Jim Young

Dr. James W. S. Young is President of Jim Young Atmospheric Services Inc. in Kincardine, Ontario from where he provides specialized air quality and meteorology services to national and international clients.  Dr. Young created his own company in March 2005 after 33 years in the private sector (most recently as VP and Senior Air Quality Expert with SENES Consultants Limited of Richmond Hill, Ontario for whom he still acts as senior air quality and weather expert), the federal government (Acting Director General Research, Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada) and the provincial government (Chief, Air Quality Section, Environment New Brunswick). Jim was the Canadian Technical Secretary for the Acid Rain Program from 1979 - 1982 and was a co-author of the targeted acid rain strategy that Canada adopted in 1983. He is the author or co-author of over 100 technical papers and presentations.

From January 1985 through December 1996, Dr. Young was Canadian Co-Chairman of the International Air Quality Advisory Board of the International Joint Commission providing advice and guidance to the Commission on transboundary air quality issues.

Dr. Young is a Past Director of the Air and Waste Management Association (Ontario Section), Past President of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS), co- founder of The Canadian Institute for Research in Atmospheric Chemistry (CIRAC) and is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

He is a recipient of a Government of Canada Merit Award, an Environment Canada Citation of Excellence and a Citation of Appreciation - Acid Rain.

Dr. Young received his Ph. D. in Fluid Mechanics from the University of Waterloo in 1973.


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