The Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation is presented by the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) each year to recognize a researcher or scientist whose work has contributed to advancements in the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry.
Nominations are welcome from all stakeholders of the Canadian beef industry and will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of beef producers, industry experts and retired beef-related researchers located across the country.
Nominations will be kept on file and re-considered for up to two additional years. In such cases, the nominator will be contacted each year and given the opportunity to revise the nomination.
To be eligible, nominees must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants actively involved in research of benefit to the Canadian beef industry within the past 5 years. Benefit to the industry must be evident in a strong research program aligned with industry priorities, a demonstrated passion and long-term commitment through leadership, teamwork, and mentorship, involvement in ongoing education and training (where applicable), and active engagement with industry stakeholders.
Nominations for the 2017 award will be accepted until May 1, 2017.
The 2017 award will be presented at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference in August.
Past recipients of the Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation are:
- 2016 – Dr. Tim McAllister
- 2015 – Dr. John McKinnon
Learn more and find the nomination form at http://www.beefresearch.ca/about/award.cfm