COSEWIC members

Last updated December 4, 2019

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Chair

Dr. John Reynolds
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6

Telephone: 778-782-5636
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Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge subcommittee

Roger Gallant
Co-chair
Postal box 371
Stephenville NL A2N 2Z5
Telephone: 709-638-4343
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Gloria Goulet
Co-chair
Winnipeg MB
Telephone: 431-228-3064
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Members (Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge)

Biographies:

  • Dr. Jeannette Armstrong
  • Dr. Myrle Ballard
  • Dan Benoit
  • Barrie Ford
  • Jason Harquail

Species specialist subcommittee

Amphibians and reptiles

Dr. Tom Herman
Co-chair
Professor Emeritus
Biology Department
Acadia University
Wolfville NS B4P 2R6

Telephone: 902-670-3535
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Dr. Kristiina Ovaska
Co-chair
Biolinx Environmental Research Ltd.
424 Viaduct Avenue
Victoria BC V9E 2B7

Telephone: 250-727-9708
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Members (amphibians and reptiles):

  • Dr. Sara Ashpole
  • Dr. Amanda Bennett
  • Dr. Constance Browne
  • Nicholas Cairns
  • Joe Crowley
  • Dr. Christopher Edge
  • Scott Gillingwater
  • Lea Randall
  • Dr. Njal Rollinson
  • Dr. Pamela Rutherford
  • Dr. Jeannette Armstrong (ATK subcommittee)
  • Gloria Goulet (ATK subcommittee)
  • Dr. Myrle Ballard (ATK subcommittee)
Arthropods

Jennifer M. Heron
Co-chair
BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Ecosystem Branch
Species Conservation Science Unit
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1

Telephone: 604-812-8198
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Dr. David McCorquodale
Co-chair
Department of Biology
Cape Breton University
Box 5300
1250 Grand Lake Rd.
Sydney NS B1P 6L2

Telephone: 902-574-1547
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Members (arthropods):

  • Sydney G. Cannings
  • Jeremy deWaard
  • Allan Harris
  • Colin Jones
  • John Klymko
  • Jessica Linton
  • Dr. Robert Longair
  • James Miskelly
  • Jeff Ogden
  • Dr. John S. Richardson
  • Sarah Semmler
  • Dr. Cory S. Sheffield
  • Dr. Brian Starzomski
  • Dr. Jeannette Armstrong (ATK subcommittee)
  • Dan Benoit (ATK subcommittee)
  • Gloria Goulet (ATK subcommittee)
Birds

Dr. Richard Elliot
Co-chair
Scientist Emeritus
Environment and Climate Change Canada
17 Waterfowl Lane
Sackville NB E4L 1G7

Telephone: 506-229-9444
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Dr. Marcel Gahbauer
Co-chair
Canadian Wildlife Service
National Wildlife Research Centre
1125 Colonel By Drive (Raven Road)
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3

Telephone: 613-971-2147
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Members (birds):

  • Dr. Christian Artuso
  • Dr. Louise Blight
  • Mike Burrell
  • Dr. Andrew G. Horn
  • Dr. Elsie Krebs
  • Dr. R. I. Guy Morrison
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre L. Savard
  • Dr. Paul A. Smith
  • Dr. David Toews
  • Dr. Scott Wilson
  • Dr. Liana Zanette
  • Dr. Myrle Ballard (ATK subcommittee)
  • Barrie Ford (ATK subcommittee)
  • Dan Benoit (ATK subcommittee)
Freshwater fishes

Dr. Nicholas E. Mandrak
Co-chair
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto ON M1C 1A4

Telephone: 416-208-2248
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Dr. John R. Post
Co-chair
Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

Telephone: 403-220-6937
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Members (freshwater fishes):

  • Dr. Julien April
  • Dr. Pete Cott
  • Dr. Richard A. Cunjak
  • Dr. Margaret F. Docker
  • Dr. James Grant
  • Dr. Todd Hatfield
  • Dr. Tim Haxton
  • Dr. Constance O'Connor
  • Dr. Mark Poesch
  • Susan Pollard
  • Dr. Mark Ridgway
  • Douglas Watkinson
  • Jason Harquail (ATK subcommittee)
  • Dr. Myrle Ballard (ATK subcommittee)
  • Gloria Goulet (ATK subcommittee)
Marine fishes

