Lorraine Marshall

Community Drinking Water Quality Monitor

Lorraine Marshall, UINR’s Community Drinking Water Quality Monitor, was born and raised in Membertou. A graduate of Sydney Academy, she continued her studies at the University College of Cape Breton and, in 1983, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

She completed water monitor training at Nova Scotia Community College, Truro Campus and took WHIMIS training that focused on reagents used for water quality.

Before joining us at UINR, Lorraine worked at Eskasoni Fish and Wildlife Commission for seven years. She also worked and trained with Environment Canada on the shellfish and water quality program in the Bras d’Or Lakes. After completing histology training at Canada Fisheries and Oceans, Moncton and St Andrews, NB, she also did chlorphyll sampling in the Bras d’Or Lakes and learned how to process and read chlorphyll samples at BIO, Dartmouth.

When she’s not out in the communities sampling drinking water, Lorraine spends her time in her vegetable garden, playing darts or TV bingo. Her love of long road trips has taken her across the country.

“The most rewarding part of UINR is working with Shelley Denny and the research team. I admire their dedication to the preservation of the Bras d’Or Lakes.”

Lorraine Recognized for Outstanding Work

Lorraine Recognized for Outstanding Work

March 1, 2016Research

Please join us in congratulating UINR’s Community Drinking Water Quality Monitor Lorraine Marshall who was recently recognized for her outstanding contribution to the re-development of the Water Monitors’ Log Book. Lorraine, a member of Health Canada’s Community Based Water Monitor Task Group, received an Excellence and Merit Award from the Department’s Assistant Deputy Minister. lorraine@uinr.ca

Congratulations Lorraine!

Congratulations Lorraine!

October 29, 2015News

Congratulations to Lorraine Marshall, UINR’s Community Drinking Water Quality Monitor. Lorraine was presented with the 2015 First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Assistant Deputy Minister Award of Excellence and Merit. Lorraine was a member of the group that redeveloped the Community Based Water Monitor logbook used across the Atlantic region. Lorraine’s sampling record, data collection, … Read More

Cool, clean water!

Cool, clean water!

April 10, 2012News, Research

Sitting at the kitchen table sharing a cup of coffee or tea with a friend…it’s something that most of us take for granted. But not Rosie Sylliboy and some of the other full-time residents of Malagawatch. A boil water advisory has been in place since April 2011 when UINR began testing the wells in Malagawatch. … Read More

It's all about the people: Lorraine Marshall

June 27, 2008News

Lorraine Marshall, UINR’s Community Drinking Water Quality Monitor and Sanitary Shoreline Survey Technician was born and raised in Membertou. A graduate of Sydney Academy, she continued her studies at the University College of Cape Breton and, in 1983, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She completed water monitor training at Nova Scotia Community … Read More

The Water Lady!

The Water Lady!

June 27, 2008News

We call her Lorraine but many people in Unama’ki know her simply as the “Water Lady.” Thanks to Lorraine’s hard work, we can rest assured that the water we are drinking is safe, clean, and pure. For the past six years, every week, Lorraine Marshall, Community Based Water Monitor, is on the road collecting drinking … Read More

What are we drinking?

June 6, 2006News, Research

Join our student news team as it explores where Unama’ki’s drinking water comes from and how it is monitored. The students interview community experts that work to ensure their drinking water is clean and safe. In this new educational DVD from UINR, we learn what safeguards are in place in Unama’ki Mi’kmaq communities–Eskasoni, Membertou, Potlotek, … Read More

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