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Devon Smith


Undergraduate​ Honours Student

I am a BSc Wildlife and Fisheries student here at UNBC. Fisheries has always been a passion of mine while growing up in the Lower Mainland of BC. That passion has guided me through my post-secondary academic life towards my goal of becoming a fisheries scientist. As part of my undergraduate degree, and work with the Freshwater Fish Ecology Laboratory, I am writing an honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Eduardo Martins as part of his larger spatial ecology of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) project. My thesis will look at using machine learning modeling to estimate the detection efficiency of acoustic telemetry equipment based on riverine characteristics. My goal is to apply the knowledge I obtain here at UNBC in future employment opportunities working in the fisheries sciences field.

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2021             Freshwater Fish Ecology Laboratory, Field Technician
2019-2020    Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Junior Fish Culture Technician
2018             Morrow Bioscience, Field Technician
2016             Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Stock Assessment Technician


2017-2019    Diploma Recreation Fish and Wildlife, Selkirk College, BC

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