• Carl Walters, Oceans and Fisheries, in conversation with Jerry Wasserman
    Online presentation via Zoom (click here to join)

    Thursday, March 18, 5-6:30 pm
    in the series
    Senior Scholars' Series: The Passions that Drive Academic Life
  • Carl Walters is professor emeritus in the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC Canada. He completed his doctoral degree in 1969 from Colorado State University and has been at UBC since then. He has participated in over 200 peer reviewed publications and has won several major awards including the Volvo Environment Prize, American Fisheries Society Award of Excellence, and ICES prix d’Excellence. His research interests include fish population dynamics, ecosystem modeling, and adaptive management. He has been particularly interested in the long term dynamics of B.C. sockeye populations, finding simple but effective stock assessment methods, and development of simpler models for understanding ecosystem impacts of fishing.

    Jerry Wasserman is Emeritus Professor of English and Theatre, having retired in 2016 after 44 years teaching at UBC. Jerry is also an actor and theatre critic with Lifetime Achievement awards from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Association. He is a member of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

    This ongoing series is offered in association with the UBC Emeritus College. Responding to the necessities of the COVID-19 pandemic we have changed our format this year to present senior UBC academics in conversation with interviewer, theatre critic, and actor Jerry Wasserman. We will hear from colleagues from several academic disciplines whose intellectual interests, personal trajectories and engagement with the university and society differ considerably. Conversations will range widely across personal experiences and academic careers. The conversations will be of interest to early-, mid-, and late- career scholars, as well as members of the general public, as they reveal the diversity and richness of academic lives and the passions that drive them. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions of each speaker.

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March 18th, 2021 5:00 PM through  6:30 PM
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