Save Our Seas: Why is Translating Good Science into Good Policy so Hard?
Event on 2017-03-28 18:30:00
Scientific evidence has been telling us for years that our oceans are in peril. So why have we not been able to rectify the situation? As part of the UBC University Killam Professor Lecture series, we invite you to join Dr. Daniel Pauly, internationally-acclaimed fisheries scientist and principal investigator of the Sea Around Us, in a discussion that will bring to light the perilous state of the world’s oceans today. Dr. Pauly will touch upon what actions would really need to be taken – by policy makers and citizens alike – in order for the overwhelming evidence of damage to our oceans to be translated into policy and practice to save them from a dire future. Can we save our oceans from becoming so overfished and polluted that we will be telling our next generation of children, borrowing the title of Dr. Pauly’s book, to “eat your jellyfish”? An informal reception will follow the presentation and discussion. This event is presented by UBC's Office of the VP Research and Office of the Provost & VP Academic in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and Alumni UBC. About the Speaker: Internationally celebrated fisheries scientist Dr. Daniel Pauly is a professor in UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. Currently the Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us Project, Dr. Pauly has devoted his life to studying, documenting and promoting policies to mitigate the impact of fisheries on the world’s marine ecosystems. About UBC's University Killam Professorships and the Killam Trusts: The highest honour UBC can confer on a faculty member, a University Killam Professorship recognizes exceptional teachers and researchers who are leaders in their fields, and who have recieved international recognition for their talents and efforts. In Canada, the Killam name is synonymous with excellence in advanced studies. The Killam Trusts, established by Dorothy Johnston Killam and Izaak Walton Killam, benefit The University of British Columbia, The Canada Council for the Arts, Dalhousie University, Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, University of Alberta and The University of Calgary. More than 2,000 UBC professors, fellows, students and scholars have received Killam support for their research and scholarship. Every Killam scholar makes a unique contribution, creating and disseminating knowledge that has global impact.
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