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Great Bear Sea Post-Secondary Resource

We are happy to share the launch of the new Exploring the Great Bear Sea Post-Secondary Resource – now available at This resource supplements the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future by
Green Fire Productions, and is a tool instructors can use to explore themes in a variety of post-secondary subject areas, including
environmental science, marine studies, resource management, coastal geography, Indigenous studies and social sciences (law, governance, sociology, etc.).

The Great Bear Sea encompasses the waters that surround the Great Bear Rainforest along the North Coast of British
Columbia and extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of BC’s coast is one of the
richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.

The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future film was created in collaboration with Coastal First Nations.
The film showcases how coastal BC communities, 17 First Nations and the provincial government are collaborating to plan for the future and ensure this region is sustained for generations to come.

The resource is free to download and includes the following:

* a facilitator’s guide
* student resources to use in the classroom, including brief overviews and detailed case studies
* instructor resources, including background information, suggested activities and discussion questions to use in the classroom, additional links and resources (such as maps, research data, etc.)
* the full-length Great Bear Sea film as well as a variety of short film clips on the YouTube playlist to supplement teaching and learning

In addition to this Post-Secondary Resource there are also Elementary and Secondary Resources available for free online at Please consider forwarding the attached flyer to those who may be interested in any of these resources.

The Great Bear Sea Team


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Vertebrate Pest Council Conference

The 2018 Vertebrate Pest Council Conference will be held in Rohnert Park, Sonoma Wine Country, CA! This conference is one of the most student-friendly conferences in the country, offering student travel awards, extensive professional and academic networking opportunities, a one-of-a-kind human-wildlife interactions field trip, and the opportunity for students to present either oral papers or posters. All papers are peer-reviewed and published in our open source journal!

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Paula Rivadeneira at or by phone at 928-782-5893. We look forward to having your institution represented at the VPC conference, and giving your students and faculty the opportunity to share their work!


Lans Bickford MPA, MAOM

University of Arizona

Yuma Agricultural Center

6425 W. 8th Street

Yuma, AZ 85364

Tel: 928-726-3904

Fax: 928-726-8472



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Furnished apartment for rent by SAFS professor

Furnished apartment for rent.

We are hoping to rent our day-light basement apartment for fall quarter while our son is away at college. The apartment is located on the west side of Green Lake, close to the E-Line and within biking distance of the UW. It has an independent entrance, bathroom, hallway storage, and a large, open room with kitchen, eating, sleeping, and work areas. It is fully furnished, ready to move in, and has access to the washer and drier. We are asking $1000 per month, and will respond to any inquiries with photos and further details.

Tom Quinn,


Contact information for Tom:

Tom Quinn

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences


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Fellowship Announcement: NASA Postdoctoral Program

NPP Announcement.pdf


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Poster Submissions for 2017 SAF Convention

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Submit Your Poster or Science Flash by Sept. 30
Do you have amazing work to share? Then get recognized for your accomplishments by sharing your efforts with the forestry community at the 2017 SAF National Convention.

Submit your poster or Science Flash presentations before September 30 to be included in the 2017 SAF National Convention.

Science Flash presentations and posters will feature emerging research and field trials, practical applications and innovations, education and outreach, and new ideas outside the mainstream of academia and forest practice. Advertisements for meetings or products will not be accepted.

Registration Now Open. Early-Bird Rates End Sept. 27.

Plan now to attend. Get local and lodging information and pre-register to get the best rates. See event details at



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Denmark hosts the EUBCE 2018 – 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, from 14 to 18 May 2018

EUBCE 2018 News No. 1
pfeil Denmark hosts the EUBCE 2018 – 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, from 14 to 18 May 2018
pfeil Welcome from the Host Country
pfeil Call for Papers 2018: Conference Topics
pfeil EUBCE Exhibition Outline in Final Preparation

Denmark hosts the EUBCE 2018 – 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, from 14 to 18 May 2018


Biomass utilisation for multitude of products continues to grow in the rapidly developing bioeconomy. This growth brings many new challenges with the scaling up of existing technologies and the emergence of new ones that benefit from new innovations. Biomass provides a vital source of renewable energy, fuels, chemicals and materials for replacing fossil fuels that are responsible for a large part of the climate change we are already experiencing. In Stockholm at the 25th EUBCE the key question of "the indispensable role of biomass" was at the centre of key political, industrial and scientific discussions during opening, throughout the conference, and closing the conference.

