Events

(November 1, 2016) Why should we all care about the sustainability of the Global Ocean? In a nutshell, we need to care because in many ways our ocean and the animals living in it are our lives. Our current interactions with the ocean are, in general, not sustainable, and this lack of sustainability is very costly. Why are […] Read More >

(February 6, 2014) Professor Rashid Sumaila Lecture Professor Rashid Sumaila Director & Professor, Fisheries Economics Research Unit UBC Fisheries Centre will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 29, 2014 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia. The Sustainability of the Global Ocean Dr. Sumaila specializes in bioeconomics, […] Read More >

(May 8, 2013) To mark the occasion of World Oceans Day 2013 on Friday, June 7, the UBC Fisheries Centre will be hosting a panel discussion, featuring: Dr. Simon Donner, Assistant Professor, Geography Dr. Tony Farrell, Chair, Sustainable Aquaculture and Professor, Zoology and Land and Food Systems Dr. Maite Maldonado, Associate Professor/Canada Research Chair II Earth, Ocean & […] Read More >

(November 9, 2012) WWF-Canada and The All Party Ocean Caucus co-chairs, Mr. Bruce Stanton, MP and Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, and Mr. Fin Donnelly, MP, have welcomed Dr. Rashid Sumaila, Director of the UBC Fisheries Centre and Fisheries Economics Research Unit, to present at the upcoming “Oceans on the Hill” event. Dr. Sumaila will […] Read More >

(July 16, 2012) On July 12, 2012, Dr. Rashid Sumaila presented to the US congressional subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulation on the effects of regulation on the marine industry. The hearing, titled “Sinking the Marine Industry: How Regulations are Affecting Today’s Maritime Businesses”, focused on federal policy and regulatory impediments. Click to read a transcript of Dr. […] Read More >

(June 12, 2012) A new multi-media channel launched on Friday (June 8th) in the run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Providing rolling updates on ocean issues, the platform will begin broadcasting news coverage from Rio+20 on June 16th until the end of the Summit on the 22nd. Using interviews with experts attending the Summit, scientists and delegates, […] Read More >

(June 11, 2012) Dr. Rashid Sumaila, Director of the UBC Fisheries Centre and Fisheries Economics Research Unit, will be participating in the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogues, happening June 16-19, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro. On June 19, Dr. Sumaila will be one of ten panelists presenting their work during the Oceans panel session. From 7 am-9:30 am on […] Read More >

(May 4, 2012) Dr. Rashid Sumaila, Director of the UBC Fisheries Centre and the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, will present his work on illegal fishing during a session on May 10 and offer strategies for transitioning to sustainable fisheries during a panel for the Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit Workshop on May 11. The 6th World Fisheries Congress […] Read More >

(April 27, 2012) Dr. Rashid Sumaila, Director of the UBC Fisheries Centre and the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, will speak at an event hosted by the Global Campaign for Climate Action at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Monday, April 30, 2012. The event, From harmful subsidies to safe subsidies, has been coordinated as a Side […] Read More >

(April 17, 2012) May 15 and 16, 2012 Michael Smith Laboratories, Room 102 University of British Columbia 2185 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Conference hosted by the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre and Departments of Mathematics and Economics Click here for a conference poster and to view the conference agenda. Presentation slides available for download: Dr. […] Read More >