Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk announced that Tyler Schulz has joined her executive team as acting assistant auditor general, commissioner of the environment. Schulz assumed the position on February 1, 2021.

“Dr. Schulz has been an invaluable member of our environment team portfolio since 2019,” said Lysyk. “His experience and leadership will ensure our Office’s environmental reports continue to make evidence-based and impactful recommendations.”

“I look forward to working with Dr. Schulz in his new position to carry out those aspects of the Auditor General’s mandate that involve reviewing the operation of the Environmental Bill of Rights and conducting audits of provincial programs intended to protect the environment,” added Lysyk.

Before joining the Auditor General’s Office in April 2019, Schulz worked at the Office of the Environmental Commissioner for 11 years. He was a senior policy advisor and authored numerous reports and chapters on environmental issues. Later, he served as director of operations and as deputy environmental commissioner.

Schulz completed a BSc at the University of Guelph. He also obtained an MSc and a PhD in biology from Dalhousie University.

Lysyk and her executive team also express their thanks and best wishes to Jerry DeMarco (the former assistant auditor general, commissioner of the environment). DeMarco took on the role of the federal commissioner of the environment and sustainable development with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada on February 1, 2021.

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