Brian Jessop Graduate Award in Freshwater and Diadromous Fisheries

Awards totalling $12,000 have been made available through an endowment established by Brian Jessop for graduate students whose research focuses on freshwater and/or diadromous fisheries.

Preference will be given (1) to M.Sc. students who are not concurrently holding another major graduate award (e.g., NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships, Zoology Graduate Fellowships) and (2) Ph.D. students who are not concurrently holding another major graduate award.

Conditional on the recipients’ continued satisfactory academic progress, the awards may be renewed until the recipients complete their M.Sc. or Ph.D. requirements.

Brian received his B.Sc. from UBC in 1966 and his M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo in 1969. He worked as a stock assessment biologist with the Population Ecology Division of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia. He conducted assessments on a variety of fishes, including the American eel, alewife, and blueback herring and is well-regarded internationally for his expertise in the management of diadromous fish species.

The awards are made on the recommendation of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

2020 Winners

Natalie Benoit (MSc, OCF)
Thomas Smith (MSc, OCF)