Oceans and Fisheries Seminars

The IOF Oceans and Fisheries Seminar Series is open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

The IOF Oceans and Fisheries Seminar Series invites speakers to present the latest research in a wide range of disciplines related to freshwater systems, the oceans, and fisheries. Past speakers have included public communicators, economists, ecosystem modellers, anthropologists, and ecologists. These seminars draw a diverse audience, leading to thought-provoking discussions and a sharing of new ideas and perspectives.

These seminars, also part of the FISH 500 course, every Friday during the academic year, from 11:00am to 12:00pm in the AERL Building Theatre (Rm. 120). The AERL Building is located on 2202 Main Mall at UBC Vancouver.

Term 1, 2019/20

September 13 Rachael Sullivan
Equity Facilitator
UBC Equity & Inclusion

Whether you are new to UBC or a long-standing member of the campus community, this workshop provides a review of relevant UBC policies and strategic documents that frame equity and inclusion initiatives and approaches at UBC (Policy #3: Discrimination and Harassment; Policy #131: Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct; UBC’s Respectful Environment Statement). Participants examine how inclusion is achieved through a commitment to equity and intentional design and implementation of policies, programs and education in every aspect of campus life.

Both the IOFSS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and the IOF Equity, Diversity, and Wellness Committee have discussed mandatory training for all students, faculty and staff. This workshop might be that mandatory training. It lays the foundation for UBC’s initiatives and processes in this area, including a review of both your rights and responsibilities.

All faculty, researchers, students and staff are strongly encouraged to attend.

September 20 Lasse Gustavsson
President & CEO
Ocean Wise
Ocean Wise
September 27 Dr. Ibrahim Issifu
Postdoctoral Fellow, FERU
Institute for Oceans and Fisheries
Global road map to near-zero ocean plastic leakage: An economic analysis
October 4 Dr. Alejandro Buren
Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Science advice in the context of complex and changing ocean ecosystems
October 11 Dr. Laura Parfrey
Assistant Professor, UBC Departments for Botany and Zoology
Microbial community assembly on seaweeds
October 18 Dr. Scott Hinch
Professor, UBC Forestry
Touching salmon: When is it wrong? Consequences of release or escape from fisheries capture
October 25 Dr. Gideon Mordecai
Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC
November 1 Dr. Evelyn Pinkerton
Professor, School of Resource & Environmental Management
Simon Fraser University
Strategies and Policies Supporting Access and Conservation by Small-Scale Fishermen in a Neoliberal World
November 8 Dr. Patrick T. Martone
Professor, UBC Botany & Biodiversity Research Centre
November 15 Jeroen Steenbeek
Software engineer, Ecopath International Initiative
November 22 Marta Coll
Researcher, Institute of Marine Science (ICM–CSIC) (Barcelona, Spain)
November 29 Seth Wynes
PhD Student, UBC Department of Geography
Individual actions academics can take to fight climate change

Select IOF seminar videos are available for viewing here.