Dr. Ross R. Claytor
Co-chair
15 School Road
Ketch Harbour NS B3V 1K8

Telephone (1): 902-868-2001
Telephone (2): 902-222-0835
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Dr. John D. Neilson
Co-chair
Comox BC

Telephone: 250-465-1728
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Members (marine fishes):

  • Dr. Ian A. Fleming
  • Dr. David Hardie
  • Dr. Carrie Holt
  • Dave Kulka
  • Dr. Bruce Leaman
  • Dr. Aaron MacNeil
  • Dr. Craig Purchase
  • Dr. Nancy Shackell
  • Margaret Treble
  • Dr. Marc Trudel
  • Dr. Laura Weir
  • Dr. Peter A. H. Westley
  • Roger Gallant (ATK subcommittee)
  • Jason Harquail (ATK subcommittee)
  • Dr. Jeannette Armstrong (ATK subcommittee)
Marine mammals

Dr. David Lee
Co-chair
3904 rue de la Sucrerie
Saint-Lazare QC J7T 2N2

Telephone: 514-366-9574
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Dr. Hal Whitehead
Co-chair
Department of Biology
Dalhousie University
1355 Oxford Street
Halifax NS B3H 4J1

Telephone: 902-494-3723
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Members (marine mammals):

  • Dr. Marie Auger-Méthé
  • Dr. Steven Ferguson
  • Dr. John K.B. Ford
  • Dr. Timothy R. Frasier
  • Dr. Michael O. Hammill
  • Dr. Kim Parsons
  • Dr. Robert Stewart
  • Dr. Andrew Trites
  • Barrie Ford (ATK subcommittee)
  • Gloria Goulet (ATK subcommittee)
  • Roger Gallant (ATK subcommittee)
Molluscs

Dr. Joseph Carney
Co-chair
Associate Professor
Biology Department
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1

Telephone (1): 807-766-7223
Telephone (2): 807-343-8253
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Dr. Dwayne Lepitzki
Co-chair
203, 410 Buffalo Street
P.O. Box 1311
Banff AB T1L 1B3

Telephone: 403-762-0864
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Members (molluscs):

  • Dr. Suzanne Dufour
  • Robert Forsyth
  • Andrew J. Hebda
  • Dr. Glen S. Jamieson
  • Kelly McNichols-O'Rourke
  • Dr. Todd J. Morris
  • Dr. Annegret Nicolai
  • Dr. Daelyn A. Woolnough
  • Dr. David T. Zanatta
  • Dan Benoit (ATK subcommittee)
  • Dr. Myrle Ballard (ATK subcommittee)
  • Jason Harquail (ATK subcommittee)
Mosses and lichens

Dr. René Belland
Co-chair
Department of Renewable Resources
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB T6G 2E1

Telephone: 780-492-0801
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Dr. David H. S. Richardson
Co-chair
Environmental Science
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax NS B3H 3C3

Telephone: 902-496-8174
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Members

Lichen specialists

  • Dr. Darwyn Coxson
  • Dr. Sean Haughlan
  • Dr. Diane Haughland
  • Chris Lewis
  • Dr. Troy McMullin

Moss specialists

  • Dr. André Arsenault
  • Dr. Richard Caners
  • Jennifer Doubt
  • Dr. Nicole Fenton
  • Dr. G. Karen Golinski
  • Dr. Judith A. Harpel

ATK subcommittee

  • Dan Benoit
  • Jason Harquail
  • Barrie Ford
Terrestrial mammals

Dr. Stephen D. Petersen
Co-chair
Director, Conservation and Research
Assiniboine Park Zoo
2595 Roblin Blvd.
Winnipeg MB R3P 2N7

Telephone: 204-927-6090
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Dr. Chris Johnson
Co-chair
Professor
Ecosystem Science and Management Program
University of Northern BC
3333 University Way
Prince George BC V2N 4Z9

