Science and Technical Writing and Data Management

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Dr. Allison B. Cormie, Ph.D. (Director)

Dr. Cormie is an experienced writer and editor whose careers include research scientist, university professor, archaeologist and teacher. Her experience with writing, publishing and presenting in the physical sciences, statistics, humanities and legal fields has provided her with the unique insight and writing ability necessary to present most subject matters to a variety of audiences.

Dr. Cormie's degrees, fellowships and research are in both the physical sciences and humanities. Her Ph.D. is in Geology from McMaster University and she held a National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Waterloo with concentration in isotope geochemistry, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology and palaeodiet. Her M.A. is in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University where she focused on archaeometry, trace element geochemistry and tephrochronology. She also has a B.A. in Anthropology and English and a Professional Teaching Diploma from the University of Alberta.

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Dr. Robert J. Bowins Ph.D. (Lead Consultant)

Dr. Bowins is an experienced editor and scientist whose careers include research scientist, science technician and Chief Scientist and Supervisor of Operations with the Ontario Government. He has a broad experience with writing and editing a variety of documents including academic papers, oral presentations, internal reports and official correspondence. His computer skills are extensive and include effective visual representations of research results.

Dr. Bowins has a Ph.D. in Geology, a B.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from McMaster University.  His research has been in isotope and trace element geochemistry.

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