July 7, 2008
Rosemary Ommer is Director of the Insitute for Coastal and Oceans Research (ICOR). Dr. Ommer holds a Master’s degree in historical geography from Memorial University and a PhD in economic historical geography from McGill University. She has served as Director of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and has researched and taught in Atlantic Canada upwards of 27 years.
Dr. Ommer was a member of the SSHRC Council and the Principal Investigator on the Tri-Council Eco-research project, “Sustainability in a Cold-Ocean Coastal Environment,” which was successfully completed in 1999. She was also a partner in the SSHRC-funded project entitled “Ethics as a basis for policy decision-making in fisheries management” and co-edited the resulting publication Just Fish: Ethics and Canadian Marine Fisheries. She is the author and/or editor of several books including Fishing Places, Fishing People: issues in Canadian small-scale fisheries, The Resilient Outport and Coasts Under Stress: Restructuring and Social-Ecological Health.