Canada Ocean Lectures (2006 - present)

Initiated in 2006, the Canada Ocean Lecture Series is a joint initiative between the Shorefast Foundation and the Faculty of Enviornment at Simon Fraser University and other partners.  The aim of the series is to create awareness of Canada‚Äôs vast marine environment and its importance to Canadians. Lectures to date have been held on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in central Canada.

Sponsors to date include:

  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Canadian Healthy Ocean Network
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Genome BC
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Ocean Management Research Network
  •      -  Linking Science with Local Knowledge Working Group
  •      - Secretariat
  • Oceanworks International
  • Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • Parks Canada
  • Province of British Columbia
  • Province of Newfoundland
  • Royal Canadian Geographical Society
  • Royal Society of Canada
  • Shorefast Foundation
  • Simon Fraser University
  •      - cGrasp (Consortium for Genomic Research of all Salmonids Project)
  •      - Ting Series on Understanding Climate Change
  •      - Centre for Coastal Science and Management
  •      - Faculty of Environment
  •      - Faculty of Science
  • Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Sciences Centre

Listed in chronological order

March 3, 2016 - Marine Biodiversity and the Health of Canada's Oceans, presented by Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Research Professor, Oceans Sciences and Biology, Memorial University, NL

Abstract and Bio

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December 5, 2013 - Collaboration and Communication: Two Keys to Our Ocean's Future, presented by Dr. John Nightingale, President and CEO, Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Science Centre.

Abstract and Bio

February 2, 2012 - Consequences to Canadian Marine Biodiversity of Climate Change, Fisheries and Aquaculture

A free presentation featuring the findings of the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on Sustaining Canada's Marine Biodiversity presented by Panel Chair, Dr. Jeff Hutchings (Dalhousie University) and other panel members at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU Vancouver.

Associated resources:

Abstract and Bio

Slides

Video Recording

November 2, 2010 - Exploring the Ocean Frontiers - We Have More to Learn, presented by Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe, Director, VENUS, University of Victoria. This lecture was also presented in Ottawa, various locations in BC and Montreal.

Associated resources:

Abstract and Bio

Video Recording

October 10, 2008 - Lament for a Nation's Oceans, presented by Dr. Jeff Hutchings, Professor of Biolgoy and Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation and Biodiversity, Dalhousie University, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU Vancouver.  This lecture was also presented in St. John's, NL in October 2009.

Associated resources:

Abstract and Bio

Video Recording

October 25, 2007 - Climate Change in Canada's North and the Arctic Ocean, presented by Dr. Eddy Carmack, Research Scientists, State of the Oceans, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, SFU Vancouver. This lecture was also presented in Ottawa in 2007.

Associated resources:

Abstract and Bio

Video Recording

October 10, 2006 - Who Speaks for the Oceans and What are They Doing About It? presented by The Honourable John Fraser.  This lecture was also presented in St. John's, October 2006 and in Vancouver at the Vancouver Aquarium in May 2007.

Associated resources:

Abstract and Bio

Video Recording