SSEC 2022 Schedule

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

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8:00AM - 9:30AM

Opening Plenary 

Welcome from Conference Organizers
Scott Redman, Executive Chair
Ginny Broadhurst, Salish Sea Institute

Program Co-chair Welcome Video

Coast Salish Welcome
Cecilia Gobin, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Coast Salish Perspectives on the Last 150 years
Patti Gobin, Tulalip Tribes

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Patti Gobin has over 25 years of Community Development experience with the Tulalip Tribes.  Presently, she is with the Natural Resource Treaty Rights office working with state, local and federal agencies regarding those issues that impact the life ways of the Tulalip Tribes.  In addition to her years of experience, Ms. Gobin is a member of the Tulalip Tribes and is well versed in the culture and history of her people. Her personal goal is to invest in the future of the Coast Salish community, helping to affect a sustainable future for the next generations to come.

The State of the Salish Sea
Dr Isobel Pearsall and Dr Kathryn Sobocinski will give an overview about the current state of the Salish Sea. Both have led recent Salish Sea ecosystem-wide analyses – the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project and the State of the Salish Sea report, respectively. Isobel and Kathryn will each provide presentations followed by discussion with the session moderators Scott Redman, Science Program Director at the Puget Sound Partnership and Christianne Wilhelmson, Executive Director of Georgia Strait Alliance.

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Dr. Isobel Pearsall is the Director of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Marine Science Program. She co-ordinated the Canadian component of the international Salish Sea Marine Survival Project, a $24M program set to address declines in Chinook, Coho and Steelhead in the Salish Sea (2014-2019) and is continuing to work on this massive transboundary effort. Isobel holds a first class degree in Pure and Applied biology from Oxford University, a M.Sc. in Ecology from the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University, and a PhD. in Ecology from the Department of Plant Science, UBC. She was a post-doctoral fellow in ecosystem management at the Pacific Biological Station, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Nanaimo. Since 1995, she has worked as a scientist on numerous programs for government, non-profit organizations, and private industry. She is an adjunct professor at UBC.

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Dr. Kathryn L. Sobocinski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Marine and Coastal Science program at Western Washington University. She is the lead author of State of the Salish Sea published May 2021. Kathryn is an applied marine ecologist focusing on fishes, fish habitats, and impacts of human disturbance and climate change in coastal ecosystems. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Connecticut College, MS in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington, and PhD in Marine Science from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science/College of William & Mary. Kathryn completed post-doctoral work at Oregon State University and NOAA-NWFSC prior to joining the WWU faculty. She resides in Bellingham, WA.

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9:45AM - 11:15AM

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11:30AM - 1:00PM

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1:00PM - 1:30PM

Lunch & Networking

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1:30PM - 3:00PM

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3:15PM - 3:45PM

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4:00PM - 5:00Pm

Live Poster Sessions 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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8:00AM - 9:30AM

Plenary Session

Billy Frank Jr. Plenary

Featuring Willie Frank III, Ray Harris, Murray Ned, Chief Dalton Silver, Lisa Wilson, Glen Gobin, Russ Hepfer, and Debra Lekanoff

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9:45AM - 11:15AM

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11:30AM - 1:00PM

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1:00PM - 1:30PM

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1:30PM - 3:00PM

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3:15PM - 3:45PM

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4:00PM - 5:00Pm

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

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8:30AM - 10:00AM

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10:15AM - 11:45AM

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11:45AM - 12:15PM

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12:15PM - 12:30PM

Sea Doc Society Salish Sea Science Prize

Student Presentation Acknowledgement

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12:30PM - 2:00PM

Closing Plenary Session

Please join us for a powerful closing plenary session featuring Closing Keynote Speaker Dr Tiara Moore and a Panel Discussion centered on “what it means to honor our ancestors” and “what we envision for future generations and the Salish Sea”

Closing Plenary Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tiara Moore

Dr. Tiara Moore

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Moore earned her PhD in Biology from UCLA, where she conducted research in Mo’orea, French Polynesia, Carpinteria Salt Marsh, and Upper Newport Bay. In Mo’orea, she observed the effects sedimentation and nutrient pollution have on the proliferation of coral reef macroalgae. In Carpinteria and Newport, she explored the effects of macroalgal decomposition on sediment biogeochemistry and the microbial community using environmental DNA (eDNA) to assess the biodiversity of entire ecosystems with only a soil sample. Dr. Moore completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy.

Currently, Dr. Moore is the Black In Marine Science Program Lead at The Nature Conservancy. Inside and outside of the lab, Dr. Moore hopes her research in biodiversity will translate to increasing the overall diversity in science. She dedicates her time to mentoring minority women in the lab and in after school programs. Founder of A WOC SPACE, Dr. Moore aspires to make a safe and inclusive workplace for women of color (WOC) through WOCShops, individual personal trainings, and community outreach.

Featured Panelist: Chief Leah George-Wilson

Chief Leah George-Wilson

Chief Leah George-Wilson is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (TWFN) located in North Vancouver. She was elected to a third term as Chief of TWN in May 2019. In 2001 she was the first woman to hold the office of Elected Chief for the TWFN, a position she held from 2001-2003 and 2005 – 2009.

Ms. George-Wilson previously worked for the TWFN for many years in various positions including member of the TWFN’s negotiating team in the BC Treaty Process, TWFN Self-Government Coordinator. and Director of the TWFN Treaty, Land and Resources Department.

Ms. George-Wilson’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Simon Fraser University. She is currently attending the University of British Columbia Law School.

She also sits on a number of boards including: the First Nations Lands Advisory Board, the Canadian Tourism Commission and the BC First Nations Health Council.

Other panelists include Simon Fraser University students Tasha Romeyn, Simran Sarai, and Salish Sea Institute Director Ginny Broadhurst

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2:00PM - 2:30PM

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