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

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS [top]

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

Vice President: Calvin Campbell (Natural Resources Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

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

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

Director: Craig Brown (NSERC Industrial Research Chair, Nova Scotia Community College)

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

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

Director: Jim Hanlon (CEO Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise)

Director: Jamal Deen (Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada)

 

OFFICERS [top]

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

Vice President: Calvin Campbell (Natural Resources Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Treasurer: Kristian Curran (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

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

 

AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE 2017 [top]

Chair: Jonathan A. D. Fisher (2013-2018)

Fisheries and Marine Institute Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Past Chair: Anne de Vernal (2012-2017)

Centre GEOTOP Université du Québec á Montréal

 

Member: Susan Allen (2014-2019)

Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences University of British Columbia

 

Member: Mathieu J. Duchesne (2015-2020)

Laboratoire d'Imagerie et d'Acquisition des Méthodes Geological Survey of Canada (Québec)

 

Member: Stéphane Plourde (2016-2021)

Pêches et Océans Canada Institut Maurice Lamontagne

 

Member: Katja Fennel (2017-2022)

Department of Oceanography Dalhousie University

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE [top]

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

Vice Chair: Calvin Campbell (Natural Resources Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Member: Maureen MacDonald (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

Member: Kristian Curran (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography)

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