The WA-BC Chapter will provide a competition at the 2019 AGM for student paper (oral and poster) presentations. The chapter will award a “best” presentation and runner-up in both categories. If you are eligible and would like to be in the competition, please make the appropriate selections when registering for the meeting. Full details on the award guidelines can be found here: WABC Best Student Paper Award Guidelines.


The C. Jeff Cederholm Scholarship application deadline was February 15, 2019. The announcement and application form are available here:

Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded, one each to an undergraduate student (pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree), a student pursuing a master’s degree, and a student pursuing a doctorate.

To apply, provide a brief cover letter addressed to the C. Jeff Cederholm Scholarship Committee, fill out the attached application form, acquire two letters of recommendation and e-mail a merged pdf electronic version containing all elements to WA-BC AFS past president, Tamara Knudson, [email protected] or mail to WA-BC chapter American Fisheries Society, P.O. Box 9322, Spokane, WA 99209. E-mail submissions are preferred.


Application deadline was February 22, 2019The WA-BC Chapter is offering travel awards to attend our Annual General Meeting in Bremerton, WA on April 8–11, 2019. Awards are available to AFS WA-BC Chapter student members attending post-secondary educational institutions and pursuing degrees (Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate) in fisheries and aquatic sciences or related fields. We want to help you get to the meeting!!! Please check out all the details about the awards on our Awards web page:


Student volunteers will receive free registration for the meeting! Volunteers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

We always appreciate extra help during our annual meeting, and volunteering is a great way to learn the inner workings of the ExCom and gives you a nice ice-breaker to use throughout the meeting! We are offering to waive registration for up to 10 student volunteers. In return, we ask that you volunteer to help with one of the following:

  • Spawning Run, setup/tear-down and route helpers/cheerers
  • Student/Mentor Mixer
  • Continuing Education session (for Monday afternoon)
  • Complete TWO sessions at the registration desk (7:30 AM – 12 PM OR 1:20 PM – 5:30 PM)
  • Other volunteer activity, agreed upon with the ExCom (send us your ideas!)

If the agreed requirement is not fulfilled by the end of the AGM, you will be expected to cover the cost of registration.

To take advantage of this great opportunity send an email to the ExCom at [email protected] with the subject: “2019 AGM Student Volunteers.” In the email, let us know which activity you are interested in helping with and which day(s) you are available (we will work around presentations if you plan to give one).

Once your volunteer activity has been confirmed by the ExCom, you will receive detailed information about the activity and how to complete your registration as a student volunteer. Thank you for your interest, your help really makes a difference in making the meeting run smoothly!