Laurie Giroux, M.E.S, Director and Owner
Laurie Giroux is the Director and Business Owner of Giroux Environmental Consulting, located in Ottawa, Ontario. She is a professional environmental consultant with over 21 years of experience in the environmental sector, and has been a Project Manager leading consulting teams for 15 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies. Ms. Giroux takes a hands-on approach to every project. Clients include Government of Canada departments, Provincial and Territorial Governments, Municipal Governments, Recycling Organizations, and Inter-Governmental Committees. 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 here.
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, 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 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 frameworks.
Samantha Millette, B.A., Millette Environmental
Samantha holds a B.A. in Environmental and Resource Studies from Trent University. She has been working as an independent environmental consultant in the waste management industry since 2013, providing environmental research, writing, and analysis support to senior consultants at all stages of project development. For Giroux Environmental, she has conducted research on Canadian and international regulations, policies, or best practices on waste management, extended producer responsibility, chemicals management, hazardous waste, and agriculture waste.
Selena Fraser, M.Eng., P.Eng.
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. Selena has a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering, and is registered as a professional engineer in the province of Ontario.