CPAWS Nova Scotia Staff


Chris Miller, National Conservation Biologist

Chris is the National Conservation Biologist for CPAWS.  He works to create networks of protected areas across the country, including the protection of critical habitat for boreal woodland caribou.  Chris is actively involved in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, working at both the national level to ensure the delivery of high-quality science products, as well as at the regional level directly with negotiations for new protected areas.  Chris has a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. in biology and earth sciences from Dalhousie University.  He is also responsible for running the CPAWS conservation programs in Nova Scotia, including the successful campaigns to protect Birch Cove Lakes and Chignecto, as well as serving as the lead negotiator for CPAWS in the Colin Stewart Forest Forum. Chris is a Director for Global Forest Watch Canada and a long-time scientific advisor for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.  He enjoys nothing more than exploring Canada’s amazing wilderness.

Judith Cabrita, Administrator

A tourism specialist, Judith assists communities, people and small businesses attain excellence and prosperity through marketing, technology and partnerships. She is a Ryerson silver medallist and has practised in hotel, restaurant and tourism management in Ontario, England and Nova Scotia including positions in industry, education, government and association management. From previously volunteering with the Nova Scotia chapter of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society, the Halifax Public Gardens, the Coastal Coalition of Nova Scotia, Accessible Nova Scotia and the Antigonish Eastern Shore Tourist Association, Judith is dedicated to linking the business of tourism to the preservation and conservation of Nova Scotia's greatest assets - our natural and built heritage. In 1992, she received the Canada 125 medal for service to tourism and her community.

Meghan Borland, Conservation Assistant

Meghan is the Conservation Assistant with CPAWS Nova Scotia. She has a Masters of Marine Management from Dalhousie University and a B.Sc. Honours degree from Queen's University. Meghan has been interested in conservation since a young age. Her graduate research involved assessing the role of the Fair Trade Capture Fisheries Standard within small-scale fisheries in the developing world. Following the completion of her Masters degree, Meghan became a Science Educator at the Halifax-based Discovery Centre. She travelled to schools across Nova Scotia conducting science workshops designed to spark curiosity among students in topics including marine and coastal ecology.