Director, MI International
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Bill Chislett is director of MI International, at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. His international experience spans 30 countries on five continents. After several years teaching and then studying, living and working in Europe, Africa and Asia he returned to Canada to join the Marine Institute, first as International Program Officer and then as director of MI International.
As director he is responsible for implementing MI’s Internationalization Plan. This involves undertaking strategic initiatives in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa relating to international partnerships, inbound and outbound student mobility, internationalization of programs, and international projects and consultancies.
The Institute’s initiatives in the Caribbean include active partnerships with post-secondary institutions in Barbados, Grenada and Belize, inbound and outbound student mobility, as well as several donor funded consultancy projects.
Mr. Chislett has worked on projects and mobility initiatives in Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Jamaica, Bahamas, Belize, Mexico, Guyana and Suriname. Education and skills development for subsectors of BE are at the centre of most of these undertakings which include fisheries and marine ecosystems, yachting industry, maritime transportation, ROVs, marine spatial planning, and post-harvest processing.
Mr. Chislett holds a master’s degree in International Development from the University of East Anglia (UK), and a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts (French and English/Political Science), and Bachelor of Physical Education and Athletics, all from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.