We now look forward to the 26th EUBCE in 2018 in Denmark and to the many vibrant topics that will be included in the agenda. The core of the traditional EUBCE conference will be held over 4 days. There will however be an extension to the core conference and exhibition in order to showcase the many achievements in the field of full scale biomass utilisation in Denmark that are an integral and major part of the country becoming fossil-free by 2050. Members of the national organising committee will organise special technical visits to sites in the centre of the country where biomass is the key renewable feedstock into processes producing renewable energy, biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials as well as integrating bioproducts into traditional established fossil-based systems.

We hope that you will take advantage not only of the well established annual EUBCE event in 2018, but also of the added opportunity to get close to the fruits of well designed polices and the deployment of scaled up biomass utilisation technologies in Denmark in May 2018.

Welcome from the Host Country

Denmark is very pleased to host the EUBCE 2018

newsletter_1_2018_2.jpgI would like to thank you for considering Copenhagen as a possible destination to host the 26th European Biomass Conference in May 2018. I am sure that it will be an interesting event and that Denmark will be a good host country with our vast experience with using biomass in the heating system.

I would be happy to deliver a speech at the European Biomass Conference.

I am looking forward to welcoming this big and interesting event to Copenhagen.

The Minister

Lars Chr. Lilleholt
Danish Ministry of Energy,
Utilities and Climate

Call for Papers 2018: Conference Topics

Be part of the cutting edge of research and innovation for biomass, their application and integration. Strengthen your network with the biomass research community, industry, investors in innovations and policy makers.

Contributions are welcome on all aspects of biomass.

The Conference will be structured along the following main topics:



Apply for Student Awards 2018

To encourage high-quality work amongst young researchers, the EUBCE Students Awards will be presented in recognition of the most remarkable and outstanding research work in the field of Biomass.

Received applications will be reviewed and scored by the International Scientific Committee, made up of leading research and industry experts from the Global Biomass Community.

Conference Proceedings

EUBCE conference proceedings have a high reputation in the sector. All submitted papers of plenary, oral and visual presentations will published on-line with a full open access policy on the EUBCE Proceedings website. The proceedings are currently indexed by SCOPUS and WOS – Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science.

Citability of Papers

Papers in the conference proceedings are coded by a digital identifier (DOI code) provided by the German National Library of Science and Technology. This guarantees an unequivocal and permanent identification and citability.

Apply for Journal Publication – Partnership with Biomass & Bioenergy

Each year, the Scientific Committee selects a number of abstracts to be submitted as full-length journal papers for peer review and publication by the renowned scientific journal Biomass & Bioenergy. The paper will be as well included in the EUBCE Proceedings.

EUBCE Exhibition Outline in Final Preparation

The Exhibition extends from basic biomass systems and components to upstream technologies, innovations and new concepts. A perfect contact between researcher, stakeholders and producer: from industry and prime stakeholder organisations to Biomas research and development.

All details of the Exhibition show will be published in September 2017.

More information on

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“Hidden Figures: Bringing Math, Physics, History, and Race to Hollywood” Talk

UW Applied Mathematics is happy to host a special talk by the Math Consultant for Hidden Figures. Professor Rudy Horne, PhD, will be in attendance and speak to his experiences of being a mathematical consultant, in addition to other topics of interest to your students and colleagues.

Please see the attached flyer as you see fit.

Hidden Figures Talk Flyer.pdf

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GRE Prep classes at the University of Washington

The University of Washington Women’s Center is offering GRE preparatory courses this fall for our campus and the surrounding community. Attached is a flyer with more information, dates, and registration details. We would greatly appreciate your support in printing and/or forwarding these flyers and sharing this resource with the community you serve.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact or call the Women’s Center at 206.685.1090.

