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A.G. HUNTSMAN FOUNDATION [top]

The A.G. Huntsman Award is administered by the A.G. Huntsman Foundation, which is based at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Nova Scotia.  The Foundation is organized as an independent, charitable, tax free foundation. Business of the Foundation is conducted by a Board of Directors and Executive Officers. The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia serves as Honorary Patron of the Huntsman Foundation.

The A.G. Huntsman Award is presented annually by the Royal Society of Canada.  The annual process of selecting a winner is conducted by a separate Selection Committee of Canadian marine scientists. The winner is usually announced in the summer and the award ceremony takes place in the late fall at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.

The A.G. Huntsman Award is funded principally by interest earned on financial contributions received from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

The A.G. Huntsman Foundation is registered as a corporation pursuant to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act S.C. 2009, c.23, including the Regulations made pursuant to the Act, and any statute or regulations that may be substituted, as amended from time to time.

FOUNDERS [top]

The Award was created in 1980 under the leadership of scientists at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. The original idea was conceived by Dr. John Vandermeulen, who was assisted by Dr. James Elliott and Dr. Bosko Loncarevic in making it a reality. The award is now recognized as a major international prize.

John Vandermeulen

Jim Elliott

Bosko Loncarevic

 

FOUNDATION CHAIRPERSONS [top]

1980 - 1992  John H. Vandermeulen (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

1993 - 1997  James A. Elliott (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

1998 - 2002  Donald C. Gordon (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

2003 - 2008  Alain F. Vézina (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

2009 - 2012  Brian J. Todd (Natural Resources Canada)

2013 - 2015  Blair J.W. Greenan (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

2016 - 2020  William K.W. Li,  (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

2021 - XXXX  Alice C. Ortmann (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

 Front (L-R): Li, Vézina, Greenan; Back (L-R): Gordon, Todd

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021 [top]

President: Alice Ortmann (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Vice President: Alexandre Normandeau (Natural Resources Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Past President: William Li (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Director: John Smol (Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada)

Director: Paul Hill (Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University)

Director: James Brenan (Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University)

Director: Blair Greenan (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Director: Kumiko Azetsu-Scott (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Director: Anya Waite (Ocean Frontier Institute)

Director: Melanie Nadeau (CEO Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship)

 

OFFICERS 2021 [top]

CEO: Alice Ortmann (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Vice-CEO: Alexandre Normandeau (Natural Resources Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Treasurer: Andrew Cogswell (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Secretary: Diana Cardoso (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

 

AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE 2021 [top]

Chair: Stan Dosso (2018-2023)

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, BC

 

Past Chair: Katja Fennel (2017-2022)

Department of Oceanography Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

 

Member: Daniel Duplisea (2019-2024)

Pêches et Océans Canada, Institut Maurice Lamontagne, Mont Joli, QC

 

Member: Lisa Miller (2019-2024)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC

 

Member: Tetjana Ross (2020-2025)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC

 

Member: Elisabeth Steel (2021-2026)

Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 2021 [top]

Chair: Alice Ortmann (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Vice Chair: Alexandre Normandeau (Natural Resources Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Member: Blair Greenan (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Member: Andrew Cogswell (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Member: Diana Cardoso (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)