April 29, 2015
Bruce is one of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers and co-author of the international best-selling book, Slow Death by Rubber Duck. He is President of Ivey Foundation, a private charitable foundation in Canada, a Director of the Ontario Power Authority, and a Director of the San Francisco-based Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. He is an honorary director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and a member of World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Advisory Committee. Lourie may be best known for his work in connecting environmental issues to human health through his research on mercury pollution and for initiating the campaign to shut down coal-fired power plants in Ontario. Bruce is a founder of a number of for profit and non-profit organizations including Summerhill Group, the Sustainability Network, and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network. He has acted on numerous international, federal, provincial and municipal bodies advising on environmental, health and energy policy matters. Bruce has degrees in Geology and Environmental Studies.