Telephone: 250-960-5357
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Members (terrestrial mammals):

  • Dr. Eric Vander Wal
  • Dr. Hugh Broders
  • Dr. Jason Fisher
  • Dr. Scott Gilbert
  • Dr. Elizabeth Gillis
  • Dr. Claire Jardine
  • Dr. Nicolas Lecomte
  • Dr. Albrecht I. Schulte-Hostedde
  • Dr. Martin-Hugues St-Laurent
  • Gloria Goulet (ATK subcommittee)
  • Dr. Jeannette Armstrong (ATK subcommittee)
  • Barrie Ford (ATK subcommittee)
Vascular plants

Del Meidinger
Co-chair
Meidinger Ecological Consultants Ltd.
639 Vanalman Avenue
Victoria BC V8Z 3A8

Telephone (1): 250-881-1180
Telephone (2): 778-977-1180
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Dr. Jana Vamosi
Co-chair
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary AB T2N 1N4

Telephone: 403-210-9594
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Members (vascular plants):

  • Bruce Bennett
  • Sean Blaney
  • Sam Brinker
  • Vivian R. Brownell
  • Daniel Brunton
  • Dr. Joyce Gould
  • Cary Hamel
  • Dr. Eric Lamb
  • Susan Meades
  • Dr. Stéphanie Pellerin
  • Jenifer Penny
  • Dr. Karen Samis
  • Dr. Myrle Ballard (ATK subcommittee)
  • Roger Gallant (ATK subcommittee)
  • Dr. Jeannette Armstrong (ATK subcommittee)

Members from provinces and territories

Alberta

Dr. Gordon Court
Provincial Wildlife Status Biologist
Fish and Wildlife Policy Division
Environment and Parks
2nd Floor, Great West Life Building
9920 - 108 Street
Edmonton AB T5K 2M4

Telephone: 780-422-9536
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Robin Gutsell
Species at Risk, Non-Game and Wildlife Disease Policy
Environment and Parks
2nd floor, Great West Life Building
9920 - 108 Street
Edmonton AB T5K 2M4

Telephone: 780-644-1154
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British Columbia

Gregory A. Wilson
Aquatic Species At Risk Specialist
Ecosystem Protection and Sustainability Branch
Ministry of Environment
4th Floor 2975 Jutland Road
Postal box 9338 Station Provincial Government
Victoria BC V8W 9M1

Telephone: 250-387-9586
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Manitoba

Chris Friesen
Coordinator
200 Saulteaux Crescent
Manitoba Conservation Data Centre
Postal box 24
Winnipeg MB R3J 3W3

Telephone: 204-945-7747
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Dr. Bill Watkins
Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection Branch
Manitoba Department of Conservation
Postal box 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg MB R3J 3W3

Telephone: 204-945-8481
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New Brunswick

Mary Sabine
Biologist
Species at Risk Program
Fish and Wildlife Branch
Department of Natural Resources
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
Postal box 6000
Fredericton NB E3B 5H1

Telephone: 506-453-7103
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Newfoundland and Labrador

Jessica Humber
Ecosystem Management Ecologist
Endangered Species and Biodiversity Section
Department of Environment and Conservation
117 Riverside Drive
Postal box 2007
Corner Brook NL A2H 7S1

Telephone: 709-637-4608
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Shelley Moores
Senior Manager
Endangered Species and Biodiversity Wildlife Division
Department of Environment and Conservation
117 Riverside Drive
Postal box 2007
Corner Brook NL A2H 7S1

Telephone: 709-637-2018
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Northwest Territories

Dr. Suzanne Carrière
Biologist (Biodiversity)
Wildlife Division
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)
600 - 5102 50th Avenue
Scotia Centre, 5th Floor
Postal box 1320
Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9

Telephone: 867-920-6327
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Dr. Nicholas Larter
Manager
Wildlife Research and Monitoring
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Postal box 240
Fort Simpson NT X0E 0N0

Telephone: 867-695-7475
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Nova Scotia
Dr. Donna Hurlburt
Wildlife Division
Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry
136 Exhibition St.
Kentville NS B4N 4E5

