M.C. Wright and Associates Ltd. is a 100% Canadian owned and operated biological consulting and software development company centrally located in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. Since 1988, we have developed a reputation for delivering our clients with high-quality, cost-effective services, allowing us to remain successful in a very competitive industry. Over time, we have developed positive working relationships with regulatory agencies and local First Nations, and strive to maintain those relationships to ensure the requirements of all stakeholders are addressed during project development and implementation.
Our in-house software division, NCompas offers customized development of mobile applications (apps) and programming services geared toward streamlining industry requirements for data management and reporting.
M.C. Wright and Associates’ principal has over 32 years of Fisheries-related experience working for government agencies, private developers, the aquaculture industry and Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast First Nations. We have two registered professional biologists on staff and a comprehensive working knowledge of fisheries biology, environmental management, aquatic restoration, forestry and road/stream crossing work as well as the most recent forest practices codes and regulatory agency legislations and policy. All personnel are familiar with and continue to work in accordance with the applicable industry standards. M.C. Wright and Associates Ltd. is a certified as a Safe Company with the BC Forest Safety Council SAFE Company Program.
Michael C. Wright
Principal, Project Manager, Sr. Biologist
Michael is the owner and manager of M.C, Wright and Associates Ltd. with 32 years of Fisheries-related experience in British Columbia. He began his own Nanaimo-based biological consulting company in 1988. Over the past 27 years as a private consultant, Michael’s innovative vision has grown his company to include marine and fresh water services, GIS mapping and custom software programming.
Michael has hand-selected the software programmers that make up the M.C. Wright Software Development Team and strives to ensure that the company has sufficient flexibility to provide software services to a wide range of clients and disciplines. Michael is the chief liaison for all Software development contracts to ensure a satisfactory end product for every job.
Marine Biologist, GIS Specialist, Assistant Project Manager
B.Sc., A.D. GIS, RPBio
Miranda joined M.C. Wright and Associates Ltd. in 2007 and serves as the company’s Lead Marine/Fisheries Biologist. She has been actively working in the field of environmental consulting since 2003, and brings in-depth expertise in the field of aquatic impact assessment and restoration. Certified as a WCB compliant commercial diver, Miranda also serves as the dive supervisor for the company’s marine division.
Having completed Comprehensive GPS Training for Resource Mapping and GPS Field Operator Training as well as an Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems from Vancouver Island University, Miranda has extensive experience with GPS data collection, terrain modelling, spatial analysis and GIS mapping. Her GIS skill set has resulted in the in-house production of high quality, spatially accurate project maps.
B.Sc. Biology, A.Sc.
Ryan has been with M. C. Wright and Associates since early 2013 and involved in a number of marine and fresh water projects. With past work experience for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in research and data management, Ryan has brought to our team a strong biological skillset in both the field and office.
Ryan has been certified in the Occupational River Safety Technician program as a Level 2 Technician and has assumed the role as project lead for the environmental impact assessment of a proposed run-of-river hydroelectric project on Vancouver Island as well as has been a key contributor to a number of stock assessment projects.
Senior Software Developer
B.Sc. Computer Science Major
Collin has played a key role in the development and support of the ELog program, NCompas Media, NCompas Costing and NCompas Habitat Banking software. He is the lead programmer for the development of a number of mobile applications designed to run on smart phones and tablets for both government and private sector clients. His software development skills successfully transform project visions into software realities. Collin has worked for M.C. Wright since 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Computing Science from the Vancouver Island University.