Our Team

Our people are the key to our continued success.

Staff

Erin Bend

Erin Bend

Officer, Philanthropy

Lubna Seal

Lubna Seal

Junior Data Scientist

Murray MacKay

Murray MacKay

Research Fellow

Hisham Osman

Hisham Osman

Research Fellow

Sarah Warrack

Sarah Warrack

Outreach and Education Officer

Lauren Hayhurst

Lauren Hayhurst

Fisheries Research Biologist

Paul Blanchfield

Paul Blanchfield

Research Fellow

Lauren Timlick

Lauren Timlick

Environmental Technician

Dilber Yunus

Dilber Yunus

Outreach Officer

Cyndy Desjardins

Cyndy Desjardins

Food Web Biologist

Sumeep Bath

Sumeep Bath

Communications Manager

Paul Fafard

Paul Fafard

Field Sampling Technician

Grace Mota

Grace Mota

Chief Financial Officer

Donna Laroque

Donna Laroque

Administrative Assistant

Pauline Gerrard

Pauline Gerrard

Deputy Director

Ken Sandilands

Ken Sandilands

Biologist - Field Coordinator

Michael Rennie

Michael Rennie

Research Fellow

Michael Paterson

Michael Paterson

Senior Research Scientist

Vince Palace

Vince Palace

Head Research Scientist

John Neall

John Neall

Facilities Manager

Roger Mollot

Roger Mollot

Operations Manager

Matthew McCandless

Matthew McCandless

Senior Director, Fresh Water & Executive Director, IISD Experimental Lakes Area

Lee Hrenchuk

Lee Hrenchuk

Senior Biologist

Scott Higgins

Scott Higgins

Research Scientist

Sonya Havens

Sonya Havens

Research Chemist

Graduate Students

Alex Ross

Alex Ross

Lakehead University

Haley McLeod

Haley McLeod

Lakehead University

Scott Bergson

Scott Bergson

Lakehead University

Mckenzie Perry

Mckenzie Perry

University of Manitoba

Jamie Dearnley

Jamie Dearnley

University of Manitoba

Patrique Bulloch

Patrique Bulloch

University of Manitoba

Andrew Milling

Andrew Milling

Lakehead University

Board of Directors

Jeffrey Ross

Jeffrey Ross

Board Member

Andrea Moffat

Andrea Moffat

Board member

Keith Somers

Keith Somers

Board Member

Stephanie Cairns

Stephanie Cairns

Board Member

Glenn Crook

Glenn Crook

Board Member

Sheila Fraser

Sheila Fraser

Board Member

Matthew McCandless

Matthew McCandless

Senior Director, Fresh Water & Executive Director, IISD Experimental Lakes Area

Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald

Interim President and CEO, IISD; Chair of the Board, IISD

Research Advisory Board

  • Martin Blake, Associate Director, Science and Research Branch Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Matthew McCandless, Senior Director, Fresh Water & Executive Director, IISD Experimental Lakes Area
  • Kathy McKague, Director, Environmental Monitoring & Reporting Branch Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change
  • Raymond Hesslein, retired Research Scientist, Fisheries & Oceans Canada (former Section Head, Experimental Lakes Area)
  • Robert (Bob) Hecky, retired Professor, University of Minnesota at Duluth, University of Waterloo, and Research Scientist at Fisheries & Oceans Canada (former Section Head, Experimental Lakes Area)
  • Stephen Murphy, Professor, University of Waterloo, Director, Centre for Ecosystem Resilience & Adaptation (ERA) and Chair, Centre for Applied Science in ON Protected Areas (CASIOPA), Chair, Society for Ecological Restoration Ontario (SERO)
  • Karen Kidd, Professor, University of New Brunswick, Canada Research Chair and Canadian Rivers Institute
  • Vince Palace, Head Research Scientist