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Member of the Board of Directors
Ms. Susan A. Farquharson
Executive Director, Canadian Rivers Institute

Susan Farquharson is the proprietor of a business management consulting company which she established in 1994. Currently Sue is contracted in the position of Executive Director at the Canadian Rivers Institute. She has studied and worked both nationally and abroad participating in such activities as the Prime Minister’s Team Canada Mission to China and Hong Kong (2000) representing the environment sector, and as a member of the Dalhousie University contingent in South America participating in discussions pertaining to community participation in the development of a coastal management degree program. Susan has worked with several First Nations communities on ecosystem based management projects both regionally and nationally, including the Haisla First Nations in British Columbia. Ms. Farquharson graduated in Moscow in 2001 after completing a two year self directed study on community based resource management with the University of Toronto and the international Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) program. She most recently received a full scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley and received her Certificate of Graduation from the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (2003). Susan has also completed her Masters Certification in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business. Susan has developed and chaired numerous multi-stakeholder processes including the Southwest New Brunswick Clam Resource Committee responsible for co-managing all clam harvest areas regionally since 1998, Sue has created the Atlantic Wildlife Coalition which provides a network of trained responders for Oil Spill Response in the event of a incident in the Bay of Fundy, and she is a member of the Fundy NB Community Action Partnership Committee responsible for engaging coastal communities in preparedness strategy development in the event of an oil spill. She volunteers as a Director on the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, has been a member of the Bay of Fundy Stakeholders Forum and was appointed to the Bay of Fundy Marine Resources Planning Process Committee by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and NB Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Aquaculture before being contracted to lead the process.

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