Dr. Ed Shields is a retired professor who taught at McGill University for 30 years. He holds a PhD in medical genetics and a doctor of dental science from Indiana University. Dr. Shields has done research on human congenital malformations, infectious diseases, human genetic-related traits and human evolution. His research has allowed him to live all over the world, including in the U.S., Europe, the South Pacific and Africa.
Dr. Shields currently lives in southern Neebing, Ontario and is heavily involved in environmental groups and issues in the Thunder Bay region. In his spare time, he likes trail-making, hiking, biking, paddling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and observing nature.