MA Island Studies Thesis Defence: "Islandness: Factors influencing change in the Prince Edward Island Lobster Fishery" by Ian McIsaac (Zoom video conference)

Event Date:
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 2:30 pm
Online with Zoom
Free to attend (Pre-registration required)

Ian McIsaac, a candidate in the Master of Arts, Island Studies (MAIS) program, will defend his thesis on Thursday, March 4, 2:30–4:30 pm. The thesis is entitled "Islandness: Factors influencing change in the Prince Edward Island Lobster Fishery." As this thesis defence will be conducted using Zoom video conferencing technology, pre-registration is required. If you wish to attend, please visit to reserve your spot. 

In 2015, the PEI Marketing Council created the Lobster Fishers of Prince Edward Island (LFPEI) Commodity Board after holding a plebiscite. Ian conducted research to better understand what factors led to the decision, and to discover if any aspect of islandness may have influenced this independent group of Island business men and women who compete with each other to catch the same fish.  

Ian's co-supervisors are Tim Carroll, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business, and Dr. Jim Randall, Professor, Island Studies. The external examiner is Dr. Melissa James, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business.


The defence involves a short presentation by Ian, followed by two rounds of questions from the external examiner and co-supervisors. Questions from the floor are entertained at the end.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Interim MAIS Coordinator Dr. Laurie Brinklow at  


Contact Name
Dr. Laurie Brinklow