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Dr. Chris McLaughlin

Dr. Chris McLaughlin
Office Hours:
Thursdays 2:30–3:20pm

Dr. Chris McLaughlin, who teaches ARTSSCI 4EP3 / Environmental Policy Inquiry, has worked in the environmental sector since 1990 as an educator, author and editor, consultant to governments and foundations, and chief executive of non-governmental organizations.

Dr. McLaughlin is the executive director of the Bay Area Restoration Council in Hamilton, a charitable non-profit corporation that leads and engages in collective action to revitalize Hamilton Harbour and its watershed through outreach, education, collaboration, leadership and knowledge mobilization, and is also the Canadian co-chair of the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board.

Dr. McLaughlin holds a BES in environmental studies from the University of Waterloo, an MSc in ecology from the University of Guelph, and a PhD from McMaster University for research into Great Lakes policy and governance. He is an adjunct faculty member in McMaster’s School of Earth, Environment & Society, and has published numerous water policy-related reports, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles, including this recent collaborative effort to begin developing a social narrative for Great Lakes restoration and revitalization.