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Gail Krantzberg

McMaster University
Professor of Engineering and Public Policy in the Walter G Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
Dr. Krantzberg is Professor with the Engineering and Public Policy Programs in the School of Engineering Practise and Technology at McMaster University offering Canada’s first Master’s Degree in Engineering and Public Policy. Gail completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in environmental science and freshwaters.  She worked for the Ontario Ministry of Environment from 1988 to 2001, as Coordinator of Great Lakes Programs, and Senior Policy Advisor on Great Lakes. In her tenure there she was intensely engaged in binational Great Lakes science and policy venues.  She is a past president of the International Association of Great Lakes Research sits on the Board of Directors for several Great Lakes and Policy related nonprofit organizations Dr. Krantzberg was the Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the International Joint Commission from 2001 to 2005. In 2007 she was appointed as an adjunct faculty member of the United Nations University Institute for Water and Environmental Health and participated in the twinning of the Laurentian and African Great Lakes (principally Lake Victoria).  She has co-edited/authored 7 books and more than 190 scientific and policy articles on issues pertaining to ecosystem quality and sustainability and is a frequent speaker to media and the public.  Her research interests include investigating Great Lakes governance capacity and methods to better integrate science and engineering in policy formulation and decision making. She is an avid photography and gardener when not at work.