Gail is originally from Montreal, Quebec where she completed her bachelor's degree at McGill University in ecology with a keen interest in evolutionary biology.
came to Toronto to acquire her Masters and Ph.D. in aquatic ecotoxicology from the University of Toronto.
She worked for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment from 1988 to 2001 as a Sediment Specialist, Coordinator of the Collingwood Harbour Remedial Action Plan, Coordinator of Great Lakes Programs, and Senior Policy Analyst on Great Lakes.
Gail then took on the position of Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the International Joint Commission from 2001 to 2005, after having served on this binational treaty organization's Boards, Council and Task Forces.
She is a Professor of Civil Engineering and the Director of the Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, School of Engineering Practice, McMaster University.
The Centre offers a Master's Degree to engineers and applied scientists training them on complex environmental matters and enabling them to understand the application of science and technology to sustainable public policy.
favourite nonhuman things are her
camera, and all of nature that have no voice.
has a long history of volunteer work and board level participation in not-for-profit organizations.