CNS-SCN Fellow Distinction
A Fellow distinction is an honour that CNS bestows on an individual in recognition of exemplary achievement in the field of nutrition.
“CNS-SCN Fellow” is an exclusive professional distinction that recognizes exceptional service to both the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) as well as the broader nutrition profession, both within Canada and globally. CNS members in good standing who have demonstrated a commitment and made substantial impact in the field of nutrition (in relation to science, clinical practice, or other) are eligible to be considered for recognition as a CNS-SCN Fellow.
CNS will induct the first class of CNS-SCN Fellows at the 2020 CNS Annual Conference as part of its 10 year anniversary.
Nominations for 2020 CNS-SCN Fellows will open November 1, 2019.
The CNS-SCN Fellow designation is an honour bestowed upon a CNS member by their peers in recognition for outstanding contributions to nutrition science and/or practice.
Nominations will be open from November 1 to February 1 each year. Nominations must include:
- Completion of an online nomination form submitted by a nominator (an “Active CNS” member) that outlines the reasons the individual is being nominated
- Letters of support from two current “Active” or “Retired” CNS members (Student, Young Professional or Associate members are not eligible to nominate) who can attest to why the candidate should receive a CNS-SCN Fellowship designation
- Nominee’s full curriculum vitae
- Must be a current “Active CNS” member or member of at least one of its originating societies - Canadian Society for Clinical Nutrition (CSCN) or Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences (CSNS) - for a minimum of 10 years.
- Demonstrate accomplishments and distinguished service in the field of nutrition in each of the four domains:
- Contribution to CNS activities (past and present)
- Achievements/excellence as a researcher, clinician, educator or other professional in the field of nutrition (past and present)
- Service and dedication to excellence to the Canadian nutrition community, both in a professional and a voluntary capacity through leadership, education, mentorship, policy, and knowledge translation (past and present)
- Recognition, honours, awards, reputation and credibility nationally and/or internationally within the nutrition sector (past and present)
The following individuals are not eligible to be nominated as a Fellow of CNS:
- Sitting Board members
- Industry partners
- Anyone in conflict with the CNS mandate and policies
A limited number of CNS-SCN Fellows will be awarded each year.
The Awards Committee, or other appointed reviewers, will review and score applications according to established criteria under the four domains and make recommendations to the CNS Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will review the recommendations and make the final selection.
Induction & Honours
CNS-SCN Fellows will be inducted during the awards banquet at the CNS Annual Conference. CNS-SCN Fellows receive:
- use of FCNS-SCN designation
- a recognition award
- free CNS membership for one year
- free CNS Annual Conference fee for the year of appointment
- profile on the CNS website and Members’ Update