Dr Scott Hinch has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Life Science Division. This award recognizes Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field.
Dr Hinch and his team were some of the first to study the effects of climate change on Pacific salmon. His group’s work in this area resulted in predictions of the declines in salmon survival that is quoted in mainstream media on a regular basis. This broad scientific body of evidence answers many important questions and serves as the foundation for numerous policies relating to Pacific salmon conservation.
Dr Hinch is recognized alongside eight other UBC faculty members who have been announced by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) as Fellows and as Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
About Scott Hinch
Dr Scott Hinch is an international renowned scientist and award-winning educator who uniquely integrates physiology, ecology, behavior, genomics, and social sciences in the study and conservation of Pacific salmon. His pioneering work combining large-scale telemetry tracking with biopsy sampling has transformed our understanding of how climate change, fisheries, and land/water management affects sustainability of salmon populations. His collaborations and leadership with social scientists, stakeholders, and First Nations have benefitted fisheries management.
About the Royal Society of Canada
The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.