The Fisheries Centre at UBC was formed in 1993 as a unit of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The FC aims to focus and promote the multidisciplinary study of fisheries. Analytical tools developed in a broad spectrum of parent subjects, including biology, oceanography, economics, engineering, mathematics, sociology, planning and policy are employed in order to assess, appraise and forecast the impacts of both human and natural processes on fishery resources. Fisheries policy and management problems under study include assessment and management of artisanal and commercial food capture fisheries, recreational fisheries, coastal and watershed management, aquaculture biology and engineering, conflict resolution and the co-management of shared fishery resources, and the conservation of endangered exploited species in both marine and freshwater environments.
This guideline is to complement the general regulations detailed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students who have the agreement of a Fisheries Centre faculty member to supervise their research apply for admission to UBC Graduate Studies, and students are encouraged to apply through the Resource Management and Environmental Studies Fisheries Stream. Students may also be admitted through other departments, such as Zoology, Geography, or Earth and Ocean Sciences, so long as they are supervised by a Fisheries Centre faculty member. Most departments require a research proposal as part of the admission process. Once admitted, a student's graduate program is administered through the home department, but s/he is offered study space and other opportunities at the Fisheries Centre. The Fisheries Centre and the First Nations House of Learning also encourage aboriginal students to apply for graduate studies in Master and PhD programs. More information can be found on the Aboriginal Fisheries Reseach Unit web page.
The students of the Fisheries Centre can take advantage of the expertise that members of the Fisheries Centre have in various fields including Fish Behavior, Fisheries Assessment and Modelling, Tropical Fisheries, Fisheries Policy and Economics, Aquaculture, and much more. Fisheries Centre members can serve as students' supervisors or in supervisory committees, or provide support and information.
Students interested in knowing more about the Fisheries Centre and our graduate program can contact the Fisheries Centre Graduate Secretary, at the address below:
Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL)
2202 Main Mall
The University of British Columbia
Canada V6T 1Z4
tel:+1 (604) 827-4859
fax:+1 (604) 822-8934