Claire McAuley

Senior Scientist


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Claire McAuley is a Senior Scientist with Intrinsik Corp.   She is currently leading biomonitoring and risk assessment projects.  She is a 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 across Canada specific to both organic and inorganic contaminants and food quality and has worked with local First Nations examining surface water and vegetation quality.

Claire 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.

Experience Highlights

  • 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 Health Canada’s  First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program (FNECP, NFNECP and RFNECP) to investigate 12 unique projects (10 complete, 2 current) with 6 distinct Nations to characterize traditional food quality between 2009 and the present.  Foods investigated include moose, fish, grouse, rabbit, traditional plants (berries, tea plants and rat root); snow and water quality have also been included in some studies specific to PCB, dioxin, furan and pesticide  contamination.  Current projects investigate glyphosate and metal concentrations in moose, deer and berries and metal and PAH concentrations in plants and soils.
  • Associated publications include:
  • Project Manager for Traditional Food Quality Studies (2005, 2010,  2013 and 2017) for the Chipewyan Prairie Déné 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.
  • 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

Professional Affiliations

  • The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta

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