leadership & Coordination

Research & Education

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Staff for the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region and its associated research institute at Vancouver Island University receive guidance and direction from a Roundtable of regional representatives from local First Nations (Snaw-Naw-As, Qualicum, and Snuneymuxw), local and senior levels of government, Vancouver Island University, conservation organizations, forestry industry and local businesses, as well as two elected community representatives. 

May 2016 Roundtable Meeting:

David Witty, Provost & Vice-President Academic, Vancouver Island University - Daniel Sailland, CAO, Town of Qualicum Beach - Neil Horner, Councillor, Town of Qualicum Beach - Chris Burger, MABR Liaison for the City of Parksville - Tyler Brown, Intergovernmental Liaison, Regional District of Nanaimo - David Bob, Health Director & Former Chief, Snaw-Naw-As First Nation- Mark Stephens, Band Manager, Snaw-Naw-As First Nation - Marc Lefebvre, Mayor, City of Parksville - Steve Adams, TimberWest - Makenzie Leine, Island Timberlands - Julie Pisani, Drinking Water and Watershed Planning Program Coordinator, Regional District of Nanaimo - Anne Bob, Elder, Snaw-Naw-As First Nation - Pam Shaw, Research Director, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI) - Monica Shore, Coordinator & Roundtable Facilitator, Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region - Sarah Lumley, Assistant Research Coordinator, MABRRI