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Join us at Aligned Collective for an evening of presentations and dialogue on the marine environment featuring presentations from three science communicators and Marine Biologists.

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 @ 7pm

Dr. David Shiffman

Marine Conversation Biologist & Science Writer

Twitter: @whysharksmatter

Dr. David Shiffman is a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Simon Fraser University, where he studies shark conservation. He is also an award-winning science communicator with bylines in the Washington Post, Scientific American, Slate, and Gizmodo. Follow him on twitter @WhySharksMatter, where he’s always happy to answer any questions that anyone has about sharks!


Dr. Edward J. Gregr

Adjust Professor of Resources, Environment & Sustainability at UBC

Twitter: @EcoRational

Ed is a marine ecologist interested in the intersection of human ecology, resource management, and marine systems. He has been studying the role of marine mammals in nearshore and pelagic ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest and Eastern North Pacific for over 20 years. He divides his working time between academic and consulting practice.


Dr. Frances Roberton

PhD in Zoology at UBC & Postdoc Researcher at Simon Fraser University

Twitter: @Distantfins

Frances Robertson is a wildlife biologist with over a decade of experience studying marine mammals. Her research and work centers on understanding how marine mammals interact with, and respond to human activities and changes within their environment. She is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University and Research Scientist at SMRU Consulting North America. Frances studies the impacts of human activities on marine mammals and has included the impacts of vessel presence, acoustic alarms, oil and gas exploration activities and renewable energy developments. She has also studied the ecology of Minke whales in the northeast Pacific.


Brief Schedule:


7:15-8:45PM–Three Presentations + Dialogue with the Audience

9PM-Onwards– Networking and socializing

Your Investment: $25

Your ticket will go towards raising funds for the Rare Disease Foundation. The Rare Disease Foundation is focused on linking basic science and clinical practice to increase the efficiency of rare disease research.

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