Board of Directors, Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry - Laurentian Chapter (SETAC-L)

Member of the Fontaine Building Green Team, a group of volunteers working to raise awareness and promote an environmentally responsible workplace


M.Sc. University of Windsor

B.Sc. University of Guelph


Susan L. Roe

Head - Environmental Quality Guidelines and Protocols Development

Fontaine Building (Gatineau, QC)


Contributing to the development of Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines for the Chemicals Management Plan and for Clean, Safe and Secure Water. Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines are nationally approved, science-based indicators of environmental quality. They are recommended numerical or narrative limits for a variety of substances and environmental quality parameters, which, if exceeded, may impair the health of Canadian ecosystems.

  • Federal Environmental Quality Guidelines for Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) medium priorities (metals, organics) & target analytes
  • Advancement of Sediment Quality Guidelines and their use in regulatory and non-regulatory instruments including Chemicals Management Plan, Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan, Disposal at Sea and Great Lakes Action Plan
  • Development of methods and protocols for the derivation of site-specific environmental quality guidelines that consider natural background, local water quality conditions, and resident species


Scientific support to federal/provincial/territorial (FPT) committees including Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment and Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicator (CESI) working groups

Chair, EC's Regional Guidelines Advisory Group

Chair, Sediment Quality Guideline Sub-group of the CCME Water Quality Task Group

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Aquatic Ecosystems
Environmental Policy
          Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
     Policy Development
          Emerging issues
     Regulation & Enforcement
Nature & Wildlife
     Effects of Toxics
Pollution & Waste
     Great Lakes
     Water Quality