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Michael Adams is Founder and President of the Environics Institute, which he founded in 2006. He also serves as president of the Environics Group of research and communications companies, which includes the Environics Research Group which he co-founded in 1970.

Michael Adams is a noted commentator on social values and social change in North America. The founding president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies, Michael has written five books published by Penguin Canada, including the bestselling Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada, and the Myth of Converging Values, which won the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy in 2003.

In his most recent book, Stayin’ Alive: How Canadian Baby Boomers Will Work, Play, and Find Meaning In the Second Half of Their Adult Lives (Penguin, November 2010), Michael reflects on the changes Baby Boomers have brought about in Canadian society—and the changes that are yet to come.

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Keith Neuman, Ph.D. was appointed in November 2011 as the inaugural Executive Director of the Environics Institute.

Keith's previous role at Environics was as Group Vice President responsible for the research company's Public Affairs and Environment-Energy research practice areas, providing leading-edge public opinion research in such areas as energy and environment, natural resources, health care, municipal services, justice, transportation, social policy and Aboriginal issues. Since the 1980s, Keith has conducted a wide range of public opinion and social research projects for public, private and non-profit sector organizations, with leading research firms in Toronto, Halifax and Ottawa.

Keith holds a Ph.D. in Social Ecology from the University of California, and holds the credential of Certified Marketing Research Professional (CMRP). He is a frequent media commentator on social trends and public opinion.

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