The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who best exemplifies the aims and objectives of the Association. Individuals are recognized for their outstanding contribution to the Association and to the aquaculture sector in Canada. Any former or current individual AAC member engaged in aquaculture-related activities in Canada will be eligible to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be honoured at the Aquaculture Canada 2023 conference to be held in Victoria, BC. Nominations are now closed – thank you for your submissions!
Research Award of Excellence
The Research Award of Excellence recognizes high quality, innovative, and current research that has had a significant
impact on the aquaculture industry in Canada. Any individual or group engaged in
aquaculture-related research in Canada will be eligible to receive the Research
Award of Excellence.
Presentation Awards are given to the best student poster and/or oral presentation at the annual meeting. The amount of these awards will be determined annually by the Board of Directors, based on a recommendation from the Outreach and Recognition Committee. Presentations and/or papers will not be judged nor awards awarded unless there are at least three (3) student presentations or papers, by different senior authors, in a category (oral or poster).
To be eligible for an award, students must:
be registered at a recognized institution of higher learning,
be a member of the AAC in good standing,
must present the paper themselves, and
must be the senior author.
The AAC utilizes funds raised for the Student Endowment Fund to provide travel awards to students presenting papers at the annual meeting to help defray travel expenses of attending the meeting. Applications are reviewed and the determination of the awards and amounts is by consensus of the Recognition and Outreach Committee.
To be eligible for the travel award, students must meet the following criteria:
be a member of the AAC in good standing
be registered at a recognized institution of higher learning
present a paper (oral or poster) at the annual meeting
be the first author of multi-authored papers
demonstrate a need for financial assistance, and
submit an application for funding.
The AAC Student Endowment Fund funds up to three (3) student scholarships per year, valued at $1,000 CAD. These scholarships are open to student members of AAC who are enrolled in an aquaculture-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution for the current academic year.
To be eligible for consideration, students must be an AAC member in good standing – students who have previously won an AAC scholarship are not eligible – this does not include Presentation or Travel Awards.
Each recipient of an AAC Student Scholarship is responsible for how Scholarship funds are applied to their educational program.
Candidates will be assessed on a variety of criteria, including academic ability, current involvement in aquaculture and supporting documents. Please send an electronic copy (PDF preferred) of the following materials – Include your last name in each filename (e.g. Smith_AAC_transcript.pdf ):
Transcript of marks
Proof of enrollment
Interest and involvement in aquaculture (e.g., summer employment)
Publication record – if available
A letter of support from instructor or supervisor, and
A short (250 words) essay describing how the applicant plans to contribute to sustainable aquaculture development in Canada in the future.
Please also provide a headshot in a separate .jpg file with the submission.