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Awards

2019 Canadian Society of Animal Science Award Recipients

Each year, the Canadian Society of Animal Science recognizes excellence in animal science. Awards were presented at the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Full Members

Canadian Society of Animal Science Fellowship*

Awarded to CSAS members for truly outstanding contributions in any field of animal agriculture. Selection is made by the Awards and Honours Committee from nominations by the membership. The award consists of a plaque and a $1000 cheque.

Excellence in Nutrition and Meat Sciences*

Awarded to CSAS members to encourage excellence in teaching, research or extension in the fields of nutrition and meat science at the provincial, federal or international level. Nominees previously awarded AIC or Canadian Society of Animal Science Fellowships are not eligible for this award, but the converse does not apply. Selection of recipients is made by the Awards and Honours Committee from nominations received. The award consists of a plaque and a $1000 cheque.

Technical Innovation in Enhancing Production of Safe Affordable Food*

This award recognizes excellence in technical innovation and teaching with particular emphasis in the fields of biotechnology, genetics, physiology and animal behavior. The award requires a demonstration that the recipient had contributed to the production of safe and affordable food. CSAS and AIC fellowship recipients are ineligible. The award consists of a plaque and a $1000 cheque.

Canadian Animal Industries Award in Extension and Public Service*

Awarded to CSAS members to recognise outstanding service to the animal industries of Canada in technology transfer, leadership and education in animal production. The recipient of the award may be employed in any sector of the Canadian animal industry. The contribution to advancement of education and technology transfer in animal agriculture in Canada must have been outstanding and sustained over time. The contributions must be distinct from those of research. Selection of recipients is made by the Awards and Honours Committee from nominations received. The award consists of a plaque and a $1000 cheque.

  • Not given in 2019

*Refer to Nominate section for past recipient lists

Transitioning Scientists

Young Scientist Award*

Awarded to CSAS members in recognition of the achievements of new members of the research community. Individuals who have demonstrated excellence in research in any area of animal and/or poultry science, and who have held their Ph.D. for a period not greater than seven years (or eight years in special cases such as birth of a child or prolonged illness) are eligible. Nominees previously awarded AIC or Canadian Society of Animal Science Fellowships are not eligible for this award, but the converse does not apply. Selection of recipients is made by the Awards and Honours Committee from nominations received. The award consists of a plaque and a $1000 cheque.

Honorary Life Membership*

Awarded to CSAS members who have retired from active employment and who have been active members for a period of no less than 10 years immediately preceding retirement. The award is intended for members who have truly retired (age 65) and not for those who have retired only to assume another career or appointment. Members are encouraged to identify potential recipients and selection by the Awards and Honours Committee is contingent upon verification by the CSAS membership list.  Honorary Life Members cease to pay membership dues.

  • Not given in 2019

Refer to Nominate section and click on award name for past recipient lists

Students

CSAS Student Ambassadors

Our CSAS Student Ambassadors will enhance the visibility of our society to graduate students across Canada and increase the participation of our student members in society activities.   Award sponsored by the Canadian Society of Animal Science.

  • Western Canada Student Ambassador - Cameron Olsen (University of Alberta)
  • Eastern Canada Student Ambassador - Michaela Lièvre (University of Guelph)
Graduate Student Travel Bursaries
Awarded each year upon confirmation of attendance at the Annual Meeting. The 2017 travel awards of $500 each were awarded to (Sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing, Meritech Bioengineering Company, Ltd., Beef Cattle Research Council, and Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement, Inc.):
 
  • Qianru Hui - University of Manitoba
  • Cameron Olsen - University of Alberta
  • Xuechun Bai - University of Alberta
  • James Templeman - University of Guelph
  • Janghan Choi - University of Manitoba
  • Prince Choi - University of Alberta
  • Stephanie Belanger-Naud -McGill University
  • Esther Ijiwad - University of Alberta

Graduate Student Poster Presentations

In recognition of the top three poster presentations during the Graduate Student Competition at the Annual Meeting. The award consists of a cheque.
Sponsor: Canadian Science Publishing

