BCRC Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation 2024


Beef Cattle Research Council


The Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation was established by the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) in 2015. The award is presented by the BCRC each year to recognize a researcher or scientist whose work has contributed to advancements in the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry. 

Areas of research pertaining to the beef industry may include:

  • agricultural economics
  • animal health and welfare
  • beef quality
  • environmental stewardship
  • feed efficiency
  • feed grains
  • food safety
  • forage and grassland production
  • genetic improvements
  • social license to operate
  • technology transfer
  • development of industry program(s)
  • other areas pertaining to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry


To be eligible, nominees must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants actively involved in research of benefit to the Canadian beef industry within the past 5 years. Benefit to the Canadian beef industry must be evident in a strong research program aligned with industry priorities; a demonstrated passion and long-term commitment through leadership, teamwork and mentorship; involvement in ongoing education and training (where applicable); and active engagement with industry stakeholders.

Nominations are welcome from all stakeholders of the Canadian beef industry.


The winner will be presented with the Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Please submit the nomination and letters of support to info@beefresearch.ca. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

How to Apply

Nominations and at least 3 letters of support must be submitted to info@beefresearch.ca. The nomination form can be downloaded from the BCRC website and must be submitted by the external deadline. Please also submit a completed application to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline. 

For More Information

For more information, contact ailsakay@uoguelph.ca or info@beefresearch.ca. Further information about the application process for this award can be found on the BCRC website.

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