Ontario Health Reports

Authors

Stephen Ambrose has over 35 years of experience in industrial noise control. A member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering since 1978, he runs a small business providing cost-effective environmental noise consulting services for industrial and commercial businesses, municipal and state governments, and private citizens.

 

Dr. Jeff Aramini, MSc, PhD, DVM, is a public health Epidemiologist with expertise in the investigation of health concerns using epidemiological principles. He was Senior Epidemiologist with Health Canada/Public Health Agency of Canada. He is now President and CEO of an organization that addresses public health, patient care, public safety and information management for clients in government, industry and academia.

 

Dr. Ian Arra, MSc, MD is an Epidemiologist and Researcher with an interest in public health.

 

David Colling has applied his electrical engineering studies at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and his specialized training in electrical pollution to conduct electrical pollution testing for Bio-Ag on farms, homes, and office buildings. Some of the homes tested are located in the environs of industrial wind turbines.

 

Lorrie Gillis is the process administrator for the WindVOiCe health survey. She volunteers her time and ensures the processes for administering the protocols are maintained.

 

Dr. John Harrison, Phd has expertise in the properties of matter at low temperatures with emphasis on high frequency sound waves (phonons). For the past 5 years, he has studied wind turbine noise and its regulation. He has presented invited talks on the subject at 3 conferences, including the 2008 World Wind Energy Conference.

 

Dr. Magda Havas, PhD is an associate professor at Trent University where she teaches and conducts research on the biological and health effects of electromagnetic and chemical pollutants. She received her BSc and PhD at the University of Toronto and did postdoctoral research at Cornell University on acid rain and aluminum toxicity.

 

Brett Horner, BA, CMA is a certified management accountant and has held senior manager positions in international business consulting groups. He has provided information technology consulting and accounting/auditing services to a wide variety of clientele. He has dedicated over 2 years reviewing and analyzing references on the subject of industrial wind turbines and reported health effects.

 

Dr. Roy Jeffery, MD, FCFP is a rural family physician and a clinical preceptor for the University of Ottawa and the Northern Ontario Medical Schools. He practices rural medicine with special interests regarding geriatric home care and rural health. He has the distinction of being awarded the Ontario Family Physician of the Year-Northern Division in 2008.

 

Dr. Nicholas Kouwen, PhD, PEng is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Waterloo. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Ontario) and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. His field of expertise is in hydraulic and hydrological modeling and is currently involved in studies dealing with the impact of climate change on water availability.

 

Carmen Krogh, BScPharm, is a retired pharmacist with more than 40 years of experience in health. She has held senior executive positions at a major teaching hospital, a professional association, and Health Canada. She was a former director of Publications and editor-in-chief of the Compendium of Pharmaceutical and Specialties, the book used in Canada by physicians, nurses, and other health professions for prescribing information on medicine.

 

Dr. Hazel Lynn, MD, FCFP, MHSc is the Medical Officer of Health for Grey-Bruce.

 

Dr. Ross McKitrick, PhD is Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Guelph.

 

Dr. Robert McMurtry, MD, FRCSC, FAC is the former Dean of Medicine for the University of Western Ontario. He was a member of the Health Council of Canada for 3 ½ years and a member and special advisor to the Royal Commission under Roy Romanow on the future of health care in Canada. Dr. McMurtry was a visiting Cameron Chair to Health Canada for providing policy advice to the Minister and Deputy Minister of Health. He was the Founding and Associate Deputy Minister of Population & Public Health, Canada. Dr. McMurtry also sat on the National Steering Committee on Climate Change and Health Assessment. Presently, Dr. McMurtry is Professor (Emeritus) of Surgery, University of Western Ontario.

 

Robert Rand has over 30 years of experience in industrial noise control, environmental sound, and general acoustics. A member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering since 1993, he runs a small business providing consulting, investigator, and design services in acoustics.

 

Martin Shain, S.J.D. is trained in law and social sciences. He is Principal and Founder of the Neighbour at Work Centre® and Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health Division, University of Toronto.