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Past President and Board member, Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation



M.Sc. Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S.

Citation of Excellence Awards


Al Colodey

Manager - Pacific Environmental Science Centre and Pacific and Yukon Laboratory for Environmental Testing

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - To provide analysis, advice and services to clients in Environment Canada and other government departments and agencies

  • Enhanced coordination of laboratory and research support services across our national network to increase customer satisfaction and maintain Canadian Association of Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA) accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 standards.
  • Management of PESC to provide a safe and productive work environment
  • Facilitate innovation to meet on-going and emerging needs, e.g. integration of chemistry and biology including toxicogenomics
  • Enhance recruitment and training opportunities as part of public service renewal, maintenance and enhancement of the Centre's capabilities
  • On-going interests in adaptive monitoring, environmental regulation development & implementation and international development


Served as Canada's representative on the nine-country OECD experts team that conducted & reported on the environmental performance review of China (2000-2005)

On regulation development teams for the Fisheries Act and Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) regulatory monitoring requirements for pulp and paper mills and mining

Co-authored international response of the Government of Canada to a Submission on Enforcement Matters Under Articles 14 and 15 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation Submission No. Sem-98-004

Co-author and edit scientific and policy publications


Headley, J.V., K.M. Peru, B. Fahlman, A. Colodey, D.W. McMartin. 2012. Selective solvent extraction and characterization of the acid extractable fraction of Athabasca oil sands process waters by Orbitrap mass spectrometry. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry.

Furtula V., Osachoff  H., Derksen D., Hafizan Juahir H., Colodey A., Chambers P. 2012. Inorganic nitrogen, sterols and Bacterial Source Tracking as tools to characterize water quality and possible contamination sources in surface water. Water Research, 46, 4, 1079-1092.

Contributor. 2011. Integrated Monitoring Plan for the Oil Sands. ISBN:978-1-100-18939-0. 104pp. Environment Canada.

Contributing author. 2007. Environmental Performance Review of China. OECD, Paris. 336 pp. link ISBN: 9264031154

Furtula, V., G. Derksen and A. Colodey. 2006. Application of Automated Mass Spectrometry Deconvolution and Identification Software for Pesticide Analysis in Surface Waters. Environmental Science and Health. 41(8):1259-1271.

Colodey, A.G. 2003. Aquatic Environmental Protection: Common Goals, Many Tools. Water Intelligence Online. Paper presented in IAWQ Beijing 2000.

Hall, E.R. and A.G. Colodey (eds.). 1997. Forestry Industry Wastewaters V. Pergamon Journals. 408 pp. ISBN 0080430945.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Aquatic Ecosystems
Environmental Policy
     Integration Management
          Environmental policy
          Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
          Canadian Environmental Protection Act (1999)
          Environmental Effects Monitoring Program
          Fisheries Act
     Policy Development
          Emerging issues
          Science management
     Regulation & Enforcement
          Science-policy integration
     Science Policy
Nature & Wildlife
          Industrial impacts
     Ecosystems & Habitats
          Marine environment
Pollution & Waste
          Paper mills
          Oil sands
          Pulp and paper
          Water quality
     Water Quality
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