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.

Jennifer Smith, Outreach Coordinator

As Outreach Coordinator, Jennifer is working to build support for a wilderness park in Birch Cove Lakes. She also manages our wonderful volunteers and works on outreach for Bay of Fundy and other campaigns for CPAWS Nova Scotia. Jennifer has an M.Sc. in Biology from Western University and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Environmental Practice specializing in Natural Resources Planning and Management from Royal Roads University. Originally from Montreal, Jennifer joined the CPAWS Nova Scotia team after working for the CPAWS national office in Ottawa. In addition to her work on protection of public lands, Jennifer has spent two summers working on private land conservation with the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Alberta. She is very excited to be able to participate in the protection of wilderness in beautiful Nova Scotia.

Susan Murray, Conservation Assistant

Susan joins CPAWS Nova Scotia after volunteering for the Dare to be Deep and Birch Cove Lakes campaigns in the fall of 2012. She is currently pursuing a B.Sc. in Environmental Science at Saint Mary’s University and organized Halifax Dump and Run 2013 as a member of the university’s Environmental Society (SMUES). Susan has previously worked at SMU studying climate change patterns and at Fishermen and Scientists Research Society (FSRS) analyzing data. As a lifelong Haligonian with a love for Nova Scotia’s wilderness, she is excited to help CPAWS protect nature.