Three new members have been recruited to the NWMO Advisory Council. Dr. Marlyn Cook, Rudyard Griffiths and Dougal McCreath accepted invitations to join the group effective January 1, 2008. Their appointments followed an assessment by the Board of Directors of the expertise and competencies required on the Council to support NWMO’s early implementation years. The three bring with them expertise in the fields of geosciences, strategic communications and Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge.
Dr. Cook is a family physician with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Health in the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, Ontario. She is Cree and a member of the Grand Rapids First Nation in Northern Manitoba. Dr. Cook is known for her work blending Western and Traditional medicine, and has been involved with sharing the knowledge with medical students and doctors throughout Canada.
Rudyard Griffiths is the co-founder of the Dominion Institute, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of history and shared citizenship and the co-founder of the Salon Speakers Series. Recognized in 2006 as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, Mr. Griffiths sits on a variety of not-for-profit boards and is a columnist and regular political commentator.
Dougal McCreath is a Professor of Civil and Mining Engineering at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. He has wide teaching, research and international consulting interests and has served on two Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency review panels dealing with nuclear-related issues.
[Excepted from NWMO May 2008 Newsletter]
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