Gina Mohammed is a research scientist, speaker, and writer, with a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, and a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Toronto in Ontario. She has authored over a hundred scientific publications and written dozens of magazine articles for the general public.
One of Gina's favourite topics is Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) – the herbs, medicinals, foods, and household & aesthetic goods obtainable from the
forest. She has just released "The Canadian NTFP Business Companion – Ideas, Techniques and Resources for Small Businesses in Non-Timber Forest Products & Services" (ISBN: 978-0-9731097-2-6)
, an electronic publication on CD/DVD aimed at entrepreneurs in Canada and the northern United States who want to enter this rapidly emerging sector.
Previous books include a collection of inspirational reflections called "Catnip and Kerosene Grass – What Plants Teach Us About Life" (ISBN: 0-9731097-0-X)
, and "Miracles & Mustard Seeds – Little Things You Can Do to Serve the Lord" (ISBN: 978-0-9731097-1-9)
, both published by Candlenut Books.
A popular speaker, Dr. Mohammed has presented seminars, workshops, lectures, and keynote addresses to diverse audiences across North America and Europe. She was a research scientist for ten years at the Ontario Forest Research Institute in Sault Ste. Marie and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo. She participates in a variety of advisory roles to government and industry, presently as a consultant to the European Space Agency on remote sensing projects.
Gina and her husband now own and operate
, a science and information technology company in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. In her spare time, Gina is a stained glass artisan who has designed hundreds of original pieces, including a unique series of patterns on CD called "The Northern Wildflowers Collection"