The WA-BC Chapter of AFS would like to say congratulations to one of its members, Nathan B. Furey at the University of British Columbia, for being selected as one of three recipients of the 2016 Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution (PhD Level). This is awarded annually by the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section (CARS) to identify the top current MSc and PhD level students that are conducting fisheries research at a Canadian institution (not restricted to Canadian citizens).
Nathan’s research focus is on movement ecology and animal migrations, and he has recently been investigating migration behaviour and success of juvenile salmon smolts, predator-prey interactions during migration, and the role of disease in migratory success.
We need volunteers for the Washington-British Columbia American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting! Volunteers are needed for registration desk, AV during sessions, Spawning Run, and anything else we need a body!! Student volunteers receive free registration into the meeting and a great opportunity to witness the interworking of putting together a professional meeting. Please wait to register at the door and we will take care of the cost! If you have already registered we will reimburse your registration cost. We will need student volunteers Monday March 28th starting at 1:30PM until Thursday March 31st 3:00PM. Send me, Alix Blake, your dates available (and time block if necessary) and preferred job.
Deadline for student volunteer sign-up is March 18th
Registration Desk: Help people check in and on site registrants. Sell T-shirts and answer questions!
AV: Assist the moderator and presenters load their presentations onto the laptop, setup the next talk and keep track of time.
Spawning Run: Assist Brittany starting the spawning run and directing people to the event.
Floaters: A couple of student to answer questions and assist the meeting organizer as needed.