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An Evening With Dr. Teresa Ryan (Venables Theatre)

May 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

AN EVENING WITH DR. TERESA RYAN Presented by the Meadowlark Nature Festival

Join the conversations with Dr. Teresa Ryan. The doors will open at 5:30 for a reception including a beverage of your choice and hors d’oeurves as well as a whole list of exciting silent auction items.

Teresa will be on stage at 7:00 so we will close the auction and the reception at 6:45 to give everyone a chance to find their seat. There will be an opportunity for a few questions as she wraps up, & the Meadowlark painting for 2023 will be up for live auction after the talk. The winning bids on the silent auction items will be announced as Teresa finishes her talk. Please be sure to take note if you hear you name and go and pay for and collect your auction item.

Dr. Teresa (Sm’hayetsk) Ryan was born into the Gitlan tribe of the Tsimshian Nation. Her research is motivated by her Aboriginal Tsimshian heritage and the guidance provided by her Grandfather to become a fisheries scientist. She completed her PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Studies at the University of BC. Her research has focused primarily on increasing the profile and appropriate use of Ancestral Knowledge systems in sustainable management of natural resources. Her PhD dissertation is an Aboriginal perspective of Aboriginal economy with evaluation of the eco-socio linkages associated to the eulachon “Grease” producing region in north-central coastal BC. Her current research investigates salmon fishing technology and strategies that were used to increase abundance and maintain salmon biological diversity while contributing marine-derived nitrogen to healthy coastal forests. She is currently a Teaching and Learning Fellow in the Forest and Conservation Sciences department in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC in Vancouver. Teresa is a cedar basket weaver, learning Tsimshian cedar weaving from her Mother Bilhaam ne’ex Loa Ryan. Together they have taught several classes in traditional weaving styles

​A sought-after public speaker and nation-wide media spokesperson, Dr. Ryan is one of UBC’s Think Forward alumni campaign ambassadors whose Ted Talk Ancestral legacy of nature’s connections has accumulated thousands of online views.

TICKETS – Adults $50, Students $30
NOTE: Dr. Ryan comes with Dr. Simard’s recommendations and materials. Some people were excited to see and hear Suzanne Simard and may wish to be refunded for your tickets. This is to be expected and the organizers are prepared to do so. You can contact Venables Theatre at tix@venablestheatre.ca or 250-498-1626 if that is your choice.


May 20, 2023
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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