Dear colleagues and friends,

With profound sadness, we announce that our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Mehran Alaee passed away on April 28, 2021.

Dr. Alaee was an active union steward and a member of our National Consultation Team at Environment and Climate Change Canada. He was a passionate advocate for his fellow employees, serving on the CCIW Respect Committee as well as the Vice President of the RE Group.

Dr. Alaee obtained his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Guelph in 1991 and joined Environment Canada in 1991 as a post-doctoral fellow, becoming a Research Scientist in 1992. Mehran was an expert in environmental mass spectrometry and a highly respected scientist with numerous international collaborations. Over the years, his research targeted some of the key challenges in the field of aquatic contaminants. His work, which included 105 scientific publications and many more presentations, encompassed the fate of contaminants such as siloxanes, dioxins, brominated flame-retardants, and more recently, phthalates. His efforts have had a lasting impact and helped to shape ECCC policies and regulations.

Mehran was an adjunct professor at various Universities and mentored, trained and supervised many students and post-docs.

Mehran is survived by his partner, Karen, and his daughter Jessica. We offer our deepest condolences on their loss. Information about memorial services will be provided later.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or comments.

Stay safe, stay well!


Waheed Khan

President, National Consultation Team