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Canadian Environment Awards 2008 Panelists
Rick Boychuk Ottawa, Ontario
Award-winning writer Rick Boychuk was named editor of Canadian
Geographic, Canada’s leading environmental, natural-history
and earth-sciences publication, in 1995. Since then, Canadian
Geographic has been nominated for more than 50 National
Magazine Awards and voted Best Magazine of the Year three times
by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.
Francine Dorion St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec
Francine Dorion started at Abitibi-Consolidated in 1981 and
was its vice-president of environment and technology from 2003
until 2007. Currently the chair of the Canadian National Council
for Air and Stream Improvement, Dorion, a forest engineer, has
also served on the Canadian Task Force on Boreal Forest Management,
the Quebec Parks and Wildlife Society and the Canadian Sustainable
Forest Management Network.
David Runnalls Winnipeg, Manitoba
President of the International Institute for Sustainable Development,
David Runnalls has spent his career promoting the principles of
sustainable development. He is the co-founder of the International
Institute for Environment and Development and has served as an adviser
to government, NGOs, business and the United Nations. He has also
worked as an environment columnist for both television and radio.
Miville Tremblay Montréal, Quebec
For more than a decade, Miville Tremblay reported on economic
policies and ﬁnancial markets at La Presse. Since
2002, he has been director of the Montréal regional ofﬁce
of the Bank of Canada. Tremblay has been awarded the Atkinson
Fellowship in Public Policy and is active in the Parc-Extension
Scholarship project, which assists low-income new Canadians attending
Jaisel Vadgama Calgary, Alberta
A policy analyst and senior assistant to the executive director of The Pembina Institute since 2006,
Jaisel Vadgama has also worked on sustainable-development policy for Natural Resources Canada, on
urban water and sanitation issues for an NGO in Senegal and as a project evaluator in southern Madagascar.
He has an educational background in chemical engineering, urban studies and planning and anthropology.