CASC Names Interim Executive Director: Amber Didow
28 MARCH, 2012. The Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Science Centres is pleased to announce Amber Didow as the interim Executive Director. Amber has over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector and advancing informal education. Having worked for two member organizations - Saskatchewan Science Centre and Science World British Columbia - Amber’s background includes new business development; education; programming with at-risk youth; creating community based science events; melding science with art; and overseeing the creation of new science exhibitions. During her career in science centres her work has been the recipient of several awards within the CASC’s Best Exhibits and Programs category and she has won the TELUS Youth Innovator Award.
Amber will begin her contract on April 13th, replacing Tracy Ross who begins her 12 month maternity leave on April 20th. Amber’s responsibilities will include supporting the Association President and Board of Directors in the strategies, plans and budgets along with identifying and developing new opportunities to expand financial resources for CASC.
For this year, the CASC offices will be located at Science World British Columbia. Effective April 13th, please re-direct any CASC email to email@example.com, phone to 604-443-7592, and regular mail to: Amber Didow, CASC, c/o Science World BC, 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 3Z7.
As part of this announcement, we want to give a special thank you to CASC's members Science North and the Canadian Museum of Nature who have consistently provided generous in-kind support over many years to help maintain CASC operations. We are grateful to both organizations, and to Science World who will now be providing similar support, for outstanding commitment to the success of Canada’s network of science centres.