Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Annette Trimbee reflects on the impact that science has had on her life

February 11, 2021 | Science, Campus Life

I was trained as an aquatic ecologist and had the privilege of spending my 20s and early 30s outside for five months of the year, studying the aquatic ecosystems of freshwater lakes and rivers. I lived in field stations, sat in boats and canoes, collected water samples, did research in the lab, and wrote papers in the winter. It was an unbelievably marvelous life.

These days you aren't likely to see me sitting in a boat, but I still use my background in science. My time on the water and in the lab taught me that diverse ecosystems are more resilient, that decisions should be based on evidence, and that looking for patterns and making connections can help us create more positive, functioning systems.

— Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor of MacEwan University

An accomplished academic, Dr. Trimbee holds a PhD (Ecology) from McMaster University, an MSc (Botany) from the University of Manitoba and was a postdoctoral fellow (Zoology) at the University of Alberta.



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