Dr. Tom Jackson, O.C., LL.D. (Hon)
Dr. Tom Jackson was installed as Trent University's tenth chancellor on September 24, 2009. Appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000 for his music and humanitarian work, Tom is well known to Canadian as an accomplished musician and actor dedicated to helping the less fortunate. Tom has received Humanitarian Awards (2007 Juno Awards and 2007 Gemini Awards) in recognition of his positive contributions to the social landscape of Canada. He received the Queen's Jubilee medal in 2002 and the Centennial Medals from Alberta and Saskatchewan in 2005. Under Tom's leadership, over $10M has been raised for Canadian food banks and family agencies and disaster relief. Tom has received honorary degrees from eight Canadian universities, including Trent.


Dr. Chris Metcalfe, Ph.D.
Dr. Chris Metcalfe is the Director of the Institute for Watershed Science at Trent University has been a member of the Environmental and Resource Studies Programme at Trent University for over 25 years. He has developed an international reputation for his work on determining the environmental fate and toxic effects of or-ganic contaminants and compounds from personal care products and pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment. Dr. Metcalfe has a range of experience in research and capacity building in the area of watershed management; with a particular focus on community-based projects in First Nations communities and in developing countries in Latin America and in Southeast Asia. He has been involved in international projects on integrated watershed management in Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba and Indonesia. Currently, he is directing a project on building capacity among Indigenous communities in Canada's north related to protection of sources of drinking water. Dr. Metcalfe has received a Canadian Foundation for Innovation grant for development of the Mircroenvironment Research Laboratory at Trent. He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Great Lakes Research, and in 2008 hosted the association conference at Trent University. Chris was recently awarded the status of Adjunct Professor for the United Nations University Network on Water Environment and Health. Chris has a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba (1973) , his M.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick (1976) and his Ph. D. in Biochemistry from McMaster University (1984).
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Mr. Henry Lickers
Henry Lickers is a member of Seneca Nation, Turtle Clan. He has been the Director of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Department of the Environment for the past 32 years and is now the Environmental Science Officer. He has been principle investigator on the EAGLE ( Effect on Aboriginal in the Great Lakes Environment ) Project and the Naturalized Knowledge Systems Project and the First Nations' Community Health Indicators Project. Henry has been Director Ontario Professional Foresters Association, Scientific Co-Chair of The Haudenosaunee Environmental Taskforce, Vice President of the Board of Directors, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences and a member of the Board of Directors for the Eastern Ontario Model Forest. Henry received the Sanford Fleming Metal, Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science ,2008; Ross Silverside Forestry Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Forestry in Eastern Ontario, Eastern Ontario Model Forest, 2006; Jean Woodsworth Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community and the Environment, Canadian Concerned Pensioners, 2006; and the Eco-Hero Award, International Environmental Film and Video Festival for Community Environmental Service, 2004. Henry received his B.Sc. (Biology) degree from Trent University in 1972.
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Dr. Brent Wootton
Dr. Brent Wootton is Director and Senior Scientist for the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) at Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario. The Centre promotes innovative forms of water and wastewater treatment technology through applied research, education, and demonstration projects. Brent is a member the Northern Research Working Group, which provides advice to the federal government on the implementation of the Canada Wide Strategy for the Management of Municipal Wastewater Effluent. He is also a member of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment's Source Protection Program Risk Management Advisory Committee for Water Quality Risk Management Measures Project. Brent previously served on the Multidisciplinary Assessment Committee for the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Later this month (April 2010) he will be travelling to the Japan offices of the United Nations Environment Program to participate in Consultative Meetings on Environmentally Sound Technologies (EST)s for Wastewater Management Partnerships. Brent has a Master's degree from the University of Waterloo, and a Ph.D. in aquatic ecology from Trent University.
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Professor Shirley Williams
Professor Shirley Williams - Pheasant - is a member of the Bird Clan of the Ojibway and Odawa First Nations of Canada. Her Aboriginal name is Migizi ow Kwe meaning Eagle Woman. She was born and raised at Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island and attended St. Joseph's Residential School in Spanish, Ontario. After completing her NS diploma, she received her BA in Native Studies at Trent University and her Native Language Instructors Program diploma from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Shirley received her Master's Degree from York University in Environmental Studies. In June of 2004, Shirley retired from the Indigenous Studies Department and now holds the title, Professor Emeritus.
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