Partnering to protect our Earth
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Ken Reimer, a researcher at the Royal Military College of Canada founded the Environmental Sciences Group (ESG) to develop environmental cleanup standards for Cold War Arctic sites in 1989. Today, the ESG has become a leader in integrating scientific and traditional Indigenous knowledge on environmental issues and the Arctic ecosystem. The group developed cleanup standards that were implemented during one of Canada’s largest environmental remediation projects, and the trust built with Indigenous people led to partnerships to deal with other environmental problems in a way that satisfied all stakeholders.

Following Reimer’s retirement in 2014, researcher Kela Weber continues ESG’s legacy applying the multidisciplinary research team’s skills to many of Canada’s most ecologically sensitive areas from Canada’s remote islands to Indigenous lands, using the most advanced tools to deal with legacy, as well as newly emerging contaminant problems.

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