Telephone: 902-679-6886
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Nunavut Territory

Conor Mallory
High Arctic Biologist
Department of Environment
Government of Nunavut
Postal box 209
Iglulik NU X0A 0L0

Telephone: 867-934-2175
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Ontario

Dr. Christina M Davy
Wildlife Research Scientist
Species at Risk
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Trent University, 2nd Floor, DNA building
2140 East Bank Dr.
Peterborough ON K9L 1Z8

Telephone: 705-755-5220
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Colin Jones
Provincial Arthropod Zoologist
Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
300 Water St., 2nd Floor N.
Postal box 7000
Peterborough ON K9J 3C7

Telephone: 705-937-0336
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Prince Edward Island
Vacant position
Quebec
Fauna

Isabelle Gauthier
Biologiste
Coordonnatrice provinciale des espèces
fauniques menacées ou vulnérables
Direction générale de la gestion de la faune et des habitats
Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs
880, chemin Sainte-Foy, 2e étage
Québec QC G1S 4X4

Telephone: 418-627-8694 Ext. 7456
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Plants

Nancy Hébert
Ministère du Développement durable de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques
Direction de l'expertise en biodiversité
Édifice Marie-Guyart, 4e étage, boîte 21
675, boulevard René-Lévesques Est
Québec QC G1R 5V7

Telephone: 418-521-3907 Ext. 4416
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Jacques Labrecque
Botaniste
Ministère du Développement durable de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques
Direction de l'expertise en biodiversité
Édifice Marie-Guyart, 4e étage boîte 21
675, boul. René-Lévesque Est
Québec QC G1R 5V7

Telephone: 418-521-3907 Ext. 4789
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Saskatchewan

Dr. Philip McLoughlin
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Saskatchewan
112 Science Place
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E2

Telephone: 306-966-4451
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Yukon Territory

Thomas Jung
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Fish and Wildlife Branch
Environment Yukon
Postal box 2703
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2C6

Telephone: 867-667-5766
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Members from federal organizations

Canadian Museum of Nature

Dr. Robert Anderson
Research Scientist
Canadian Museum of Nature
Postal box 3443 - Station D
Ottawa ON K1P 6P4

Telephone: 613-364-4060
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Jennifer Doubt
Curator, Botany
Canadian Museum of Nature
Postal box 3443 - Station D
Ottawa ON K1P 6P4

Telephone: 613-364-4076
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Canadian Wildlife Service

Sydney G. Cannings
Species at Risk Biologist
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
91780 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X7

Telephone: 867-335-8918
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Ashley Kling
Senior Science Advisor
Marine Mammal Science
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
12th Floor, Room E242
200 Kent Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0E6

Telephone: 613-990-8202
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Jennifer Shaw
Fish Population Science
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
12th Floor, Room E248
200 Kent Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0E6

Telephone: 613-990-1367
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Parks Canada

Dr. Shelley Pruss
Adjunct Professor, Department of Renewable Resources
University of Alberta
Species Conservation Specialist
Natural Resources Conservation Branch
Parks Canada
Government of Canada c/o Elk Island National Park
1-54401 Range Road 203
Fort Saskatchewan AB T8L 0V3

Telephone: 780-232-4233
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Dr. Pippa Shepherd
Species Conservation and Management Ecosystem Scientist III
Parks Canada
300 - 300 West Georgia St
Vancouver BC V6B 6B4

Telephone: 604-666-7378
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Non-government science members

David F. Fraser
230 Goward Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2J6

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Dr. Arne Mooers
Professor
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Boulevard
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6

Telephone (1): 778-782-3979
Telephone (2): 778-782-4649
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Dr. John Reynolds
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6

Telephone: 778-782-5636
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About us

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) is an independent advisory panel to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada that meets twice a year to assess the status of wildlife species at risk of extinction. Members are wildlife biology experts from academia, government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector responsible for designating wildlife species in danger of disappearing from Canada.

COSEWIC secretariat

Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd, 16th floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3

Telephone: 819-938-4125
Fax: 819-938-3984
Email: ec.cosepac-cosewic.ec@canada.ca