Marine Research Station
As a marine biology field research station, the Huntsman was supported through federal government grants and University membership programs.
In 2005, changes to the grant eligibility criteria combined with the aging infrastructure was having an impact on the ability of the Organization to attract new research projects and continue delivering a number of programs. The Board of Directors adopted a new approach and focus on long-term economic viability
- Planning: Developed a new Strategic Plan, Business Plan and Governance Structure. Changed the Bi-laws and focused the core activities to achieve financial self-sufficiency over time.
- Management: Fulltime and part time Technical Staff supervision
- Developed a forward-looking detailed business case, outlining the working capital and fixed capital investment requirements.
- Project Management for the rebuilding of the physical plant research facilities, accommodations, and public aquarium.
- 2005 –2012 Restructuring of the programs, the funding model and the key services provided.
- Launch of a formal $ 22 Million Capital Campaign
- Rebuilding of the physical plant research facilities, accommodations and the public aquarium
- New governances structure introduced.
Comeau Mackenzie Architecture
Dr Fred Whoriskey – Chair
Huntsman Marine Science Centre
1 Lower Campus Road,
St Andrews, New Brunswick