Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic

MTRI

MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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Board of Directors

MTRI's Board of Directors is composed of individuals from throughout the community. They are teachers, foresters, professors, managers, industry representatives, and more. They oversee and direct the activity at MTRI, and ensure its continued existence into the future.

 


 

Current Board

Andrea Wegerer (2011 - present) - Community Member

Cindy Staicer (2005 - present) - Dalhousie University professor

Jill Comolli (2010 - present) - Retired health administrator, naturalist

John Bottomley (2014 - present) - Community Member, University Administrator 

John Gilhen (2010 - present) - Nova Scotia Museum emeritus

Leif Helmer (2004 - present) - Nova Scotia Community College

Pierre Martel (2012 - present) - Community Member, Park Warden [Secretary]

Ron Russell (2006 - present) - St. Mary's University professor

Sally Steele (2014 - present) - Nova Scotia Department of Environment

Steve Mockford (2010 - present) - Acadia University professor

Tom Herman (2004 - present) - VP Academic Acadia University [Vice Chair]

Dr. Ulrich vom Hagen (2014 - present) - Department of Natural Resources, Corporate Strategist

 

Past Board

Andrew Ross (2006 - 2012) - Forestry teacher, Nova Scotia Community College

Cindy Rubinfine (2008 - 2009) - Local organic farmer, music teacher

Colin Gray (2008 - 2014) - Retired police office, local naturalist and former BOD Chair

Darien Ure (2004 - 2010) - Parks Canada ecologist

Diane Clapp (2008 - 2011) - Local artist and naturalist, retired business owner

Donna Hurlburt (2006 - 2012) - Ecologist and consultant, former BOD Secretary

James Crooker (2011 - 2014) - Retired teacher and forester

Jamie Sawler (2010 - 2012) - Local high school student

Jeffie McNeil (2004 - 2010) - Blanding's turtle recovery team

Jillian Weldon-Genges (2011 - 2014) 

Jonathan Kierstead (2010 - 2011) - Bowater Mersey

Kim vanDyk (2010 - 2013) - North Queens School teacher

Mike Silver (2006 - 2014) - Department of Natural Resources

Peter Jones (2004 - 2010) - Bowater Mersey 

Peter Rogers (2012 - 2014) - Community member, retired buisnessman, former treasurer

Rob Cameron (2010 - 2013) - Nova Scotia Environment, protected areas

Sylvia Moore (2004 - 2010) - Local teacher and guidance counsellor

Tim Atkins (2007 - 2010) - Local tourism operator 

Tom Sheppard (2004 - 2010) - Local author, retired principal

 


 

 


 


 

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