Who We Are


Dr. Jules Blais University of Ottawa

The founding Editor-in-Chief of FACETS, Dr. Jules Blais, is a Professor in the Department of Biology, University of Ottawa. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and has received numerous awards including Environmental Scientist of the Year, the Lindeman Award, the Stevenson Award, and is co-recipient of the prestigious NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. This Prize is considered one of the highest research honours in Canada, and recognizes a research collaboration that highlights the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to complex scientific concepts.

Dr. Blais’ research focuses on identifying the consequences of environmental pollutants on natural systems. His main emphasis is on the sources, pathways and fate of persistent pollutants in aquatic environments. In particular, he is determining how industrial pollutants are transported and concentrated by natural processes to reach elevated exposures in target organisms, including humans.

Editorial Board

We’re multidisciplinary and so are our Subject Editors. Much of the research done by our subject specialists crosses academic borders and our team has the expertise and experience to evaluate and refine multi- and interdisciplinary research in a variety of subjects.

  • Tom Al University of Ottawa Geosciences
  • Steve Alsop York University Science Education
  • Raid Al-Tahir University of New Brunswick Engineering
  • Catherine Anderson Science World/University of British Columbia Science Communication
  • Gregory Aranovich Johns Hopkins University, USA Engineering
  • Gerald Audette York University Chemistry
  • Dawn Bazely York University Ecology and Evolution Conservation and Sustainability
  • Katrin Becker Mount Royal University Technology
  • Angelo Belcastro York University Anatomy and Physiology Nutrition, Sport, and Exercise Sciences
  • Maxim Berezovski University of Ottawa Chemistry
  • Idil Boran York University Ethics
  • Ian Butler McGill University Chemistry
  • Christofer Clemente University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Debra Clendinneng Algonquin College Public Health
  • Imogen Coe Ryerson University Cell and Developmental Biology Science Communication
  • Steven Cooke Carleton University Ecology and Evolution Marine and Aquatic Sciences Science Communication Science and Policy
  • Jack Cornett University of Ottawa Chemistry
  • Charles Couillard Université Laval Clinical Sciences Nutrition, Sport, and Exercise Sciences
  • Hugh Davies University of British Columbia Public Health
  • Trevor Day Mount Royal University Anatomy and Physiology Neuroscience Science Communication
  • John de Bruyn Western University Physics
  • Hubert de Guise Lakehead University Physics
  • David Evans Royal Ontario Museum/University of Toronto Anatomy and Biomechanics Geosciences Zoology
  • Michael Evans University of Toronto Mathematics and Statistics
  • Valerio Faraoni Bishop's University Astronomical Sciences Physics
  • Brett Favaro Memorial University Conservation and Sustainability
  • Brock Fenton Western University Ecology and Evolution Zoology
  • C. Scott Findlay University of Ottawa Science and Society Science and Policy
  • Julio Mercader Florin University of Calgary Ecology and Evolution Geosciences
  • Christoph Geiss Trinity College, USA Geosciences
  • Paul Greenman Université du Québec en Outaouais Psychology Mental Health
  • Stephen Heard University of New Brunswick Science Communication
  • Matthew Hogan Ottawa Hospital Research Institute/University of Ottawa Neuroscience
  • Garth Huber University of Regina Physics
  • Jeffrey Hutchings Dalhousie University Ecology and Evolution Conservation and Sustainability
  • Patrick Ingram Colorado State University, USA Mathematics and Statistics
  • Elena Ivanova Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Microbiology
  • Heather Jamniczky University of Calgary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Jean-Paul Jay-Gerin Université de Sherbrooke Chemistry
  • Sophia Johannessen Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Geosciences Marine and Aquatic Sciences
  • Yann Joly McGill University Science and Policy
  • Béla Joós University of Ottawa Physics
  • Zahangir Kabir Concordia University Engineering
  • Dawn Kellett Geological Survey of Canada Geosciences
  • Jeremy Kerr University of Ottawa Ecology and Evolution Geosciences
  • Peter Kevan University of Guelph Plant and Agricultural Sciences Ecology and Evolution
  • Karen Kidd University of New Brunswick Marine and Aquatic Sciences
  • Nicole Klenk University of Toronto Science and Policy Science and Society
  • Ronald Kluger University of Toronto Chemistry
  • Philippe Lavoie University of Toronto Engineering
  • David Lentz University of New Brunswick Geosciences
  • Randy Lewis York University Physics
  • Robie Macdonald Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Geosciences
  • Mark Mallory Acadia University Ecology and Evolution Zoology
  • Prashanta Kumar Mandal Visva-Bharati University, India Mathematics and Statistics
  • Victoria Metcalf Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Adviser, New Zealand Science Communication
  • Kristi Miller-Saunders Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Genetics and Genomics
  • Christophe Morell University of Lyon 1, France Chemistry
  • Lawrence Mysak McGill University Atmospheric and Climate Sciences
  • Nelson O’Driscoll Acadia University Geosciences Marine and Aquatic Sciences
  • Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban Ohm Technologies, Chennai, India Engineering
  • Ivana Pajic-Lijakovic University of Belgrade, Serbia Engineering
  • James Pinfold University of Alberta Physics
  • Alexandre Poulain University of Ottawa Microbiology
  • Daniel Schindler University of Washington, USA Marine and Aquatic Sciences
  • Fran Scott McMaster University Epidemiology
  • Marie-Claire Shanahan University of Calgary Science Communication Science Education
  • John Smol Queen's University Marine and Aquatic Sciences
  • Don Smyth University of Manitoba Pharmacology
  • Yang Song Western University Materials Science
  • Neil Swart Environment Canada Atmospheric and Climate Sciences
  • Iain Taylor University of British Columbia Plant and Agricultural Sciences Ethics
  • Vance Trudeau University of Ottawa Cell and Developmental Biology Genetics and Genomics
  • A.M.M. Sharif Ullah Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan Engineering
  • Arun Valsangkar University of New Brunswick Engineering
  • Nicholas Vlachopoulos Royal Military College Engineering
  • Dietrich Volmer Saarland University, Germany Chemistry
  • Bushra Waheed BC Oil and Gas Commission Engineering
  • Jim Woodgett Mount Sinai Hospital Clinical Sciences Public Health
  • Hongyi Xu Fudan University, China Engineering
  • Peter Zahradka University of Manitoba - St. Boniface Hospital Nutrition, Sport, and Exercise Sciences
  • Jiang Zhu National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC/MCTI), Brazil Mathematics and Statistics
  • Yingqing Zu Fudan University, China Mathematics and Statistics

Publishing Team

Publisher and Executive Director Suzanne Kettley
Director, Publishing Operations Judy Busnarda
Journal Coordinator Tanya Samman
Manager, Production Judy Hum-Delaney
Production Coordinator Merv R Buske

Editorial Office

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About the Publisher

Canadian Science Publishing (CSP), head-quartered in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), is an independent, not-for-profit scholarly publisher dedicated to serving the needs of researchers and their communities, not only by publishing quality peer-reviewed journals but also by supporting the knowledge-sharing activities of scholarly societies and other key partners through events, awards, and other exchanges. CSP’s Board is drawn from the research and publishing communities and represents all interests of the scholarly publishing community in Canada and beyond, including researchers, scientific societies, libraries, and business. The CSP membership base includes a wide range of institutions and organizations that have a stake in developing a healthy scholarly scientific publishing industry. CSP publishes the award-winning NRC Research Press suite of journals, many of which have been in publication since 1929.