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CCA Appoints Expert Panel on the Circular Economy in Canada

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has assembled a multidisciplinary panel to examine the potential economic, environmental, and social impacts of advancing a circular economy in Canada. The Expert Panel will be chaired by Tima Bansal, FRSC, Professor of Sustainability and Strategy at the Ivey Business School at Western University.

“It’s my distinct pleasure to chair this panel and I look forward to working with my colleagues to identify the potential challenges and opportunities of building a circular economy in Canada,” said Dr. Bansal.

As Chair, Dr. Bansal will lead a distinguished group drawn from academia, government and business, with extensive expertise in economics, engineering, industrial design, sociology, environmental studies, and public policy. The Panel will answer the following question:

What are the potential opportunities and challenges for a circular economy in Canada?

“Dr. Bansal is a leading expert in business sustainability and we are delighted to have her as chair,” said Eric M. Meslin, PhD, FCAHS, President and CEO of the CCA. “A better understanding of what a circular economy looks like and what it holds for Canada will help decision-makers advance evidence-based policy and practice.”

The CCA was asked by Environment and Climate Change Canada to undertake this project. More information can be found here.

The Expert Panel on the Circular Economy in Canada:

Tima Bansal, (Chair), FRSC, Professor of Sustainability and Strategy, Ivey Business School, Western University

Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Lead, Institutions and Governments, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Stephanie Cairns, Director, Circular Economy, Smart Prosperity Institute

Marian R. Chertow, Director, Center for Industrial Ecology and Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Yale School of Environment, Yale University

John D. Coyne, Vice-President, External Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever Canada

Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainable Impact, HP Canada

Louise Grondin, FCAE, Senior Vice-President, People and Culture, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Emily Huddart Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

Pierre G. Lafleur, FCAE, Professor of Chemical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Audrey Mascarenhas, FCAE, President and CEO, Questor Technology

Ellen McGregor, CEO and Owner, Fielding Environmental

Daniel Normandin, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Engineering and Circular Economy, Polytechnique Montréal

Andrew Pape-Salmon, FCAE, Executive Director, Building and Safety Standards Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Barbara Swartzentruber, Executive Director, Smart Cities Office, City of Guelph

Peter A. Victor, FRSC, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

Alan Young, Director, Materials Efficiency Research Group