March 21, 2014
Gibsons, BC – Genome British Columbia is taking our community engagement program, “Bringing Genomics Home” on the road to Gibsons. Community members are welcome to join Dr. Brian Riddell for his lively and engaging presentation: “What’s in the genes of salmon: Genes to genomics, an evolution of learning about our salmon.” Dr. Riddell will host a conversation about the science in the survival of salmon in BC with questions from the audience.
Dr. Brian Riddell is the President and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation. He is also a project co-lead on the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative. This project has been initiated for a variety of reasons, the primary one being the high mortality rate of juvenile salmon during their early ocean migration.
“We are delighted that Dr. Riddell is able to bring his insight and knowledge to the people of Gibsons”, says Dr. Alan Winter, President & CEO of Genome BC. “Fishing and salmon are important to our coastal communities and culture. We look forward to meeting community members who are interested in learning more about the science behind salmon health.”
This free public talk begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, March 25th at Cedars Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. For more information and to register for this free event please visit: www.genomebc.ca/gibsons.