Shelagh Montgomery, is a Senior Environmental Scientist with ARCADIS SENES Canada (SENES) in Yellowknife. She earned her PhD in Environmental Sciences in 1999 from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her research focus was water quality issues associated with mercury cycling in natural lakes and hydroelectric reservoirs in northern Québec. Shortly after completing her PhD she moved to Délı̨ne where she worked for over two years as Science Advisor for the Délı̨ne Uranium Team. As part of the Canada-Délı̨ne Uranium Table (CDUT) process, the team worked with the federal government to address longstanding community concerns about Port Radium.
In June 2002, Shelagh relocated to Yellowknife to work for an environmental non-governmental organization, the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC). There she headed the cumulative effects program which focused on development pressures and sustainability across the NWT. Since March 2005, Shelagh has been working for SENES. Her project experience involves working with northern and aboriginal communities, and various orders of government, in the development and implementation of environmental, human health, traditional knowledge and education projects. Shelagh has also continued to work on a variety of projects related to resource development and environmental integrity in the Sahtú Region, as well as elsewhere in the NWT, Yukon and Nunavut. This includes, environmental monitoring and site assessments, participating in environmental assessment reviews, preparing State of the Environment reviews, conducting research and managing projects related to cumulative effects assessment, and digital mapping to evaluate possible development scenarios.