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Post-doc funding opportunity – Liber Ero Fellowship Program

We are delighted to announce the third call for post-doctoral applications for the Liber Ero Fellowship Program. The Liber Ero Fellowship Program supports exceptional post-doctoral fellows who address pressing conservation challenges of relevance to Canada. The Program aims to develop the next generation of conservation scientists, trained in the latest methods and in the skills necessary to affect policy and improve conservation of Canada’s wild places and natural resources.   The Liber Ero Fellowship is open to candidates from any country whose research furthers conservation goals within Canada. Fellows must be hosted at a Canadian institution, with mentorship teams drawing from expertise in non-governmental organizations, government, and universities. Applications are now being accepted, with a deadline of November 1, 2014.  See for more details.   Contact information: [email protected] […]

Grad Student Opportunity – University of Manitoba, ELA

MSc student opportunity at the University of Manitoba, Experimental Lakes Area in Fisheries Ecology Over fifty whole-lake experiments have been carried out at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) during it’s 45 year tenure as a federal research facility. Now as an independent entity, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area Inc. seeks to build upon it’s strong history in aquatic and fisheries research, and expand it’s research scope towards new and exciting areas of investigation. We are seeking a self-motivated student interested in fisheries ecology to join a multi-agency project between IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The research goal of the student will be […]

2014 Larkin Awards Annouced

  This year, a total of 6 MSc. candidates and 11 PhD. candidates applied for the Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries.  Eleven Canadian Institutions represented the pool of applicants: Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, University of Victoria, University of Western Ontario, University of Manitoba, University of Windsor, University of British Columbia, Carleton University, Simon Fraser University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of New Brunswick, and University of Waterloo. Our judging panel consisted of Trevor Pitcher (University of Windsor) and Craig Purchase (Memorial University of Newfoundland). The 2014 winner and runner-up at the MSc. level are: Sean Godwin (SFU) & Maxime Veilleux (Carleton) – winner (tie) Jacqueline […]

Bev Scott

On Monday, August 18, 2014, Bev Scott, one of Canada’s most recognized ichthyologists passed away at the age of 97. Bev co-wrote the Canadian fish bible “Freshwater Fishes of Canada” with Ed  Crossman. Bev’s obituary can be read here and a short documentary about FFC can be viewed here.