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Environment Awards

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The following awards are given out annually at the Atlantic Universities Geoscience Conference (AUGC).

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.

Acadian Forest Region Award

The Acadian Forest Region Award is awarded annually at the Science Atlantic Environment Conference for the best oral or poster presentation of undergraduate student research relating to the flora or fauna of the Acadian Forest region. For the purpose of this award, student research on Boreal Forest in Newfoundland and Labrador will be eligible as there is a large overlap of species.


Each award will be decided by a majority vote of the judging committee (determined annually at each conference). In the event that there is no undergraduate presentation which meets the criteria it can be awarded for a graduate presentation. At any conference, if there is no suitable candidate, the judging committee has the right to not give an award.

The decision of the judges is final.

The Award

The Award is $200 Canadian.
By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to have his or her name, presentation title, and abstract provided to Science Atlantic and the sponsor.


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