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Ecosystems

Student uses a pipet to extract DNA with other students looking on.

Fish Market Survey

Senior biology students use a DNA barcoding kit to test local grocery store fish samples, and discover if the fish they bought is mislabeled and part of food fraud!

Isabel Hilgendag in the fileld collecting samples in the Arctic

Isabel Hilgendag

MSc Student (Biology)

I look for heavy metals, such as mercury, in Arctic marine animals, to ensure they are safe to eat.
Ryan Mitchell headshot

Ryan Mitchell

Hatchery Supervisor

My job is to supervise the daily workflow at our salmon hatchery.
Daryl Lawes in front of one of Seaspan’s many tugboats supporting marine transportation.

Daryl Lawes

Environment Manager

I am responsible for all aspects of environmental protection, performance, and regulatory compliance for Seaspan Shipyards.
Terra MacDonald at aquaculture site holding farmed salmon.

Terra MacDonald (she/her)

Veterinarian and Fish Health Manager

As the veterinarian for Mowi Canada West, I care for the salmon at all life stages, from egg to harvest.
Hayleigh Conway laying on map of NWT and pointing to Inuvik on the map. Taken on GIS Day 2017.

Hayleigh Conway (she/her)

Geomatics Technician

I make maps that help answer questions about the health of the environment in the Western Arctic.
Dr. Jackie Dawson doing field research on Beechy Island, Nunavut.

Jackie Dawson (she/her/they)

Professor and Canada Research Chair

I work with large teams of academics, Inuit knowledge holders, and decision makers to understand the risks and solutions to environmental change.
Chris Derksen en train de faire ses recherches sur le terrain en Arctique.

Chris Derksen (he/his)

Climate Scientist

I use satellite data and climate models to understand how climate change is impacting snow and ice across Canada.
Anaïs Remili tenant un sac de poissons à étudier.

Anaïs Remili (she/her)

Whale Researcher

I am doing research on pollution in killer whales.
Kirstyn Nygren à la salmoniculture

Kirstyn Nygren

Environmental Specialist

I am part of a team that monitors the water quality around our salmon farms.
Ilias Hader

Ilias Hader (he/him)

Artificial Intelligence Consultant & Team Leader

I help companies take advantage of AI technologies and I manage a team to build an automated food production system for long space missions. 
Michelle Franze dans un petit avion.

Michelle Franze (she/her)

Manager of Communications, Partnerships and Community Relations

I provide internal and external communications for the BC Salmon Farmers Association.
Pier on one of the Great Lakes

Let's Talk Great Lakes Resources

Discover a set of resources designed to give you good background knowledge on all things Great Lakes!

Ashley Noseworthy avec l'océan derrière elle

Ashley Noseworthy

CEO/Founder of Edgewise Environmental

I own and operate an environmental consultancy that helps companies reduce their underwater noise pollution.
Jordan Frizzley tenant un gros saumon

Jordan Joseph Frizzley (he/him)

Salmon Brood-site Technician

My job is producing the next generation of salmon for aquaculture.