Just a head’s up the registration for the 2023 Pacific Regional Society of Soil Scientists (PRSSS) Annual General Meeting and Spring Workshop is now live!
This year’s event, titled: New Horizons: The Future of Soil Health, will be an excellent time! The event will take place on March 4th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST and will be held via Zoom.
‘Soil Health’ has become a major focus of soil science research, but it is both difficult to define and contentious. For this year’s AGM, we are interested in diving into the nitty gritty of soil health. We are interested in how the definition changes depending on the context (Agriculture, Forestry, Urban etc.), as well as potential critical perspectives on the term itself. Join us for a day to hear multiple perspectives about this topic from industry and academic experts and have the chance to interact with them during our panel discussion!
Registration cost is $15 for students and $50 for non-students/ professionals. The price includes registration and a PRSSS annual membership for 2023/2024. The 2023/2024 membership registration cycle lasts from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.
Link to registration HERE.
If you are a student or post-doc also check out the competition info below! A great way to get your research out there and win cash prizes!
We are happy to announce our Rapid Fire Thesis Competition in lieu of a student poster presentation during our 2023 AGM + Spring workshop. Students are encouraged to share their research related to soil science in a 3-min rapid presentation format. Presentations should follow the University of Queensland guidelines and be submitted prior to the AGM event. During the event presenters will participate in a Q&A period. The top three places of the competition will receive cash prizes and be announced in our social media pages.
- Interested participants must register to the AGM and select “YES” to the Rapid Fire Thesis question. You will be contacted with further information about the competition. If you are not contacted within a week, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline to submit 3-min bite-sized blurbs recording: March 2nd, 2023
- Recording format: MP4 is preferable, but we can accommodate whatever format is available to you
Hope to see you all there!
Jordy Kersey, MSc (she/her)
PhD Candidate | Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Lab
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory
President – Pacific Regional Society of Soil Scientists