Zayed, who has a doctorate in public health, with
a specialization in environmental toxicology,
is currently a full professor at the Université
de Montréal, where he is also the Director
of Graduate Studies with a specialization in Environment
In 1995, Mr. Zayed obtained the Université
de Montréal award of merit for teaching.
From 2001 to 2004, he was the Director of the
Centre Interuniversitaire de Toxicologie and
from 2003 to 2004, he chaired the steering committee
of the Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres.
His research and publications concern the assessment
of environmental contamination and of industrial
and general exposure, as well as the estimation
of health risks associated with chemical substances.
Mr. Zayed has also been an international scientific
evaluator for a number of research studies on
As a part-time member of the BAPE, Mr. Zayed
has been a commissioner for five mandates and
a Chair of four other mandates. Furthermore,
he presided over an inquiry into possible environmental
and public health effects of radioactivity from
operation of a niobium mine and plant by Niocan