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Panel Report

Appendix B - Members of the Panel

Current Panel Members

Mr. Blair Seaborn, Panel Chairman

Mr. Seaborn is a former federal deputy minister of the environment and past chairman of the Canadian section of the International Joint Commission. He has had a long and varied career in the public sector, spending 22 years in the Canadian foreign service, with postings in The Hague, Paris, Moscow and Saigon, before moving to domestic departments of government. In 1989, he retired as Intelligence and Security Co-ordinator at the Privy Council Office.

Dr. Denis Brown

Dr. Brown is a consultant health physicist in Saskatchewan, where he was formerly in charge of the provincial government's radiation safety program. He has also worked as a health physicist for the Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB) and is particularly interested in the radiation risks associated with uranium mining.

Before emigrating from the U.K. to Canada in 1978, Dr. Brown followed an academic career, teaching in London, Cambridge and, later, Scotland, where he was a member of the medical faculty of the University of Aberdeen and held an associated honorary staff position with the Grampian Health Board. Dr. Brown has been extensively involved in radiation safety issues relating to nuclear medicine.

Ms. Mary Jamieson

Ms. Jamieson is the Vice Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board and past president of Economic Development for Canadian Aboriginal Women. As the owner-operator of Native Management Services, a First Nations-based consulting company, she has completed research and policy contracts in the areas of human resource development, health and the arts. In 1992, Ms. Jamieson was a regional finalist for the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Ms. Jamieson has been active in promoting indigenous cultures and business opportunities in Canada and Central America.

Dr. Louis LaPierre

Dr. LaPierre is a professor in the Department of Biology and past director of the Environmental Sciences Research Centre at the University of Moncton. He has been involved in environmental issues since 1970 and has authored numerous papers throughout his career. Dr. LaPierre is a member of the Premier's Round Table on Environment and Economy and chairperson of the Fundy Model Forest of New Brunswick. Dr. LaPierre was appointed recently to the Chair in Sustainable Development.

Dr. Dougal McCreath

Dr. McCreath is currently a professor in the School of Engineering at Laurentian University, after spending more than 20 years as a consulting engineer in private industry. He has a PhD in fracture mechanics from the University of London, a MEng in geotechnical engineering from the University of Alberta and a BSc in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba. Dr. McCreath has more than 30 years of world-wide experience in the practical solution of geotechnical engineering problems in civil and mining projects.

Ms. Louise Roy

Ms. Roy is currently a senior associate of Consensus, the Quebec Centre for Environmental and Social Mediation. As an environmental consultant, she has more than 25 years of experience in social system analysis, public consultation and conflict management. She was a member of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Research Council. Ms. Roy has been involved in the review of several projects and programs in Quebec and she recently served as vice chair of the Quebec Expert Review Panel on dam management after the Saguenay flood.

Ms. Roy is also a professor of environmental conflict resolution at the International Academy for the Environment in Geneva.

Mr. Pieter Van Vliet

Mr. Van Vliet is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Institute for Broadband and Informa-tion Network Technologies Incorporated, located at the University of Regina. He is also the President of Van Vliet Consulting, with senior managerial experience in a number of national and international projects. A mechanical engineer, Mr. Van Vliet spent much of his professional career working with Saskatchewan Telecommunications in positions includ-ing chief engineer and vice president. He has served as president of various local, provincial and national engineering and business organizations, and as a member or director of many other committees or advisory boards in the communi-cations technology or engineering arenas.

Dr. Lois Wilson

Dr. Wilson is the former president of the Canadian and World Councils of Churches. She is also a minister and past Moderator of the United Church of Canada. Dr. Wilson was awarded the Pearson Peace Prize in 1984 by the United Nations Association of Canada. She is a recipient of the Order of Ontario and is an officer of the Order of Canada.

Dr. Wilson is an active board member in the voluntary sector and is the Chair of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development. Currently, Dr. Wilson is the Chancellor of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Former Panel Chairman

  • Mr. Raymond Robinson (October 1989 to March 1990)

Former Panel Members

  • Dr. William Fyfe (October 1989 to May 1996)
  • Dr. Lionel Reese (October 1989 to June 1993)
  • Ms. Maddy Howe-Harper (April 1991 to December 1994)