Guest speaker coming to Gibsons

Staff writer
March 21, 2014 01:00 AM

Genome British Columbia is taking its 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." Riddell will host a conversation about the science in the survival of salmon in B.C. with questions from the audience.

This free public talk begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at the Cedars Inn.

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," said Dr. Alan Winter, president and 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."

For more information and to register, see

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