Leadership

Paul Demers

Paul comes to OCRC from the University of British Columbia, where he was a Professor in the School of Environmental Health. As well as being Director of the OCRC, he is also a Professor with the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He has an MSc in Industrial Hygiene and a PhD in Epidemiology, both from the University of Washington in Seattle. Paul is internationally recognized for his expertise on the health effects of workplace exposures and sits on many expert panels, including the International Agency for Research on Cancer working groups that evaluated carcinogens such as dusts and fibres, firefighting and formaldehyde. He has extensive research experience and accomplishments, including his leadership of a national program known as "CAREX Canada," a workplace and environmental exposure database. Over his academic career he has held numerous research grants, supervised many graduate students and has published extensively.

Victoria H. Arrandale

Victoria Arrandale holds an MSc in Occupational Hygiene and a PhD in Medical Science (Occupational Health). She is an Assistant Professor with the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Victoria’s interest in occupational exposure and disease stems from her experience in the pulp and paper industry as a young worker. Victoria’s current research focuses on improving the exposure assessment in ongoing Canadian cancer cohort studies as well as the development and evaluation of interventions to reduce carcinogen exposure in Canadian workplaces, particularly in the mining industry.

Wolodymyr (Wally) Lewyckyj

Wolodymyr (Wally) Lewyckyj joined OCRC in October 2013 as Senior Manager. He had been Manager of the WSIB-RAC research grant program for many years, as well as a Senior Research Analyst with the WSIB’s Prevention Division. More recently he was Policy Advisor for the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario. Wally has an MA in Sociology from York University.