Science Career Talks - 2015

Nutrition, Biology & Computer Science Career Talk - November 2015

Tara Antle

Tara has a decade worth of experience working in the nutrition field, both here in Newfoundland and in Ottawa, Ontario. She has helped hundreds of Newfoundlanders and Canadians reach their individual goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Tara has opened her own private nutrition consulting business called Healthy Balance, in St. John’s, NL.

Mark Gauci

Mark has a degree in computer science and has over 20 years of experience in information systems, communications, management and instructional techniques. As a Programmer at Compusult, Mark performs Developer duties correcting errors and adding additional functionality to a number of Compusult products using Java, CSS, SQL, Android, and XML. Mark previously completed his internship at Compusult Ltd prior to gaining a position as a Programmer. Mark also has experience as a Signals Operator/ Avionics Technician with the Canadian Armed Forces.

Keith Moore
Executive Director
Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

Keith is the Executive Director of the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium. He is a science centre professional with experience in informal education, program development, exhibit design and fabrication, graphic design and video editing, marketing, facilities management, digital theatre operations, and a variety of leadership roles.

Science Career Talk – October 2015

Bobbi Rees
Bachelor of Science (Geography/ Biology)
Master of Science (M.Sc.), Coastal Zone Management
Graduate Diploma, Quality Management
Advanced Diploma, Integrated Coastal and Oceans Management

Bobbi is currently a Policy Planning and Research Analyst with the Government of Newfoundland. She previously worked as a Fisheries Development Officer, Resource Policy and Development Officer and Coastal Policy Analyst.

Chris Hendry
Senior Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Chris previously held a position as the Co-Chair of the Future Leader's Network of Newfoundland and Labrador with Government of Canada. He was also a Marine Finfish Aquaculturist with the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Director of Aquaculture Association of Canada.

Dr. Bill Montevecchi
As a University Research Professor of Psychology, Biology and Ocean Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr. Montevecchi engages a long-term interdisciplinary ecosystem research program focused on the behavioural ecology of marine and terrestrial birds.

Science Career Talk – August 2015

Tim Oram
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Former President of Computer Science Society, MUN
Software Developer - Tech Professional 2
AMEC Environment and Infrastructure

Rick Collins
B.Sc. (Biochemistry Major, Physical Anthropology Minor), B.Ed (I/S) and M.Ed. (IT) at MUN (and Cape Breton University for his Masters). Currently he is working at Corner Brook Intermediate

Environmental Consulting Career Talk - July 2015

David Pinsent
Environmental Regulatory Advisor
Husky Energy

Project Manager of environmental assessments and environmental effects monitoring programs for major capital projects in Canada.

Key industry experience/ skills: Environmental assessment - project effects mitigation - regulatory consultation and stakeholder engagement - marine environmental effects monitoring - environmental compliance audits

Josh Pennell
Honors Degree, Biology, Journalism

Josh Previously worked with Canadian Wildlife Service, the Ministry of Northern Ontario, and U.S Fish and Wildlife. He also worked for an environmental consulting company- Stantec. He now works with Transcontinental Media.

Research & Advising Career Talk - June 2015

Jody Burke
Bachelor of Science (Honors)- Cell, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Quality Management, Marine Institute
Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies)
Coordinator of Advanced Programs, Marine Institute

Jody holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Cell and Molecular Biology, a Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Quality Management, and has completed all course requirements for a Master of Science in Bio-medical Science.

In addition to her professional interests, she is an active volunteer and donates her time to Memorial University’s ScienceM@tters program, the Marine Institute's "Surging Waves" Dragon Boat team, and the Dachshund’s of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Advising, Online Learning, Higher Education, Program Development, Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, Event Planning.

“I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.” - The Eleventh Doctor

Kristine Day
Grants Facilitation Officer
School of Pharmacy
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Supporting faculty-wide research development activities for pharmacy-based academic research, including: funding opportunity identification and targeted dissemination; grant/contract proposal development; research team building; and interaction with funding agencies and institutional research administration and leadership.