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Martin Taylor

University of Victoria
Professor Emeritus
Martin Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Victoria and now lives in Dundas, Ontario. He is also adjunct professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University, and in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo.  In April 2016, he began a five year term as Executive Director of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network. From 2007-2012, he served as Founding President and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada, the not for profit agency responsible for the management and development of the VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada ocean observatory programs. Before assuming this position, he was for nine years (1998-2007) the University of Victoria’s first Vice-President Research. Prior to his appointment at UVic, Martin Taylor was on the faculty at McMaster University, where his responsibilities included: chair of Geography (1991-97); founding director of the Institute of Environment and Health (1990-96); and Acting VP Research (1994-95). He holds a BA (Hons Geography) from Bristol University and an MA and PhD in Geography from UBC. He is the author of two books and over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the field of environmental and community health