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Now Accepting Nominations - Award For Outstanding Research and Innovation

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. 

All nominations must be submitted to no later than May 1, 2024, with three or more letters of reference that speak to the nominee’s influence on Canada’s beef Industry. 

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Nominee Eligibility 

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 Canadian beef 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. Areas of research pertaining to the beef industry may include: 

  • agricultural economics 
  • animal health and welfare 
  • beef quality 
  • environmental stewardship 
  • feed efficiency 
  • feed grains 
  • food safety 
  • forage and grassland production 
  • genetic improvements 
  • social license to operate 
  • technology transfer 
  • development of industry program(s) 
  • other areas pertaining to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry 

The researcher award is presented each year at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. Past recipients of the award are: 

Visit the award page for more information and to download the nomination form.  

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