Call for Sessions – CCFFR-SCL 2021 – Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Aquatic Research

CCFFR-SCL 2021 goes virtual! Join us the week of 4–8 January 2021.

Connecting members is a core mission of CCFFR and SCL. Therefore, we will be holding CCFFR-SCL 2021 on an all-virtual platform and we hope you participate!

At this point, we are seeking proposals for special sessions and workshops for the CCFFR-SCL conference. Please submit your suggestions including a title, ~250 word summary, and a list of five potential speakers/contributors to Eva Enders via email ( by 23 October 2020. Following submission, a joint CCFFR-SCL panel will make the final selection. We especially encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) colleagues, students and early career researchers in areas that support the conference theme Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Aquatic Research.

What will CCFFR-SCL 2021 be?

Each day, our virtual program will feature plenaries including the J.C. Stevenson Memorial Lecture and the F.H. Rigler Memorial Lecture and other large gatherings (i.e., CCFFR and SCL Business Meetings and Student Socials). A featured panel discussion will critically assess Aquatic Research in Canada in the face of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. CCFFR-SCL 2021 will also offer an online gallery of pre-recorded technical talks and posters as well as topical hangouts hosted online by session chairs and others. Live events will be recorded, and all recordings will be accessible to CCFFR-SCL 2021 registrants through 8 February 2021. Consequently, registrants will have plenty of time to listen to all the great research at their leisure and won’t miss out on any talk.

Present at CCFFR-SCL 2021

Oral and poster presentations are both welcome. We hope you will share your research with the CCFFR-SCL community by prerecording your presentation and/or provide posters to include in the online gallery.


Everyone, including speakers, must register for CCFFR-SCL 2021. We are working to ensure that registration fees, particularly for students and early career researchers, are affordable.

Visit the soon available CCFFR-SCL 2021 website at for updates, session and abstract submission deadlines, and program details. Please email with any questions or feedback about the CCFFR-SCL 2021 program.

We appreciate your support and participation!


The CCFFR-SCL 2021 Organizing Committee
Margaret Docker, Eva Enders & Björn Wissel

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