Hats off and big congratulations to Q-quatics Board of Trustees Vice Chair Dr. Wiliam Cheung, Associate Professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and the Director of Science at the Nippon Foundation – UBC Nereus Program, latest recipient of the “Prix d’ Excellence” award from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The “Prix d’Excellence” is an award given only once every third year, recognizing the highest level of achievement in marine sciences and important contributions to ICES vision, within the ICES region and all throughout the world. It’s bestowed upon those who have contributed to the sustained use and conservation of marine ecosystems through their research, scientific leadership and/or leadership in the objective application of science to policy.
This prestigious accolade was presented by ICES to Dr. Cheung on 18 September at the 2017 Annual Science Conference (ASC), for his vital contributions to marine sciences. At UBC, Dr. Cheung’s main research focus is assessing impacts of fishing and climate change on marine ecosystems and their goods and services, and studying ways to reconcile trade-offs in their management. Findings of latest studies that he led include: