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 Student Research Award 2019

The R.C. Frazee & W.B. Scott Research Scholarship honors the memory of both R.C. Frazee, who served on the Huntsman Advisory Board and Dr. W.B. Scott, who held many positions at the Huntsman including Executive Director. The purpose of this award is to encourage graduate and undergraduate candidates from Canadian Universities and Colleges to take advantage of research opportunities at the Huntsman.

Annual Award Amount: $2500

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

InformationStudent Research Award 2019


 University Field Courses 2019

All University course fees include residence and meals on the Huntsman campus, boat, lab fees, and admission to the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium.


Marine Biology & Oceanography – August 3th – 17th


University of Guelph: Zoo 4300 (OUPFB Module 17)
Fee: $2000
Information|Registration: through OUPFB at your home University

Course description: Aspects of the ecology, behaviour, physiology, biochemistry and genetics of marine organisms will be studied as well as basic oceanographic techniques. The course will include group exercises to study community structure in various intertidal environments as well as boat cruises to collect plankton, benthic invertebrates, marine fish and to observe marine mammals. The course provides excellent opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with the major coastal communities and techniques used to study coastal marine biology and oceanography. Students conduct a group project on zonation in their first week and conduct self-motivated individual research projects in the second week.


Marine Mammals – August 11th – 24th


McGill University: Biology 335
Fee: $1950 (Includes accommodations and meals on the Huntsman campus; boat trips, lab fees, and admission to the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium.)

Course description: The course is an introduction to the biology of marine mammals with special emphasis on whales and seals of the Bay of Fundy and Northwest Atlantic waters, though marine mammals from global locations will be discussed. There will be frequent field trips to observe marine mammals in their natural habitat. Lectures and laboratory sessions will cover such topics as: introduction to and identification of marine mammals, their distribution and abundances, origin and evolution, historical zoogeography, adaptations and community ecology as well as future prospects.


Marine Biology – August 18th – September 1st


University of Western Ontario: Biology 320Y (OUPFB Module 23)
Fee: $2050
Information|Registration: through OUPFB at your home University

Course description: This experiential learning adventure will introduce you to the flora and fauna of the Quoddy Region of the Bay of Fundy. We will work mostly in the extensive intertidal zone with its abundant, diverse communities of invertebrates and macroalgae. We will also spend a limited amount of time observing and discussing marine fish, birds and mammals. You will learn how environmental and biological processes shape the assemblage of organisms that inhabit different marine habitats. You will also develop several skills in oceanographic sampling (water quality, dredges, grabs, trawls, plankton tows), surveying, organism identification (using scientific names), quantitative ecological sampling, experimental design and fundamental data analysis. We will also observe how human activities affect this very productive ecosystem.




Marine Semester –2020


University of New Brunswick – Saint John
Fee: TBA
Information|Registration: UNBSJ

This 12 week venture offered through UNBSJ and the Huntsman is not just an ordinary field course…it’s all-out marine immersion!

Course description: The UNB Saint John Marine Semester is an intensive, 12-week immersion programme offered every two years at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre. It provides students with a “hands-on” study experience of diverse marine organisms, including mammals (whales and seals), algae, fish, and invertebrates. The semester consists of five courses for a total of 19-20 credits. It is equivalent to a full-semester course load, and students are expected to take all five courses. Three courses run for 2-4 weeks each, and two run throughout the semester. The semester involves lectures, research seminars, discussions, labs, field trips, and independent research projects. It is designed to promote critical thinking and expose students to innovate research in marine biology.



* Professors are also welcome to book space for field trips which may be part of a full term course. 



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