Victoria MacPhail has been working with Wildlife Preservation Canada with our Pollinators at Risk Initiative since late 2012. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Master’s in Environmental Biology from the University of Guelph. Her undergraduate thesis work involved surveying the distribution of wild rose (Rosa spp.) species across Prince Edward Island, while her master’s thesis investigated their pollination biology in Eastern Canada. Victoria also conducted field surveys of flora and fauna with the Credit Valley Conservation Authority for four years, giving her an appreciation of the diversity of Ontario’s ecological systems.
Victoria coordinated the NSERC-Canadian Pollination Initiative network during its formative period and more recently has done consulting work for them. In conjunction with the David Suzuki Foundation, she produced a guide to pollinator-friendly native plants for the Toronto region and surrounding areas. She is a member of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign and current co-chair and director of publicity and outreach for Pollination Guelph.