The UBC Institute for European Studies (IES) in partnership with the UBC School of Journalism and the Goethe Institute-Toronto welcomes Dagmar Röhrlich as the 2010 Goethe Writer in Residence.

Born in Aachen in 1956, Röhrlich studied geology and currently works as a freelance science journalist — regularly contributing to journals such as Mare as well as a number of radio programs (Deutschlandfunk). She has also published several books, the latest of which is titled Urmeer. Thanks to her work in radio- and print-media, she has won several awards including the prestigious Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism (1999).

While in Vancouver, Röhrlich will be researching several topics including the Census of Marine Life. On top of this she will be giving  workshops and talks at the School of Journalism. One such talk titled ‘Counting the Ocean: Journalistic coverage of the Census of Marine Life’ will occur on 06 October. More details about this event can be found below.

For more information about Dagmar Röhrlich or for information about the Goethe Writer in Residence program, please contact Kerstin Lüttich.

UPDATE:  Röhrlich will give a talk, ‘Counting the Ocean: Journalistic coverage of the Census of Marine Life’, on 06 October 2010 at 12:45 in Room 104 of the School of Journalism Building.