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Craigdarroch Recipient: Jay Cullen

In the years following the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, chemical oceanographer Dr. Jay Cullen saw an emerging public demand for open-access information on radiation risks to the environment and human health on the BC coast. In 2014, he launched the InFORM Network, which engages scientists in Canada, the US, health experts, NGOs and citizen scientists to monitor and report on detectable radioactivity in seawater and seafood along the coast. He has adeptly and tirelessly used print media, social media, public engagements, and TV and radio appearances to demystify the science on radiation risk and on other issues related to anthropogenic contaminants, geoengineering and climate change.

David H. Turpin Gold Medal Recipient: Verena Tunnicliffe, Biology and Earth and Ocean Sciences

Over the course of her 36-year career, internationally renowned marine biologist Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe has combined an unquenchable passion for ocean discovery with a lifelong quest to understand the diversity, connectivity and survival of marine communities in oceans around the world. She has led or joined over 50 deep-sea expeditions and discovered over 80 new species, including nine named in her honour. Her drive to make the ocean realm accessible to everyone led to the world-leading VENUS subsea observatory (now part of Ocean Networks Canada), which she led for 11 years. Her current work is focused on ocean conservation issues related to marine protected areas, biodiversity and deep-sea mining.

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Résumé Day


Safety in the workplace: In the classroom, on campus, and in the lab

Duration: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: HHB 128

Building Academic Vocabulary

Duration: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: McPherson Library 151b

The global warming slowdown: “Faux pause” or not?

Duration: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: ELL 060

Andy Farquharson Award Information Session

Duration: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: HHB 128

Digital Scholarship Commons: Decolonizing Research and Indigenizing Data

Duration: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, A308

Student questions: How to answer and how to ask

Duration: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: HHB 128