Awards and Prizes

The Gold Award

Sara Vanderkaden, 2019 Gold Award Recipient
Sara Vanderkaden, 2019 Gold Award Recipient

The award is named in honour of Dr. Edgar Gold, CM, QC, one of the founders of the Dalhousie Ocean Studies program. An annual financial award is presented to the most deserving MMM graduate at the end of each academic year in October. The candidate is identified within the annual peer group of MMM graduates. Equal emphasis is placed on academic performance and the ability to reflect the ideal graduate as the “honest broker” – i.e. one who is mindful of the complementary and competing multi-and inter-disciplinary interests which influence the design, implementation, and outcome of the management process in marine affairs. The Gold Award recipient is the student who best exemplifies MAP’s objectives of providing its graduates with the knowledge skills and attitudes necessary to be a leader in the field of marine affairs. Students must have met all requirements to graduate by December 31 after 16 months of full time study in order to be eligible for award consideration.

Marine Affairs Millenium Prizes

MAP Millennium Prize Awardees 2019
2019 MAP Millennium Prize Recipients

The Marine Affairs Millennium Prizes are awarded for outstanding student performances in the core courses of the Master of Marine Management degree: MARA 5010 (Contemporary Issues, Part 1), MARA 5003 (Marine Science and Technology) and MARA 5009 (Coastal Management).  In addition, a prize is also awarded to the student who best demonstrates a capacity to expand their knowledge base from disciplinary to interdisciplinary -  thereby utilizing a broad array of knowledge over the course of the degree program. The chosen candidates for these awards are expected  to have a respectable academic record, but need not possess the highest marks in their respective classes. Course instructors, when awarding a prize, also look for strong class participation, critical analysis and clear and concise communication skills.

MASC Scholarship in Marine Affairs

2019 MASC Recipient Rachel Rickaby with MAP Acting Director Jerry Bannister
Rachel Rickaby, MASC Scholar 2019-2020 with Jerry Bannister, MAP Acting Director

The Douglas M. Johnston - MASC Scholarship in Marine Affairs is a $5,000 award established by the Maritime Awards Society of Canada (MASC). The scholarship is conferred on an annual basis to a Canadian citizen to pursue the Master of Marine Management (MMM) degree. Qualified applicants to the MMM are automatically considered for this scholarship upon completion of their application.