The Dr. Joe Brown Graduate Research Award in Aquatic Ecology and Aquaculture

This award was established to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Joe Brown through initial contributions by his family, friends, colleagues and students. As a Professor (Research) at the Ocean Sciences Centre from 1984 to 2005, Joe established a unique reputation both for his scholarly work in the areas of behavioural ecology of fishes and cold-water aquaculture and for his radiant, passionate sense of humour, humanity and empathy, particularly concerning students. Learn more about his life here.


The award in support of research activities is valued at $2,740.00 for the 2021/2022 scholarship year, and is available to a full-time graduate student in the second or subsequent year of study in the areas of aquatic ecology or aquaculture, and is valued at a portion of the income from the endowment. Given on the basis of scholarly merit and quality of research, the award will be made by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies upon recommendation from the Head of the Department of Ocean Sciences.

The application should contain:

1. A current CV

2. A cover letter to address the commitment of the applicant to research activities.

3. A letter (or e-mail) of support from the supervisor.

Applications should be submitted to the Head, Department of Ocean Sciences by
January 16, 2023.