Faculty of Science and Technology

 Spring Lecture Series 2014

PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR all lectures are back on WEDNESDAY evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, and are held in the Lecture Theatre (Room 109) of the Education Building (Building 356). 

The nearest parking lot to Building 356 is Parking Lot N, which is accessed via Fourth Street. Proceed to the top of Fourth Street and take the first right once you are past the student residences.


   
                                Printable Schedule (PDF)                               Printable campus map (PDF)

      

 Date

 Title and Speaker

January 8th

NO LECTURE

NO LECTURE
January 15th

 

“Unconventional” gas and oil development

What does it mean for future Geoscientists?

 

Dr. Brad Hayes

 

 

President, Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd.

  

ABSTRACT here

January 22nd

Genetically Engineered Crops and Food

 What do we really know? 

Robert Wager

 

 

Vancouver Island University

 Department of Biology

 

ABSTRACT here

VIDEO of TALK here

January 29th

 

Caring for the Air – Air Quality Monitoring in the Lower Fraser Valley

 

 

Dr. Julie Saxton

 

 

Planning, Policy and Environment Department

Metro Vancouver

ABSTRACT here

February 5th

Pinniped wildlife conservation in the lab: Lessons learned from laboratory studies with Steller sea lions and northern fur seals

 

 

Dr. David Rosen,

 

 

Marine Mammal Research Unit, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia

 

ABSTRACT here

February 12th

The basking and nesting behaviour of the Western Painted Turtle at Buttertubs Marsh

Stephanie Thorpe

Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

ABSTRACT here

February 19th

 

 

 

Life is short: let’s watch the world one-millionth-of-one-billionth-of-a-second at a time

Dr. Michael Lynch

Thompson Rivers University

Department of Physical Science

ABSTRACT here

 

February 26th

VIU Reading break - No Lecture

                   VIU Reading break - No Lecture

March 5th

 

Lions, hyenas and sabertooths Oh MY! Carnivores as Selective Agents: Implications for early hominin behaviour

 

Dr. David Hopwood,

 

 

Vancouver Island University

 Department of Anthropology

 

ABSTRACT here

March 12th

Gardens Aflame: Garry Oak Meadows of BC’s South Coast

 

Maleea Acker,

 

 

University of Victoria

 

ABSTRACT here

March 19th


Endothermic tunas and sharks:

 

how some aquatic predators turn up the heat on their prey!

 

 

Phillip Morrison,

 

 

PhD candidate, University of British Columbia

 

ABSTRACT here

March 26th

 

Ocean Acidification: Lessons from the open ocean to coastal seas

Dr. Wiley Evans

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)

Carbon group, NOAA

ABSTRACT here

 

April 2nd

The unfolding discovery of the North American Sasquatch

 

Dr. John Bindernagel

 

The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization

 

ABSTRACT here

April 9th

 

VIU Bird Monitoring and Banding Project at Buttertubs West Marsh

 

Dr. Eric Demers

 

VIU Bird Banding Station

ABSTRACT here

If you have any questions please contact Wendy Simms: Wendy.Simms@VIU.ca

Last updated Feb 20, 2014