Science North CEO Guy Labine announced today that he is leaving Sudbury’s science centre for an opportunity in Arizona.
Labine will step down in March to become the president and CEO of the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, AZ.
“I’m so proud of the work of our entire team, especially during the past 22 months,” Labine said in a news release.
“The past 10 years have been an amazing journey as we’ve continued to focus on our audiences with new experiences at Science North and Dynamic Earth. Our expansion across Northern Ontario will continue to remain vibrant, strong, and will present a great opportunity for a new leader to take it to the next level.”
Labine joined Science North in 2001 and became the head of the centre in 2011, following the retirement of his predecessor, Jim Marchbank.
Besides leading Science North through the pandemic and protecting the health of its attractions and programs in the face of the impact of COVID-19, Science North highlighted Labine’s contribution to Canada’s network of science centres.
He served as president of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) and expanded Science North’s support of the organization, as well as serving eight years on the board of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), including two years as chair from 2017-2019.