Executive Director's Message
We are always fortunate in the summer to have students work with us in the Miistakis office. This year Winston Jamieson, a Mount Royal University Environmental Science student, is working with us. Using the recently released Impact of Wildlife to Beef Producers in Alberta report by Miistakis, Winston is focusing on drafting a paper on livestock depredation by wildlife in Alberta.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mike Quinn, Chair of the Miistakis Board, on his new position as Associate Vice President Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement at Mount Royal University. Miistakis worked closely with Mike in his prior position as Director of the Institute for Environmental Sustainability and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Mike in his new position.
We are very fortunate that it is not often we have to say goodbye to one of our staff at Miistakis and hence it is very difficult when we do. As many of our partners know, Kim Good is leaving Miistakis to take the position of Executive Director of the Legacy Land Trust. They are very lucky to have her. Kim will be profoundly missed at Miistakis. In her eight years here Kim has brought much wisdom, balance, laughter and wit to our organization. She has a profound knowledge and passion for conservation. Personally, I have learned a great deal from Kim. I will miss the staff's daily tracking of Kim - we have often said that for all the mobile apps Miistakis has developed we most need to develop one that tracks Kim. Never have I met anyone who carries so much on their plate and somehow manages to carry it all with grace. Best of luck Kim!