  • Award winners of 1st $250, 2nd $150 and 3rd $100 were:
    • 1st Place: Ryley Vanderhout  (University of  Guelph) - Allometric growth patterns in turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) show no significant increase in total carcass meat yield
    • 2nd Place: Anouk Caron (Universite Laval) - Effects of sustained hyperpolactinemia in late gestation on mammary development in gilts
    • 3rd Place: Paul Tamayao (University of Manitoba) - Effects of source and level of inclusion of biochar in a total mixed beef cattle diet on in vitro methane emissions and fermentation parameters

Graduate Student Oral Presentations

In recognition of the top three oral presentations during the Graduate Student Competition at the Annual Meeting. The award consists of a cheque.
Sponsor: Canadian Science Publishing

  • Award winners of 1st $250, 2nd $150 and 3rd $100 were:
    • PhD Winners
      • 1st Place: Christine Bone (University of Guelph) - The production of sulfated 16-androstene steroids by porcine leydig cells and their potential role in the development of boar taint
      • 2nd Place: Stephanie Terry (AAFC Lethbridge/University of Sydney) - Effect of engineered biocarbon on rumen fermentation, nutrient digestibility, methane emissions, and rumen microbiota in beef heifers
      • 3rd Place: Daniel Watanabe (University of Saskatchewan) - Evaluating the effect of Ca-gluconate and Ca-butyrate on SCFA absorption and permeability of the gastrointestinal tract
    • MSc Winners
      • 1st Place: Annemiek Welborn (University of Guelph) - Effects of macronutrient composition of milk replacer on body composition and intestinal development in neonatal dairy calves
      • 2nd Place: Nicole Briggs (University of Alberta) - Effect of source and dietary concentration of trace minerals on serum mineral status, ruminal pH, and ruminal volatile fatty acids in lactating Holstein dairy cows
      • 3rd Place: Dakota Wightman (University of Saskatchewan) - The impact of xylanase on arabinoxylan hydrolysis when included in corn or wheat based diets fed to swine

Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award

In recognition of superior academic achievement during the first three years of study within the Faculties of Agriculture at each Canadian university. This award was created in 2005 to continue the Undergraduate Awards program. The award consists of a cheque, a certificate and a one year membership in CSAS (and 1 year free online access to the Canadian Journal of Animal Science).
Sponsor: Canadian Science Publishing

  • Hannah Keenes -University of Manitoba
  • Tadic Vladimir- University of Alberta
  • Julia Scott - University of Guelph
  • Hayley Bowling - University of Saskatchewan
  • Brooke McNeil - Dalhousie University

Undergraduate student awards theatre or poster presentations

In recognition of the top three theatre or poster poster presentations when sufficient numbers of undergraduate students register for the Annual Conference as presenting authors of their original research. The award consists of a cheque; sponsor CSAS. Undergraduate students from Canadian universities are welcome to enter this competition.

Nominate Section

How to nominate candidates for awards

Nomination Form to come in Spring 2017

To be eligible for these Awards, a nominee must have been a CSAS member for 3 (three) consecutive years at the time of nomination, except for the Young Scientist Award, for which, a nominee must have been a CSAS member for at least 1 (one) year.

  • CSAS FELLOWSHIP AWARD  eligible to a CSAS member who has made an outstanding contribution in any field of animal agriculture.
  • TECHNICAL INNOVATION IN ENHANCING PRODUCTION OF SAFE AFFORDABLE FOOD  to recognize excellence in technical innovation, teaching, research or extension in the field of biotechnology, genetics, physiology and animal behavior that has demonstrated contribution to the production of safe and affordable food. The award is eligible to a CSAS member involved at provincial, federal or international levels, however CSAS and AIC Fellowship recipients are ineligible.
  •  YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD  eligible to a CSAS member who within a period of no greater than seven years from obtaining a Ph.D., has demonstrated excellence in any area of animal and/or poultry science, however CSAS and AIC Fellowship recipients are ineligible.
  •  HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARD  eligible to CSAS members who have retired from employment, were members at the time of their retirement, and had been active members for a total of not less than 15 years prior to retirement.
  •  GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL BURSARY eligible to graduate students of Canadian Universities scheduled to present their abstract(s) at the annual conference. Nomination must be submitted by the department chair.
  •  UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD eligible to an undergraduate student (at each of the 8 Canadian Universities) who has demonstrated superior academic performance during the first three years of related studies and enrolled in the fourth year in animal/poultry science.  

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