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Museum administrator , scientist , business executive

Alan Roy Emery, Museum executive. Avocations: photography, writing, music M C. Recipient Citation Sports Fishing Institute, Washington, Marine Environmental award Foundation for Ocean Research, Toronto, 1986, Reconocimiento de honor Fundacian Cultural Banesto, Spain, 1992.


Emery, Alan Roy was born on February 21, 1939 in Trinidad, West Indies. Son of Roy W. and Ruth I. (Jackson).


Bachelor of Science with honors, University Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1962. Master of Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Miami, 1968.


Research, teaching assistant, Toronto and Montreal, 1959-1965. Research assistant Institute of Marine Sciences, Miami, Florida, 1965-1968. Research scientist Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Maple, 1968-1972.

From research associate to associate curator Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1969-1980, curator, Ichthyology and Herpetology, 1980-1983. Associate professor University Toronto, 1976-1983. President Canada Museum Nature, Ottawa, 1983-1996, KIVU Nature Inc., since 1997.

Board directors Center Traditional Knowledge, secretary-treasurer, 1993—2000. President Kivu Nature, Inc., since 1997. Senior vice president marketing Emery International Devels.

Ltd., 2001—2004, Chief Executive Officer, 2004—2006. Chief Executive Officer, chairman of the board Free Impressions, Inc., 2002—2005. Consultant in field.


  • Avocations: photography, writing, music M C.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Coral Reef, 1981. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member World Consservation Union (president national committee Canada 1995-1998), Association Systematics Collections (president 1987-1989), Royal Canada Institute (president 1983), American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (editor, Board of Governors 1976-1986).


  • Other Interests

    Photography, writing, music.


Married Frances H. Ruttan, June 23, 1962. Children: Katherine, Timothy.

Roy W. Emery

Ruth I. (Jackson) Emery

Frances H. Ruttan

Timothy Emery

Katherine Emery