International Joint Commission Student Forum
Oberlin College

On the evening of October 7, 1998 a student forum was held at Oberlin College where local university students and college professors were given the opportunity to ask questions of Canadian and U.S. members of the IJC's Great Lakes Water Quality Board. The forum attracted approximately 50 students and 10 local citizens. The student forum was very well received. Discussions were wide ranging, with considerable questions. The student forum agenda is presented below.

Student Forum Agenda
Welcome George Espy, Executive Director, Seventh Generation
History of the Black River Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Cheryl Wolfe
Environmental Health and Safety Office, Oberlin College
Role of Ohio EPA in the RAP process and the Lake Erie Water Quality Index Don Schregardus
Director of the Ohio EPA
What is the IJC? John Hartig
Secretariat to IJC's Great Lakes Water Quality Board
Discussion with Water Quality Board Members  
  Doug Dodge, Manager, Fish and Wildlife Branch of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
  Peter Wise, Associate Director of the Illinois EPA
  Craig Mather, Chief Administration Officer, Metro Toronto and Regional Conservation Authority
  Mike Goffin, Director of the Great Lakes and Corporate Affairs, Ontario Region of Environment Canada
  Percy McGee, Natural Resources Conservation Services, U. S. Department of Agriculture
  Gary Gulezian, Director, Great Lakes National Program Office, U.S. EPA
  George Elmaraghy, Ohio EPA
Student Networking and Closing Remarks George Espy