Sponsors

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WWF Canada works to conserve species at risk, protect threatened habitats, and address climate change. We draw on indigenous knowledge and implement nature-based solutions that challenge the way we work and redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet. WWF-Canada’s long term vision is simple: to create a world where people and nature thrive.

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The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a global aquatic research, data management and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. A global community of researchers is using OTN’s infrastructure and analytical tools to track the movements and survival of more than 245 keystone, commercially important and/or endangered species including marine mammals, sea turtles, squid, crab, lobster, and fishes such as sharks, sturgeon, tuna, salmonids and cod. OTN’s mission is to inform the stewardship and sustainable management of aquatic animals by providing knowledge on their movements, habitats and survival in the face of changing global environments.

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Big Spruce Brewing - Tag! You’re it!: An intensely tropical and generously hopped IPA brewed in collaboration with the Ocean Tracking Network where 50 cents from every can goes to support local and global marine animal research & education. This year funds will go to support the conservation of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, that relies on the plankton-rich waters of the Maritimes, yet faces dire threats from ship-stikes, fishing entanglements and climate-driven changes in food sources and habitat. OTN's aquatic robots listen for whales to alert ships of their presence and help reduce strikes.

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The Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) is a national Network of Centres of Excellence linking top marine researchers and highly-qualified personnel with partner organizations and communities. MEOPAR funds leading-edge research, overcomes barriers to collaborative research and helps to train the next generation of marine professionals.

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The Faculty of Science is Dalhousie University's largest faculty, with eight departments and over 3,500 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students. Our world-class professors, graduate students and undergraduate students conducted more than $26-million in research last year and our faculty is committed to giving students an educational experience that is filled with collaboration, skill building, and innovation. Together, our students, faculty, staff and alumni show enthusiasm for the wonder of science and a passion to share their knowledge with the world.

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Canada’s premiere beer company.  Proud Brewers of Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Keiths, Corona and Stella Artois. Operating out of the Oland Brewery and Keith’s Brewery in Halifax.

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The Sobey Fund for Oceans is based on a generous and innovative gift from the Donald R. Sobey Foundation. The gift provides support for the development of a conservation legacy for oceans, specifically through the funding of scholarships and work placements. The Sobey Fund for Oceans will provide the strong foundation onto which we aspire to build greater investment into the broader work of both WWF-Canada and Dalhousie's Marine Affairs Program.

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Oceana Canada is an independent charity established to restore Canadian oceans to be as rich, healthy, and abundant as they once were through science-based policy change. Oceana Canada has successfully campaigned to end the shark fin trade, make rebuilding depleted fish populations the law, improve the way fisheries are managed and protect marine habitat. We work with civil society, academics, fishers, Indigenous Peoples and the federal government to return Canada’s formerly vibrant oceans to health and abundance. By restoring Canada’s oceans, we can strengthen our communities, reap greater economic and nutritional benefits and protect our future.

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With fifty years of experience, BMR delivers structural engineering services throughout Atlantic Canada. Leaders in innovation and quality, BMR commits each project to green building and sustainability. From new buildings, to wharves and retaining walls, which has resulted in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

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Community-minded provider of fresh and fresh-frozen seafood, located in Nova Scotia. We are dedicated to bringing low-impact fishing traditions back to the plates of consumers.

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The Canadian Sea Turtle Network is a charitable organization working to conserve endangered sea turtles in Canadian waters and beyond.