Awards

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Awards

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.

  • Dr. Chantal Farmer (Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • 2017 sponsor: Alltech Canada, Inc.

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.

  • Dr. Masahito Oba (University of Alberta)
  • 2017 sponsor: Trouw Nutrition

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.

  • Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • 2017 sponsor: Elanco/Lilly Canada

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 awarded in 2017
  • 2017 sponsors: Canadian Pork Council, Chicken Farmers of Canada, and Dairy Farmers of Canada

*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.

  • Dr. Angela Cánovas (University of Guelph)
  • 2017 sponsor: Masterfeeds

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.

  • Dr.  Derek Martin Anderson (Dalhousie University)
  • 2017 Sponsor CSAS

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

Students

Graduate student travel bursaries

Awarded each year upon confirmation of attendance at the Annual Meeting. The 2016 travel awards of $500 each were awarded to (Sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing):

  • Mohanathas Gobikrushanth (University of Alberta)
  • Eranga De Seram (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Hooman Derakhshani (University of Manitoba)
  • Peter Park (University of Guelph)
  • Yasmin Schuermann (McGill University)
  • Maxime Leduc (Université Laval)

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:
    • Eoin O’Hara (University of Alberta)
    • Ou Wang (University of Alberta)
    • Yasmin Schuermann (McGill University)

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:
    • Rizaldy Zapata (University of Calgary)
    • Larisa Jancewicz (University of Saskatchewan)
    • Peter Park (University of Guelph)

Undergraduate student award of academic excellence

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

  • Awarded $100 each in 2016 to:
    • Elisabeth Robertson (University of British Columbia)
    • Nicole LeBlanc (University of Alberta)
    • Ella Flumes (University of Saskatchewan)
    • Vicki Wien (University of Manitoba)
    • Sarah Jajou (University of Guelph)
    • Audrey St-Yves (McGill University )- MacDonald Campus
    • Marguerite Plante-Dube (Université Laval)
    • Wei Minmin (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.

Ms. Elisabeth (Betsy) Robertson 

 Applied Animal Biology, University of British Columbia

Ms. Nicole LeBlanc

Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Science, University of Alberta

Ms. Ella Flumes

Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan

Ms. Vicki Wien

Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba

Ms. Sarah Jajou

Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph

Ms. Audrey St-Yves

Department of Animal Science, McGill University - Macdonald Campus

Ms. Marguerite Plante-Dubé

Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation, Université Laval

Ms. Wei Minmin

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhouise University

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