The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has introduced a new award to recognize outstanding researchers and their contribution to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry.
The Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation will honour scientists and academics that are actively involved in strong research programs aligned with industry priorities, continually engage with industry stakeholders, and demonstrate their passion and long-term commitment through leadership, teamwork, and mentorship, says BCRC.
“We recognize that researchers have options, within and outside of agriculture. They can focus their energy on exploring any number of questions,” says Tim Oleksyn, BCRC chair and rancher at Shellbrook, Sask. “Those of us who make a living on beef production are very grateful to those who choose to answer questions and take leadership in finding the solutions of greatest priority and value to the industry.”
Nominations for the 2015 award are now being accepted by the BCRC and must be submitted no later than July 27, 2015. The first recipient will be announced in Fall 2015. The nomination form is available here.
To be eligible, individuals must have been actively involved in research or programs that benefited the Canadian beef industry within the past 5 years related to economics, production competitiveness, animal health and welfare, beef quality or safety, environmental stewardship, social license, or technology transfer.