Randy Baker, MSc, RPBio
1958-2018

Aquatic Ecologist

Randy Baker (1958-2018) was a founding Partner of Azimuth. He died unexpectedly of altitude sickness in November 2018 while participating in a scientific research expedition with the World Wildlife Fund in the Himalaya. The objective of that expedition to the remote Dolpa Region of Nepal was to survey the habitat of blue sheep and snow leopards. It was a dream trip for Randy and fitting for his adventurous spirit.

Randy’s colleagues at Azimuth feel his loss greatly. He lived a large life and positively contributed to our collective, both personally and professionally. If you did not have the good fortune to know Randy, he was an aquatic ecologist and his work focused on the impact of chemicals, especially mercury, on the environment. He worked tirelessly across Canada and around the world to develop the evidence base for environmental decision-making in various complex settings. Randy’s legacy lives on at Azimuth, where we are committed to carrying forward many of the values that he brought to our team – scientific integrity & ethics, connectiveness, support, practical solutions and Randy’s brand of levity.

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One moment can change a day. One day can change a life. One life can change the world.
— Buddha