About Ocean Wise


Our vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing.


Our mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans.

Learn more, read our Annual Report.



Ocean Wise Senior Leadership Team

Dr. John Nightingale
President & Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Imrie
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President, Business

Clint Wright
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Aquariums

James Bartram
Vice President, Education & Youth

Charlene Chiang
Vice President, Engagement

Dolf DeJong
Vice President & General Manager, Vancouver Aquarium

Dr. Peter Ross
Vice President, Research & Executive Director, Coastal Ocean Research Institute

Jeremy Douglas
Vice President, Development & External Relations

Edwina Doran
Vice President, Human Resources



Ocean Wise Board of Directors

Barbara Atkinson

Christian Baxter

Guy Dean

Rizwan Gehlen (Treasurer)

Janet Landucci

James Lyman

Marian MacFarlane

Shelley-Mae Mitchell

Barbara Meens Thistle

Derral Moriyama (Vice-Chair & Secretary)

Randy Pratt (Chair)

David Rebak

TJ Schmaltz

Scott Shepherd

Keith Spencer

Dixie Sullivan

John Webster




Interested in connecting or sharing a story with us? Let’s talk.

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Work With Us

Visit our online career centre to view current employment opportunities and submit your resume online. If you have already applied to a position, log on to view your profile.

Ocean Wise® has been named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2018 and recognized for our commitment to sustainability.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Phone: 604-659-3569
Fax: 604-659-3515
Email: contact@ocean.org

Mailing Address

Ocean Wise
PO Box 3232
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6B 3X8

Courier Address

Ocean Wise at Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6G 3E2