Michael Wong recently retired from the federal public service following over 30 years of experience as a scientist and senior manager at Environment Canada and Parks Canada Agency. As the Executive Director for Ecological Integrity at Parks Canada for over 15 years, he directed the development and implementation of natural resource conservation programs in Canada’s national parks, marine conservation areas and other protected areas, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites across Canada. Over the years, he has provided leadership in the development and implementation of ecosystem science policies and management programs, nationally and internationally, including the development of Canadian Water Quality Guidelines, Species at Risk Recovery Strategies, the design of Ecological Monitoring and Assessment programs, climate change adaptation strategies and Guidelines of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He is currently the North America Regional Chair of the IUCN’s World Commission for Protected Areas. He studied at St. Francis Xavier and Ottawa Universities in Canada.