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Board members

The Earth Sciences Museum board members consist of individuals with varied backgrounds and unique skills that contribute their time and expertise to guide the museum in best serving our community. 

Please click on individual profiles for additional information
Dave Chin-Cheong

Dave Chin-Cheong

Board member

Dave is a retired hydrogeologist (B.Sc., MASc., P.Geo) working as a geoscientist. He graduated from Queen’s University (Earth Sciences) and from the University of Waterloo (Water Resources).

Ken Dardano

Ken Dardano

Board member

Ken Dardano is the founder of Gneiss Guy Minerals and Fossils based in Fergus, Ontario. His passion for rocks grew out of his childhood experiences visiting mines in Quebec. He grew the business out of his basement, to a shed, then a storage space, and finally into 3 warehouses.

Cynthia Davis

Cynthia Davis

Board member

Cynthia Davis is an environmental scientist with Stantec Consulting based in Kitchener, Ontario. She enjoys her field work responsibilities including soil and water sampling, as well as drilling and core sampling.

Peter Gray

Peter Gray

Board member

Mr. Gray graduated with his honours Earth Science (Geology) B.Sc. degree from the UofWaterloo in 1987 and has continued his formal and informal education, including teaching the past five years at Fleming College in the Well Constructed and other geology and hydrogeology courses. 

John Johnston

John Johnston

Board member

John Johnston is a professor at the University of Waterloo where he teaches hundreds of students undergraduate Earth Sciences courses each semester.

Corina McDonald

Corina McDonald

Science Museum Curator

Corina McDonald is the curator of the Earth Sciences Museum and Science Museum and Galleries in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo. She has been curating since 2012.

Peter Morris, second from left

Peter Morris

Board member

Peter Morris originally came to Canada in 1955 from Portsmouth, England. He worked as a professor for a number of years in the Earth Sciences Department at the University of Waterloo and then became a geology consultant travelling and exploring parts of the world until retirement.

John Motz

John Motz

Board member

John Motz was born in Toronto and his parents moved to Kitchener while he was still an infant. He has lived in Kitchener-Waterloo ever since. John attended Saint Jerome’s High School in Kitchener, then went to the University of Waterloo, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Sciences.

Jean Richardson

Jean Richardson

Board member

Jean Richardson is the director of the Science and Business program at the University of Waterloo. She has taught an extensive amount of Earth Science and Business courses focusing on how the two subjects intertwine.

David Rudolph

David Rudolph

Board member

David Rudolph carries out research in groundwater management with a focus on innovative ways to monitor water resources in the face of changing land use and climate.

Peter Russell

Peter Russell

Board member

Peter Russell is a retired curator of the Earth Sciences Museum at the University of Waterloo, he continues to work with the museum on a volunteer basis.

Laura Scaife

Laura Scaife

Board member

Laura Scaife is a highly conscientious outreach educator and project coordinator with extensive experience working in diverse environments with persons of all ages, gender and culture.

Tiffany Svensson

Board member

Tiffany has almost three decades of experience working and volunteering for both private and public sectors including academia and NGOs. Professionally Tiffany works on sustainably developing new water supplies and the protection of existing ones, non-point source contaminant hydrogeology related to nutrient management and road salt, facilitating the development of integrated water management strategies including proactive drought management plans and implementing source water protection for municipal water supplies.

Quinn Worthington

Quinn Worthington

Board member

Hey everyone! I graduated from UW's Environmental Science - Geoscience Co-op program in Spring 2019 and then promptly began my MSc in Fall 2019. During my undergrad, I was fortunate enough to have my 8-month co-op placement at the Earth Sciences Museum and my love and appreciation for the museum quickly grew larger than ever!

Questions?

Feel free to email the Earth Sciences Museum for general inquiries.

Or contact by phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 35633

For directions to the museum: Visit Us

Museum hours

Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open all day Monday to Friday, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on weekends.

Peter Russell Rock Garden (located outdoors) open to the public year round. Self-guided tours are available.

Admission is free! For more information, see Visit Us.