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Amira6Amira Elgiheny has a degree in accounting from Ain Shams University in Egypt. She also holds a DEP in accounting from the Collège de Comptabilité et Secrétariat in Longueuil. She has several years of managerial experience. Amira joined the JBACE in December 2014

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Environmental Analyst

graemeGraeme Morin holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from the McGill School of Environment, with a concentration in the Biodiversity and Conservation Domain. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Renewable Resources - Environmental Assessment from the McGill-UNEP Collaborating Centre on Environmental Assessment. He has several years of industrial experience in the private sector.

Graeme has been working as an analyst for the JBACE since 2010.

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chantalChantal Otter Tétreault graduated in 2002 from Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in Geography. She maintained the position of Geographic Information Systems Technician for the Cree Regional Authority’s Forestry sector, throughout and after the completion of her studies. During the establishment of the adapted forestry regime (Chapter 3 of the Paix des Braves) in 2002, she assisted in the specification of the Cree trapline boundaries for delimiting the territorial reference units (UTR) and to the calculations of the forestry management units (FMU).

In 2005, she accepted the duty of Environment Analyst within the same organization and presently maintains this position. Some of her responsibilities are to provide assistance to the CRA members of the Evaluating and Review Committees concerning projects under environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA), to aid the Local Environment Administrators in the ESIA procedure of local projects and monitor the follow-up programs of the Eastmain 1A-Rupert diversion hydro project.

Being of Cree descent from Waswanipi, her profession has not only allowed her to assist her nation with environmental concerns but also by participating in special projects that promote traditional activities, such as the Best Environmental Management Practice Leaflets created for Cree trappers upon receiving funds for remedial projects (construction of cabins, goose ponds, trails ect.) and the Migratory bird data collection in Cree Communities of Quebec.

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ginettepetitGinette Lajoie graduated in geography from Université de Montréal in 1974 and then received a M.Sc. degree in physical geography from McGill University in 1978. She has worked for the Cree Regional Authority from 1987 to 2010 as Environmental Coordinator.

Ms. Lajoie’s experience in the environmental field is varied and touches upon issues such as environmental management in the Cree communities, environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing (soil contamination issues) and environmental policy development.

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Federal Environmental Assessments

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The JBACE has submitted its recommendations regarding the review of federal environmental assessment processes, namely in relation to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act amended in 2012.