2018 Spring Workshop and AGM: The Role of Soil in Climate Change Adaptation

The Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science presents the 2018 Spring Workshop and AGM: The Role of Soil in Climate Change Adaptation

Saturday March 24th, 2018 (9AM – 5:30PM)

Room 166 – 2357 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (MacMillan Building – click for a map

This 2018 workshop featured expert soil scientists from around the province discussing issues related to soil science and climate change adaptation.

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Speakers (click on speaker’s name to view abstract and bio)

Keynote: Dr. Sean Smukler – University of British Columbia, Assistant Professor

Dr. Paul Sanborn – University of Northern British Columbia, Associate Professor

Dr. Chuck Bulmer – BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO), Soil Scientist

Dr. Louise Nelson – University of British Columbia Okanagan, Professor & Associate Dean

Dr. Brian Wallace – BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO), Range Soil Ecologist

Presentation slides are available in the member exclusive section of our website here

Event Schedule – click here to view the full program

  8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Morning Coffee
  9:00am – 9:10am Welcome and Introduction
  9:10am – 9:40am Keynote Speech – Dr. Sean Smukler
  9:40am – 10:00am Presentation – Dr. Paul Sanborn
 10:00am – 10:20am Presentation – Dr. Chuck Bulmer
 10:20am – 10:40am Coffee Break
 10:40am – 11:00am Presentation – Dr. Louise Nelson
 11:00am – 11:20am Presentation – Dr. Brian Wallace
 11:20am – 12:00pm Lunch and Posters will be Displayed
 12:05pm – 12:55pm AGM
 1:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Workshop and Breakout Sessions
 4:00pm – 4:10pm Break
 4:10pm – 4:30pm Awards
 4:30pm – 5:30pm Reception

Student Poster Competition

The PRSSS had its annual Poster Competition for the students during the  Spring Workshop, with  cash prizes (1st – $300, 2nd – $200 and 3rd – $100).


Price (includes registration, lunch, refreshments, and annual membership):

Regular (non-student) – $70 CAD

Student – $25 CAD

REGISTRATION INCLUDED ADMISSION TO THE SPRING WORKSHOP AND AGM AS WELL AS YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2018/2019. The membership cycle for 2018/2019 is from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.