Project Description

As a child, Barbara delighted in exploring the seashore along the West Coast of Canada and the streams and lakes in British Columbia’s Interior. Her interest in the water world was deepened during her post-secondary schooling at Trinity Western University, the Au Sable Institute for Environmental Studies and the University of British Columbia, and she is pleased to be living proof of advice she was given at Au Sable those many years ago: do what you love and eventually someone will pay you to do it. She now has 15 years of professional experience as an aquatic ecologist, first with the federal government and now with an engineering and environmental consulting company. In more recent years, she has been blessed with the opportunity to explore aquatic ecosystems further abroad through project work in Australia and the Middle East, and while teaching coral reef ecology in the South Pacific and stream ecology in Central America.