Beyond Profits

Alumni and faculty members from the Department of Biological Sciences have founded a number of successful non-profits. To learn more about these non-profits, the founder's ties to SFU, and links to websites of the non-profits, see below.

 

Airmid Institute - Dr. Kelly Ablard (PhD supervisor: Dr.Gerhard Gries)

www.airmidinstitute.org

Mission: Protecting medicinal and aromatic plants for future generations

 

Arctic Elder Society - Dr. Joel Heath (PhD supervisor: Dr. Ron Ydenberg)

www.arcticelder.com

Mission: Indigenous-driven solutions for thriving communities

 

Alaska Whale Foundation - Dr.Fred Sharpe (PhD supervisor: Dr. Larry Dill, Professor Emeritus)

www.alaskawhalefoundation.org

Mission: Ensuring the long-term health of marine mammals and coastal ecosystems)

 

Canadian Black Scientists Network - Dr.Maydianne Andrade (UG supervisor: Dr.Bernie Roitberg & Dr.Larry Dill, Professor Emeritus)

www.blackscientists.ca

Mission: To elevate, make visible, celebrate, and connect Black Canadians in Science,Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) across sectors.

 

Native Bee Society of British Columbia - Dr. Sarah Johnson (PhD supervisor: Dr.Leithen M'Gonigle) and Erin Udal (Undergraduate supervsior: Dr.Elizabeth Elle)

www.bcnativebees.org

Mission: To protect and promote British Columbia's native bees and other wild pollinators for their critical role in maintaning a healthy environment

 

Pacific Megascops Research Alliance - Toby St. Clair (MSc supervisor: Dr.Leah Bendell) and Jeremiah Kennedy (BSc supervisor: Dr.John Reynolds)

www.pacificmegascops.org

Mission: To collaborate for the future of BC's coastal owl

 

Pacific WildLife Foundation - Dr.Rob Butler (MSc supervisor: Dr Nicolaas Verbeek, Professor Emeritus)

www.pwlf.ca

Mission: To inspire conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems through scientific inquiry and education

 

Take a stand: Youth for Conservation - Dr. Alison Kermode (Professor Emerita, Department of Biological Sciences SFU)

www.takeastandforconservation.com

Mission: To inspire, motivate, and empower youth to protect and conserve the environment

 

Watershed Watch Salmon Society - Dr Craig Orr (Dr.Nicolaas Verbeek, Professor Emeritus)

www.watershedwatch.ca

Mission: A science-based charity working to defend and rebuild BC's wild salmom

 

WildResearch - Christine Rock (MSc supervisor: Dr.David Green) and Dr.Samantha Franks (PhD supervisors: Dr.Dov Lank;Dr.Ron Ydenberg)

www.wildresearch.ca

Mission: To build, train, and educate a community that contributes to conservation science