Traditional Uses of Seaweeds with Dr. Dolly Garza

Date/Time:Sunday July 29th, 10am-4pm
Facilitator:Dr. Dolly Garza
Description:This lively workshop includes an introduction to seaweed uses, a cooking demonstration with Fucus, lunch and a field trip to Stanley Park to explore local seaweeds. About the facilitator: Former Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory agent Dolly Garza has taught seaweed identification and use in Southeast Alaska communities for more than 15 years. Dr. Garza is a professor emerita of the University of Alaska Fairbanks; she earned her Ph.D. in marine policy from the University of Delaware. She grew up collecting and using seaweeds with her family in Ketchikan and Craig, and enjoys harvesting and creating new seaweed dishes. She continues teaching sustainable harvesting of seaweeds on Haida Gwaii in Canada. Dr. Garza is the author of the book Common Edible Seaweeds in the Gulf of Alaska.
Cost:CAD$60 (Max 25 participants)



Behind-the-scenes tour of the UBC Herbarium at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Date/Time:Wednesday Aug. 1, 1-2:30pm
Facilitators/Organizers:Linda Jennings (Herbarium Manager, BBM), Jackie Chambers (Education and Outreach Manager, BBM)
Description:This tour takes place within the renowned Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Come peak behind the cabinet doors as we explore the UBC Herbarium and its 90,000 algal specimens, and hear some of the history of important local collectors.
Cost:CAD$15 (Max 25 participants)



Protist Taxonomy: navigating the nomenclatural code, species, and practical considerations

Date/Time:Sunday, July 29, 2-4pm
Facilitator:Alistair Simpson (Dalhousie University), Luciana Santoferrara (University of Connecticut) & Ivan Cepicka (Charles University)
Description: For authors who want to avoid making common nomenclature mistakes in their publications. This workshop will review and discuss articles of the ICZN Code (and beyond) that apply to common nomenclatural issues in publications.


Introduction to R workshop

Date/Time:Sunday July 29th, 10am-2:30pm
Facilitator:Liam Coleman
Description:Dip your toes into the world of R in this introductory workshop, ideal for beginners. R-studio will be used and participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own computer. Includes lunch.
Cost:CAD$25 (Max 25 participants)