On behalf of the CSTHA executive, we are happy to announce that Jennifer Hubbard is the recipient of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association’s Jarrell Prize for 2018-2019.
Dr. Hubbard’s article, “The Global Repercussions of the 1947 Symposium on Fish Populations in Toronto: Scientific Networks and the Over-fishing Question,” published in Scientia Canadensis, Volume 40, number 1, deserves this prize for its examination of A.G. Huntsman’s persuasive role at a seminal meeting in Toronto that prolonged scientific debate, and doubt, around the role of over-fishing in fish-population declines in the post-war era.
Situating Canadian scientists and science in the global context, while advancing an ongoing assessment of 20th-century fisheries science, Dr. Hubbard’s article demonstrates why we need Canadian perspectives on world histories of science and technology. The article also reaffirms the continuing relevance of Scientia Canadensis as a disseminator of important historical research and debate.
The Jarrell Prize was established in 2015 in honour of CSTHA founding member, Dr. Richard Jarrell, who passed away in 2013. The biennial prize recognizes the best article published in Scientia Canadensis over the previous two years and comes with an award of $500.
Congratulations, Dr. Hubbard!