Dr. Karsten Liber appointed Vice-President and future President of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America

Dr. Karsten Liber, Director of the Toxicology Centre and Distinguished Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS), was announced as the incoming Vice-President of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America at the Society’s annual meeting held in Vancouver November 9 to 14, 2014.

SETAC is the largest professional society globally in the field of environmental toxicology and holding the position of SETAC North America President is a prestigious honour.  SETAC currently has approx. 3,000 members in North America and 6,000 world-wide, with Geographic Unit branches on five continents.  In addition to his position on the Executive of SETAC North America, Dr. Liber also holds a seat on SETAC’s World Council representing all SETAC members world-wide.

As Vice President of SETAC North America, Dr. Liber will be responsible for long range planning and the redevelopment of SETAC’s strategic plan, and assisting the President with governance of the Society.  He will also continue his Board of Directors liaison and advisory responsibilities to SETAC’s student chapter (the SETAC North America Student Advisory Council), a role he has held for the past two years.  In addition, Dr. Liber will take over leadership of the Board’s efforts to create a professional certification program for environmental toxicologists, environmental chemists, and ecological risk assessors (SETAC’s core strengths) in North America, an effort that could be the most transformative in SETAC’s history since the Society went global back in 1989.