SEPT_OCT17 GRE Flyer w LINK.pdf

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Need I say, more?

Please check out the attachments.

SCD WCC IP_Announcement 2017-18.pdf

SCD WCC Crew_Announcement_2017-18.pdf

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Virtual Internship with EPA – Ecolearn – Deadline to apply – July 26th

Hello, we have an opening for 6 virtual interns to teach environmental education in the Seattle metro area. Can you pass it on to your networks? The description of our specific project and the entire program is below. If you know of other program/internship coordinators at other schools, it would be great if you could forward this on to them as well. Thank you!

EPA Region 10 Virtual Internship EcoLearn – Teach exciting prepared environmental education lesson plans at local elementary schools in the Seattle metro area. Project code EPA-USA-1

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year there are more than 1,000 vacancies with more than 30 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Applications for the 2017-18 VSFS program are open between July 2 and 26 on Real experience is waiting for U.S. college students across the federal government, including NASA, Smithsonian, State Department, CIA, National Parks Service, and others. You can see the projects offered at by clicking on “See All Projects” at the top! To apply, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, and upload a transcript.

Students play an important role in moving the government forward. There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!

eInterns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad. VSFS is open to undergrad through PhD candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or on-line.

Learn more at our website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter! Have questions? Get answers! Post them on our VSFS forum, sign up to receive notifications about VSFS and other internship opportunities under Keep Me Informed, and check in with your regional Diplomat in Residence.

All the best,


The fine print: Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in university level courses in the U.S. or abroad. Last year, we had students from undergraduate to PhD to part-time online students. A resume, transcript, and statement of interest are required as part of the application process. Interviews may be conducted in August. eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance or travel.

Office of eDiplomacy | U.S. Department of State | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | <a href="mailto:vsfs | Instagram

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Woodland Park Zoo’s OTTER SPOTTER project



Report your sightings to help our Northwest conservation research

If you have ever spotted a wild river otter or if you encounter one on your next outdoor adventure, tell us about it! Woodland Park Zoo is studying river otters as sentinels for health along the Duwamish River. Your observations from across Washington will expand our knowledge about otter range and behavior. No expertise is needed—anyone can be an otter spotter!

Learn how easy it is to be an Otter Spotter >>

Otter Spotter Flier 2016.pdf

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Free Statistical Consulting Services for UW Students, Faculty, and Staff

Statistical Consulting Services

Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics

Faculty and graduate students in the Consulting Program of the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics offer free statistical advice to UW students, faculty, and staff. Through 50-minute consulting appointments, the consulting program provides assistance with:

  • design of studies and experiments, including preparation of grant proposals
  • data visualization and presentation
  • choice and application of statistical methods
  • development of specialized statistical methods

The consultants have experience with statistical packages R and Stata, but work using whatever statistical software is most convenient for clients. (Please note the consulting program does not offer software tutorials.)

Consulting appointments may be scheduled during academic quarters. To schedule an appointment, please visit

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Biodiversity Fellowship at Oxford


Generously supported by Merton College, University of Oxford.

One of the aims of the ICCS group is to improve engagement between researchers, conservation practitioners in the international and local NGO sectors, and businesses developing and implementing corporate biodiversity strategies, in order that scientific research is informed by, and meaningful for, real-world conservation issues.

There is a widely recognised problem of a mismatch between academic research and conservation practice, which we are keen to bridge. Conservation NGOs and businesses contain many highly skilled individuals who have substantial experience in implementing conservation on the ground, and often have collected excellent datasets which could contribute to the academic evidence base on policy effectiveness. However, often they do not have the time, technical skills or academic environment within which to write these datasets up for publication. To address this issue, ICCS offers a unique initiative in its Biodiversity Fellows Programme.

