Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk announced that Tyler Schulz has been appointed as an assistant auditor general, assuming the duties of commissioner of the environment. Schulz has held the role as an acting assistant auditor general, commissioner of the environment, since February 1, 2021.
“Dr. Schulz has done outstanding work and his experience and leadership will ensure our Office’s environmental reports continue to make impactful recommendations,” Lysyk said. She added that as commissioner, Schulz leads audits with the priority of holding the government accountable for its responsibilities under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 and for provincial programs intended to protect the environment.
Schulz joined the Office of the Auditor General as an audit director in the environmental portfolio in April 2019. Prior to that, he worked for 11 years at the Office of the Environmental Commissioner in various roles, including the deputy environmental commissioner, director of operations, and a senior policy advisor. During this time, Schulz authored a number of reports and chapters on environmental issues.
Schulz completed a BSc at the University of Guelph before obtaining a MSc and a PhD in biology from Dalhousie University, where he studied the evolution and communication of marine mammals. His PhD thesis provided insight into the vocal communication of sperm whales.