ONC Staff Profile
Alice Olga Victoria Bui
Scientific Data Specialist, User Services
Alice Olga Victoria completed her MSc in oceanography in 2009 at the Institut des Sciences de la Mer from the University of Québec in Rimouski (ISMER-UQAR), Québec. As part of her MSc project she studied the ichthyoplankton community structure of the northwest Gulf of St. Lawrence (GSL) sampled 20 years apart and the changes that occurred in the intervening decades. She also used molecular tools to precisely identify eggs at the species level in search of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) spawning grounds around Anticosti Island.
After her graduation, she worked as a biologist and ichthyoplankton taxonomist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Mont-Joli, Québec, on a variety of projects such as early life-stage distributions of Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in the GSL, the connectivity of fish populations among the Saguenay Fjord, the St. Lawrence Lower Estuary and Gulf, and the DFO Ecosystem Research Initiative for the St. Lawrence Estuary.
In 2012, she moved to Victoria and first joined Ocean Networks Canada as an underwater imagery analyst to characterize the Barkley Canyon benthic community from underwater videos. She also participated to the Wiring the Abyss 2012 expedition. In February 2013 she joined the Ocean Networks Canada Data Products team as a scientific data specialist. She is in charge of the data quality control for the Arctic observatory in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut as well as for the Brentwood College School observatory in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island.