OFI Postdoctoral Fellowship in Labour, Fisheries and Coastal Communities

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to examine labour, fisheries and coastal communities, with a focus on recruitment, training and retention in fisheries. This is a two year position, at $49, 000/year (plus benefits), and includes access to additional funding for field research and conference-related travel.

Citizen science collection of beached fish tags

Scientists believe that plastics are moving from the ocean around Newfoundland, Canada, to the coasts of Scotland. You can create scientific data by collecting and logging data when you find the kind of fishing tags shown here.

Pollution is Colonialism

Colonialism in Canada is an ongoing structure whereby settler society and government assert sovereignty over lands already occupied by Indigenous peoples. This includes disrupting and exterminating Indigenous life, values, and self-determination, as well as disruption of established relationships between bodies, lands, waters, airs, plants, animals and other beings.

CLEAR @ Lives & Afterlives of Plastic conference

The “Lives and Afterlives of Plastic” is an online conference conceived of as a forum to facilitate and an interdisciplinary dialogue on the social and environmental issues that surround plastic. CLEAR has several papers in the conference, including our own panel:

Guidelines: designing equitable scientific tools

When we design scientific instruments, we think of about users that are scientists with degrees in well-funded institutions, but also rural Newfoundlanders, who also have research questions and a right to answer them. To this end, we have several guidelines for how we design and build our tools.

LADI Trawl

The LADI trawl is an open source, scientific surface trawl for monitoring marine plastics. You can build your own for $500 or less.