Invasive Species Centre

Invasive Species Centre

July 06, 2012 09:35 ET

Invasive Species Centre-Executive Director Announcement

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 6, 2012) -

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The Board of Directors of the Invasive Species Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert (Bob) Lambe as the Centre's Executive Director.

As the former Regional Director General of Fisheries and Oceans' Central and Arctic Region, Bob brings to the Invasive Species Centre a wealth of experience and knowledge in natural resource management and public policy. As Chair of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, he is highly regarded by the Centre's stakeholders throughout Ontario and U.S. states within the Great Lakes Basin. His leadership skills and ability to build and maintain effective networks will be instrumental to the Invasive Species Centre's success in realizing its vision of becoming a model for public and government cooperation and collaboration in responding to the threats of alien invasive species.

Bob holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Western Ontario's Ivey School of Business, and he is an Electronic Engineering Technology graduate from the Cabot Institute of Applied Arts and Technology in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The recently-constructed Invasive Species Centre, located at the federal government's Natural Resources Canada, Great Lakes Forestry Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, represents a multi-million dollar, joint investment by the governments of Canada and Ontario. The Centre will focus on coordination of research, data management, strategic planning, mitigation and response actions, and rehabilitation efforts for the purpose of combating terrestrial and aquatic alien invasive species that threaten Canada's natural resources and ecosystems, and add tens of billions of dollars of costs per year to our economy.

In fulfilling its mission, the Invasive Species Centre will collaborate with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders including: federal and provincial government agencies; municipalities; First Nations and Métis; academia; industry; and, non-government organizations with interests in environment matters.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Invasive Species Centre
    Deborah Sparks
    (705) 541-5771