CWHC Announces New Executive Director

The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) has selected Dr. Craig Stephen, a wildlife health specialist and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), as its new executive director.

craig_stephenStephen will assume his new role on July 1, he will replace the CWHC’s current executive director and co-founder, Dr. Frederick A. (Ted) Leighton, who is stepping down this summer.

Stephen looks forward to working with the CWHC, particularly because of its reputation for developing workable solutions to tough problems by collaborating with universities and governments as well as the private sector.

“It is a critical time for wildlife health in Canada and globally. New diseases, habitat loss, pollution and other pressures are causing tremendous challenges for wildlife,” said Stephen. “I am excited to be part of a team with the skills and passion to confront these challenges and work with the Canadian wildlife community to find solutions.”

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1 Response

  1. Stéphane Lair says:

    This is a great news. I will definitively miss Ted, but I am pleased to have someone as dynamic and competent filling in Ted’s shoes. All the best to Dr. Stephen in is new position.
    Stéphane Lair CWHC-Quebec

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