A.G. Huntsman Award is administered by the A.G. Huntsman Foundation, which
is based at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Nova Scotia.
The Foundation is organized as an independent, charitable, tax free
foundation. Business of the Foundation is conducted by a Board of
Directors and Executive Officers. The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
serves as Honorary Patron of the Huntsman Foundation.
A.G. Huntsman Award is presented annually by the Royal Society of Canada.
The annual process of selecting a winner is conducted by a separate
Selection Committee of Canadian marine scientists. The winner is usually
announced in the summer and the award ceremony takes place in the late
fall at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
Award was created in 1980 under the leadership of scientists at the
Bedford Institute of Oceanography. The original idea was conceived by Dr.
John Vandermeulen, who was assisted by Dr. James Elliott and Dr. Bosko
Loncarevic in making it a reality. The award is now recognized as a major
A.G. Huntsman Award is funded principally by interest earned on financial
contributions received from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources
Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Association of
A.G. Huntsman Foundation is registered as a corporation pursuant to the
Corporations Act S.C.
2009, c.23, including the Regulations made pursuant to the Act, and any
statute or regulations that may be substituted, as amended from time to
- 1992 John H. Vandermeulen (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
- 1997 James A. Elliott (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
- 2002 Donald C. Gordon (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
- 2008 Alain F. Vézina (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
- 2012 Brian J. Todd (Natural Resources Canada)
- 2015 Blair J.W. Greenan (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
William K.W. Li, (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)