The Student Affairs Committee has been working hard to make the SMM2017 in Halifax a fun and productive conference for students. We hope you have a positive and educational conference experience. In addition to awarding $90,000 in travel grants to help get to Halifax, the committee hope you will enjoy:

  1. Student booth located in the exhibitor tradeshow for students looking to connect with other students and student chapters, find out about conference events, or take a break and relax!
  2. The SMM Student Networking Night on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:30pm @ the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/). The focus is on fun, food, prizes and encouraging student networking at the SMM. Mentors in the field (see list below) will be attendance to help facilitate our program and provide entertainment. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of your future colleagues and check out the galleries of the Maritime Museum. Be sure to check out the deck chair from the Titanic! Sorry this event is open to registered students and invited mentors only as space is limited.
  3. Getting to know some marine mammal science mentors! Our student networking night will provide the opportunity to meet some Marine Mammal Scientists from a spectrum of Academia, Government and Conservation with different career paths, expertise and backgrounds. Participating mentors include:
    • Kate Stafford
    • Rebecca Lent
    • Naomi Rose
    • Stella Villegas-Amtmann, 
    • Phil Clapham 
    • Hal Whitehead 
    • Ari Friedlaender
    • Adam Frankel 
    • Joy Reidenberg
    • John Calambokidis
    • Mauricio Cantor
    • Danielle Harris
    • Asha De Vos 
    • Ellen Hines
    • Christin Murphy
    • Gill Braulik


Your Student Members-at-Large and Student Affairs Committee

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