Professor Emeritus Tim Parsons Lecture

Professor Emeritus Tim Parsons
Departments of Oceanography and Zoology

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 3, 2001 at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Oceanography in the Service of Fisheries

In December, Dr. Parsons was the first Canadian to win the $700,000 Japan Prize, considered on a par with the Nobel awards, in part because five Japan Prize winners have also been Nobel Prize laureates. "The fish of the world are in a terrible state. It's time the fishing industry looked at what they've done to the sea," Parsons said after it was announced he had won the prize. In his four decades as a Canadian oceanographer, Dr. Parsons pioneered a research methodology that tries to replace traditional methods of studying fish population patterns with an emphasis on understanding and nurturing fish habitat. This lecture is sponsored by UBC's Office of the Vice-President (Research).

Spring Program 2001
Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24.

Background Information

(Compiled by Ted Powell--when time permits)

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