Fields of specialization: natural resources and energy economics. He has published more than 60 papers in Energy Economics, The Energy Journal, Resources and Energy Economics, Energy Studies Review, Canadian Public Policy, Canadian Journal of Economics and other refereed journals.
Elgie started his career as an environmental lawyer in Alaska, litigating over the Valdez oil spill. He returned to Canada and founded Ecojustice, now Canada’s largest non-profit environmental law organization; he was counsel on many precedent setting cases, including four wins in Supreme Court of Canada on constitution and environment issues. He was later hired by Pew Trusts as founding executive director of the multi-stakeholder Canadian Boreal Initiative. Prior to his faculty position at University of Ottawa (2004), Elgie held appointments at several Canadian universities (U.B.C., Alberta, York). He has served on or chaired many advisory bodies in the environment/sustainability area. In 2001, Elgie was awarded the Law Society of Upper Canada medal for exceptional lifetime contributions to law – the youngest man ever to receive the profession’s highest honour.
Before joining FPAC, Bob held several positions at Environment Canada in regard to mitigating the risk of toxic substances on the environment. He also worked previously as a process engineer in a large pulp mill.
Bob holds a B.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Ottawa.
Etienne holds a M.Sc. degree in forest science from Université Laval and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec.
Mahima has completed a Master of Chemical Engineering, as well as two undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa, and is currently pursuing a Master of Health Administration.
Rob worked for more than 20 years at Statistics Canada, Canada’s national statistical agency. During his time with Statistics Canada, Rob was responsible for moving the agency’s environment statistics program into many new areas: climate change; natural resource wealth; household environmental practices; industrial and agricultural water use; ecological goods and services; municipal water treatment and others. He strongly promoted linkages between the environment and economic statistics programs. After 10 years as the director of the environment program, Rob decided in 2013 to pursue a career in consulting.
Rob has an international reputation as an environment-economy expert, with broad knowledge of science, policy and economics related to climate change, natural resources, ecosystems, wastes, environmental technologies and environmental expenditures. In addition, he has deep knowledge of official statistics, including the national accounts.
His research has focused on the valuation of environmental amenities and ecosystem services and the incorporation of environmental values into economic analysis – with applications to forestry, water quality, air quality, endangered species and agriculture. His research also involves the analysis of choice behavior with applications to food demand, recreation, and environmental quality.
Adamowicz is the research director of the Alberta Land Institute. He was the Scientific Director of the Sustainable Forest Management Network of Centres of Excellence, from 1998 to 2004. He was a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) from 2001 to 2008 and was an Associate Dean (Research) from 2007 to 2009.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy II – Social Sciences (awarded in 2007). He became a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society in 2011. He was awarded the Canadian Institute of Forestry’s Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award in October, 2004. In 2001-2002 Adamowicz was a Gilbert White Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington DC, and in 2011 he was an Erik Malmstem Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg.