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Dr. Arnold completed his M. D. at Queen’s University at Kingston in 1968. He also holds an M. Sc. (McGillUniversity), a Specialist Certificate in General Surgery (CSPQ), and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS -McMasterUniversity). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (FCBOM); a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC – Occupational Medicine); a Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA), and a Registered Safety Professional (CRSP). He is also a past president of both the CBOM and the OEMAC. From 1973 to 1981 he worked as a surgical consultant in Labrador and Nouveau Québec at the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital and the Fermont Medical Clinic.Dr. Arnold’s work in Occupational Health and Safety started in 1975 when he worked as a consultant to Quebec Cartier Mining Ltd. Since that time, he has worked with several industries and the Alberta Government. Prior to his “retirement” in 2002, he held senior corporate roles in Health, Safety, and Environment at Alcan Inc. and was also Vice – President of Alcan International. Over the last 30 years, the challenges of workplace health and safety (including psychological health and safety) health continued to emerge. In 2007, Dr. Arnold became a charter member and then Chairperson (a position held until February of 2012), of the Workforce Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. He is also a Board member of the Mach – Gaensslen Foundation (a foundation funding medical research and education in the fields of cardiology, psychiatry, and oncology); of Unitarian House inOttawa; and of Peer Support Accreditation and Certification (Canada). Dr. Arnold has also been active in developing and promoting the use of leading indicators in health and safety in the global mining industry through his work with the International Aluminium institute and the International Council of Mining and Metals.Dr. Arnold has published and/or presented over 70 scientific papers and was the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (CBOM) Memorial Lecturer, when the meeting was last held in Halifax, and the Mastromatteo Orator at the annual Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada (OEMAC) meeting in St. John’s in 2005.In teaching assignments, Dr. Arnold has held appointments with the Faculties of Medicine at Memorial University in Newfoundland, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at McGill University (with the M. Sc. Program in Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine) and is also an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University (Faculty of Health Sciences).In 2012 Dr. Ian Arnold received the Canadian Workplace Wellness Pioneer Award, as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his on-going work and contributions in the area of occupational health and safety, including workplace psychological health.