Members of the Chemicals Management Plan Challenge Advisory Panel

List of Members




Jack Bend

Jack Bend is a Distinguished University Professor of Pathology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). He is also the Co-Director of a multi-disciplinary graduate program in Ecosystem Health and the former Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at UWO. Additionally, he works as an Associate Scientist at the Child Health Research Institute. He is the Director of the Canadian Consortium for Drug and Environmental Safety funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), a Member of the FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and a member of the Ontario Pesticides Advisory Committee (advises the Ontario Ministry of the Environment). His research focuses on molecular toxicology, pharmacology, and environmental toxicology, including studies of aboriginal community health risks from environmental contaminant exposure.

Ted Boadway

Ted Boadway began his career as a family doctor before he became the Director for Health Policy for the Ontario Medical Association, a position he held for 23 years. He continues to work on a consulting basis for the Ontario Medical Association in the areas of health care planning and delivery. He has participated in many panels, commissions, and committees advising the Canadian Government on environmental health matters. He previously chaired the Citizen's Panel on Increasing Organ Donation, which submitted its report to the Ontario Minister of Health in March 2007. More recently, Dr. Boadway oversaw expansion of the Illness Cost of Air Pollution (ICAP) model for the Canadian Medical Association and the Government of Canada.

Conrad G. Brunk

Conrad Brunk is Professor of Philosophy and former Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria. His areas of research and teaching include ethical aspects of environmental and health risk management, risk perception and communication, and value aspects of science in public policy. Dr. Brunk is a regular consultant to the Canadian Government and international organizations on environmental and health risk management and biotechnology. He served as Co-Chair of the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on the Future of Food Biotechnology, and from 2002 to 2004 as a member of the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee. He is a founding member of the International Forum for TSE and Food Safety and served on the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Nanotechnology. He is co-author of Value Assumptions in Risk Assessment, a book exploring how moral and political values influence scientific judgments about technological risks, and author of numerous articles in journal and books on ethical issues in technology, the environment, law, and professional practice. Professor Brunk holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Northwestern University.

Nicola Cherry

Nicola Cherry is a Professor in the Community and Occupational Medicine Program in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. She has acted as a member for the Public, Community and Population Health grants committee of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and as co-chair of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health. Nicola is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Previously she has participated in many committees such as the Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses for the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the UK Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances and has acted as a consultant for the World Health Organization's International Program on Chemical Safety.

John Eyles

John Eyles is a Distinguished University Professor at McMaster University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has served as the EcoResearch Chair in Environmental Health as well as Director of the Institute of Environmental Health at McMaster. He has participated in many committees, including the Science Advisory Board for Environment Canada and Industry Canada's Council of Science Technology Advisors. Dr. Eyles has worked on issues such as trichloroethylene contamination in drinking water, health effects around refineries, and nuclear power station contaminants effects on reproductive health. He has published numerous journal articles and reports including two which he co-authored for Health Canada regarding chemicals of concern in the Ontario Region.

Scott Findlay

Scott Findlay is former Director of the University of Ottawa's Institute of the Environment and Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa. He has been involved with over two dozen institutions on issues related to environmental management and planning, including the International Joint Commission Science Advisory Board, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Commission on Environment and Sustainable Development. He has also sat on international legislative bodies such as the European Union's Environmental Policy Review and has provided services in an advisory capacity to federal, provincial, and municipal governments and environmental non-governmental organizations. He has authored many reports and journal articles pertaining to the environment and health.

Geoff Granville

Geoff Granville has been working as a private consultant since his retirement from the position of Toxicology and Product Stewardship Manager at Shell Canada. His responsibilities centred on occupational and environmental health issues relating to chemical substances, including toxicity testing, health risk assessments, and regulatory compliance. He also has been an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto. In 1991 he took on the role of Associate Director within Health Canada's Environmental Health Directorate in Ottawa as part of a two-year executive exchange program. Mr. Granville has participated on many committees and participated as a co-chair of the Human and Animal Health Team of the Clean Air Strategic Alliance.

Linda Lusby

Linda Lusby is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Acadia University. She has experience participating on various committees such as the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee, the Canadian Standards Association, Environment Canada's Advisory Group on Environment and Health, and the Food Security Program Initiative through LEAD International. She has previously acted as the Chair of Health Canada's Science Advisory Board. Her academic background is in both science and law; her current research focuses on agricultural biotechnology and its implications for environmental law and trade policy.

Steve Maguire

Steve Maguire is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University as well as an associate member of the McGill School of Environment. His research seeks to understand the fates of particular technologies (i.e. whether, how and why they are adopted and enter the economy; whether, how and why they are abandoned and exit the economy) and how this is influenced by the activities and strategic behaviours of non-market actors, such as non-governmental organizations, scientists, politicians, and government organizations, in addition to market actors such as firms and their customers. To this end, he has conducted and published research on the precautionary principle, chemical substitution processes, global chemical risk management, and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). His work has appeared in a range of international journals and has garnered international awards. He has also served as a peer reviewer for the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances.

