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Alexander Bajkov

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. David Lobb has been chosen to receive the 2016 Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in memory of pioneering fisheries biologist Alexander Bajkov (1894 – 1955), this award was created by LWF in 2008 and is presented annually to individuals or groups who demonstrate outstanding efforts to protect and restore the health of Lake Winnipeg and its watershed.

Dr. Lobb has worked in the Lake Winnipeg watershed since joining the Soil Science Department at University of Manitoba in 1998. His research has focused on understanding the processes and...

Alexander Bajkov Award

Past Alexander Bajkov Award winners (clockwise from top left): Val Weirer, Karen Scott, Pascal Badiou, Lyle Lockhart

Many people have devoted much of their personal and professional lives to improving the health of Lake Winnipeg. Since 2008, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation has been celebrating these passionate individuals with our Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in honour of the pioneering researcher (his last name is pronounced “bye-cough” and you can read his bio here), this annual award is presented to a person who exemplifies Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake Winnipeg, and...

Seine-Rat River Conservation District

(left to right) SRRCD Project Supervisor Chris Randall, SRRCD District Manager Jodi Goerzen, Board Chair Cornie Goertzen, LWF board member and Science Advisory Council Chair Alex Salki, SRRCD board member Larry Bugera

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is pleased to announce that the Seine-Rat River Conservation District has been chosen to receive the 2015 Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in memory of pioneering fisheries biologist Alexander Bajkov (1894 – 1955), this award was created by LWF in 2008 and is presented annually to those who demonstrate outstanding efforts to protect and restore the...

Alexander Bajkov

So many people have devoted much of their personal and professional lives to improving the health of Lake Winnipeg – and, since 2008, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation has been celebrating these passionate individuals with our Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in honour of the pioneering researcher of Lake Winnipeg (you can read his bio here), this annual award is presented to a person who exemplifies Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake Winnipeg and who demonstrates outstanding efforts to protect and restore the lake and its watershed.

Past recipients have included scientists...

Alexander Bajkov, Lake Winnipeg Foundation

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is thrilled to announce that Dr. Pascal Badiou has been chosen to receive the 2014 Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in memory of pioneering fisheries biologist Alexander Bajkov (1894 – 1955), this award was created by LWF in 2008. It is presented annually to an individual who exemplifies Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake Winnipeg, and who demonstrates outstanding efforts to protect and restore the health of the lake and its watershed. Past recipients have included scientists, politicians, educators and journalists.

A graduate of the University of...

Past Alexander Bajkov Award winners (clockwise from top left): Val Weirer, Karen Scott, Rick Gamble, Lyle Lockhart

We know so many people who have devoted much of their personal and professional lives to help improve the health of Lake Winnipeg. That’s why, since 2008, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation has been publicly recognizing these passionate individuals with our Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in honour of the pioneering researcher of Lake Winnipeg (you can read his bio here), this annual award is presented to a person who exemplifies Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake...

Alexander Bajkov

Alexander Bajkov (pronounced “bye-cough”) was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1894. He was educated in the fisheries division of the Moscow Agricultural College, an experience which gave him the opportunity to take part in expeditions to the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal and other freshwater lakes and rivers throughout Russia.

Bajkov enlisted in the Russian military during the First World War. Fighting against the Bolshevicks in Northern Russia, he was taken prisoner and condemned to death but managed to escape on skis to Finland. He returned to duty and was subsequently wounded in a bayonet encounter...

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s annual Alexander Bajkov Award is named in honour of the pioneering researcher of Lake Winnipeg.

The award recognizes individuals who exemplify Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake Winnipeg, and who demonstrate outstanding efforts to protect and restore the lake and its watershed.

Nominees will have contributed to Lake Winnipeg in the fields of science, art, environmental stewardship, education and/or advocacy. Nominations are considered by an independent panel of judges and announcement of the award recipient in made in the spring.

Many people...

Alexander Bajkov

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s annual Alexander Bajkov Award is named in honour of the pioneering researcher of Lake Winnipeg.

The award recognizes individuals who exemplify Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake Winnipeg, and who demonstrate outstanding efforts to protect and restore the lake and its watershed.

Nominees will have contributed to Lake Winnipeg in the fields of science, art, environmental stewardship, education and/or advocacy. Nominations are considered by an LWF committee and our announcement of the award recipient is made in the spring.

Many people have given...

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