Catherine Dutton is the Head of the School of Maritime Studies.
Catherine is a graduate of Memorial University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (1979) and a Master’s in Ocean Engineering (1986). Her engineering work experience has included both government and industry – including the Come By Chance Oil Refinery with most of the work being in the environmental field.
She joined the Marine Institute 1989 as an instructor, mainly teaching in the marine engineering program. Since joining the Institute she completed her Bachelor of Vocational Education (1982). Her experience with the Institute has lead to her being involved in more than just teaching.
She has served as Chair of Engineering Related Programs and Co-ordinator of Programs, as well as being the Institute liason with the Department of National Defence for the various contracts that are in place to deliver training for the Canadian Navy. As a follow on to these other roles, in 2000, she became Head of the School of Maritime Studies which includes a number of marine related programs, as well as the Centre for Marine Simulation and the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre.
In her role as Head, she represents the Institute on the Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) and several of its sub-committees, and is currently President of the Canadian Association of Marine Training Institutes (CAMTI). In this role with CAMTI she works closely with Transport Canada on the implications of the new Marine Personnel Regulations on the certification and training system in Canada. Catherine was also the Marine Institute lead on the CIMET project, and has served as institute lead with the provincial Marine Careers Secretariat. She is also on the steering committee for the Marine Transportation, Ports and Ocean Technologies Sector Council.
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