May 2016

Campbell River Dinner Meeting: Hakai Institute

Organized by the APEGBC Vancouver Island Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Melissa Heidema at [email protected] for space availability Thank you.
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Royal Coachman Neighbourhood Pub - 84 Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC

Please note there is a separate entrance to the Carriage Room located to the right of the main entrance.
Presenter: Eric Peterson
Founder and Excutive Director, Hakai Insitute
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $30 for Members and Guests
$25 for EIT/GIT's and Students
Please join us for our Campbell River Dinner meeting on the Hakai Institute and Challenges of Working on the Remote BC Central Coast. For more details on this event please click below.

The Hakai Institute: Challenges of Working on the Remote BC Central Coast

The Hakai Institute is a scientific research institution that advances long-term research at remote locations on the coastal margin of BC.  The Hakai Institute currently operates two field stations, one on Calvert Island on the remote BC Central Coast and one on Quadra Island at the Northern end of the Strait of Georgia. Eric will present about the challenges of establishing ecological research on the BC Central Coast.


Eric Peterson
Founder and Excutive Director, Hakai Insitute

Eric Peterson is the founder and president of the BC-based Tula Foundation. Among other activities, Tula operates the Hakai Institute, whose flagship is a research station—a so-called “ecological observatory”—on remote Calvert Island, in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest. 

Eric is a fourth generation British Columbian, born in Port Alberni, with roots on the BC coast that run from Vancouver to Prince Rupert. His first career was in genetics and neurobiology. He started at UBC and ended up on faculty at McGill University in Montreal, with stints in between in the UK and USA. His second career spanned fifteen years as a tech entrepreneur in Waterloo, Ontario. Eric now knits together all those seemingly incompatible threads: he brings the attitude and energy of a tech startup to a science mission in a wild part of our coast where he feels very much at home.


  • To help us best predict our catering needs, please register by May 16, 2016.
  • If you have any questions, contact Melissa Heidema, P.Eng. at 250-286-5721 at [email protected]

We would like to thank our dinner sponsor, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.


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