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Careers in Canada’s Ocean Economy

The Opportunity for Rewarding Contributions to Canada’s Sustainable Development of the Ocean Submitted by: Melody Pardoe, Chief Engagement Officer, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster When Canadians think about the ocean, what comes to mind? Unique and rewarding careers that span everything from robotics to data analysis to clean energy, or do they think of whale watching, sea

Two-Eyed Seeing for a Sustainable Blue Economy

Ralph Eldridge, Indigenous Engagement Lead, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Leah Beveridge & Shelley Denny, Two-Eyed Seeing Advisory Committee Members Canada’s Ocean Economy is experiencing transformative growth. It has never been so essential to balance ocean health and productivity into a single priority, and as we look to sustainability models, we must use both eyes. A priority


By: Ruth Mojeed Ramirez, Chief Equity Officer of The Inclusion Project I recently became a citizen of Canada. During my first few days in Canada, I found many reasons to be grateful to be here. In pursuit of better economic and academic prospects, I left a blossoming career in communications and public relations in my

Canada’s Ocean Startup Ecosystem can lead the world in the Blue Economy

By: Don Grant, Executive Director, Ocean Startup Project & Richard Egli, Managing Director at Alacrity Canada  Rife with disruptive and transformative technologies that are reshaping the way we interact with our oceans, Canada’s ocean startup ecosystem is quickly emerging as a leader in the Blue Economy. Innovators across the country have awakened to one of

Holiday Message – Message du temps des fêtes – 2021

Happy Holidays from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster! #OceanNation

Inclusive and sustainable economic growth means changing the way we work in our ocean

By: Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster & Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Candian Chamber of CommerceAs published in Toronto Star on Nov. 22, 2021 As the newly re-elected government prepares to lay out its legislative priorities in an upcoming Throne Speech, Canadians are eager to know how the policies they voted for will be brought to life.

Truth and Reconciliation

By: Ralph Eldridge, Indigenous Engagement Lead, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Truth and Reconciliation are two very powerful words in the modern Canadian lexicon. Separately, they sit as idle words but when paired they represent a dark past, a painful present, and a country’s continuing effort to make reparations with its Indigenous peoples. This week, for the

The Changing Tide

By: Aaron Stevenson, CEO, Ashored Inc. It is an exciting time to be in ocean technology in Canada and particularly in Blue Tech, which I describe as the intersection of marine sciences, technology, and industry.  It is born out of the growing body of knowledge that looks at the big picture in studying the ways,

Reflecting on a career in Canada’s ocean sector By: Glenn Blackwood, Vice President, Memorial University (Marine Institute)

Our ocean is a mighty and powerful thing. It’s a resource that is critical to our livelihoods and our existence. Whether you live in Newfoundland and Labrador like I do, or any coastal community in Canada, you will also know our ocean can be challenging but also one of our biggest opportunities. Every day, there

Celebrating Our Differences – Using Mentorship as a Tool for Growth, Inclusion, Equity

By: Ogaga Johnson, Technology Leadership Manager, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster & Industry Mentor with Ocean Allies Diversity, equity, and inclusion – in any sector – are critical to ensuring we have insights and perspectives from a diverse workforce while growing the ocean economy. Growth is limited when inclusion is absent, and to be world-leading, we must consider the opinions of