Community Drinking Water Quality Monitor
Lorraine Marshall, UINR’s Community Drinking Water Quality Monitor, was born and raised in Membertou. A graduate of Sydney Academy, she continued her studies at the University College of Cape Breton and, in 1983, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She completed water monitor training at Nova Scotia Community College, Truro Campus and took WHIMIS training that focused on reagents used for water quality.
Before joining us at UINR, Lorraine worked at Eskasoni Fish and Wildlife Commission for seven years. She also worked and trained with Environment Canada on the shellfish and water quality program in the Bras d’Or Lakes. After completing histology training at Canada Fisheries and Oceans, Moncton and St Andrews, NB, she also did chlorphyll sampling in the Bras d’Or Lakes and learned how to process and read chlorphyll samples at BIO, Dartmouth.
When she’s not out in the communities sampling drinking water, Lorraine spends her time in her vegetable garden, playing darts or TV bingo. Her love of long road trips has taken her across the country.
“The most rewarding part of UINR is working with Shelley Denny and the research team. I admire their dedication to the preservation of the Bras d’Or Lakes.”