- Teacher Resources
- Planning and Assessment
- Equipment Guides
- Professional Development
- Sustainability Teams
Our Board of Directors are responsible for setting the direction of The Gaia Project and providing financial and program accountability. You can read more about our Board members below.
Jake Arsenault is CEO of Inversa Systems and is responsible for planning, marketing as well as product development. Inversa has brought Computed Tomography, widely used in medicine, to industry by creating the first system practical for infrastructure. Jake incorporated Inversa in 2005 to commercialize technology from his Doctoral thesis completed at the University of New Brunswick’s Laboratory for Threat Material Detection.
George Dashner recently retired from NB Power after a 30 year career focused on energy efficiency and sustainability. This included developing and delivering Energy Efficiency Programs, Research and Development, Integrated Resource Planning, Renewable Energy, Energy Education and Demand Side Management. Sustainability is a long term goal that will require behavioral changes in all of us; providing our youth with awareness and the skills to identify and address the challenges of sustainability will be critical in helping us to achieve a sustainable future.
Krista Downey brings a wide variety of design experience to a project. With complimentary degrees in Environmental Studies and Architecture from the University of Waterloo, Krista believes that all building typologies and development can and should subscribe to sustainable building practices. Krista and her Green Canary Group successfully integrates site, systems and materials and currently offers consultation, design and management to numerous green building projects throughout North America.
Bio coming soon.
Brian McCain graduated from Queen’s University in 2006 with a B.Sc in Engineering Physics and a B.A in Music. He has spent his time since then working actively in the engineering industry on carbon capture and storage in the power generation industry, both in Canada and abroad and as a technical adviser to the UK government on the implementation of this technology in that country. It was his involvement in this field that has been responsible for his increasing interest in the broader subject of climate change, and ultimately led to him founding The Gaia Projectas a way to get increase public understanding of the urgent issues. He now serves as the Executive Director of The Gaia Project.
Bio coming soon.