October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: Michael White


Michael White

Research Analyst - New Media
Parks Canada
Public Information and Education Branch
No. 168, 6th Floor (25-6-T)
25 Eddy Street
Gatineau QC
K1A 0M5 Canada

Michael White joined Parks Canada in 1999, first working at Kejimkujik National Park as an interpreter and running the park’s outreach education programs for two years, and then moving to national office’s Public Education and Information Branch in 2002 where he has worked in various aspects of Web and new media communications. Michael currently is a research analyst with the New Media Strategies and Investment team where he researches, pilot tests and advises the Agency on various technologies and new media approaches for public education and communications purposes. He currently leads the connectivity project and social media endeavors. Michael has a B.Sc. in marine biology and a M.Sc. in geological oceanography, both from Dalhousie University, and he has worked in marine sciences research and public education positions before joining Parks Canada.

Michael will introduce Connecting Canadians with their Natural and Cultural Heritage: Parks Canada’s Connectivity Project and Proof of Concept Pilot. [Briefing]