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2019 Training Programme: Lecturers & Module Leaders

We are very grateful to the following for generously volunteering time to lecture, serve as Module Leaders or assist with field trips and orientation sessions.  Additional names will be added as more speakers confirm.

Dr Nayha Acharya, Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Charlotte Amero, Nautical Seafoods Ltd, Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Jiayu Bai, Professor, Ocean University of China Law School, & Visiting Professor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Megan Bailey, Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair, Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Lenore Bajona, Data Management Director, Ocean Tracking Network, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr John Batt, Aquatron Manager, Aquatron Laboratory, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Awni Behnam (via video-conferencing), Honorary President, International Ocean Institute, Chatelaine, Switzerland

Mr Patrick Bohan (Module Leader), Manager - Business Development, Halifax Port Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Paul Boudreau (Module Leader), Senior Research Fellow, IOI-Canada, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr James Boxall, Lecturer, Earth Sciences Department and Marine Affairs Program, & Geographer and Map Curator, GIS Centre, Killam Library, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Bob Branton, Scientific Consultant, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Sean Brillant (Module Leader), Senior Research Fellow, IOI-Canada, & Senior Conservation Biologist, Marine Conservation Program, Canadian Wildlife Federation, c/o Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Mary Brooks, Professor Emerita, School of Business, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr David E. Brown, Senior Advisor - Geology, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Rosemarie Cadogan, Legal Adviser (Maritime Boundaries), Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, England

Dr Anthony Charles, Professor, Sobey School of Business, & Director, School of the Environment, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Aldo Chircop, Professor & Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Edwin Chisholm, Port Manager, Digby Harhour Port Association, Dibgy, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Ratana Chuenpagdee, Senior Research Fellow, IOI-Canada, & Canada Research Chair in Natural Resource Sustainability and Community Development, Memorial University, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Mr Levi Cliche, Executive Director, Clean Annapolis River Project, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Scott Coffen-Smout, Senior Research Fellow, IOI-Canada, & Acing Section Head, Marine Spatial Planning Section, Oceans Management Program, Aquatic Ecosystems,  Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Stephen Cole, Fishery Officer, Conservation and Protection Branch, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Darin Connors, Training and Development Co-ordinator, Eastern Canada Response Corporation, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Caitlin Cunningham, PhD Student & Intern, GIS Centre, Killam Library, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Graham Daborn, Research Associate, Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr John Dalziel, Adjunct Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Kevin Doucette, CFO, Renewable Energy Services Ltd, & President, Chebucto Terence Bay Wind GP, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cdr Bob Edwards (ret'd) (Module Leader), Retired Naval Officer, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Isa Olalekan Elegbede, PhD Student, Brandenburg University of Technology, & Visiting Research Student, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Joanne Fraser, Manager of Learning and Development, Human Resources Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Cesar Fuentes-Yaco, Physical Scientnist, Remote Sensing Unit, Ocean and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Susanna Fuller, Senior Project Officer, Oceans North & Senior Research Fellow, IOI-Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Capt. Jack Gallagher, President, Hammurabi Marine Consulting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Trish Gerrits, Business Development Coordinator, Survival Systems Training Ltd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Remi-Martin Gionet, Intelligence Analyst, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Kerri Graham, Regional Director, Policy and Economics Branch,  Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Jonathan Grant, Professor, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Jon Griffin, Acting Division Manager, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr David Griffiths, Senior Research Fellow, IOI-Canada; & Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Security and Development, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; & Honorary Fellow, National Centre for Maritime Policy Research, Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan

Dr Wayne Groszko (Module Leader), Adjunct Professor, Resource & Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, & Research Scientist, Applied Energy Research, Nova Scotia Community College, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Dan Hasselman, Science Director, Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr David Ireland, Senior Project Manager, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Susan Joudrey, Senior Educational Developer (Curriculum), Centre for Learning and Teaching, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Noreen Kelly, Research Scientist, Ocean and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Kris Kendell, Advisor - Geophysics, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Fred Kingston, Executive Secretary, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Capt. Alan Knight, Senior Marine Inspector, Transport Canada Marine Safety, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Vladimir Kostylev, Habitat Ecologist, Natural Resources Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Olga Koubrak, Lawyer/Director, Sealife Law Centre, & PhD Student, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia,Canada

