Reflections on Breaking Down Silos in Fisheries Science

In 2023, OceanCanada Scientific Director Dr. Rashid Sumaila was recognized and awarded by multiple organizations for his significant contributions to advancing the cause of utilizing economics in the sustainable management of environmental resources, particularly for the benefit of future generations and our most vulnerable communities. His awards included the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, the […]

Rashid Sumaila wins RSC’s Miroslaw Romanowski Medal for scientific work relating to environmental problems

Dr. Rashid Sumaila, OceanCanada Scientific Director and University Killam professor in UBC Science’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, as well as the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs in the Faculty of Arts, has won the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)’s Miroslaw Romanowski Medal for scientific work relating to environmental problems. “This is […]

Marine protected areas can improve both human well-being and biodiversity conservation, new study finds

Article originally posted at UBC Oceans. A new study finds that marine protected areas (MPAs) have the potential to help both the environment and people’s well-being, with positive and negative impacts often occurring at the same time, shedding light on a traditionally understudied area. The study investigated how different aspects of human well-being are affected […]

Digital stories take Indigenous knowledge to the big screen

SSHRC-funded research film featured at world’s largest Indigenous film festival Glwa: Resurgence of the Ocean-Going Canoe, a documentary film coproduced by the Heiltsuk Nation’s Tribal Council and The University of Winnipeg, was screened this October at the ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto. With multiple world, international, Canadian and North American premieres, imagineNATIVE […]

David VanderZwaag’s keynote address at IMBER IMBIZO 5 conference, October 2-5, 2017.

David is Professor of Law and holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Ocean Law and Governance at the Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He teaches international environmental law and is the past Co‐director of Dalhousie’s interdisciplinary Marine Affairs Program (1986‐1991). He serves as the Associate Director of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. His research covers a wide range of topics in the field of international ocean law and governance including: aquaculture regulation; fisheries management; marine species at risk; maritime boundary delimitation; transboundary cooperation; Arctic law of the sea; Canada‐US ocean relations and principled oceans governance.

Oceana: Women Are a Major but Overlooked Part of Fishing Economies, New Report Finds

Women represent nearly half of the global fisheries workforce, yet their contributions to the industry remain about as visible — particularly to researchers and policymakers — as the buried clams they dig up from the seabed’s muddy bottom. A team of researchers recently published their findings on women’s contributions to fisheries economies after examining the […]

Ian Mauro presenting in Morocco on Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change

University of Winnipeg award-winning academic filmmaker and Associate Professor (Geography) Dr. Ian Mauro is heading to Marrakesh, Morocco later this week to speak at an international conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change. The conference is hosted by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research in partnership with the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) and Tebtebba. It will bring together Indigenous peoples, scientists and policy-makers from around the world to engage in a dialogue about Indigenous knowledge and climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation.