We are always looking for fisheries folks, more students, and young professionals from the Mid-Canada region (Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta) that are interested in playing a role in the rebuilding of the MCC. The MCC holds annual elections. Please reach out if you wish to nominate a colleague or to express your interest in a position.
Dr. Benjamin Kissinger is the Water and Fish Program Lead at fRI Research (https://friresearch.ca/program/water-and-fish-program) where he conducts applied research aimed to aid in protecting and recovering native aquatic species. Though his work has covered much of North America, most of his current research focuses on native fishes within Alberta. He has been an active member of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) since 2007 which started at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Student Sub-Chapter. His time with AFS while in Wisconsin, was very influential in his career development and he plans to work over the next year to foster more student involvement in the Mid-Canada Chapter.
Jamie Card is a Freshwater Fish Biologist with the Integrated Planning team in the Ontario and Prairies Region at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, working out of Edmonton, AB. In this role, she is currently working on identifying fish and fish habitat restoration priorities in the East Slopes of the Rockies. Jamie has been an active member of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) since 2018, and was elected as the student representative for the Canadian Aquatic Resources (CARS) section of AFS from September 2019-December 2020 during her time in graduate studies. Following this tenure, she was awarded the Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution at the MSc level in 2021. Jamie has also volunteered and presented at the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR) put on by CARS, and is excited to be a part of the resurgence of the Mid-Canada Chapter and is looking forward to getting others involved.
Milly Corrigan is a fisheries biologist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Edmonton, Alberta. She completed her Masters at the University of Alberta, with the Southern Rockies Watershed Project, where her thesis examined the impact of forestry roads on sediment flux. She is passionate about the conservation and recovery of Species at Risk in the Eastern slopes of Alberta. She spends her free time gardening, angling or hiking/running outdoors, or weaving on her loom (when then weather turns sub-30).
Past Executive Committee
President: Paul Harper
Vice-President: Shona Derlukwich
President: Tom Boag
Secretary & Treasurer: Margaret Docker
Vice-President: Ben Kissinger
Newsletter Editor: Patrick Nelson
Webmaster: Jessica Reilly