The Murray A. Newman Awards
For Excellence In Aquatic Research And Conservation
In recognition of leading researchers and conservationists who have made invaluable contribution to understanding and conserving our irreplaceable Western North American aquatic ecosystems.
The Murray A. Newman Award was created in 1995 as a tribute to the retirement of the Vancouver Aquarium’s founding director, Dr. Murray A. Newman. This prestigious award is presented every year to celebrate significant aquatic research and conservation work conducted in British Columbia; B.C. residents involved in conservation and research efforts elsewhere are also eligible. 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.
“The annual Vancouver Aquarium Murray A. Newman awards dinner is a unique opportunity to celebrate passion and dedication as well as significant contributions to the conservation of aquatic life made by remarkable individuals,” said Dr. John Nightingale, president and CEO of the Vancouver Aquarium. “This year’s recipients are known to be making a difference in our world and greatly contributing to the advancement of aquatic science and marine conservation.”