Ellen Reyes

Ellen Reyes

Environmental Health Specialist

M.Sc. in Public Health and Health Systems from the University of Waterloo

Ellen is Falkirk’s Environmental Health Specialist with the Community Health and Well-Being Team and is a Registered Professional Biologist in British Columbia. She has six years of work experience in environmental toxicology, regulatory policy, aquatic and terrestrial resource management, environmental DNA methods, conservation strategies, project management, and Indigenous consultation and engagement. Ellen has gained experience developing and implementing field programs, environmental monitoring, citizen science, community engagement and outreach, stewardship, and conservation efforts with BC First Nations communities. Ellen’s work also involves collaborations with provincial and federal government biologists, academic institutions, and consultants.

Ellen remains current and reviews updates as needed with the Contaminated Sites Regulation, Water Quality Guidelines, Environmental Assessment and Management Acts, Water Sustainability Regulation, Wildlife and Fisheries Acts, Species at Risk Program, and other environmental and regulatory legislation when reviewing environmental management plans and permit application submissions. She has a keen interest and passion for First Nations cultures, B.C.’s Indigenous consultation process, and consideration for a holistic approach in environmental and impact assessments.

In 2016, Ellen completed an M.Sc. in Public Health and Health Systems from the University of Waterloo with research specializations in human health risk assessment and environmental toxicology. She also has a B.ASc. in Public Health and Safety from Toronto Metropolitan University and an Advanced Diploma in Pharmaceutical Laboratory Technology from Seneca College.

Specialized Discipline of Experience:

Human Environment, Community Engagement, Environmental Management, Ecology, Toxicology, Project Management