Category Archives: Students

Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries

The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section (CARS) of AFS is now accepting applications for the Peter A. Larkin Student Award for Excellence in Fisheries.

The purpose of the award is to identify the top current MSc and PhD level students that are conducting fisheries research at a Canadian institution.  The award is not restricted to students with Canadian citizenship.

Application form: Larkin Award 2017 application

Completed applications must be received no later than 4pm EDTOctober 1, 2017

2017 Chapter & Student Travel Awards

Happy New Year everyone! With our 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) right around the corner, it’s time again for our annual Chapter and Student Travel Awards.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Chapter Awards, which will be open until March 1, 2017.

Applications for Student Travel Awards to assist in attending the 2017 AGM are being accepted now until February 15, 2017.

Don’t delay, get those applications in soon!

Find more details about the awards on the Awards page, and check out the banner to the right for details on the upcoming AGM.

Member spotlight: Larkin Award Recipient!

The WA-BC Chapter of AFS would like to say congratulations to one of its members, Nathan B. Furey at the University of British Columbia, for being selected as one of three recipients of the 2016 Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution (PhD Level). This is awarded annually by the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section (CARS) to identify the top current MSc and PhD level students that are conducting fisheries research at a Canadian institution (not restricted to Canadian citizens).

Nathan B. Furey
Nathan B. Furey, 2016 Larkin Award recipient

Nathan’s research focus is on movement ecology and animal migrations, and he has recently been investigating migration behaviour and success of juvenile salmon smolts, predator-prey interactions during migration, and the role of disease in migratory success.

See Nathan’s personal website for all the details of his work:

For more details about this award:

Call for Student Volunteers

We need volunteers for the Washington-British Columbia American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting! Volunteers are needed for registration desk, AV during sessions, Spawning Run, and anything else we need a body!! Student volunteers receive free registration into the meeting and a great opportunity to witness the interworking of putting together a professional meeting. Please wait to register at the door and we will take care of the cost! If you have already registered we will reimburse your registration cost. We will need student volunteers Monday March 28th starting at 1:30PM until Thursday March 31st 3:00PM. Send me, Alix Blake, your dates available (and time block if necessary) and preferred job.

Deadline for student volunteer sign-up is March 18th

Volunteer Jobs

Registration Desk: Help people check in and on site registrants. Sell T-shirts and answer questions!

AV: Assist the moderator and presenters load their presentations onto the laptop, setup the next talk and keep track of time.

Spawning Run: Assist Brittany starting the spawning run and directing people to the event.

Floaters: A couple of student to answer questions and assist the meeting organizer as needed.

Alix Blake, alix.blake [at] (509) 389-1905