The MCC holds annual elections every September. Please email the Secretary if you wish to nominate a colleague or to express your interest in a position.
Executive Committee 2011-2012
President: Tom Boag, Calgary
Tom Boag graduated from the University of Victoria (B.Sc. 1986) and University of Alberta (M.Sc., 1989) where he worked in Dr. W.C. Mackay’s lab on aspects of environmental physiology of burbot. Tom has worked with fish populations and their habitat since the summer of 1982 and has consulted full time since 1990. Tom founded Applied Aquatic Research Ltd. In 1996 and since then has trained, mentored and worked with 275 fishy types. As a senior biologist, Mr. Boag has managed and participated in countless projects relating to rivers, reservoirs and lakes and the fauna that live in them throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Canadian Arctic, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Costa Rica. He provides clients with project management, literature review, study design, data collection and analysis, strategic planning, advice, reporting, senior review and oversight, and has testified as an expert witness. Tom is a keen motorcyclist, fly fisherman, classical guitarist, artist, hunter, husband of 12 years to Michele, father of two girls Nikki and Sammi (aged 10.95 and 9.45) and keeper of “Figit”, a 3 yr old female, Portuguese Water dog.
Vice President: Jessica Reilly, Edmonton
After receiving a technical diploma (NAIT) and B.Sc. (UVic), Jessica worked as a Fisheries Biologist/Technician for Golder Associates and the Alberta Conservation Association. She has instructed several courses at NAIT, including Parks Management and Fisheries Field Techniques. She is currently completing a M.Sc. at the University of Alberta on the conservation genetics of Arctic grayling. Jessica spends most of her free time fly-fishing, ATVing, and camping with her husband. When the streams are frozen over, Jessica likes to write music, XC ski, and train her dog, a Brittany spaniel named Chewie.
Margaret Docker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University
of Manitoba. She completed her PhD at the University of Guelph under the supervision of Dr. F.W.H.
Beamish. Although she has worked on lampreys (e.g., their evolution, systematics, and conservation
genetics) for over 25 years, she thinks that all fish are pretty cool. She has been Secretary-Treasurer
of the MCC since 2009, and is particularly interested in getting more students and young professionals involved in the MCC.
Newsletter Editor: Patrick Nelson, Winnipeg
Past-President: Cam Stevens, Edmonton