Maria Páez Victor joined the LCO Board of Governors as a member-at-large in 2012. Dr. Páez Victor is a sociologist, born in Venezuela, educated in Caracas, New York, Mexico City, England and Canada. She has twenty years national and international experience in policy analysis and environmental assessment, with particular focus in the areas of health and energy.  She is an active member of the Latin American community in Canada.


  • Administered the Sustainable Energy Development Scholarships, an international graduate grant program of the G8 energy companies, 2002-2011
  • Lecturer, University of Toronto, Sociology of Health and Medicine course;  Health and Environment Policies course, part-time, 1992-96;2003-2005
  • Consultant, Victor Research, 1993-2006
  • Policy Advisor, Law Society of Upper Canada, 1998-2000
  • Policy Advisor, Liberal Leader of the Opposition, Ontario Legislature, 1997-1998
  • Head of the Multicultural Health Services at the Toronto Hospital/Western Hospital, 1995-97
  • Community Planner, Ontario Hydro, Nuclear Division, 1991-93
  • Voluntary work, Mater Misericordia Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya, 1985-1987; Board of Directors Citizens for Public Justice 2007-10


  • Licenciada (5 year Social Science degree), Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela,1969
  • MA (Sociology) University of Kent at Canterbury, England, 1971
  • Ph.D. (Sociology) York University, Toronto, Canada 1987