the People of CNSC
We work closely as a tight-knit team, keeping our staffing costs low and directing as much funding as we can to our mission.
Dylan McCart is no stranger to Churchill, as he studied at the CNSC through the University of Manitoba, researching the effect of climate change on local vegetation. He visited many times following his formal education.
“I have loved Churchill since my first visit here. The atmosphere is vibrant and it’s such an inspiring place. I feel privileged to join the community.”
Dylan began at CNSC in January of 2022 after spending over a decade studying polar bears, including the coordination and facilitation of research efforts in Northern Ontario.
Special Projects Assistant & Bookkeeper
I was born and raised in Massachusetts and first came to Churchill in 1997 as an educator with the Great Bear Foundation of Missoula, Montana. After graduating from the University of Montana with a B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology in 1999, I conducted an independent research project on polar bear behaviour and tourism at Gordon Point and was a field biologist for the Born Free Foundation’s Orphan Polar Bear Cub Project (1999-2009).
I began working for the CNSC first as a volunteer in 2002 and then as a contract fundraiser. I have been in my current position as a Special Projects Assistant and Bookkeeper since 2007.
In 2010 I became a dual citizen of the US and Canada. I live remotely in my cabin at Camp Nanuq (4 km west of the CNSC) and enjoy hunting, fishing, ice fishing, boating, snowmobiling, hiking, snow shoeing and live music.
Field Station Coordinator
I was born and raised in Winnipeg. As a child I was able to come to Churchill to visit family and in the summer of the 2002 I was asked to come up and help with the family business for the summer. Luckily for me, I have been here ever since.
Churchill is such an amazing place to live not only for its natural beauty & wildlife but the closeness of the community as well. My husband and I have raised our 4 children here and are very thankful for that.
I am happy to be a part of the CNSC team and look forward to settling into my role as the Field Station Coordinator.
I first came to Churchill in May of 2021 to work as a Research Technician at the CNSC for the summer. I fell in love with the rugged beauty of the ever-changing landscape, but went back to Winnipeg to finish my last semester for my degree.
After graduating in December 2021 with a degree in Environmental Studies and Soil Science from the University of Manitoba, I felt that my time in Churchill wasn’t done and returned.
Growing up backcountry camping, fishing, hiking, and snowmobiling in Northwestern Ontario is what initially sparked my interest in a career centered around environmental science. I enjoy getting my hands dirty in a wide variety of research projects and experiments, and having a deeper understanding of the natural environment around me.
As the Research Coordinator, my goal is to support researchers and provide them with the tools they need conduct field or lab work safely and effectively.
I am a long time “Churchillian” and have lived in this beautiful remote community for most of my life, where both my parents were also raised. Being the Program Coordinator in my hometown allows me to share the beauty of my home with every guest that walks through the door. Growing up in Churchill was filled with bay summer swims, snowmobiling for hours, bonfires on cold winter nights and riding bikes till the sun went down (or when the 10pm siren went off).
I have worked for various local businesses in town, graduated from the Duke of Marlborough High School and after returning from Victoria, British Columbia in 2019, I am settling down and purchasing my first home. I keep busy with renovations, walks with my dog, and outdoor activities.
I look forward to exploring my new role in my hometown and building relationships as a community.
Fleet & Facilities Supervisor
Brian Gulick is our Maintenance Tech. He has lived in Churchill since he was 4 years old. Brian has worked many years in the tour industry in the mechanical sector. He knows the challenges of working outside in below freezing temperatures with many limitations due to the remoteness of our community. Brian is an outdoors man. In his free time if he’s not fixing skidoos and four wheelers, he is out on the land riding them. If you see Brian on site, take a minute to say hi and ask about one of his many adventures in the north.
Hi I’m Sharon and I had worked at the Aurora Inn for 13 years before joining the CNSC in June 2011. I enjoys meeting the guests and volunteers from all over the world. I was born and raised in the community of Churchill and like to travel when possible. Working at the CNSC is a good fit as I am frequently surrounded by all our travelling guests!
- Chair Michael Goodyear – Member at Large (Churchill)
- Vice-Chair Pete Whittington – Brandon University
- Treasurer James Roth – CNSC User
- Secretary Bruce Erickson – University of Winnipeg
- Executive-at-large James Kushny- Director at Large (General)
- Chris Storie – University of Winnipeg
- Dave Allcorn – Director at Large (Churchill)
- Judy Wilson-Director at Large (General)
- Michele Leclaire– University College of the North
- Reg Reimer – Duke of Marlborough School
- John Hrominchuk – Churchill Chamber of Commerce
- Terrie Dionne – Parks Canada Agency
- Verna Flett – Town of Churchill
- Bryan Stefaniuk – Manitoba Conservation
- Louise Lawrie – Director at Large (Churchill)
- Open Seat – Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations
- Open Seat – Manitoba Advanced Education and LiteracyTerri
Interested in joining the team? Check out our current job opportunities and be on the lookout for future postings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
You can also get hands-on work experience at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in a three-week Volunteer Expedition.