The programme offers NGO or business employees working on biodiversity conservation the chance to spend up to 3 months with the ICCS group at the University of Oxford, writing papers, developing ideas or writing grant proposals. The Fellow will be encouraged to take part in a range of valuable interactions with students (undergraduate and post-graduate) and potential donors. For example, through offering reading groups relating to their subject area, evening talks or individual guidance to students wishing to learn more about how to approach the real-world issues of biodiversity conservation worldwide. The Fellows will be encouraged to host or take part in ICCS workshops and technical events.

Who should apply?

We are targeting people who we feel would particularly benefit from this scheme. We particularly welcome applications from developing country nationals.

If you are a senior member of staff, who would benefit from the opportunities offered by stepping away from your NGO, governmental or business environment and commitments for a short period of time, to develop new strategic approaches, write up their ideas, or build partnerships, then this scheme may be right for you.

Alternatively, if you are at a relatively early stage in your career, and would benefit from the academic possibilities offered by the University of Oxford and the ICCS group you are also particularly welcome to apply. Particularly if you would benefit from learning new skills, analysing and writing up your datasets, and building an international network.

To apply:


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Conference | Sámi Role in Arctic Affairs: Politics, Research and Activism, June 20

Conference at the University of Washington

Sámi Role in Arctic Affairs: Politics, Research and Activism
20 June 2017 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | UW Club, Yukon Room University of Washington
Space is limited. RSVP to by June 14th to reserve a seat.
Clock hours available to K- 12 Teachers upon request.
A light breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided

Since the 1970’s the global Indigenous movement, building on the human rights movement, has gained considerable momentum.
In 2000, the United Nations founded the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues as the central coordinating body for matters
related to Indigenous peoples; in 2007, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was ratified establishing
international legal norms. Indigenous peoples are now playing a significant role in influencing international affairs via new transnational networks. The Sámi are a model for such influence.

Join us on June 20th for this one-day conference. Most of the presenters are Sámi themselves, working with aspects on
reclaiming Sámi identities and the struggle for the Sámi right to survival and well-being. Scholars and activists will
present their work followed by an open discussion with all participants and guests. We will end the day with dinner and
a discussion of future directions for Sámi studies and collaborations followed by a screening of “Sámi Blood”.

Special Guest Speakers:

Lis-Mari Hjortfors | Umeå University, Sámi Studies, Department of Language Studies Margaretha Uttjek | Department of Social Work, Umeå University, Sweden
May-Britt Öhman | Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University; the Association of Sámi Related Research in Uppsala;
Deputy Member of the Swedish Sámi Parliament; member of Technoscience Research Group
Inge Frisk | Stockholm Sámi Association, member of Technoscience Research Group, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University
Troy Storfjell | Scandinavian Area Studies Program, Department of Languages and Literatures, Pacific Lutheran University Karin Eriksson | Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington

This event is sponsored by the International Policy Institute (funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York)
and Arctic and the International Relations initiative, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; the Canadian
Studies Center, Center for West European Studies, and Center for Global Studies; UW’s Scandinavian Studies; and UW’s Future of Ice initiative.

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Go Behind the Scenes at NOAA During Open House on June 9th, 12-6:30 pm

Go behind the scenes at NOAA during open house

Meet oceanographers, marine biologists, meteorologists, and engineers who work on our planet’s most pressing environmental issues and go behind the scenes in their laboratories during a June 9 open house at NOAA’s Sandpoint complex in Seattle.

The open house will run from noon to 6:30 p.m. at NOAA’s Western Regional Center in north Seattle, on the shores of Lake Washington. It is free and open to the public. Adults must bring valid photo identification.

NOAA staff and scientists will provide guided tours of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Marine Mammal Bone Laboratory, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Net Loft, the Dive Center that prepares and equips NOAA divers, the National Weather Service Forecast Office, and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory’s engineering shop where they build new technology to collect new data from our oceans.

Attendees will learn about NOAA’s efforts to protect the ocean and its inhabitants, predict changes in the atmosphere, provide information about climate change, and benefit the public through science, service, and stewardship.

