Associate Vice-president, (Research and Strategic Partnerships)
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Paul Brett is a collaborator, educator, administrator, and Geospatial data specialist dedicated to advancing people, industry and innovation in Canada’s ocean sector.
Paul lives and works in St. John’s, NL, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, at Memorial University’s Fisheries and Marine Institute, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive post-secondary education, training and research institute for the oceans industry.
He has facilitated the growth and expansion of the Institute through new program development and delivery, international accreditation, extensive industry partnerships and establishment of the institute’s first Canada Research Chair in Ocean Mapping.
He leads the institute’s ocean research program including the SmartBay Ocean Observation system, in co-operation with Oceans Networks Canada, and SmartBay Holyrood, the institute’s ocean technology testing and development environment.
Paul lends his global industry experience as a member of Oceans Advance and Ocean Learning Partnership boards and as a founding member and past chair of the Canadian Ocean Mapping Research and Education Network. He is also a member of the National Council of Deans of Apprenticeship, Trades and Technology and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
He holds several degrees from Memorial University including a bachelor of science (physics), a bachelor of science (honours, geography), a bachelor of education (post-secondary), and a master of science (geography). He is currently completing a doctorate of education (educational leadership) at Western University.