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Platinum Sponsors

Sobey Fund for Oceans

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 the 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 works of both WWF-Canada and Dalhousie’s Marine Affairs Program.


Dalhousie University Faculty of Science

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Science is a community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni with an enthusiasm for the excitement of scientific discovery and a passion for sharing our knowledge with the world. With 200 professors, world-renowned scientists, and passionate staff, we are Atlantic Canada’s science powerhouse.

World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund Canada is the country’s largest international conservation organization. Guided by the best scientific analysis and Indigenous knowledge, we work to conserve species at risk, protect threatened habitats, and address climate change. Our long-term vision is simple: to create a world where nature and people thrive.


Ocean Tracking Network


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.


Clearwater Seafoods is one of North America’s largest vertically-integrated seafood companies and is recognized globally for its superior quality, food safety, diversity of species and reliable worldwide delivery of premium seafood. Today, Clearwater is proudly Indigenous  owned. Together, we are committed to creating a sustainable future that will provide sustainably-sourced seafood for generations to come.


Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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.

Gold Sponsors

Oceana Canada

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.


Silver Sponsors

Ecology Action Centre


The Ecology Action Centre is a member-based environmental charity in Nova Scotia.  We take leadership on critical environmental issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice.  Since 1971, the Ecology Action Centre has been working at the local, regional, national and more recently, international level to build a healthier and more sustainable world. We are grounded in community, and a strong voice and watchdog for our environment. We work to catalyze change through policy advocacy, community development, and building awareness. We take a holistic approach to the environment and our economy to create a just and sustainable society.

Bonze Sponsors

Big Spruce Brewing

A blurry picture of a sweet little farmhouse popped up on their computer screen. They smiled. A few short weeks later Melanie and Jeremy White were standing at the bottom of a curving drive, somewhat stunned to realise they had just bought over 100 acres of pristine Cape Breton farmland. Perched on a southern slope facing the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Bras D'Or Lake, a hopyard was planted, and the land was certified organic. Water naturally rich in minerals was perfect for brewing. Construction began.


Ten years later, Big Spruce Brewing is focused on creating exceptional ingredient-driven beer. All of our ales and lagers are brewed with organic grain & hops, and we continually strive to keep giving you the perfect pint, every time.

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