IOF Student Society

The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) Student Society works towards creating a stronger sense of community between the various research units in the IOF.

Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of every month in the Hakai Node from 12-1 pm and are open to all students. We are always looking for more students to participate, so feel free to come and share your ideas!

The Student Society plans regular social events throughout the year, including:

  • Alumni Night: Fishery Centre/IOF Alumni of various career paths are invited to speak about their experiences since leaving, followed by round-table discussions.
  • Whistler Ski trip: Students escape to the slopes for a weekend of outdoor fun
  • Fish n’ Chips: An informal seminar where IOF students are invited to give presentations on their current and past work
  • Deep Sea Data Squad (DSDS): This group meets every Wednesday from 10-12pm in the Hakai Node for a co-working session in R with the idea of helping each other better understand R programming and create a supportive coding community
  • Semi-regular events: BBQs, beach clean-ups, movie nights, potlucks, and more!

The society also awards several travel grants for students each year and organizes fundraisers for charity. Check out upcoming events on the News & Upcoming Events tab below.

If you have any ideas, questions or concerns, please contact the IOF Student Society at IOFStudentSociety@oceans.ubc.ca.

Photo courtesy of the IOF Student Society.

 

Co-President Lian Kwong
Co-President Sara Cannon
Faculty/Student Representative Tim Cashion
Treasurer Jessica Schaub
Equity, Diversity & Wellbeing Committee Representatives Juliano Abrantes Palacios
Sara Cannon
Santiago de la Puente
Sarah Dier-McComb
Lian Kwong
Rebecca Schijns
Vanessa Fladmark
Brett van Poorten (Faculty Rep)
Social Committee Members Fanny Couture
Ravi Maharaj
Rebecca Schijns
Thomas Smith
Communications Officer Caroline Graham
LAB REPRESENTATIVES
Cheung Lab Ravi Maharaj
Christensen Lab Santiago de la Puente
Donner Lab Sara Cannon
Harley Lab Sandra Emry & Amelia Hesketh
Hunt Lab Jessica Schaub
McAllister Lab
Pakhomov Lab Lian Kwong
Pauly Lab Rebecca Schijns
Pitcher Lab Sahir Advani
Sumaila Lab Tim Cashion
Trites Lab Zachary Sherker
Vincent Lab Tanvi Vaidyanathan
Auger-Méthé Lab Ron Togunov
Post-doc Representative Sarah Fortune

Awards & Published Papers

IOFSS Summer Travel Grant Recipients (2019)

Congratulations to Juliano Palacios-Abrantes and Patricia Woodruff as the recipients of the IOF Student Society Travel Grant 2019 – Summer! We would like to thank all applicants for taking the time to apply for the travel grant and we encourage those applicants to apply again in the future.

 

Upcoming Events

IOF Orientation. Everyone should attend! Tuesday, September 3, 2019
12:00-4:00pm
Location: AERL 107/8
Welcome (Back) BBQ Tuesday, September 3, 2019
after 4:00pm
Location: AERL Foyer
Seminar for Gender Minorities in Science Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:00-2:30pm
Location: Hakai NodeRSVP: Email l.kwong_at_oceans.ubc.ca

 

Several times each year, the IOFSS offers the opportunity for students to apply for travel grants. Valued at $500 each, these grants support student research by providing funding for research-related travel.

There are no grant opportunities available at this time. Check back soon!

 

Previous Grant Recipients

IOFSS Summer Travel Grant Recipients (2019)

Congratulations to Juliano Palacios-Abrantes and Patricia Woodruff as the recipients of the IOF Student Society Travel Grant 2019 – Summer!

We would like to thank all applicants for taking the time to apply for the travel grant and we encourage those applicants to apply again in the future.

IOFSS Ski Trip & Snowshoeing

Photo courtesy of the IOF Student Society.

Photo: Rebecca Schjins.

 

 


 

IOFSS Chinese New Year Lunch

Photo courtesy of the IOF Student Society.

Photo courtesy of the IOF Student Society.


 

IOFSS Fish Farm Trip

Photo courtesy of the IOF Student Society.

Photo courtesy of the IOF Student Society.

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