Icewater Seafoods and the Wareham family are proud to launch the Bruce Wareham Memorial Award in Seafood Quality, a new annual award to honour and continue the legacy of its founder. The annual award will be granted through the Fisheries and Marine Institute to a student in the Advanced Diploma in Food Safety program.
“My father had a deep desire to help those around him succeed,” explains Alberto Wareham, President & CEO of Icewater Seafoods and son of Bruce Wareham. “It is our hope that this award can have a substantial positive impact on the life and education of a student each year. We know doing that in his honour would make him proud.”
Applicants are asked to demonstrate how they uphold some of the characteristics that Bruce Wareham himself quietly demonstrated and valued throughout his life: commitment to community, tenacity / ability to adapt to change, improving quality through innovation and treating people with respect.
Linking up with the Advanced Diploma in Food Safety program was a natural fit. The Icewater Seafoods plant is a world class seafood manufacturing facility. Food safety standards are taken extremely seriously by the company, employees, and its international customers. Bruce Wareham was also proud of the quality of education delivered by Memorial University and the Fisheries and Marine Institute and had unwavering optimism for the future of the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“Mr. Wareham and Icewater Seafoods have been great friends and supporters of the Institute. This Award celebrates Bruce’s legacy of advancing the seafood industry in Newfoundland and Labrador and inspires our students to apply what they’ve learned at the Institute to make their own impact and contributions to the industry’s innovation in quality and leadership,” said Dr. Rob Shea, Vice-President (Marine Institute), Memorial University.
The Bruce Wareham Memorial Award in Seafood Quality is among the largest annual scholarships and awards offered to students of the Fisheries and Marine Institute. Students of Advanced Diploma programs like Food Safety have already completed an undergraduate degree so acknowledging their dedication and excellence with a significant financial contribution will go a long way.
Eligible students can apply through (https://www.mi.mun.ca/scholarshipsandawards/) and the deadline for the 2022 Award is Friday, February 18, 2022.