Ms Sigrid Kuehnemund, Vice President, Ocean Conservation, WWF-Canada, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Dr Daniel Lane, Professor Emeritus, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada

Mr Dan Latremouille, Training and Operations Manager, Survival Systems Training Ltd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Alex MacDonald, Climate Change Specialist/Environmental Performance Officer, Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Peter MacLellan, Principal, Raeberry Communications, Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Jennifer Matthews, Health, Safety and Environmental Policy Advisor - Atlantic Canada, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Prof. Ian McAllister, Department of Economics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Capt. Angus McDonald, Past President, Company of Master Mariners of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Kerri McPherson, Science Teacher, CP Allen High School, Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Rodrigo Menafra, Manager, Programs and Partnerships, MEOPAR, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Anna Metaxas, Professor, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Chris Milley, Adjunct Professor, Marine Affairs, Dalhousie University, & President, Nexus Coastal Resource Management, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Sue Molloy, President, Glas Ocean Electric, & Adjunct Professor, Ocean Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Hilary Moors-Murphy, Aquatic Science Biologist, Ocean and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Cynthia Murphy, Director, International Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Will Neily, Horticultural Research Manager, Acadian Seaplants R&D Centre, Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Michelle Paon, Interim Associate University Librarian - Resources, Killam Library, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Gary Pardy, Oceans Management Biologist - Strategic Analyst, Oceans Management, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Rob Parker, PostDoc, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Jon Percy, Freelance Writer/Editor, SeaPen Communications, Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr David Pilon, Director, Counselling and Psychological Services, Student Health and Wellness Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Ian Porter (Module Leader), Journalism Lecturer & International Media Advisor, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Phillip Prosper, Fishery Officer, Conservation and Protection Branch, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Lennox Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Murielle Provost, Program Coordinator and Instructor, Emergency Management, School of Professional Studies, Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Tony George Puthucherril (Module Leader), Senior Research Fellow, IOI-Canada, & Research Associate, Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Robert Rangeley, Director of Science, Oceana Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Janice Ray, Advisor, Environmental Affairs, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board,  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Peter Ricketts, President, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr David Roberts, Aquaculture Specialist & Production Director, Sustainable Fish Farming Canada, Centre Burlington, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Brian Robinson, Aquatic Science Chemist, Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas & Energy Research, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Krysten Rutherford, Graduate Student, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Wendell Sanford, Research Associate, Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Prof. Phillip Saunders, QC, Director, Marine & Environmental Law Institute & Associate Professor of Law, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Renee Sauve, Acting Director General, External Relations Directorate, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dr Nancy Shackell, Research Scientist, Ocean and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Kent Smedbol, Manager, Population Ecology Division,Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Leslie Smith, Manager of Interpretive Services, Annapolis Tidal Power Station, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Gary Sonnichsen, Marine Geoscience Research Manager, Geological Survey of Canada - Atlantic, Natural Resources Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Suzuette Soomai, Senior Research Fellow, IOI-Canada, & Regional Fisheries Management Officer, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Bud Streeter, Chair of the Board, Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Timothy Barron Tracey, Independent Director, Machine Productions, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr David VanderZwaag, Professor & Canada Research Chair in Ocean Law and Governance, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ms Wanda VanTassel, Fundy Adventures, Gulliver's Cover, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Alain Vezina, Regional Director of Science, Regional Science Director's Office, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Anya Waite, Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute, & Associate VP Research (Ocean), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Tony Walker, Assistant Professor, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Atsushi Watanabe, Senior Research Fellow, Policy Research Department, Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

Dr Wendy Watson-Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Frontier Institute, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Tim Webster, Research Scientist, Applied Geomatics Research Group, Centre of Geographic Sciences, Nova Scotia Community College, Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Peter Wells (Module Leader), Senior Research Fellow, IOI-Canada, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Dirk Werle, Partner & Geoscientist, AErde Environmental Research, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Fred Whoriskey, Executive Director, Ocean Tracking Network, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Hugh Williamson (Course Director), Adjunct Professor, Marine Affairs Program, & Senior Research Fellow, IOI-Canada, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mr Paul Withers, Reporter, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr Boris Worm, Professor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

   


Last updated: 26th June 2019