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Okaganan Branch Water in the Environment PD Day at UBCO

October 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Okanagan Branch presents:

Water in the Environment: Watersheds; Fish and Stream Habitats; Water systems in boreal and tropical forest

Expanded agenda has been provided below

Friday, October 20th,2017 

11:00 am to 6:00 pm

at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, building UNC 200 – Ballroom


11:00 am - Registration

11:15  am - Master of Ceremonies:  Matt Davidson

11:25 am - "What is an Agrologist"  An introduction for UBCO students on the practice of Agrology with presenter Theresa Loewen

noon - Student introductions for poster contest

12:15 pm - Gourmet catered Luncheon and Networking

1:00 pm - Presenter Zoe Eyjolfson, geomorphologist and hydrologist: Project team leader for Okanagan Nation Alliance Stream Habitat Survey & Environmental Flow need Project & History of the Okanagan River

1:45 pm - Refreshments and Networking

2:00 pm - Environmental Industry Panel: Insight into the application of agrology in environmental contexts - Q & A.

Panel includes: Julia Beatty, RPBio, P.Ag., Beatty Environmental Consulting, Lindsay Paterson, MSc, P.Ag, Soil Scientist with SLR Consulting Ltd, Melanie Piorecky, P.Ag., Terrestrial Ecologist with Associated Engineering, Katelyn Zinz, P.Ag., Environmental Scientist with WSP. Facilitator: Ruth McDougall, P.Ag.

3:00 pm - Refreshments and Networking

3:15 pm - Introduction: Marni Turek, UBCO Watershed Management Research Extension Facilitator: Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences UBCO

3:30 pm - Grad student presentation: "Effects of forest cover change in small and large watersheds from two global synthetic studies". John Qjang – grad student. John works with Dr. Adam Wei.

3:50 pm - Environmental Monitoring: Measuring forests using airborne radars int he Amazon with Dr. Julianno Sambatti; Tesera Systems is a Candian consulting services company with innovative data driven solutions and geospatial applications, specialized in producing high resolution forest inventories (HRIS) from LiDAR data and optical imagery.

4:10 pm - Refreshments and Networking

4:20 pm - Awards - Student poster award $100 and P.Ag. certificate presentation

4:30 pm - Social and networking. Cash bar available.

Speaker Bios

Registration:   $20 for BCIA members.  Register online at www.bcia.com/events

$25 for non-BCIA members.    Complete the Registration form.

Students - NO charge  (Please complete Registration form)

Parking no charge for this event.  All registrants will be emailed a parking code three days before the event.