Meet Chris Payne - Oceanographic Technician

October 5, 2023
Chris Payne (credit: Junyi Sun)

Chris Payne is an oceanographic technician at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences. He helps people accomplish their research successfully both in the field and the lab. In addition to maintaining a wide variety of oceanographic and lab equipment, he also maintains the departmental workboat and helps teach the yearly Methods in Oceanography Field Course. He holds a BSC. in Biology from the University of Ottawa and an MSC. in Biology from McGill University. Prior to coming to UBC, Chris held technical roles at McGill University, l’Université de Montréal and the Georgia Institute of Technology.