Speaker Bios 2007
Pratima (Tima) Bansal Associate Professor, Shurniak Professor in International Business
Director, Centre on Building Sustainable Value
Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario
Dr. Bansal has been researching social and environmental issues since she completed her doctorate in 1996 at the University of Oxford. Her research has yielded over 20 peer reviewed academic publications, and four books - three in the field of management and one titled Business and the Natural Environment. Her research has also been cited in the popular press including The Wall Street Journal, The National Post, Globe and Mail and The Independent. At the heart of Bansal's research is the argument that industry will achieve sustained superior financial performance by attending to social, environmental and strategic issues simultaneously.
Professor Bansal teaches strategic management, sustainability and international business across all levels of the business program, including undergraduates, MBAs, PhDs, and executives. She has also been involved in targeted training programs for such firms as Eli Lilly and the City of London. In 2005, she was the runner up for the World Resources Institute Faculty Pioneer award, and in 2007, she was nominated for the YMCA Women of Distinction Award.
Jackie Campbell Associate Barrister and Solicitor
Saxe Law Office
Ms. Campbell practices environmental law with Dianne Saxe, a top environmental law specialist. The firm is regularly consulted by governments, businesses, individuals and environmental groups, and provides advice on civil, criminal and administrative environmental litigation matters. Also a practicing pharmacist, Ms. Campbell is interested in the link between environmental and health issues. Law school: University of Western Ontario (purple & proud!)
Roop Chanderdat President
Roop Chanderdat & Associates Inc.
Mr. Chanderdat has over 11 years of applied experience in the industrial hygiene, health and safety, environmental and analytical laboratory fields. Mr. Chanderdat has completed over 1,500 investigations, both in the industrial hygiene (indoors) and environmental fields (outdoors). These studies focused on chemical, microbiological and physical hazards associated with industrial, institutional, commercial and residential environments. Clients vary and include facilities such as automotive manufacturing, salt mines, bakeries, body shops, schools, hospitals, customs (border crossing), homes and others. Most of the projects are geared towards compliance with regulatory agencies such as the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Environment, Health Unit, and other regulatory bodies.
Frank C. Colozza Principal and Senior Hydrogeologist
JFM Environmental Limited
Mr. Colozza is a licensed Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) and a Qualified Person (Q.P.) under Ontario Regulation 153/04. He is also a founding partner of JFM Environmental Limited. He has been responsible for the development, design and implementation of multi-discipline (i.e. hydrogeology, geochemistry and engineering) environmental projects at contaminated and hazardous sites throughout Ontario and certain areas of Quebec. Mr. Colozza has conducted large scale hydrogeological studies associated with groundwater impact from contaminant releases in fractured rock.
Mr. Colozza has conducted hundreds of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential properties. The work was undertaken on behalf of both private and public sector clients at locations throughout Ontario and Quebec.
These assessments were of a qualitative (Phase I) and/or a quantitative (Phase II) nature. In all cases, the assessments focused on the environmental condition of the real property (i.e. in terms of solid/hazardous waste management, fuel/chemical storage, soil/groundwater contamination, air emissions, underground storage tanks, asbestos, PCB, UFFI, etc., as applicable). Some assignments also consisted of assessing the environmental risk posed by existing and/or historical operations to the environmental condition of the sites, surrounding properties and/or other sensitive receptors (i.e. ecological and human). His work with land development firms has included the hydrogeological assessment of wetland complexes. One assignment consisted of assessing the soil and groundwater regimes of a meadow marsh that was moved to allow the continuation of a planned residential development.
Mr. Colozza has also provided expert witness testimony in trial litigation and at the Ontario Municipal Board. He recently received a Lieutenant Governor's Appointment to the APGO Council.
Jill Howlett Project Consultant
Ms. Howlett is a Project Consultant at CH2M Hill, London office. She has been working in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) management field for 20 years in the private, public and consulting sectors. Her experience has ranged from EHS compliance support and auditing to leading the implementation of EHS management systems. Her most recent experience is in implementing all aspects of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems for industrial and municipal clients, as well as managing greenhouse gas management programs. She is also an experienced management systems auditor. She is skilled at training development and delivery for staff at all levels of an organization. Ms. Howlett has experience managing a wide range of projects in the EHS fields for numerous clients in the municipal, energy and automotive sectors.
Mike Irwin Executive Director, 3M Canada Laboratories
3M Canada Company
Mr. Irwin is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario (UWO) with a doctorate in chemistry. Since 2005, Mr. Irwin has led 3M Canada Laboratories as Executive Director.
