8228
Email: blackandwhite@magma.ca
Expertise: Risk communication.

John D. Whittaker
Professor Emeritus, Engineering Management
University of Alberta
Tel: (403) 492-4443
Email: john.whittaker@ualberta.ca
Website: www.ualberta.ca
Expertise: Risk analysis of pipelines and sour gas facilities.

Anne Whyte
Mestor Associates
Tel: (613) 445-1305
Email: mestor@sympatico.ca
Expertise: Risk perception and risk management policy.

Gerald J.S. Wilde
Emeritus Professor of Psychology
Queen's University
Tel: (613) 533-2889
Email: wildeg@post.queensu.ca
Webpage: psyc.queensu.ca/faculty/wilde
Expertise: Theories and data regarding accident causation and prevention (in transportation and occupational settings).

Russell Wilkins
Senior Analyst, Health Analysis and Measurement Group
Statistics Canada
Tel: (613) 951-5305
Email: wilkrus@statcan.ca
Website: www.statcan.ca
Expertise: Socioeconomic inequalities in health outcomes (mortality, morbidity, low birth weight); health expectancy indicators.

David J. Wilson
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta
Tel: (403) 492-5467
Email: david.wilson@ualberta.ca
Website: www.ualberta.ca
Expertise: Hazard assessment of toxic gas releases; exhaust gas dispersal in industrial ventilation; lab simulation inwind tunnels & water channels.

Laird Wilson
Industrial Safety & Loss Management
University of Alberta
Tel: (780) 492-0008
Email: laird.wilson@ualberta.ca
Website: www.ualberta.ca
Expertise: Industrial safety; loss management; human factors; process safety.

David J. Winfield
Safety and Reliability Analysis
AECL Research
Tel: (613) 584-3311
Email: winfieldd@aecl.ca
Website: www.aecl.ca
Expertise: Technical safety and reliability analysis techniques for nuclear chemical, process industries (FTA, FMEA, HAZOPS, ETA, HR consequence analyses); process plant management systems reviews.

Kathryn Woodcock
Associate Professor
School of Occupational and Public Health
Ryerson University
Email: kwoodcoc@ryerson.ca
Website: www.ryerson.ca/~woodcock
Expertise: accident theory and investigation/modelling/data, ergonomics/human factors engineering, hazard perception and safety inspection performance, amusement rides, health/safety and deaf people.

Douglas T. Wright
President Emeritus & Adjunct Professor
Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x84933
Email: dtwright@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infopres/wright
Expertise: Public interest.

Samuel Yagar
Professor, Civil Engineering
University of Waterloo
Tel: (519) 888-4567 x33929
Email: syagar@uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/our_people
Expertise: Risk analysis and evaluation in traffic management and operations; freeway corridor analysis.

Christopher M. Young
Plant Manager
Ontario Power Generation
Tel: (416) 592-3202
Email: chris.young@opg.com
Website: www.opg.com
Expertise: Financial risk control; enterprise-wide risk management; emergency response; loss management.

Linda Zangwill
Associate Professor, Opthamaology
University of California - San Diego
Tel: (858) 534-7686
Email: zangwill@eyecenterucsd.edu
Webpage: eyesite.ucsd.edu/faculty/zangwill
Expertise: Epidemiology; health risk assessment, evaulating new diagnostic techniques in ophthalmology.

 

 

 
   
   
   
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