Barry Stemshorn

Barry Stemshorn sits on the Pembina Institute’s board of directors. His distinguished career in the federal public service included serving as assistant deputy minister for the Environmental Protection Service of Environment Canada where he led national programs to prevent and control air, water and soil pollution. A veterinarian trained at l’Université de Montréal (DMV) and the University of Guelph (PhD), he previously held executive positions in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Privy Council Office. Later as a senior fellow at the University of Ottawa, he co-founded a certificate program in regulatory leadership for senior government officials, served as a consultant for international agencies and co-chaired a report on the prevention of mercury pollution for China’s state council.

Barry’s wildlife photos have been exhibited and sold to support non-governmental organizations. He serves as a volunteer for the Nature Conservancy and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Medals for his contributions to Canada.


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