Maxine Westhead graduated from the University of Guelph's Marine Biology program in 1996. She moved to Nova Scotia in 1997, and has been working for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans with the Oceans and Coastal Management Division since 1998. As project coordinator, Maxine was instrumental in the creation and development of a web-based communications network for the Bay of Fundy community called the Fundy Forum. She is now involved in developing Marine Environmental Quality guidelines for areas in the Bay of Fundy and the Bras d'Or Lakes .
Maxine was Chair of the Coastal Zone 2000 Youth Forum that was held in Saint John, NB in September of 2000. This exciting international event was a part of the Coastal Zone Canada Conference Series, and the 2 nd time that youth from around the globe convened to discuss ocean and coastal issues. During this event Maxine received a great deal of media attention where she appeared in the Saint John Times Globe and was a panelist on CBC Radio's Maritime Noon phone-in show.
Maxine is also currently pursing her Masters Degree in Biology at Acadia University . Her thesis explores the impacts of bloodworm harvesting and clam digging on the Minas Basin intertidal mudflat community. She is scheduled to finish in 2004.
For further information, please email Maxine or contact her at the address below.
Oceans & Coastal Management Division, DFO
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
PO Box 1006, B500
Dartmouth, NS, B3L 2Y9