Consulting Team

Laurie Giroux, M.E.S., EP,  Owner / Principal

Ms. Giroux is a professional environmental consultant with 19 years of experience.  She is a certified Environmental Professional (EP), a designation approved by the Eco Canada Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB) and one that requires adherence to a professional code of ethics.  Her area of specialization is environmental policy and regulation.

Ms. Giroux graduated in 1996 from Trent University with an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Environment and Resource Studies and Comparative International Development.  She then graduated from Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies in 1999 with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies (M.E.S.).  She has worked for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the Renfrew County Waste Management Board of Ontario, and as Senior Consultant / Project Manager with Marbek Resource Consultants and ICF International for 13 years.  In 2012 she left her managerial position to open her own consulting business.

Consulting Team Associates

For every project, Giroux Environmental Consulting assesses the expertise needed and collaborates with associates to fulfill specific project needs. Profiles of associates that are regularly engaged with Giroux Environmental Consulting projects are presented below.

Dr. Mary Trudeau, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Director, Envirings)

Dr. Trudeau is a nationally recognized water specialist with a career focused on water science and management. She is a professional engineer with over twenty-five years of experience in the development and implementation of environmental policy, programs and projects, with particular specialization in water resources and infrastructure management. She combines strong analytical skills and management abilities with in-depth technical knowledge and practical experience in both government and the private sector. Dr. Trudeau has provided consulting advice to federal and provincial governments on water resource use and watershed management.  She is currently a Senior Water Consultant, Scientific Advisor, Researcher, and Professor. Visit Dr. Trudeau’s website here for additional details on her experience.

René Drolet, M.Sc. (Principal, René Drolet Consulting Services)

Mr. Drolet is a leading public policy analyst with comprehensive experience in policy development and analysis focusing on environmental and economic policies.  He is the former Director of Policy & Research for the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), and has over 18 years of policy and program development experience in the federal government, including with Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.  His areas of expertise include climate change, water resources, pollution prevention and environmental governance.  René is skilled in stakeholder consultation, convening and engagement, with a unique ability to create the conditions for a positive dialogue and negotiate complex issues with a broad range of stakeholders. He also has an extensive experience in working with Indigenous peoples in various parts of the country, including the northern Territories. He is fluently bilingual in Canada’s both official languages.

Duncan Bury – M.U.R.P (Masters of Urban and Regional Planning), Principal, Duncan Bury Consulting

Mr. Bury has worked in the environmental stewardship field for 30 years in Canada. He worked for 10 years for the City of Ottawa’s and Ottawa-Carleton Region’s Waste Divisions and 15 years with Environment Canada where he was the Head of International Waste Policy, managing Canada’s international obligations under the Basel Convention and the OECD.  He was also the lead on product focused pollution prevention and new waste reduction programming.  Upon retiring from Environment Canada, he began his consulting business in 2010.  He has worked with Giroux Environmental Consulting on numerous projects relating to end of life management of hazardous products, chemicals in products, packaging reduction programs, and Extended Producer Responsibility programs.  He was a co-author of the CCME report State of Waste Management in Canada with Giroux Environmental Consulting.  Visit Duncan’s website for his project portfolio.

Samantha Millette, B.A. (SAMI Environmental)

Ms. Millette is an environmental consultant specializing in the areas of waste management research, policy, and planning. Since earning her degree in Environmental and Resource Studies (Hons. B.A.), she established SAMI Environmental where she provides research and technical writing support to senior consultants at all stages of project development. Working primarily as a sub-consultant, Ms. Millette has been involved in a number of projects focused on extended producer responsibility for a wide range of materials, and has extensive experience conducting environmental policy evaluation and jurisdictional regulatory reviews related to waste management and waste disposal across Canada and internationally.

Selena Fraser, M.Eng., P.Eng., Independent Contractor

Selena Fraser is a skilled consultant with a decade of experience serving clients across both the public and private sectors.  She has provided her expertise to projects related to greenhouse gas (GHG) and other air emissions identification, quantification and verification; climate change impacts and adaptation; waste identification and management; storm water management; low impact development; transportation characterization and solutions; energy generation; energy efficiency; technology assessment; as well as program and policy evaluations.  Her clients have included Environment and Climate Change Canada, Transport Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Infrastructure Canada, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, among others.  Selena has a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering, and is registered as a professional engineer in the province of Ontario.