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Hinch Lab in the News

2016 - Paper and image on juvenile salmon selected for cover of Hydrobiologia

2016 - Bull trout binge-feeding research featured by The Nature Conservancy's Cool Green Science

2016 - CBC Radio 'Early Edition' segment on smolt migrations (1:20:20 mark)

2016 - UBC News press release on smolt telemetry research (further coverage by Vancouver Sun and Science Daily)

2014 - FishSens Magazine - coverage on bull trout feeding research

2014 - UBC Community Engagement press release on our partnership with St'at'imc First Nation to study dam passage

2014 - UBC Forestry News press release on juvenile salmon "smolt" migrations (further coverage in Salmon Steward published by the Pacific Salmon Foundation)

2014 - UBC News press release on dam passage research (further coverage by Vancouver Sun and Science Daily)

2011 - CBC Radio 'As it Happens' segment on salmon viruses

2011 - 'Quirks and Quarks' "Super Salmon" segment

2011 - Inside JEB - "Pink Salmon Better at Braving the Heat"

2011 - The Tyee - "The Salmon Doctors"  

2011 - The Tyee - "Sockeye Feel the Heat"

2010 - Daily Planet - Television segment on sockeye smolt tagging program

2010 - Daily Planet - Television segment on sea lice

2010 - Daily Planet - Television segment on catch-and-release effects

2010 - The Tyee - "Meet the Super Sockeye" 

2010 - The Tyee - "Salmon of the Future"

2009 - UBC Reports - "A Crystal Ball for Pacific Salmon: Unprecedented Genomics Study Underway"  

2008 - Western Mariner - "Sockeye Peril" by Rick Crosby

 

UBC Faculty of Forestry's Branchlines Publications

2014 - Volume 24: Issue 4 - "Burst and Bust: Understanding sockeye salmon migration mortality"

2012 - Volume 23: Issue 4 - "Fry n' eggs: Sockeye salmon in hot water"

2012 - Volume 23: Issue 4 - "Tracking sockeye salmon"

2012 - Volume 23: Issue 3 - "A stressful tale"

2011 - Volume 22: Issue 2 - "Fraser River sockeye and migration mortality"

2008 - Volume 19 - "Climate warming and salmon fisheries - a game of double jeopardy"

 

 

Hinch Lab Kudos and Awards

2017 - Runner up (highly commended) for Elton Prize (best paper in the Journal of Animal Ecology by an Early Career Researcher) - Nathan Furey. Piscivorous fish exhibit temperature-influenced binge feeding during an annual prey pulse. Journal of Animal Ecology. For a virtual issue with all commended papers (freely available), click here.

2016 - Co-winner of Peter A. Larkin Award at PhD level - Nathan Furey

2015 - Winner ‘Best Student Paper’ – Nolan Bett. American Fisheries Society Washington-British Columbia Chapter Annual General Meeting, Richmond, BC, Canada.  March 16-19. Bett, N., Hinch, S. 2015. Conspecific attraction during the spawning migration of sockeye salmon.

2014 - Runner up (PhD level) for Peter Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution - Natalie Sopinka

2014 - Runner up for Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship Award - Nathan Furey

2014 - Western Division (American Fisheries Society) Eugene Maughan Student Scholarship - Natalie Sopinka

2014 - Co-Winner ‘Best Student Paper’ – Natalie Sopinka. American Fisheries Society Washington-British Columbia Chapter Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, Washington, USA.  March 24-27. Sopinka, N. 2014. From 3 lines to 3 minutes: sharing fisheries research in creative ways.

2013 - Best PhD thesis award 2012, Faculty of Forestry – Ken Jeffries

2013 - Winner ‘Best Student Paper’ – Natalie Sopinka. American Fisheries Society Washington-British Columbia Chapter Annual General Meeting, Lake Chelan, Washington, USA.  March 25-28. Sopinka, N., Middleton C., Lesko M.,  Patterson D., Hinch S. 2013. Intergenerational effects of stress in Fraser River sockeye salmon.

