ONC Staff Profile

Dave Riddell

Post-Secondary Education Coordinator, User Services

Dr. Dave Riddell joined Ocean Networks Canada from the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre where he managed Research Services and taught in the University and Public Education departments. Facilitating hands-on and immersive learning experiences for youth and adults, Dave was also responsible for co-developing and co-teaching the marine sciences centre's first non-majors course in marine science.

Dave’s research has focused on understanding impacts to aquatic systems—whether physical, chemical, or biological—and advancing best management practices and stewardship of natural habitats. As the Education Director of the Environment and Sustainable Development Research Centre at the University of New Brunswick, Dave worked with individuals, non-profit groups, and communities to help formulate and answer relevant questions and develop critical skills related to addressing local environmental concerns.

A passionate educator, Dave has worked in various capacities as an in-service teacher, university instructor, curriculum designer, and documentary filmmaker to raise awareness of the ecology and health of our aquatic and coastal systems. He is also a strong advocate of the arts and on his days off can often be found behind a camera or songwriting in his studio.

Dave holds a PhD in Ecotoxicology and an MSc in Aquaculture from the University of Stirling, a BSc in Applied Ecology from the University of Ulster, and a BEd from St. Thomas University.



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