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Indigenous fisheries scientist, conservation biologist and Nisga’a Nation member Dr. Andrea Reid joining as Principal Investigator.

UBC researchers set out to determine who was eating juvenile salmon, and when and where it was occurring by capturing and tracking harbour seals that carried cell-phone-like devices that recorded everything and everywhere the seals went.

Zooplankton communities are profoundly shaped by BC's complicated coastlines, creating a mosaic of foraging conditions for the juvenile salmon that depend on them for sustenance.

Ocean Leaders teaches students from across disciplines in the natural and social sciences how to communicate marine research to a broad audience

The University Killam Professorship is the highest honour that UBC can confer on a faculty member, and recognizes exceptional teachers and researchers who are leaders in their fields.

Daniel Pauly
He receives this award in recognition of his ground-breaking research and lifelong contribution to the study of fish and fisheries science.

Knowing where different salmon stocks forage will be essential for identifying the unique environmental threats they will face as oceans become more inhospitable due to climate change and other cumulative impacts.

Daniel Pauly argues that scientists need to avoid attaching human attributes to fish and start looking at their unique biology and constraints through a different lens.

Benoit's field research is based in the Strait of Georgia and Johnstone Strait, where she collects samples of environmental DNA - eDNA is microscopic pieces of genetic material left behind when the fish travel through water - from Pacific salmon.

Focusing her research on the diets of California sea lions, Pozas enjoys working with the 'dogs of the sea', proving that the "ocean is not such a scary place and that there's so much to learn still."