​Learn more about the event!

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Autumn 2017: Perceptions of Nature in the Dense City

This Seminar on “Perceptions of Nature in the dense city” will focus on “practices integrating ecological systems in dense urban environments”.

Content: There is a current trend to design green environments and infrastructure in dense cities, which claim to be “Natural” or “representing Nature.” What is the “Nature” that designers and planners are referring to – and for what purpose? Is Nature a pristine condition in an untouched environment or can it be a hybridization of human and natural systems? How do such definitions and perceptions impact both professional approaches, and the public acceptance of new design idioms?

Through lectures, readings and discussions, this class will explore various perceptions and definitions of Nature associated with contemporary design processes and projects, especially in the context of climate change adaptation strategies. Independent research and case study will allow students to choose and investigate one particular aspect of these topics

Fall Seminar / 3 credits / LARCH 498K / 598K
Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:30pm / Gould 110
Poster final_Fall17.pdf

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Pilchuck Tree Farm Summer Intern Position

The Pilchuk Tree Farm has a seasonal crew person position available. Please see the attached document for details and application information!

Pilchuck Tree Farm Summer Intern Position.docx

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FISH 450 Salmonid Behavior – Autumn Quarter 2017


Please forward to your grad and undergrad lists as appropriate:

FISH 450 Salmonid Behavior
Everything you ever wanted to know about salmon but were afraid to ask!

FISH 450A (5cr), MWF 1030-1120; T 930-1120 – primarily for undergrads; no pre-reqs but some knowledge of biology and ecology is helpful

FISH 450B (3cr), MWF 1030-1120 – primarily for grads (and undergrads who have completed FISH 312A); to request add code for 450B,

Instructor: Thomas Quinn, tquinn

Samantha Scherer, Student Services Manager and Undergrad Advising
Pronouns: she, her
UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences | Fishery Sciences Bldg, Suite116 | 206-543-7457
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00-4:00
Website | Student Services Blog | Facebook

FISH 450 AUTUMN 2017.pdf

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Fall data analysis course for upper-level undergrads & grads

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates: consider enrolling in a fall quarter data analysis class (flier attached) — topics covered include statistics and computer programming in practical application to data analysis.

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2017 Summer Career Fair

Hello Huskies!


2017 Summer Career Fair

Wednesday, June 14th

2-5pm, HUB North Ballroom (211A)

Full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities are available

Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to attend



  • Your potential employers want to meet you IN PERSON. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make a great impression with the recruiters.
  • Recruiters hire students who attend fairs. The majority of the employers who attend our career fairs and complete our surveys indicate that they’ve extended offers to candidates they met at the fair.
  • Employers aren’t just looking for programmers and accountants. Many employers who attended last year’s Summer Career Fair were open to ALL MAJORS! DO use The Fairs App to find out what majors and positions attending employers are looking to recruit for at this fair.



  • Use The Fairs App to access information about the Summer Career Fair (attending employers, position titles, position types, majors, and class-levels employers are looking to recruit at the fair). The Fairs App is available to download for FREE to your iphone/ipad from the Apple App Store or from Google Play Store for Android phones. You can also open it with your web browser.



ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO STAND OUT AT THE FAIR IS TO COME PREPARED– check out our great tips on how to prepare by clicking here! 




  • The Summer Career Fair is one of the best ways to network with employers. We will have over 60 employers on campus attending this event. If you choose to volunteer at the fair, you’ll have unparalleled access with the employers in attendance- and they’re all hiring!
  • We have shifts available from 9:30 am-7:00 pm (a requested time commitment of two hours please).
  • If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
  • Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to work closely with our center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!
  • It’s fun, and it’s a great opportunity to work with your peers and make new friends.

·        FREE FOOD will be provided!!


Interested? Please send Donna Chen an email at with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability  for 6/14/17 (Wednesday)


Questions? Please feel free to contact Donna Chen at . We look forward to seeing you at the HUB on June 14th!

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