The Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation (OBN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and conserving angling opportunities in the Province of Ontario, and is made up of over 700 members who are actively involved in ecological restoration projects, youth programs and promoting recreational angling. As a token of appreciation, the OBN honours the most outstanding graduate student research poster with the OBN Student Poster Award. The OBN has sponsored the Best Student Poster Presentation at our Annual General Meeting since 2005.
The OBN Student Poster Award is presented to best student poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Ontario Chapter of the AFS-OC. The OBN Award consists of a copy of Black Bass: Ecology, Conservation and Management (Phillip and Ridgway [eds.]) and a one-year membership to the American Fisheries Society and the Ontario Chapter.
The 2018 winner was Geraint Element from Queens University. Geraint (left) received his award from Ontario Chapter Northern Member-at-large Bill Gardner (right). Geraint’s poster was titled “Gut microbial ecology of traditionally important Arctic salmonids in Kitikmeot, Nunavut” and his abstract is available in the 2018 Annual Meeting Program.
The 2017 winner was Vivian Nguyen from Carleton University. Vivian’s poster was titled “To share or not to share – Perspectives from fish telemetry researchers on data sharing” and her abstract is available in the 2017 Annual Meeting Program.