Sunday Meeting: Stacey Hrushowy - Salmon disease detective-work on the BC central coast

Stacey Hrushowy is a Masters student in biology at Simon Fraser University. She studies  the role of microparasites like bacteria and viruses in wild populations of salmon and trout, and just completed her third field season on the beautiful Central Coast of BC in the unceded territory of the Oweekeno First Nation. Before this, Stacey studied archaeology and biology at UVic and has spent time working with seabirds in Alaska, steelhead in California, and school children at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. Over the past ten years she has worn a diversity of hats ranging from science educator to cider maker and spanning a lot in between.

In her research, she uses modern molecular methods to screen wild salmon and trout for Atlantic salmon aquaculture-associated viruses. Over the past three years she has screened 473 wild fish and continues to do so in her lab at SFU. She probes the results for patterns that could give clues as to viral epidemiology (how the viruses are transmitted between age classes and species) and consequences of viral infection. Ultimately she hopes to be able to say something about impacts to wild fish populations.

All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

Click here for more details on how to find the Centre. Our events are independent of the Seniors' Centre and are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

September 03, 2017 at 10:00am - 12pm Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Oakridge Seniors Centre
650 W 41st Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9
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