Saturday March 7, 2020, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford
Thank you for attending our 2020 Spring Workshop and AGM! This workshop featured expert soil scientists from many disciplines discussing key issues related to soil science education and practice.
The cost was $25 for students and $70 for non-students. The price included registration, lunch, refreshments, and PRSSS annual membership for 2020/2021. The 2020/2021 membership registration cycle lasts from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
Registration closed on Monday March 2, 2020.
Student Poster Competition
The PRSSS in collaboration with the BCIA hosted its annual Student Poster Competition with cash prizes. The competition was open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Posters were be hung in the morning and available for viewing during the lunch break.
Rooms B101, B132, and B140, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbostford
|8:00am – 9:00am||Registration and Morning Coffee|
|9:00am – 9:10am||Welcome and Introduction|
|9:10am – 10:00am||Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maja Krzic|
|10:00am – 10:30am||Speaker: BC Institute of Agrologists|
|10:30am – 11:00am||Refreshment Break|
|11:00am – 11:30am||Panel Introduction: Emerging Trends in Soil Science Education and Practice|
|11:30am – 12:30pm||Panel Question Period|
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Lunch and Poster Competition|
|1:30pm – 3:30pm||Concurrent Workshops – Details Below|
|3:30pm – 4:00pm||PRSSS AGM, Awards and Closing Remarks|
|4:15pm – 6:30pm||Reception / Social Event|
- Lesley Dampier, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC
- Justin Straker, Integral Ecology Group
- Dieter Geesing, Provincial Soil Specialist
- Classroom Best Practices for Effective Agricultural Extension (Dr. Renee Prasad)
Description: In 2020, the university classroom may be unrecognizable to anyone who has not been an undergraduate for five or more years. Best practices that put the focus on learning rather than instructing are valuable tools that can also help to improve Agricultural Extension outcomes. This workshop is best suited for Agrologists who spend time presenting to and working with growers, especially in large group settings, e.g. Pacific Agriculture Show. Maximum 20 participants.
- Describing Soils in the Field (Kent Watson) and Soil Texturing Competition
At the brief afternoon PRSSS AGM new executives for the PRSSS committee were elected. If you want to become more involved, please get in touch directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are especially looking to fill the following roles:
- Membership Coordinator
- Website and Social Media Coordinators (2)
- Newsletter Coordinator
PRSSS merchandise including our new custom soil-themed playing cards, stickers, t-shirts were available for purchase.