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Biology Awards

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The following awards are given out annually at the Atlantic Universities Biology Conference (AUBC), which occurs during the Aquaculture & Fisheries, and Biology (AFB) Conference.

You can view the most recent winners, or see winners from previous years.

To be considered for an award, please visit the conferences and events page for details on how to register for upcoming conferences.

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award

Science Atlantic Science Communication Award

The Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award and the Science Atlantic Science Communication Award are offered at each of the annual Science Atlantic-sponsored student conferences.

Biology Best Poster Award


This annual award is given based on the assessment of a judging panel at the Biology stream of the annual Science Atlantic (formerly APICS) Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology Conference.

Biology Best Presentation Award


This award is provided annually based on the assessment of a judging panel at the annual Science Atlantic (Formerly APICS) Undergraduate Biology Conference.

The Botany Award


The Botany Award is presented annually for the top undergraduate presentation (oral or poster) at the Annual Science Atlantic Undergraduate Biology Conference.

The Canadian Botanical Association/L’association botanique du Canada Undergraduate Student Regional Awards Program offers an award of $200.00 at the annual undergraduate Biology conferences in each of the five regions of Canada: Atlantic region, Québec, Ontario, Prairies and Territories, and British Columbia.

The prizes are awarded for the best presentation by an undergraduate student in the discipline of botany. Some regions, including the Atlantic Region through the Science Atlantic Biology Committee, split the prize into two separate awards: one for the best oral presentation, and one for the best poster.

The purpose of this recognition is to encourage undergraduate students to pursue graduate research in botany and to enhance the visibility of the Canadian Botanical Association. If no presentation in botany is scheduled in any given year, the money returns to the Association. Students cannot apply directly to the CBA/ABC for these awards.


The award will be made following a procedure determined by the Science Atlantic Biology Committee.

In any year, if there is no suitable candidate, the judging committee reserves the right to not give the award.

The decision of the judges is final.

Canadian Botanical Association


The winner must be enrolled full time at a college/university in Atlantic Canada.

The winner should be an undergraduate biology major; special allowances will be made for undergraduate students pursuing a double major, of which biology is a major focus, or another closely related field working on a project that has relevance to biology.



This award is sponsored by the Canadian Botanical Association/L’association botanique du Canada. The CBA/ABC serves as the national organization for botanists in Canada, including professional botanists at universities, colleges, schools, government and industry as well as students, technicians and amateurs. The association represents Canadian Botany and botanists in matters of local, national and international importance.

For more information, please visit the CBA/ABC website.