Climate Change and Eco-Advocacy in the Fraser Valley: Science Alumni Speaker panel

Climate change presents unique challenges in the Fraser Valley. Join faculty host Pat Harrison and guest panelists at an afternoon to bring together alumni, faculty and students to share their stories and learn from one another about how they experience the effects of climate change and how to be an eco-advocate in your community.

Thurs, Feb 18
2:30pm to 4:00 pm
B101, Abbotsford campus

Alumni Guest Panelists:

Ashleigh Yakemchuk, BSc, Physical Geography
Jillian Hansen-Carlson, BSc, Physical Geography
Sheena Adams, BGS

pat_harrisonPanel Moderator: Pat Harrison
Pat Harrison is a Professor of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of the Fraser Valley and the Chair of the UFV Centre for Sustainability. Pat grew up in Missoula, Montana (USA) and loved the outdoors.  He always knew he wanted to be a biologist.  Pat received his first degree in zoology and became a park ranger in 1970.  As a park ranger in Mount Rainier National Park, he became fascinated by the variety of fungi that flourished in the park.  Pat returned to graduate school to study the ecology of fungi.  After graduate school, Pat taught at UBC for 17 years before joining UFV’s Biology Department in 2003. Pat has been the recipient of many awards related to environmentalism, sustainability and service. Most recently, Pat was awarded the 2015 UFV Dean of Science Award and the 2015 Outstanding Service Award from the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC.


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