About

William Leiss, OC, PhD, FRSC

Scientist
McLaughlin Center for Population Health Risk Assessment,
University of Ottawa
1 Stewart St, Room 311 Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Tel: 613-562-5800 (2116)
Fax: 613-562-5380
Cell: 613-297-4300
Email: wleiss [at] uottawa.ca

William Leiss is a Fellow and Past-President (1999-2001) of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer in the Order of Canada.

From 1999 to 2005 he held the NSERC/SSHRC Research Chair in Risk Communication and Public Policy in the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. This five-year chair program, with total funding of $1.25 million, was part of the MOTC (Management of Technological Change) strategic grants program; a consortium of Alberta-based industrial sponsors from the chemicals and petroleum sectors, led by Nexen Inc., provided one-half of the chair funding.

From 1994 to 1999 he held the Eco-Research Chair in Environmental Policy at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. The five-year Eco-Research Chair program was funded at a total of $1.3 million by the Tri-Council Secretariat (using funds from Environment Canada) and Imperial Oil Ltd. His earlier academic positions were in political science (Regina, York), sociology (Toronto), environmental studies (York), and communication (Simon Fraser). At Simon Fraser he was also Vice President, Research.

Updated bio and cv:

Leiss Full CV2014

Bio, William Leiss, 2014