Timo is the Sustainable Development Manager for Shell's international sulphur and bitumen businesses. Prior to joining Shell in 2005, he held positions with Vizon SciTec Inc., B.C. Gas Utility Ltd., and BC Hydro. He is a registered professional engineer in B.C., and a director of the Canadian Institute of Energy. Timo graduated from the University of Toronto with a BASc (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering and obtained an MBA and Masters of Natural Resources Management from Simon Fraser University. He has co-authored numerous papers and frequently presented on issues related to energy and environment linkages and sustainable development.
Dr. Andrew Kenney, is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Forestry and Graduate Student Co-Ordinator of the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto. One of Canada's leading authorities on urban forestry, Andy has also held positions with the Federation of Ontario Naturalists and as Director of the Urban Forests Centre, U of T. Over the past 7 years he has authored more than 20 publications on urban forestry and fast growing hardwoods, and plays a major role in working with professional and community groups including the 5th Canadian Urban Forest Conference (2002), International Society of Arboriculture and the Ontario Urban Forest Council.
Dorothy was the M.P. for Winnipeg South from 1988 - 1993 serving as Parliamentary Secretary in a number of portfolios. She was the Co-Chair of the Joint Parliamentary Committee of the House and Senate on the Renewal of Canada, out of which evolved the Charlottetown Accord. She is the former Executive Vice-President of Naylor Communications Inc. and was the first woman elected President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. Currently she is the President and founder of Pegasus Publications Inc., the publisher of Manitoba Gardener, Ontario Gardener, Alberta Gardener, SMART Connections and a number of magazines, journals and directories. She broadcasts a weekly gardening show on the Winnipeg radio station, CJOB.
Gary Bull is an Associate Professor working in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia and one of Canada's leading forest-carbon experts. He spent most of his early career working in a consultative capacity with forest products companies, resource based communities, various government agencies and environmental non-governmental organizations.
Mayor Rob Burton has been a Board member of Tree Canada since November 2011.
Mayor Burton won re-election to a second term as Oakville’s Mayor in 2010 in a landslide win that gave him a strong mandate to continue to control growth, debt and taxes, protect green space and the environment, catch up on Oakville’s needs for community facilities, and create in Oakville Canada’s most livable town.
Prior to running for public office, Mayor Burton had a successful career as a businessman, director and producer in journalism, film and television. He is best known for starting YTV.
During his time as Mayor, several groundbreaking initiatives that protect Halton and Oakville’s ability to control the built and natural environment and the health, safety and finances of the community have been implemented. These include the Oakville and Halton Natural Heritage Systems (2007/10), performance-based program budgeting or PB2 (2007), the Private Tree Protection By-law (2008), the Town Energy Management Plan (2009), the Health Protection Air Quality By-law (2010), and the new official plans Livable Oakville (2009) and Sustainable Halton (2010).
Mayor Burton co-founded and co-chairs the Municipal Leaders for the Greenbelt. Environmental Defence Canada calls him the greenest mayor in Canada. His 1971 Masters of Science degree thesis at Columbia University statistically linked the effects of air pollution on illness and pre-mature death.
Mayor Burton also serves on the boards of Halton Healthcare Services, Halton Children’s Aid Society, Halton Community Housing Corporation, Halton Regional Police Services, and Oakville Hydro Corporation. He avidly supports Oakville’s sports, arts and culture groups and charities.
Amery Boyer is Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town of Annapolis Royal, N.S.; the owner of The Human Element, a human resources business; and the original and contributing editor of the Atlantic version of The Human Resources Advisor, a human resources reference manual for the four Atlantic provinces published by First Reference of Mississauga, Ont. Amery has worked for federal, provincial, regional and municipal governments as well as the private sector. Certifications include staffing, staff relations and customer service.
David Domke is the Manager of Parks and Open Space Division for the City of Winnipeg, where he oversees more than 700 staff members and coordinates urban projects. He worked as an environmental consultant for several years in Saskatoon. David graduated from the University of Winnipeg and has a Masters of Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba.
Léo Duguay brings a wealth of experience to Tree Canada from his work in sports, community service and public life.
He played semi-professional hockey before beginning his career as a teacher and high school principal in 1966. He is a Past President of the Canadian Teachers Federation and has served on the boards of numerous community organizations, receiving awards for his hard work and dedication. Léo was named to the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007.
A former Member of Parliament for St. Boniface, Manitoba, Léo served on many House of Commons Standing Committees as well as being Canada's representative on the Human Rights Committee at the United Nations 40th Assembly.
Léo joined the Rothwell Group in 2006, where he provides government relations counsel to a variety of clients. Like many Ottawa residents, Léo is proud of his own urban forest and is dealing with the effects of Emerald Ash Borer in his neighbourhood.
Janet is the Executive Director for the Society to Prevent Dutch Elm Disease (STOPDED). She has administered the Alberta Provincial Dutch elm disease (DED) Prevention Program for the last 15 years. Ten of these years were with the Alberta Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the past five years with STOPDED. In 1996 Janet wrote the "Alberta DED Response Plan" which was the guiding document for ensuring the preservation of Alberta's American Elms against the threat of DED. To this day, Alberta remains free from DED. Janet organized and managed the completion of the Alberta-wide elm inventory, a $2.2 million dollar project, successfully completed in 1999.
Janet is co-owner and operator of Green Logic Greenhouse Ltd. which provides private research facilities and expertise to the horticulture and agriculture industries. She holds a Horticulture Diploma from Olds College and is a Journeyman Landscape Gardener.
Andrea is a registered professional forester and has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree from the University of British Columbia. She has 14 years of experience in the renewal resource industry with a proven ability to provide expert strategic planning and analysis to make management and practices recommendations. Andrea has led multi-disciplinary teams to the successful planning and implementation of land use planning affecting social, cultural, environmental and economic decisions in collaboration with the forest industry, provincial and federal governments, First Nations and stakeholders. Andrea is from the Kwicksutaineuk Nation on Gilford Island, British Columbia.
Jim is Vice President of Marketing for Irving Consumers Products North America. In this role, he is responsible for both their branded paper products along with the companies' private label program. Jim has an extensive consumer package goods background in sales and marketing with Campbell's, Sara Lee and General Electric. From 1993 to 2001, he was located in Europe where he was one of seven members of the Iams Pet Food Worldwide Management team. He then joined Procter & Gamble when this business was sold. He ran his own retail Tack and Feed Superstore for five years prior to joining Irving. Jim graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce magna cum laude.
Bill Vander Zalm was Premier of British Columbia from 1986 - 1991. He served as the mayor for the City of Surrey (1969 - 1975) before moving into provincial politics as the Minister of Municipal Affairs (1978 - 1981) and the Minister of Education (1981 -1983). Bill Vander Zalm is a self described "nature lover" and operates his own nursery "Van's Inc." specializing in lilacs in Ladner, B.C
Arnold Zweig is a leading environmental lawyer having articled with David Estrin - one of Ontario's top environmental solicitors. He practised in various partnerships until setting up his own firm specializing in civil litigation, Ontario Municipal Board representation, environmental assessment, wrongful dismissal, construction disputes and franchise, trademark and patent litigation.
He was on the Board of the Canadian Environmental Law Association from 1981-1987 and taught environmental law and development at Ryerson University from 1980-2002 designing one of Canada's first GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and the Law courses for the university's Continuing Education programs.
He has a Bachelor of Science from University of Toronto majoring in environmental studies, working each summer for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources before graduating from the University of Windsor's Law School.