2013 - Vanier Graduate Scholarship - Nathan Furey. UBC Press Release.

2013 - Runner up (MSc level) for Peter Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution - Nicholas Burnett

2012 - Winner Smith Conservation Award for Student Paper with Best Application of Behaviour to Fish Conservation – Natalie Sopinka.  Conference on the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes, Windsor, ON, Canada, June 17-21, 2012.  Sopinka N.M., Middleton C., Patterson D., Hinch S. 2012. Stressed out salmon: effects of parental stress on sockeye salmon offspring.

2012 - Hinch lab PhD candidate, Natalie Sopinka, wins UBC's 3-minute thesis competition (Coverage in UBC Faculty of Forestry Branchlines Publication and on UBC Faculty of Forestry website)

2012 - Gold Medal Best MSc thesis 2011, UBC – Jenn Burt

2012 - Best PhD thesis award 2011, Faculty of Science – Erika Eliason

2010 - Best Teaching Assistant Award, Faculty of Forestry, UBC – Jenn Burt

2010 - Runner-up ‘Best Student Paper’ award - Mike Donaldson.  American Fisheries Society Washington-British Columbia Chapter Annual General Meeting, Nanaimo, British Columbia, March 2-4, 2010. Donaldson, M.R., Hinch, S.G., Patterson, D.A., Cooke, S.J., Raby, G., Thomas, J.O., Hills, J., Thompson, L.A., Miller, K.M., Lotto, A., Robichaud, D., English K., Farrell, A.P. 2010.  Fisheries and handling-related stressors on adult Pacific salmon physiology, behaviour and survival. 

2010 - Best Poster award, Mike Donaldson, Tim Clark, and Marika Gale. American Fisheries Society Washington-British Columbia Chapter Annual General Meeting, Nanaimo, British Columbia, March 2-4, 2010. Donaldson, M.R. Clark,T.D., Hinch, S.G., Cooke, S.J., Patterson, D.A., Gale, M.K., Frappell, P.B., Farrell, A.P.  2010. Physiological responses and recovery of adult coho salmon to simulated predator and fisheries encounters. 

2010 - Honourable Mention, Best Student Paper award – Jenn Burt. Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference.  Bamfield, BC. March 5-7, 2010. Burt. J., Hinch, S., Patterson, D.  Family Matters: parental and temperature influences on the early life survival, morphology and burst swim performance of sockeye salmon.

2008 - Best PhD thesis award, Faculty of Forestry – Glenn Crossin, Factors affecting the timing and success of sockeye salmon spawning migrations.

 

Scott Hinch's Awards

2014 - Certificate of Achievement from the Washington-British Columbia chapter of the American Fisheries Society in recognition of significant professional achievement.

2011 - American Fisheries Society Excellence in Fisheries Education Award in recognition of continuous dedication to the teaching profession and personal contributions to the education of fisheries professionals. 

2007 - Best Paper in the 2006 issues of the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. The American Fisheries Society is the largest (~ 10,000 members) and oldest scholarly society for the study of fish and fisheries. (Rand, P.S., S.G. Hinch, and 7 others. 2006. Effects of changes to river discharge, temperature, and future climates on energetics and mortality of adult migrating Fraser River sockeye salmon. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 135:655-667)

2005 American Fisheries Society Award of Excellence to a group of four UBC researchers led by Dr. Scott Hinch (Dept. Forest Sciences and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability), also including Dr. Tony Farrell (Dept. Zoology and Centre for Environment and Aquaculture), Dr. Mike Healey (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability), and Dr. Steve Cooke (Centre for Applied Conservation Research). Award given "in recognition of their inspirational leadership and outstanding contributions to the fields of fisheries science, education and aquatic biology, and to the American Fisheries Society and the Fisheries Management Section". 

1999-2000 -  Killam Teaching Prize in Faculty of Forestry, University of B.C.