President & chief executive officer
Before joining WWF, Megan was a Member of Parliament, representing Halifax for two terms, during which she was deputy leader of the official Opposition, environment critic and vice-chair of the government committee on environment and sustainable development.
In Ottawa, Megan introduced a motion and guided its unanimous passage to add plastic microbeads to the list of toxic substances under the Environmental Protection Act. She also worked across party lines to successfully expedite the passage of a bill to create Sable Island National Park Reserve.
After university and before entering politics, she was a community legal worker and presented at the 2005 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Montreal on the issue of energy poverty.
Megan is the proud recipient of an Honourary Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, and is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
BA, social & political thought and history, plus a certificate in refugee and migration studies, York University, Toronto; LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax
STARTED AT WWF: 2016
FAVOURITE SPECIES: Wolves. As a kid, Megan spent hours in the woods acting out imaginary scenes based on stories like Never Cry Wolf and Secret Go the Wolves.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Not satisfied with canoeing on flat water, Megan recently took up white-water canoeing, and she's hooked.