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COSEWIC Annual Report - 2006

Item III - COSEWIC Membership

Membership Changes:

For Information:

See Appendix III for a list of current and proposed members.

For Approval:

  1. Members from Jurisdictions (Provincial/Territorial/Federal)

    As the alternate member from the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) has resigned, CWS has submitted the name of the alternate member on COSEWIC. His curriculum vitae is on record with the COSEWIC Secretariat.

  2. Co-chair, Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Subcommittee

    A biosketch is herein provided for Mr. Henry Lickers who was recommended by the ATK Subcommittee to continue as co-chair for a further term of four years effective January 1, 2007, subject to appointment by the Minister of the Environment.

  3. Co-chairs of Species Specialist Subcommittees / Non-government Science Members

    New /Renewed members were selected as a result of a process that was initiated with a January 2006 public call for members.

    Biosketches are herein provided for the following nominees submitted for consideration and review by CESCC and subsequent appointment by the Minister of the Environment effective January 1, 2007:

    • Co-chair, Amphibians & Reptiles Specialist Subcommittee – Dr. Ronald Brooks
    • Co-chair, Arthropods Specialist Subcommittee – Dr. Laurence Packer
    • Co-chair, Birds Specialist Subcommittee – Dr. Marty Leonard
    • Co-chair, Molluscs Specialist Subcommittee – Mr. Robert Forsyth
    • Non-government science member – Dr. Jeannette Whitton

    All memberships are for a four year term.

See Appendix IV for biosketches of new/renewed COSEWIC members.