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Mr. Irwin is also involved in the business and educational community. He holds positions on the board of directors with the Ontario Photonics Consortium, TechAlliance and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance. Additionally, he sits on the advisory board for UWO's office of technology and commercialization and serves on the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's (NSERC's) selection committee for its Industrial Research Chairs program.
Richard Laszlo Senior Program Advisor, Environmental Innovations & Emerging Sciences Branch
Ministry of the Environment
Mr. Laszlo first became interested in environmental issues when he was researching cogeneration during his time as an Engineering Physics student at Queen's University. At this time he also became involved in the community, first with the Pesticide Reduction Kingston campaign and then promoting environmental issues on the political scene. He built on technical knowledge with a Master in Environmental Studies degree from York University, focusing on business, pollution, and public reporting policy. Mr. Laszlo has worked with Pollution Probe's air and water programmes, Imperial Oil's safety, health, and environment group, and currently works with the Ministry of the Environment's Innovations and Emerging Sciences Branch in Toronto, where he lives and plays as hard as he can.
Adam Quipp Director
O2E Inc. Environmental Consultants
Mr. Quipp graduated from the Environmental Technology program at Fanshawe College in 1996. Since that time, Mr. Quipp has worked with the Ministry of the Environment and in environmental consulting. Mr. Quipp's experiences in the environmental field have exposed him to hundreds of projects in the capacity of completing the technical work, managing teams completing projects and in reviewing reports prior to their submission to the MOE. In addition, Mr. Quipp has had the opportunity to publish several articles, conduct training in colleges and educate over 2,000 industry representatives through technical seminars. Furthermore, Mr. Quipp has participated in joint industry, consulting and MOE committees and has notable relationships with many of the review engineers in the Approvals and Standards Development Branches. In 2004, Mr. Quipp established O2E with his partner Tim Logan.
Ron Quipp Project Manager and Regulatory Specialist
O2E Inc. Environmental Consultants
Mr. Quipp has over 30 years of experience in the environmental field, 18 of which were spent with the Investigations Branch of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment where environmental audits and inspections were completed routinely. As part of completing these inspections, Mr. Quipp has reviewed hundreds of Certificates of Approval (CofA) to ensure that all aspects of a facility's operations that require a permit were covered. Mr. Quipp retired from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in 2002 and established Quipp Environmental Consultants in 2003. Since the establishment of O2E in 2004, the two companies have worked closely on completing numerous CofA applications, each relying on the other's strengths to complete these projects in a technically accurate and timely manner.
David J. Simpson Director
Mr. Simpson is Director of InterPraxis Consulting, a socio-economic consulting firm specializing in international development, ethics and corporate social responsibility, stakeholder engagement, and participatory action research and planning methodologies. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Mr. Simpson immigrated to Canada and became a Canadian citizen in 1990. He has lived in various cities across Canada including Winnipeg, Quebec City, Ottawa and currently resides in Toronto. He has both European and Canadian citizenship and speaks English, French and Spanish.
Earlier in his career Mr. Simpson worked as a researcher with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and as an economic development officer with the Embassy of Argentina in Canada. A former deputy managing editor of the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Mr. Simpson has also served as a Teaching Assistant at Carleton University as well as a course instructor in the Continuing Education Department. He has also been a guest lecturer at McMaster University, University of Toronto and the Schulich School of Business at York University.
For the past eight years, Mr. Simpson has been involved in a number of consulting projects both nationally and internationally. Formerly the Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy he has most recently served as an advisor to Environment Canada as well as to Natural Resources on Ethics and Values in the Public Sector and has been the independent social auditor for Metro Credit Union (now Alterna) for its Social Responsibility Audit since 2000 and is the lead sustainability assurance provider for VanCity's award winning Accountability Report. He is Canada's first Certified Lead Sustainability Assurance Practitioner (CSAP) to be recognized by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) and the Institute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility in the UK, and holds lead auditor status with the SA 8000 certification standard from Social Accountability International in New York and has undertaken several international assignments in Latin America and Asia.
The holder of a Master's degree from the Faculty of Public Administration and Management, his major research interests include: International Development; Adult Education; Social Capital Formation; Participatory Development and Organizational Change. He was educated at the University of Winnipeg, Université Laval, and at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Mr. Simpson serves actively as an elected Council Member of AccountAbility in London and a Director of the Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada; a member of the Participatory Development Forum; Transparency International (Canada), a designated trainer with Social Investment Organization as well as a volunteer with the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy; and, the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE).