Completed and Current Projects

Hunter Trapper Wildlife Toxicology Study

Working with the community of Fort McKay, I am providing knowledge translation services for a study on the toxicological burden of wildlife trapped in the Traditional Territory.

Grant Writing: Vaccine Design and Implementation Team

I assisted the University of Calgary Vaccine Design and Implementation Team write grants for:

Alberta Innovates Health Solutions
Genome Alberta
National Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research

For each grant I assisted with budget development, determining […]

University of Calgary Grant Review Panel: Technical Writing Consulting

In 2014 and 2015, Endeavour Scientific offered technical writing support for the University of Calgary during the internal review process for the National Science and Engineering Research Council Strategic Partnership Competition. I work with the […]

Government Relations Consulting, Fort McKay Sustainability Department.

The Metis, Dene and Cree community of Fort McKay is in the heart of the Athabasca Oil Sands region. Endeavour Scientific has worked with the Fort McKay Sustainability Department since 2013 on government relations files that affect the community's ability to consult on policy initiatives, and to form industry relations. These files include: the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Program, Terrestrial Environmental Effects Monitoring Committee of the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association, crown-led consultation on the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan and the Aboriginal Consultation Policy. Endeavour has also assisted with various aspects of establishing community-based monitoring programs.

Fundamentals of Environmental Monitoring

In partnership with Sustainability Resources Ltd and the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, in the fall of 2014 we offered courses on Environmental Monitoring for non-scientists. Environmental Monitoring Programs are essential for assessing the effects of development on the environment and linking environmental health to policy and management. In order to be effective, a good monitoring program requires not only sound scientific rationale but the participation and endorsement of stakeholders who also have an interest in environmental quality. Multi-stakeholder groups are often tasked with setting monitoring priorities and providing input into the monitoring design. This process can be contentious, and frustrating for those without a monitoring background.

Re-Analysis of Environmental Effects Monitoring Data from Metal Mines Effluent Regulation, Canada

Working with Laurie Marczak, PhD (R2 Resource Consultants, WA), we are completing a meta-analysis of data from 10-years worth of Environmental Effects Monitoring Studies from metal mines across Canada. We are evaluating whether there are widespread effects downstream of mines, to determine whether current effluent discharge guidelines are sufficiently protective of the environment. The work was commissioned by the Environmental Non-Governmental Organization Caucus of the Metal Mines Effluent Regulation 10-year Review process, and funded by MEND Canada, Sustainability Resources, Ltd, and Endeavour Scientific.