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2017 nominations for Rob Peters Award open

Do you know a Canadian student in aquatic sciences publishing outstanding work in their field? There's an award for that...

The Rob Peters award is presented annually to recognize the best aquatic sciences paper published the preceding year by a Canadian student, or student working in Canada. We are now accepting nominations which consist of (1) a copy of the paper and (2) a cover letter outlining the quality, importance and impact of the paper.  The award is valued at $500 and includes a one year membership in the Society of Canadian Limnologists.  The award will be presented at the annual meeting of SCL/CCFFR (January 5-8 2017 in Montreal) where the student must present a summary of their paper.  

Please submit your nominations to helen.baulch@usask.ca (Subject: Peters Award) by this years' deadline of Sept 26.  

Details on the award, past winners, and the nomination process are here: http://socanlimnol.ca/awards/robert-peters-award/

 

Frank Rigler award nominations now open!

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Dave Schindler rocking the v-neck at the Experimental Lakes Area, circa 1979, our first Rigler award winner (1984). Photo credit D.F. Brakke via ASLO website.

Who's your favourite Canadian Limnologist? Someone that's made a lasting contribution to limnology in Canada and around the world. It's a well represented list so far, and we're looking to add another for 2016. You can find all the details on what's required for your nomination here, as well as information about our current recipient and Frank Rigler, whom the award honours.

Thanks to NRC research press for sponsoring this award and helping us honour our very best!

On-line membership is now open!

SCL is pleased to announce that members can now join through the website. It's as simple as visiting our registration page, choosing the membership option that's right for you, and voila, you are in. Registering also allows you to create a member profile, which you can edit any time, and provides a means of connecting with other members through the website.

We will keep our discounted 1-year membership rates active until February 14th, 2015. Our 2-year subscriptions remain our best value.

While you're registering, please don't forget to make a donation in support of our Rob Peters Award- this award recognizes the best student paper in the field each year, and is made possible by the generous donations of our members.

Welcome to our new members in 2015!

Great meeting in Ottawa!

Another year, another fantastic meeting with CCFFR in Ottawa!

The meeting kicked off early for some with a workshop on the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, discussing progress in the first year as an independent entity, as well as upcoming field courses and proposed experiments.

"The Smoker", which is the annual mixer that officially kicks off the meeting, was fantastic. Lots of great conversation as friends and colleagues come together and meet again.

This year had a strong set of presentations, and started off in fine form with plenary lectures by Martin Krkhosek (Stevenson Lecturer, U of T), Daniel Schindler (Rigler Awardee, University of Washington), our very own Alison Derry (UQAM), Anne Phelps (DFO) and a delightfully insightful and provocative talk by Jake Rice (DFO senior scientist). The regular sessions then went into full swing, with SCL-led sessions on Multiple Stressors, Dynamics of Aquatic Nutrients and Algal Blooms, and the Experimental Lakes Area. In all, 213 contributed talks and 72 posters were presented over three days.

Last, the organizing committee held a "student success workshop" with panel discussions on a range of topics, from getting published, science communication and outreach, scoring that job or next grad position, and working at the interface of science and policy. Judging by the reviews on twitter, this was one of the most talked about sessions at the conference, and was very well received.

Finally, a big THANK YOU to the Local Organizing Committee this year (John Lark, Steve Cooke), and the army of volunteers who made it all happen, as well as the generous sponsors and donors (listed in the program), bot those who exhibited and those who supported the conference in so many other ways.

Looking forward to next year in St. John's! Until then...