OFI’s CEO and Scientific Director Both Receive Prestigious Appointments

Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, CEO of OFI, and Dr. Anya Waite, OFI Scientific Director and Associate Vice President Research (Ocean) at Dalhousie, are each new members of two bodies influencing ocean research.  


Dr. Watson-Wright has been appointed to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). In addition to supporting researchers who deliver world-leading discoveries and fostering research collaborations to create benefits for Canada, NSERC provides opportunities for the best and brightest students at all levels to gain hands-on research experience as they grow in their field. The council that governs NSERC includes inspirational leaders who collectively represent the academic research and private sector R&D communities in natural sciences and engineering, as well as other stakeholder groups in the Canadian innovation system. Learn more here.


Dr. Waite has been elected to the Board of Directors of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC). The Ocean Supercluster  is fostering new partnerships with industry, post-secondary, government, and other partners, including indigenous communities, to accelerate innovation and commercialization and to drive increased sustainable economic growth from our oceans.  Learn more here.