Claire McAuley

Senior Scientist


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Claire McAuley is a Senior Scientist with Intrinsik Corp.  She has over 30 years of experience spanning project management, risk assessment and environmental engineering.  Claire has completed numerous traditional food studies with First Nations, specific to contaminants and food, water and vegetation quality and has provided technical reviews on a variety of environmental and human health risk assessment projects and analytical programs specific to environmental contaminants.

Claire is currently working in risk communication including the implications of development on traditional food security.  She has been integral in providing community and stakeholder consultation for the communication of project results and has facilitated the involvement of First Nations clients in the decision-making process for environmental issues associated with industrial developments.

Experience Highlights

  • Experienced risk communicator with extensive stakeholder interactions including with Indigenous governmental organizations, Federal, Provincial and Territorial authorities, non-governmental organizations and the general public.
  • Completion of numerous food studies alongside First Nations across Canada evaluating risks from ingestion of harvested subsistence foods and providing assurances as to the quality and safety of locally sourced foods.
  • Delivered training courses on Traditional Food Quality Studies and their integration into Environmental Assessment to both Federal and Provincial Health Departments.
  • Conducts peer-reviews for Traditional Food Studies and risk assessments for First Nation, industry and private sector clients, including advising First Nations throughout the Environmental Impact Assessment Process regarding mitigation measures to protect traditional food quality.
  • Project and Technical Manager (2005-2023) for the multi-disciplinary Genesee-Wabamun Biomonitoring Project on behalf of TransAlta and Capital Power.
  • Co-recipient, with a number of First Nations across Alberta and New Brunswick, of funding under Health Canada’s National and Regional First Nations Environmental Contaminant Programs (2009 – 2022) for the completion of traditional food (game, fish and plants) and environmental quality studies.
  • Co-recipient, with the Nisga’a Fisheries and Wildlife Department, of a grant from the BC First Nations Health Authority Environmental Contaminants Program to investigate Steller Sea Lion tissue quality (2018).
  • Project Manager for Traditional Food Quality Studies (2005, 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2022) for the Chipewyan Prairie Déné First Nation (CPDFN).
  • Included in the Indigenous Health Researchers Database for the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) (2019).
  • Recognized researcher with the First Nations Environmental Health Innovation Network (FNEHIN) (2013).
  • 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.

Associated Publications


  • 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 and Geoscientist of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Member – University of Alberta Research Ethics Board

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