It’s not every day that we get the chance to recognize the “heroes” around us who make a difference in this world. But on January 24, 2013, we’ll have a chance to applaud leading B.C. researchers and conservationists who have made invaluable contributions to our irreplaceable Western North American aquatic ecosystems.
The Vancouver Aquarium will be awarding two individuals for excellence in research and conservation at our annual Murray A. Newman Awards dinner on January 24, 2013 – and tickets are now on sale for this once-a-year event. Now in its 18th year, the award was created in 1995 as a tribute to the retirement of the Vancouver Aquarium’s founding director, Dr. Murray A. Newman.
This prestigious recognition is awarded every year to celebrate significant aquatic research and conservation work conducted by B.C. residents involved in conservation and research. Determined by the research committee of the Vancouver Aquarium’s board, two “Murrays” are presented every year – one for significant advances in aquatic research and the other for significant achievement in aquatic conservation.
This year, we are proud to announce that Dr. Peter Ross, a leading scientist in the field of marine mammal ecotoxicology, will be recognized for his work in aquatic research, and Chef Robert Clark, the founding partner of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program, will be recognized for his work in aquatic conservation.
To learn more about the honorees, and to purchase tickets to this special event, please visit the Murray A. Newman Awards web site.