The Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution is given yearly to two deserving graduate students (1 PhD and 1 MSc). The award recognizes one of Canada’s great fisheries scientists who was passionate about students. The Peter A. Larkin Memorial Fund was established in memory of Peter Anthony Larkin, C.M., O.B.C., F.R.S.C.; M.A. (Sask.), D.Phil. (Oxon), D.Sc. (UBC), University Professor Emeritus, world-renowned leader in fisheries science, and an active and honoured member of the American Fisheries Society (More about Dr. Larkin can be found here). Successful applicants will be chosen by CARS based on academic qualifications, a proposal of their research, and their AFS involvement. The call for applications typically goes out in April and awards are announced prior to the AFS General Meeting.
Details on the 2016 competition can be found here.
As part of the award, we typically ask awardees to provide an overview of some of the research they are completing. See these posts for highlights from some of our past winners and runner-ups: Vivian Nguyen, Brian Maitland, and Lauren Stoot,