Claire McAuley, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., M.Sc., P.Eng
Claire McAuley is a senior scientist with Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc. currently leading biomonitoring and risk assessment projects. Claire is Professional Engineer registered in Alberta and is proficient in both Project Management and Risk Assessment. Claire has completed numerous traditional food studies with First Nations in Alberta mostly specific to metal contaminants and food quality and has worked with local First Nations examining surface water and vegetation quality.
Ms McAuley also is involved in human health risk assessments associated with resource development, mining, hydroelectric, pipeline, and tankfarm projects and has participated in many assessments and analytical programs specific to environmental contaminants. She has provided technical reviews on a variety of environmental and human health risk assessments issues.
- Project manager since 2005 for the multi-disciplinary Genesee-Wabamun Biomonitoring Project on behalf of TransAlta and Capital Power, providing both technical and project management direction and interacting, as required, with the regulatory agencies including (planning, scheduling, controlling (including direction, organization, technical review and support) and reporting of all activities required to meet the special environmental monitoring programs required under the Regulatory Approval for the Genesee Expansion Project, the TransAlta Keephills facility and the Capital Power Corporation Genesee facility).
- Co-Recipient of funding from the NFNECP and RFNECP (2009 - Assessment of Traditional Vegetation Quality for two Northern Alberta First Nations, 2010 -Assessment of Traditional Vegetation, Surface Waters, Traditional Tea and the Development of Bioaccumulation Uptake Factors between Soils, Vegetation and Traditional Teas and 2011 - Snow Sampling in the Vicinity of the Swan Hills Waste Treatment Centre in the Traditional Territory of the Swan River and Driftpile First Nations).
- Project Manager for Traditional Food Quality Studies (2005, 2010, and 2013) for the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation (CPDFN).
- Specializes in work with First Nations examining food, water and traditional vegetation quality and results communication.
- Recognized researcher with the First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network (FNEHIN) (2013)
- Led and participated in numerous human health risk assessment projects throughout Western Canada that cross a variety of industrial sectors, including: power generation; petroleum production; waste management, and mining.
- Conducts peer-reviews for Traditional Food Studies and risk assessments for First Nation, industry and private sector clients.
- Claire worked for 15 years in the oil and gas, and waste management industries in a regulatory and environmental advisory role and started her career as a production engineer.
M.Sc., Environmental Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
M.Eng., Environmental Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
B.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta