Events

EVENTS

 

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Story Time with Ocean Leaders

Friday, 5 June 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST

This month, Ocean Leader Santiago de la Puente Jeri will lead a discussion on networking. Join us via Zoom to learn more about building relationships and discuss some ideas for networking in the new normal.

Zoom  Meeting  Information

Join Zoom Meeting

https://ubc.zoom.us/j/97184548441

Meeting ID: 971 8454 8441


 

Past Events

Virtual Story Time with Ocean Leaders

Friday, 1 May 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST

Join us the 1st Friday of the month to hear a life lesson from an Ocean Leader. Join us via Zoom to find out how out how the featured Ocean Leader answers the simple prompt: Talk about a story that has impacted you or share how you ended up at UBC.

This month’s story comes from Dr. Simon Donner

 

 

 

 

 

 


Virtual Story Time with Ocean Leaders

Friday, 3 April 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST

Join us the 1st Friday of the month to hear a life lesson from an Ocean Leader. Join us via Zoom to find out how the featured Ocean Leader answers the simple prompt: Talk about a story that has impacted you or share how you ended up at UBC.

This month’s story comes from Dr. Philippe Tortell

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ocean Leaders Brown Bag – Internships

CANCELED

Thursday, 19 March 2020
12:00 – 1:00 PM PST
Hakai Node, [Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 216]
2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Bring your lunch and take part in a discussion on internships led by Kai Chan. Ocean Leader Cam Bullen will also share his experience doing an internship abroad last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Story Time with Ocean Leaders

Friday, 6 March 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST
Hakai Node, [Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 216]
2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Join us the 1st Friday of the month to hear a life lesson from an Ocean Leader. Come find out how the featured Ocean Leader answers the simple prompt: Talk about a story that has impacted you or share how you ended up at UBC.

This month’s story comes from Dr. Chris Harley

 

 

 

 

 

 


Engaging with Policymakers

Wednesday, 4 March 2020
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 107
2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Science can play a critical role in shaping policy, but the path from scientific research to societal impact isn’t always clear. Join us as we hear from policymakers and NGO representatives about how to work with policymakers and translate science into policy solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Story Time with Ocean Leaders

Friday, 7 February 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST
Hakai Node, [Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 216]
2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Join us the 1st Friday of the month to hear a life lesson from an Ocean Leader. Come find out how the featured Ocean Leader answers the simple prompt: Talk about a story that has impacted you or share how you ended up at UBC.

This month’s story comes from Dr. Kai Chan

 

 

 

 

 

 


Research Partnerships with Indigenous Communities Workshop

Tuesday, 4 February 2020
12:30 – 4:00 PM PST
Musqueam Cultural Center
4000 Musqueam Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6N 3S2

Day 2 of this workshop will include a field trip hosted by the Musqueam Nation, including a guided tour of Musqueam lands and a visit to their Cultural Centre. Throughout the tour, we will draw on Musqueam perspectives to learn more about Indigenous-led research, focusing on aquatic sciences and fisheries management. We will be meeting in the Hakai Node at 11:00 am and making our way by bus and foot to the Musqueam reserve. If you are making your own way to the Musqueam reserve, the workshop begins at 12:30. You must have attended Day 1 of the workshop to take part in this field trip. 


Research Partnerships with Indigenous Communities Workshop

Monday, 3 February 2020
8:30 PM – 12:30 PM PST
Hakai Node, [Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 216]
2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Hosted by UBC’s Indigenous Fisheries Research Unit at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Ocean Leaders program.

Join us for an introduction to research co-development and collaboration with Indigenous communities. This 2-day workshop will offer you the chance to discuss community-based aquatic science initiatives with First Nation scientists visiting from Haida Gwaii. This is Day 1 of the 2-day workshop. You must attend Day 1 to attend the Day 2 field trip based at the Musqueam Cultural Center Gallery. 


The fish you don’t know you eat
A panel discussion featuring UBC’s Global Reporting Program and the Ocean Leaders Fellows who participated in the project

Friday, 10 January 2020
11:00 AM PST
[Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) Theatre)]
2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

25% of fish caught in the ocean don’t land directly on our plates. They’re churned into something called fishmeal. That fishmeal is mainly used to feed farmed fish, which account for more than half of the seafood we consume globally. But what are the true costs of this process? NBC News with UBC’s Global Reporting Program and three Ocean Leaders Fellows travelled to China, Peru and West Africa – key locations in the global fishmeal industry – to find out.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Story Time with Ocean Leaders

Friday, 10 January 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PST
Hakai Node, [Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 216]
2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Join us the 1st Friday of the month to hear a life lesson from an Ocean Leader. Come find out how the featured Ocean Leader answers the simple prompt: Talk about a story that has impacted you or share how you ended up at UBC.

This month’s story comes from Dr. Curtis Suttle

 

 

 

 

 

 


Riding Big Waves: Collaborative Encounters with Conflict

Wed, 13 November 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
Room 107 [Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)]
2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Join us to explore systemic drivers of conflict and build skills towards collaboration in the spirit of courage, comfort, and curiosity. Participants will reflect on personal challenges, interpersonal dynamics, and systemic structures through activities and games that offer a new way to look at old patterns.
What to expect: Come ready to participate and have fun.
What not to expect: For those not theatrically inclined, don’t worry, there will be no acting, role playing or improv.

Please RSPV here


Entrepreneurial Thinking for Scientists Who Don’t Want to be Entrepreneurs

Wed, 6 November 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
Room 107 [Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)]
2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Scientific thinking is commonly used by entrepreneurs, and in turn entrepreneurial thinking can benefit scientists. Join us to learn about entrepreneurial thinking tools and how to apply them to science and policy. In this workshop led by Blair Simonite P.Eng, Program Director of entrepreneurship@UBC, you will work “hands-on” on group activities where you will apply entrepreneurial thinking to a relevant policy scenario.

Please RSVP here


Engaging with Indigenous Communities

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
2-4pm
AERL, Hakai Node

This workshop will introduce students to special considerations when working with indigenous communities. This workshop will include a presentation and facilitated dialogue about working with indigenous populations in research and policy action, with time for Q&A.

Please RSVP here.


A la Mar – Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:30-7:30pm
AERL, Hakai Node

Join us for a screening of A la Mar, a Peruvian documentary film. Following the film, we will have a facilitated discussion and Q&A with a few experts and a short reception.

Please RSVP here.


Best Practices in Research and Data Management

Wednesday, 30 January 2019
11:00am –   12:00pm

How do you manage your research data? Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help you incorporate best practices for data management into your own work.


Risk Analysis and Decision-Making Workshop

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
2-4pm
AERL 107

This workshop will explore dimensions of risk and risk assessment, and how to use these tools for better decision-making.

Please RSVP here.


Storytelling Workshop

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12-5:30pm
Hakai Node

This afternoon workshop will instruct participants how to weave together compelling narratives to communicate science. Participants will engage in skill-building and applied story development. Select participants will have the opportunity to tell their stories at a live event in front of a public audience the following week, on 22 November.

Please RSVP here.


Engaging with Policymakers

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
2-4:30pm
Hakai Node

Science can play a critical role in shaping policy, but the path from scientific research to societal impact isn’t always clear. Join us as we hear from policymakers and NGO representatives about how to work with policymakers and translate science into policy solutions. This workshop will consist of a panel, Q&A, and a short exercise.

Please RSVP here.


Making Waves

Monday, March 19, 2018
7-8:30pm
Kits House

Join UBC’s Ocean Leaders for an evening to learn about our ongoing projects and to exchange ideas about the pressing issues affecting our local ocean and coastline. Meet our fellows, partners, and engage with fellow community members at our first annual policy event.

Please RSVP here.


Chasing Coral Screening

Thursday, January 25, 2018
5pm-8:30pm

Join us for a screening of Chasing Coral, a documentary that examines the destruction and disappearance of the world’s coral reefs. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with some local coral reef researchers.

Watch the trailer


Story Collider: Workshop & Performance

Wednesday, November 29 – Friday, December 1, 2017

This collaboration with Story Collider instructs participants in weaving together compelling narratives to communicate science. Participants will engage in a two-day workshop focused on skill-building and application with the opportunity to tell their own stories. Select participants will have the opportunity to tell their stories at a live event in front of a public audience on Friday evening. To learn more about story collider, visit their website: https://www.storycollider.org/.

Register here


Anecdotal Evidence at the Vancouver Aquarium

 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
7:30pm

Join Anecdotal Evidence at the Vancouver Aquarium for an evening of live storytelling. Listen to personal stories of science engagement through experiences of fieldwork, failure, success and breakthrough.

Register here


Science Storytelling on Social Media Workshop

Monday, October 30, 2017
11am-5pm

This student-facilitated workshop will help participants develop skills to communicate science through effective storytelling and the use of social media tools. The workshop will feature guest contributors and allow participants the opportunity to apply their learned skills.

Register here


Leadership Workshop

Wednesday, October 11 -Thursday, October 12, 2017

This workshop, led by Margaret Krebs, Director of the Leopold Program, will lead participants through an examination of leadership narratives, dimensions, and skills. The workshop will feature real case studies of successful ecological and environmental management as a framework for learning.


Welcome Reception

4pm, September 13, 2017
AERL Lobby

We will host a small gathering at 4pm in the lobby after FISH 507 to introduce our new fellows. Come and say hello!