PhD Dissertation Award
for Outstanding Research Contributing to the Degree Of PhD
The PhD Dissertation Award is given for outstanding research in nutrition at the PhD level and considers scientific papers constituting a publication of thesis material as a component of the award. The award is limited to students (and supervisors) who are members of the Canadian Nutrition Society/Société canadienne de nutrition (for at least one year prior to receiving award) who have successfully defended their PhD thesis not more than 12 months prior to January 31 of the current year in which the award is being presented.
The nomination package should include the following:
- A letter from the PhD supervisor, or other supervisory committee member, describing the nature and significance of the work for which the nomination is submitted,
- Curriculum vitae of the nominee including present position, education, 250 word abstract of the PhD research, bibliography of research papers, books, chapters in books and invited reviews emanating from the PhD research, and
- Reprints of the nominee's most important publications.
A jury, selected by the President and Awards Chair, will select the recipient of the award. Persons willing to serve on the selection committee may contact the Chair. The recipient of the award will present a PhD Dissertation Award Lecture during a CNS hosted webinar, and will receive a plaque, monetary award, and a complimentary ticket to the Awards Banquet. The nominator will be invited to introduce the recipient and the plaque will be presented during the CNS-SCN Annual Conference. * NOTE: Due to the continued effect of COVID-19, the CNS 2021 Annual Conference will take place virtually. Please see the draft conference program for details on award presentations and lectures.
Nominations are due January 31, 2021 - submitted via the Online Award Nomination tool. Nominations now closed.
Previous Award Winners
2020 - Maude Perreault, PhD - McMaster University
2019 - Lisa Martin, PhD, RD - University of Alberta
2018 - Kathryn Hopperton, PhD - University of Toronto
2017 - Crystal Karakochuk, PhD - University of British Columbia
2016 - Julie Mason-Ennis, PhD - University of Toronto
2015 - Teri Emrich, PhD - University of Toronto
2014 - Bibiana Garcia-Bailo, PhD - University of Toronto
2013 - Justine Tishinsky, PhD - University of Guelph
2012 - Rachel A Murphy, PhD - University of Alberta
2011 - Christopher K. Tomlinson, PhD - University of Toronto
2010 - Julia Wong, PhD - University of Toronto
2009 - (Not awarded)
2008 - Nick Bellissimo, PhD, University of Toronto