Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The Program will be full-time, consisting of courses and research, designed to train marine and freshwater scientists in basic and applied research that will help foster healthy marine and freshwater ecosystems and sustainable resource use. The Program draws on the broad and extensive expertise of faculty associated with the Institute and responds to the emerging need for expertise to manage fisheries and other resource use activities on Canada’s coastlines, marine territory and inland waterbodies. Ph.D. candidates will deepen their interdisciplinary expertise and acquire professional experience in areas including fisheries science, aquatic ecology, environmental physiology, natural resource economics, marine governance, and climate change. In the process, the program will foster cutting- edge research on marine and freshwater systems, and address national and global priorities in environmental science and technologies, and natural resources and energy.
Why should you consider this program at UBC?
Faculty members hold joint appointments with Zoology, Anthropology, Geography, History, Statistics, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, the UBC Policy School, and Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. This integration of natural and applied management and sustainability graduate training streams differentiates the program from all other related programs in the province and is a key strength of the program.
The Program builds on a proven record of accomplishment where the core faculty of the former UBC Fisheries Centre has supervised several hundred graduate students through Zoology and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (RES) graduate programs. This program will bring together components of the natural science-type graduate programs (i.e., the Zoology Graduate Program and Oceanography Graduate Program) with the applied management and sustainability-type programs (i.e., Resources and Environmental Sustainability Graduate Program) and build on their collective strengths.
The Program will produce research scientists with the research capacity and knowledge translation skills necessary for influential careers in academia, industry, government, and consulting. Ph.D. candidates will gain exposure to potential future careers and develop professional connections through cooperation and interaction with a diverse partner group in industry (e.g., United Fisherman and Allied Workers Union), consulting (e.g., LGL limited), government (e.g., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, B.C. Ministry of the Environment), and non-governmental organizations (e.g., Suzuki Foundation, Hakai Institute).
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Further information: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/graduate-degree-programs/phd-oceans-fisheries
Area of Study
- Wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management
- Ocean engineering