Board Chair/Founder
E-mail: paulapolman@aquariumsocietyofalberta.ca
Brief info

"I may have launched this Society and its project, but let's see how we can make this a reality, together as a community."

Paula’s roll-up-your-sleeves entrepreneurial spirit launched the project in 2014. She has a long and diversified background in successful business creation, non-profit management and charity involvement and is currently providing management support services to small business. Her formal education includes a B.Sc. in Microbiology & Biochemistry from the University of Toronto and most recently, certification in Non-profit Management.

Passionate about water and community, Paula has certified as a scuba diver in the Great Lakes, slid down snow covered mountains across the country and spent many summers paddling the Interlake region of Manitoba/Ontario. She was involved in at the very beginnings of the Marine Aquarium Society of Toronto (MAST) and was part of the team that launched the first Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA). She is a proud recipient of the Canadian Ski Patrol Award #722 after 16 years as a volunteer in two provinces and one territory. The Aquatic Biosphere Project is her next great adventure.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch