The Lightfoot Institute



H. Douglas Lightfoot - Co-founder

A retired Mechanical Engineer, H. Douglas Lightfoot graduated from the University of British Columbia, in Applied Science in 1952, and received an MBA from Concordia University in 1976. He spent eighteen years with Domtar Inc. at the Research Centre in Senneville, Quebec, working on research, engineering and economic studies of alternate energies as well as a wide variety of projects for the pulp and paper, chemicals and construction materials businesses.

Prior to joining Domtar, he spent a year as Business Analyst and five years as Design Engineer designing, building and starting up chemical plants at Dupont of Canada, Montreal, Quebec. Before that, twelve years of project engineering at Standard Chemical Limited, Beauharnois, Quebec.
He is a retired member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec, Professional Engineers of Ontario, and a Life Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
He continues to have an active interest in energy and energy related subjects and is a member of the Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre (GEC3), McGill University branch in Montreal, and has been associated there since 1992. He has published technical papers, contributed to published works and has written reports for the Centre on various subjects related to energy.

Brian G. Lightfoot - Co-founder

Brian G. Lightfoot, a native of Montreal, worked for many years as a senior technical writer in the telecommunications and general consulting industries. His experience includes supervising and training junior writers, configuration management, as well as organizing information flow between customers and writers. Brian G. Lightfoot has a skill for explaining complex technical information to lay audiences. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from McGill University and worked as a research assistant. He has a computer applications programming certificate and is a graduate of the Canadian Securities Course. Brian has also lived in Belize, Central America, working in the area of urban planning and development.

Brian G. Lightfoot is co-founder of The Lightfoot Institute. He co-wrote and co-produced the widely respected documentary film, Nobody's Fuel. He is a novelist, and is currently adapting a textbook on energy for lay audiences. He believes in the full actualization of humankind's potential and is interested in energy's role in human and economic development.

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