Board of Directors

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Paul J Payette Ph.D., MBA

Paul J Payette PhD MBA, A/Director of Business Development, Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre, National Research Centre, National Research Council of Canada. Dr. Payette is the acting Director of Business Development, Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada. He has more than 20 years of combined experience and training in…

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Bronwyn Hancock, PhD.

Dr. Bronwyn Hancock is the Vice-Provost, Academic & Research for Yukon University. She leads the research portfolio at Yukon University, Canada’s first university north of sixty, where growth in research leadership across the university is an integral part of the university’s strategic plan. Dr. Hancock is passionate about ensuring that Yukon University is a place…

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Harris Switzman, P. Geo., MASc., ENV SP

Harris Switzman is a professional geoscientist with a masters in hydroclimatology and a graduate diploma in environment, water and health. He is currently the General Manager of Environment and Sustainability for the Calgary Airport Authority and is a Envision Sustainability Professional. He has been involved in climate risk management since 2010 with a variety of…

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Al Douglas, B.Sc. (Chemistry), Chartered Chemist (Ontario), MBA

Al Douglas was among the three Founding Directors. He is the President of the Climate Risk Institute. Since 2002 he has been developing and delivering adaptation resources to domestic and international decision-makers. Al played leading roles in two regional vulnerability assessments in Ontario and co-authored an ecosystems vulnerability assessment guidebook for Ontario. He has contributed…

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Erik Sparling, B.A.(Sc), M.A

Erik was among the three Founding Directors prior to joining CRI in his current role as Vice President.  He has 15 years’ experience providing and overseeing delivery of research, analysis, training, and decision-support services for the management of climate-related risks across various infrastructure and natural resource sectors. He has delivered these services as Policy Advisor at the…

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