New Great Lakes Director is a Water Vet

IJC staff
IJC
June 10, 2013

The IJC’s Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ontario, has a new executive director.

Stephen Locke's first day on the job was June 10.

Locke comes to the IJC from Natural Resources Canada, where he served as director with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

At the GSC, Locke had a hand in developing regional partnerships and leading a national center for maritime geoscience research.

At IJC, he’ll be running an office that recently celebrated 40 years of helping Canada and the U.S. work together to protect and restore the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem.

We welcome him to the director’s chair.

Stephen Locke, IJC’s new GLRO director.
Stephen Locke, IJC’s new GLRO director.

Locke brings a diverse water-related background to the IJC.

He’s worked with Agriculture Canada as director for the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration in Saskatchewan. His responsibilities there included managing national units focused on applied water research, water infrastructure, water rights, and water supply and quality. 

Locke has a bachelor’s in geology from Acadia University and a master’s in business administration from Saint Mary’s University.

He replaces Saad Jasim, who concluded three years of service in May.

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