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

MTRI - Volunteer Biographies


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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Our vivacious volunteers are people from a variety of backgrounds, including recent interns, CEGEP students from Quebec, apprentices from France or the Netherlands, and friendly folks from the community. They assist in a variety of projects, and contribute greatly to the capacity of our institute! Click on their name to read a little more about them. 


Current Volunteers

Diane Clapp - Treasurer, Turtles, Art, etc. (Smith's Cove)

Harold Clapp - Lichens, Mosses, Turtles, Cougars, etc. (Smith's Cove)  


Past Volunteers

Agnessa Bichler - Turtle, Snake, Water Quality Volunteer (Germany) 

Andre-Anne - Field Research (CEGEP Quebec)

Camille Tedesco - Intern Student (France)

Cecile Vuillermet  - Eastern Ribbonsnake Intern (France)

Clara Ferrari - Intern Student (France)

Emily Patterson - Field Research (Fleming College, Ontario) 

 Erik L'Heureux - Blanding's turtle and Ribbonsnake Volunteer Intern (CEGEP Quebec)

Fernanda Tavares - Intern Student (Brazil)  

Gabrielle Theroux-Loiselle - Field Research (CEGEP Quebec) 

Hugo Mailhot Couture - Field Research (CEGEP Quebec)

Jeff Craft - Geology, Natural History, Maintenance, Groundskeeping (Greenfield)  

For a short video on Jeff and his MTRI volunteer story click here.

Kim Dubois - Field Research (CEGEP Quebec) 

 Laura Kersey - Field Research (Fleming College, Ontario) 

Maja Burgi - Field Research (Switzerland)

Marion Brunel - Intern Student (France)

Noémi Charron - Field Research (CEGEP Quebec) 

Rachel Thibodeau - Field Research (Quebec)




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