We are happy to report on the success of The Second World Small-scale Fisheries Congress (2WSFC) and to acknowledge the major role that Memorial University, and in particular the Geography Department, contributed to the event's realization.
Caitlyn Baikie, a Geography Undergrad, was on the Icebreaker when the Franklin Wreckage was Discovered
She has received impressive opportunities and accolades very early in her career, from sitting in the House of Assembly, to participating in advocacy initiatives with the Aboriginal Resource Office. Recently she acted as a representative for Canadian students on the icebreaker that discovered the Franklin wreckage.
By students, for students: students took charge of planning and leading a Student Forum focused on students and early career scientists, which provided an opportunity for sharing experiences and discussing options for future small-scale fisheries research and researchers.