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Program on Climate Change Annual Spring Symposium

The Program in Climate Change (PCC) invites you to attend our second annual Spring Symposium on Saturday, May 12 from 9 am to 3 pm (rescheduled from April 7) in the Fishery Sciences (FSH) building. This event features interdisciplinary presentations on climate- and earth-science-related research, outreach, and education by students and postdoctoral researchers from all around campus. Catered lunch will be provided.

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Program in Climate Change Annual Spring Symposium

The Program in Climate Change (PCC) invites you to attend our second annual Spring Symposium on April 7 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm in the Fishery Sciences (FSH) building. This event features interdisciplinary presentations on climate- and earth-science-related research, outreach, and education by students and postdoctoral researchers from all around campus.

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SAFS Bevan Series Guest Lecture: “Stories and Sense-Making – How Human Minds Fish for Meaning”, Liz Neeley, The Story Collider

Liz Neeley is the Executive Director of The Story Collider. In live shows across the country, a weekly podcast, and intensive workshops, The Story Collider is dedicated to producing true, personal stories about science. After a decade of work in ocean conservation and science communication, Liz wanted to more deeply explore the performance and substance of narratives. From 2008 to 2015, she worked as the Assistant Director of Science Outreach for COMPASS, and was affiliate staff at The University of Washington during that time. Before that, she worked on locally-managed marine conservation in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and on international trade policies for deep-sea corals.

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Sea Dawgs club guest lecture: Southern Resident Killer Whales & Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea

Join Dr. Deborah Giles (instructor of the spring 2018 FHL 375: Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea course) for a guest lecture hosted by the Sea Dawgs student club.

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US Fish & Wildlife Employment workshop (UW Career & Internship Center, 2/22/2018)

Are you interested in working for the federal government, but are confused about the application process? Come hear firsthand from the regional recruiter for the US Fish & Wildlife Service, about how to navigate the federal jobs board and stand out as a candidate. They have 50+ internships available for summer!

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[SAFS Bevan Series Guest Lecture]: Minding the Gap: Spanning the Boundary Between Science and Policy, Angela Bednarek of the Pew Charitable Trusts (2/8)

The question of how best to ensure that science is considered within policy-making is a pressing one. One solution is to “span the boundaries” between science and policy and create a more comprehensive and inclusive knowledge exchange process. This approach aims to improve the chances that research results and decision-making needs are more closely aligned, and includes accounting for the many types of perspectives, values, and types of knowledge involved. A challenge, however, is that sufficiently accounting for all of these moving parts can be quite an undertaking.

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SAFS Bevan Speaker Series (1/25): Dr. Éva Plagányi: “Caught in the Middle: Sustaining Fisheries in a Changing Climate”

In a world of changing climate and increasing human population size, fisheries are caught between the pressures of changing climatic influences on productivity and distribution and increasing market demand. Sustaining marine fisheries in the face of these two global drivers of change increasingly calls for Global Approaches to Fisheries. Whilst a stretch from current approaches, there are several  modelling and related tools that can be developed and used to address the increasing complexity and global connectedness of fisheries systems as well as account for changing targets and baselines.

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American Fisheries Society Graduate School Panel – January 30, 4:30 PM

The University of Washington chapter of the American Fisheries Society is hosting a graduate student panel to help answer your questions. Whether you have no idea how graduate school works or you are already looking, this event will help you learn more and get your questions answered by people who have successfully gone through the process.

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Bevan Series (SAFS weekly seminar): Truth-telling in the Salish Sea: The Black Art of Communicating Climate Change

I will discuss the essential link between a free press, and free scientific inquiry. In a world of fake news, how do scientists, and journalists get the truth out to the public and policy makers that need to hear it, in ways they will listen? What is the unique contribution that science has to make to the public policy debate? How do scientists get their data beyond the realm of technical papers and the academy to the public realm where it can make a difference – without tarting up, compromising or dumbing down the findings? How do reporters communicate science to a lay audience that may be unfamiliar to – and not even necessarily open to – what science has to say? Truth Telling in the Salish Sea is talk not only about the how-to of effective science communication, but why it is so critical.

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Step up your job search game by attending the 2018 UW Environmental Career Fair!

Join us for the annual Environmental Career Fair on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Mary Gates Hall Commons. Read on for more information about workshops, and a list of participating organizations. This event is free and open to the public.

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