Great Lakes St. Lawrence Collaborative

McMaster University Research Team

Research Lead

Dr. Gail Krantzberg

Professor, Engineering and Public Policy Program
McMaster University

Dr. Krantzberg is Professor for Engineering and Public Policy Program McMaster University offering Canada’s first Master’s Degree in Engineering and Public Policy. She is a past president of the International Association of Great Lakes Research, and sits on the Board of Directors for several Great Lakes and Policy related nonprofit organizations.  Dr. Krantzberg was the Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the International Joint Commission from 2001 to 2005. She worked for the Ontario Ministry of Environment from 1988 to 2001, as Coordinator of Great Lakes Programs and Senior Policy Advisor on Great Lakes. She has authored more than 190 scientific and policy articles and 7 books on issues pertaining to water quality, ecosystem health and sustainability and is a frequent speaker to media and the public.

Research Team

Ginni Dhaliwal

Ginni Dhaliwal is a Master’s candidate in Engineering and Public Policy at McMaster University. She has a Master’s degree in Chemistry and specialization in organic chemistry. She is currently working for the Great Lakes Collaborative as a researcher. She is studying plastic pollution in the Great Lakes and bacteriological contamination of the beaches and analyzing the scientific and public policy solutions for these issues.

Danish Karmally

Danish Karmally is a Junior Policy Analyst at Krantzberg Great Lakes Consulting, where Danish is responsible to analyze current federal/provincial policies & regulations on toxic chemicals in the Great Lakes and to access gaps within the policies including recommending innovative practices currently being implemented in jurisdictions around the world. Danish has completed his Masters of Engineering & Public Policy from McMaster University after graduating with a First-Class Honours in Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University.

Bridget McGlynn

Bridget McGlynn is a recent graduate of McMaster University’s innovative Honours Integrated Science program. During her studies she completed an independent research practicum and an honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Gail Krantzberg researching the modern influences of harmful algal blooms in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. She is currently working for the Great Lakes Collaborative as a researcher studying the policy framework regarding climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in the Great Lakes region.

Mozafar Niroomand

Mozafar Niroomand is a civil and environmental engineer born in the city of Shiraz, Iran with a background of project and construction management. He is currently a graduate student at McMaster university in engineering and public policy. He currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario and works as a research assistant under supervision of Dr. Gail krantzberg and as a part of the Great Lakes collaborative. His research includes gathering data about projects, policy frameworks and legislations about the issue of nutrient contamination of the Great Lakes of Ontario from point and nonpoint sources.

Dr. George Uzonwanne

Dr. George Uzonwanne is a seasoned administrator from Nigeria with professional training as an optometrist, physician and ophthalmologist. He is currently a graduate student of engineering and public policy at McMaster University. He is also a research assistant and is currently researching the effects of climate change and bacteriological contamination on the Great Lakes. He has interests in the interface between technology and health and advancing policy in this field. Dr. Uzonwanne was a senior public health policy development specialist in Nigeria, with experience in disease control, public policy development and implementation. George received his B.Sc. in Optometry from University of Benin, Nigeria; MD from Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow, Russia; and Diploma in Ophthalmology from West African College of Surgeons. He’s a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Management and has attended numerous leadership and management training workshops in England and the USA.