Mr. Stuart Lee will present his experience and career path, and will also provide an overview of Environment and Climate Change Canada along with the types of careers it offers to university students and graduates.
Stuart Lee, BSc Biology / Biochemistry; PhD Science Education
Senior Advisor to the Expert Support National Program Director
Environmental Protection Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Stuart began his career in the life sciences, studying molecular biology and biochemistry as an undergraduate and graduate student. He cut his studies short to move to the West Coast and became involved in environmental issues. After teaching at the University of Victoria for a number of years, he took a Ph.D. in Science Education, focusing on the learning involved in advocacy around science-based issues. After some brief post-doctoral work on Indigenous approaches to knowledge / resource management, he started working for Environment Canada in a program looking at the Ecosystem Effects of Genetically Modified Organisms. During his career in the public service, he has had the privilege to work on a variety of complex science-policy files including – biotechnology and sustainable development, science and innovation policy for Canada, water policy, and a number of cumulative effects-related projects, including the environmental effects of the oil sands, and the new Impact Assessment regime.