RESULTS OF A STUDY INVESTIGATING LOCAL OPINIONS
FREE PUBLIC LECTURE
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9TH 630PM
DEEP BAY MARINE FIELD STATION
Dr. Linda D’Anna and Dr. Grant Murray
VIU Institute for Coastal Research http://www.viu.ca/icr
During the past winter, VIU researchers distributed an opinion survey about shellfish aquaculture to households in the Baynes Sound area. Maybe yours was one of the randomly selected addresses that received a survey in the mail. The response to the survey was excellent: over 400 completed surveys were returned. Now, Linda and Grant, of VIU’s Institute for Coastal Research or ICR, would like to welcome everyone to a reception hosted at the field station on Wednesday, October 9th to hear the results of the survey. During this presentation, they will discuss survey participants’ responses to key questions.
Before undertaking the survey, Linda conducted interviews and a photo-voice project about Baynes Sound with area residents. A selection of the resulting photographs will be displayed during the reception.
The full report is now available here
Dr. Grant Murray is a Canada Research Chair at VIU with graduate training in marine ecology and natural resource sociology, Dr. Grant Murray works within Vancouver Island University’s Institute for Coastal Research to better our understanding of the way human societies interact with marine and coastal ecosystems, and to address the linked socio-cultural, economic and ecological challenges that coastal communities are facing as new opportunities emerge.
Dr Linda D’Anna is a postdoctoral fellow is working with VIU faculty members Grant Murray and Sarah Dudas. Her work has focused on the relationship between shellfish aquaculture and social-ecological resilience. As part of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of social-ecological resilience, the project will focus on the social and cultural aspects of shellfish aquaculture as a potential agent of change – both positive and negative – in Baynes Sound.