Nature Conservancy of Canada
Sam Knight manages the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)’s Weston Family Science Program, the organization’s national research program. NCC is Canada’s leading not-for-profit land conservation organization. In her role, Sam develops and maintains research partnerships with academia, government, and other organizations, and provides various forms of science and research support to the organization. She also manages the Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program, which supports and trains graduate students conducting NCC priority research to inform conservation and management of important natural areas and biological diversity across Canada.
Prior to starting at NCC in 2019, she worked as a Monarch Butterfly researcher at the University of Guelph, where she also had completed her Master of Science degree studying Tree Swallow migration patterns. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, she recently settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after a multi-year layover in Guelph, Ontario.