Ocean Wise Research Institute invites you to join us, virtually, for the 25th annual Ocean Awards, on World Oceans Day – June 8, 2020.
The Ocean Awards honours individuals and organizations for highly significant contributions to ocean conservation through research, communications and thought leadership.
• Introduction by Peter S. Ross, VP of Research at Ocean Wise Conservation Association
• Announcement of the 2019 Ocean Award winners
• Keynote speech by the 2019 North Medalist, Dr. David Suzuki
• Closing remarks
Note: This is a virtual event, please complete the form below to register in advance.
About The Ocean Awards
Founded in 1995 as a tribute to the Vancouver Aquarium’s founding director, Dr. Murray A. Newman, the Ocean Wise Research Institute’s Ocean Awards celebrate today those at the forefront of ocean sciences and conservation, and their work through research, education, action, leadership and philanthropy.
Ocean Award Categories
• The Murray A. Newman Award for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Research
• The Murray A. Newman Award for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Conservation
• The Conservation and Research Communication Award
• The Award for Conservation Technology
• The Michael A. Bigg Award for Student Research
• The Conservation Leadership Award in Support of Social Responsibility
• The North Medal for Highly Significant Contribution to Research and Conservation
About this year’s North Medalist, Dr. David Suzuki
Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. His many honours include being appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for science, awarded the UN Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and being named to the UNEP’s Global 500 Roll of Honour. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 29 honourary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television and radio audiences as host of science shows including The Nature of Things, Quirks and Quarks, It’s a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. In 1990 he co-founded with Dr. Tara Cullis, The David Suzuki Foundation to “collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.” His written work includes more than 55 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife and family in Vancouver, B.C.