Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

4 PhD Positions at U of T with Don Jackson, OMNR, and DFO

4 PHD POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – FISH AND AQUATIC ECOLOGY We seek highly capable and motivated individuals for 4 PhD positions as part of a collaborative research project involving the University of Toronto, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.   Successful applicants will start in May or September 2017 in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program at the University of Toronto (http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/).  Research projects relate to questions regarding how human activities, climate change, habitat quality, and fish community composition influence body size, population growth rates, and overall fish productivity in lakes and rivers.  Projects vary from studies involving considerable […]

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AFS-OC Networking Event

The AFS-Ontario Chapter would like to invite Chapter Members and Friends to a training opportunity and networking event. Bring your waders, dress warm and come learn about salmonid spawning surveys with Chapter Members. There will be a river walk and talk about assessing and documenting spawning habitat. Following the spawning surveys we will meet up to continue discussions and networking. Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (Rain or Shine) Time: 3:00 pm Location: Credit River @ Charleston Sideroad near Caledon Village. Indoor networking event to follow. Location TBD. Register: Contact Phil Bird (vice-president@afs-oc.org)

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Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) research grants

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) research grant application process is underway for 2017.  Students wishing to apply for an OFAH research grant this year will be able to submit electronically.  The OFAH and partners are offering four different grants worth $4,000 each to university students researching fish and wildlife topics that are helping to improve resource management.  The OFAH uses a science-based approach to our advocacy in fish and wildlife management. Who can apply? Any graduate or post-graduate student currently researching a fish and wildlife topic, and whose findings would benefit Ontario’s fish and/or wildlife management. What is being offered? There are four separate research grants of […]

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Employment Opportunity

Fishery/Forestry Biologist The Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board (GRRB) is currently seeking a motivated full-time Fisheries/Forestry Biologist for its office in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. For the full advertisement, please visit the GRRB website at www.grrb.nt.ca or see GRRBFisheriesForestryBiologist_2016. Deadline: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at midnight (MST) Please direct your inquiries or submit your application including a cover letter and resume to: Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board – Attention to Amy Amos P.O. Box 2240, Inuvik, NT   X0E 0T0 Phone: (867) 777-6600 extension 2   Fax: (867) 777-6601   Email: aamos@grrb.nt.ca  

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Let’s Talk Fish Habitat

Comments will be accepted until November 25, 2016

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Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution – 2016 Results

This year, a total of 5 MSc. candidates and 5 PhD. candidates applied for the Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries.  Five Canadian Institutions were represented by the pool of applicants:  Lakehead, Carleton University, Queens University, University of British Columbia, and University of Windsor.  Our judging panel consisted of Cindy Chu (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources) and Kenneth Jeffries (University of Manitoba).   The 2016 winner and runner-up at the MSc. level are: Jill Brooks (Carleton University) and Petra Szekeres (Carleton University) – winner (tie) Brittany Sullivan (Carleton University) – runner-up   The 2016 winners at the PhD. level are: Jacqueline M. Chapman (Carleton University), Nathan Furey (University […]

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CCFFR Special Session and Workshop Proposal Request

CCFFR-SCL meeting in Montreal, January 5-8th, 2017! The Hyatt Regency is booked. (http://montreal.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html) in downtown Montreal for the event and have secured an excellent hotel room rate of $129/night for double occupancy. To help build this meeting, the organizers are looking for special session and workshop proposals from you!  Please submit your special session or workshop title, along with a 250 word summary and the list of 5 potential speakers/contributors to Marco Rodriguez via email (marco.rodriguez@uqtr.ca) by June 15th 2016. The organizers especially encourage submissions from researchers in early stages of their career. Check out the CCFFR website (http://www1.uwindsor.ca/glier/ccffr/) soon for more details re. abstract submission deadlines, hotel booking link, planned activities and […]

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Washington-BC Chapter of AFS accepting nominations for VP position

American Fisheries Society Washington – British Columbia Chapter   Chapter website: http://wabc-afs.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wabcafs Twitter: https://twitter.com/wabcafs Dear WA-BC Chapter Members, The Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is currently inviting candidate statements for the position of Vice President on the Executive Committee. Ever think about developing and refining your leadership skills? Or maybe just giving a little back to an organization that does so much for students, professional development and natural resource conservation? Then now is a great time to get more involved and help the chapter chart the course into the future.   The Vice-President position is a four-year progressive commitment, serving the first year as Vice-President, the second year as President-Elect, the […]

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Summer Research Assistantships

Summer research assistantships are available with Nick Mandrak’s lab at the University of Toronto (Scarborough). See: JobDescription_FieldAssistant_UTSC for more details.

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2016 Peter A. Larkin Award Competition

Applications are now being accepted for the Peter A. Larkin Student Award for Excellence in Fisheries. The purpose of the award is to identify the top current MSc and PhD level students that are conducting fisheries research at a Canadian institution. The award is not restricted to students with Canadian citizenship. Please pay attention to the page limitations for each section. Note that Times New Roman, 12pt font is to be used, with page margins of 2 cm on all sides. Upon completion of the application, please convert the document to a pdf and name the file with your last name followed by an underscore and Larkin (i.e., Lastname_Larkin.pdf). Completed documents are […]

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