- About ISAR
- The Program
Graduates of the ISAR Program have embarked on an amazing variety of post-graduate activities and career paths!
We understand that graduates have many life goals and will follow multiple occupational and disciplinary career paths in their lifetime. The ISAR Program is designed to provide our graduates with maximum flexibility to take advantage of opportunities as they arise and to achieve new goals.
Some graduates now work with government departments and agencies, in positions dealing with habitat restoration, fisheries enforcement, species research, marine protection and ocean strategy.
Another employment track involves jobs with non-governmental organizations, in the fisheries, conservation and community development fields.
Still others have taken positions in academic research projects, science labs and environmental education. Some graduates have opted for self employment, as marine harvesters and ecotourism operators.
Employers are recognizing and seeking the skills and abilities that ISAR students have acquired during their education. They know that ISAR students are accustomed to viewing the world using multiple perspectives, are critical thinkers and problem-solvers, and are readily adaptable to organizational changes and challenges.
A large percentage of ISAR graduates have pursued graduate studies in a wide range of disciplines, including public policy, environment, law, geographic information systems, education, anthropology, geography, marine and/or fisheries management, marine biology, earth sciences, aquaculture, public administration, etc.
What can you do with your ISAR degree?
Here are some examples of positions held by ISAR graduates and graduate or professional programs that ISAR students have enrolled in after earning their StFX degree:
Oceans Act Coordinator, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Post Doctoral Fellow (research), Agriculture Canada, Ottawa
Fisheries Analyst, Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand
Youth Science Intern, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Prince Edward Island
Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Canada, Head Office
Policy Analyst (Stewardship), Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Head Office
Consultant (Oil and Gas Industry), Calgary, Alberta
Fisheries Officer, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Master of Marine Management, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
Master of Science (GeoScience), University of Calgary, Alberta
Lead Management Biologist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Policy Analyst (Climate Change), Nova Scotia Department of Environment
Senior Environmental Geochemist, private consulting company
Law, University of Ottawa
Archaeologist, Panama and Jordan
Master of Resource and Environmental Management, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
PhD (Oceanography), Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
International Youth Internship (Marine Protected Areas in the Caribbean), Coady International Institute
Master of Science (Biology), University of Prince Edward Island
Master of Science (Biology), Memorial University, Newfoundland
Master of Resource Management and Environmental Studies, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, BC
Program Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Ottawa
Habitat Management Officer, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Master of Science (Biology), Seaweed and Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) Lab, University of New Brunswick, Saint John
PhD (Environmental Mineralogy and Aquatic Geochemistry), Queen’s University, Ontario
OHM Biologist, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fisheries Consultant, eastern Canada