The AFS-OC Student Subunit sponsors an award for mentoring a student or young professional who is a member of Ontario Chapter. The purpose of the award is to recognize a current or previous fisheries professional who has contributed to an overall improved experience for AFS-OC students or young professionals.

At minimum, the recipient of the award should do one or more of the following:

  • Guide and help an AFS-OC student or young professional to shape and define their future career
  • Provide substantial assistance to an AFS-OC student or young professionals
  • Assist with networking and goal setting
  • Challenge, provide intellectual support, and acknowledge accomplishments
  • Promote learning and provide training opportunities for AFS-OC students or young professionals to gain experience that would otherwise be unobtainable without the assistance of the nominee
  • Encourage the pursuit of academic endeavors such as conference participation, presentations, and authorship

AWARD WINNERS

The 2017 recipient was Dr. Robert McLaughlin from the University of Guelph. The award was presented at the 2017 AFS-OC Annual Meeting. Dr. McLaughlin was nominated by Adrienne McLean.

The 2016 recipient was Dr. Steven Cooke from Carleton University. The award was presented at the 2016 AFS-OC Annual Meeting. Dr. Cooke (left) received his award from Student Subunit President Jake Brownscombe (right).

Dr. Michael Fox

The 2015 recipient was Dr. Michael Fox from Trent University. The award was presented on February 28th at the 2015 AFS-OC Annual Meeting. Dr. Fox (right) received his award from Student Subunit President Jake Brownscombe (left).

Dr. Jon Midwood

The 2014 recipient was Dr. Jon Midwood from Carleton University. The award was presented on August 17th during the 144th American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Québec City. Dr. Midwood (right) received his award from Student Subunit President Jake Brownscombe (left).

The inaugural recipient in 2013 was Dr. Lynda Corkum from the University of Windsor. Dr. Corkum (left) received her award from Ph.D. candidate Bill Glass (right). The award was announced at the 2013 AFS-OC Annual Meeting in March, but Lynda and Bill decided to wait for some warmer weather in May to do some fishing in the Detroit River.