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Science World Boss Retiring After 18 Years

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 by Marcella Bernardo

The outgoing CEO of Vancouver’s Science World is confident he’s leaving the popular tourist attraction and learning centre in good hands.photo

Bryan Tisdall, who’s retiring after 18 years in charge, says his successor—Scott Sampson—was born and raised in Vancouver, but recently worked at a natural history museum in Denver.

“Scott is a paleontologist by background and has significant experience in the science museum field, so he’s returning home with a lot of enthusiasm to continue and set new directions and goals for Science World.”

Tisdall says he’ll miss interacting with his co-workers the most.

“One of the things that I will miss and I’m going to have to replace.”

“At any point are you planning to sleep in at all?”

“Well, sleep in beyond a quarter to five, which has been my normal pattern, but not beyond six I don’t think. You still want to get up and go and not let too much time go by without enjoying it.”

Tisdall was the guest of honour at a retirement celebration hosted by Science World tonight (Wednesday).

He’s worked there since November 1997.