January 22, 2019

*Call for Nominations* 2019 CSAS Professional Awards

Call for Nominations

The Executive Board is pleased to open the call for nominations for Canadian Society of Animal Science Awards. These awards will be presented at the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Austin, Texan (July 8-11, 2019). Nominations for these awards are being accepted until March 15th, 2019. Selection of award winners will be made by the Honors and Awards Committee from nominations by the membership.



Dr. Tim McAllister, 2018 CSAS Fellow displays his award plaque, and Dr. Michael Steel, CSAS Past President




Please nominate your deserving colleagues for the following awards by Friday, March 15th:, 2019

1. Canadian Society of Animal Science Fellowship

Awarded to CSAS members for truly outstanding contributions in any field of animal agriculture 

2. Award for Excellence in Nutrition and Meat Science

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.

3. Award for 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.

4. Canadian Animal Industries Award in Extension and Public Service

This is awarded to a CSAS member in recognition of 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.

5. Young Scientist Award

This is awarded to a CSAS member, in recognition of their achievements as a new member 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

6. 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. Honorary Life Members cease to pay membership dues. 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.

Note: Nominations are not required for Honorary Life Membership (selection of recipients is based on the CSAS membership list; however, the Honors and Awards Committee would appreciate members identifying potential recipients).

Eligibility / Documentation Required:

Nominated individuals must be a current member of the Canadian Society of Animal Science.

Nominations (except for Honorary Life Membership) must be accompanied with the following as electronic files (PDF or Word file(s) preferred):

  1. Name, address, phone number and e-mail address of nominator(s).
  2. Name, workplace address, phone number, e-mail address, place and date of birth of nominee.
  3. Reason for nomination: a statement (approximately one-half to one page in length) of WHY this particular nominee is being proposed.
  4. CV of Nominee (include education, employment, service to the profession (books and papers published, courses and number of students taught, industry activities, consultations, overseas involvement, etc.), and honors and awards already held).
  5. A summary suitable for incorporation into a citation if the nominee wins the award (maximum of 250 words).
  6. For nominees for the Canadian Animal Industries award in extension and public service, letters of support from farm organizations on a local, provincial and/or national level are required.

Please forward all nomination documents via email to: ashovell@uoguelph.ca and dan.columbus@usask.ca.

Visit https://www.asas.org/CSAS/awards/ for more information about the awards and to meet past winners.


Dr. A. Kate Shoveller

CSAS Awards Chair