Gina Muckle

Gina Muckle is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Université Laval and a researcher with the Centre de recherche du CHUQ, where she specializes in developmental and behavioural teratology. Her research on the effects of prenatal exposure to teratogenic substances focuses on development, behaviour, and the health of infants and children and involves substances of particular interest such as tobacco, alcohol, and environmental contaminants (in particular lead, mercury, PCBs, and emerging endocrine disrupters). Her research also focuses on developmental determinants in Inuit children such as familial violence and maternal distress. She has published many peer-reviewed journal articles on the impact of contaminants on human health, with a recent focus on environmental contaminant effects on child health and development in Inuit communities. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Peter Orris

Peter Orris works as an occupational and environmental health physician and directs the Occupational and Environmental Health Clinical Service of the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. He holds Professorships at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, Rush University College of Medicine, and Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He directs the Global Chemicals Policy Project of the Great Lakes Centers for Occupational & Environmental Safety and Health at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, a WHO collaborating center. He is the Chair of the Public Health and Environment Committee of the World Federation of Public Health Associations, a member of the Health Professionals Task Force of the International Joint Commission, and a member of the Illinois State Board of Health. Peter also serves on a number of professional journal editorial and civic boards including the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, and the Hektoen Institute for Medical Research. He has also served in an advisory capacity on committees such as the United Nations Development Program/Global Environmental Facility Health Care Waste Project.

Dayna Scott

Dayna Scott is an Assistant Professor in the Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. Her research is focused on public law and environmental justice, and her dissertation explored the use of precautionary principle in managing environmental health risks. She has been a Legal Research Fellow with McGill's Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, a Global Research Fellow in the Hauser Global Law Program at New York University School of Law, and a researcher and writer for the Sierra Legal Defence Fund. She has participated in numerous academic conferences and panels that pertain to risk, precaution in health, and environmental governance.

Affiliations and Interests

Advisor Direct financial InterestsTable 1 footnote 1 Indirect Financial InterestsTable 1 footnote 2 Individual or Organizational AffiliationsTable 1 footnote 3

Table 1 footnotes

Investments in companies, current employment , partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares, bonds.

Research support, grants, contributions, fellowships, personal education, sponsorships, contracts, past employment, consulting, teaching, speaking and writing engagements, honoraria, and travel and accommodation costs.

Board membership, executive or non-executive directorship, expert testimony, advisory committee, professional/scientific societies, trade associations, public interest/advocacy, or civic groups.

Jack Bend
Professor of Pathology
Director, CIHR Program in Drug & Environmental Safety, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
London, Canada

  • Employee of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, U.S. (1970-1986)
  • Consulted for CANTOX Health Sciences International on issues irrelevant to the Panel
  • Attended GRAS related meetings paid by CANTOX < $2,000
  • Attended meetings for the Rx&D Research Advisory Council. Paid by industry, < $2,000
  • Member, FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
  • Member of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Society of Toxicology, International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, British Pharmacological Society, the Society of Toxicology of Canada (former President), and the Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Member of the Centre for Global Research and Education on Environment and Health (CGREEH) and other various councils, editorial boards, and advisory panels for the Government of Canada and NGOs

Ted Boadway
Physician & Consultant
Richmond Hill, Canada

None None
  • Member of the Ontario and Canadian Medical Associations

Conrad G. Brunk
Professor of Philosophy
Director, Centre for Studies in Religion & Society, University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada

None None
  • Member of the World Health Organization Ad Hoc Committee on Biomonitoring of Human Milk for Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Member of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Science Advisory Board

Nicola Cherry
Community & Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada

  • Literature review completed, Styrene Information and Research Centre, Mar-Sept 2003, < $50,000
  • UK Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances
  • UK Advisory Committee on Pesticides
  • Member of scientific societies but without industry affiliation

John Eyles
Distinguished Professor
School of Geography & Earth Sciences
McMaster University
Hamilton, Canada

None None
  • Published a report titled " Chemicals of Concern in Ontario" regarding the Great Lakes
  • Science Advisory Board, Environment Canada
  • Council of Science and Technology Advisors, Industry Canada
  • Steering Committee, Environmental influences on human health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Scott Findlay
Associate Professor
Director, Institute of Environment, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada

None None
  • Member of the Sierra Club Canada, Greenpeace, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Nature Canada, Canadian Wildlife Federation, the Council of Canadians, and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
  • Member, Science Advisory Board, International Joint Commission

Geoff Granville
Calgary, Canada

  • Shell Canada - pension, stocks
  • Employed with Shell up to 2006
  • Worked as a consultant for the petroleum industry and Environment Canada
  • Worked for Canadian Petroleum Products Institute
  • Worked for Health Canada
  • Worked with the Industry Coordinating Group for CEPA

Linda Lusby
Associate Professor
Acting Head, Earth and Environmental Science, Acadia University
Wolfville, Canada

None None
  • Vice-Chair, Science Advisory Board, Health Canada
  • Member, Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee
  • Council of Science & Technology Advisors
  • Member, Advisory Group on Environment and Health, Environment Canada

Steve Maguire
Associate Professor
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
Montreal, Canada

None None
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Mont-St-Hilaire Nature Conservation Centre

Gina Muckle
Professeure agrégée
École de psychologie
Université Laval
Québec, Canada

None None
  • Past participation in committee of experts, Priority areas of research for human health, Northern Contaminants Program, Indian and Northern Affairs
  • Past participation as an expert consultant, communication of research results on contaminants and child development, Indian and Northern Affairs, Niqiit Avatittinni (Nunavut), and the Nunavik Nutrition Committee
  • Signed Scientific Consensus Statement for the Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative, Institute for Children's Environmental Health

Peter Orris
(Occupational & Environmental Health Physician)
Chief of Service, Occupational & Environmental Medicine University of Illinois
Chicago, U.S.

None None
  • Co-Chair of the Health Professionals task Force of the International Joint Commission
  • Expert advice about chemicals to: environmental advocacy groups, trade unions, academic groups, corporations, and government

Dayna Scott
Assistant Professor Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Environmental Studies
Toronto, Canada

None None
  • Director, National Network on Environments and Women's Health (funded by Health Canada)
  • Research partnership with the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and the Aboriginal Programs project manager for Environmental Defence
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