CBA-ABC MAJOR AWARDS
Applications deadline: February 28th, 2020
The Lawson Medal
First awarded at the 1969 Annual Meeting, the Lawson Medal, the most prestigious award of the CBA/ABC, was established “to provide a collective, formal expression of the admiration and respect of botanists in Canada for excellence in the contribution of an individual to Canadian botany”.
Mary E. Elliott Award
The Mary E. Elliott Service Award is given to an individual for meritorious service to CBA/ABC.
Magister Teaching Award
The award is intended to recognize plant biologists (CBA/ABC members or not), in their mid or late career, who have demonstrated a consistently high level of teaching excellence and teaching-related activities over at least 10 years as a faculty member at a Canadian post-secondary institution, including colleges and institutes.
Awards for Students
Application deadline: March 31, 2020.
These awards are given to students for a paper they have published:
- Alf Erling Porsild – Laurie Consaul Award for the best paper in in Systematics and Phytogeography. Value: $1000
- J. Stan Rowe Award for for the best paper in plant ecology. Value: $500
- Taylor A. Steeves Award for the best paper in plant development, structure or morphology. Value: $500
- Luella K. Weresub Memorial Award for the best paper in fungal biology. Value: $1000
BEST PRESENTATIONS AT THE ANNUAL CBA-ABC MEETING
Value: $500. Application deadline: April 15, 2020
- Lionel Cinq-Mars Award for the best oral presentation by a student as a contributed paper at the CBA/ABC Annual Meeting.
- Iain and Sylvia Taylor Award for the best student poster presented at the CBA/ABC Annual Meeting.
FOR TRAVEL TO PARTICIPATE AT THE ANNUAL CBA-ABC MEETING
Value: $150-500. Application deadline: April 15, 2020
- John Macoun Travel Bursary to provide partial financial assistance for travel to the CBA/ABC Annual Meeting to a graduate student (or students) presenting a paper or a poster.
- Keith Winterhalder Undergraduate Travel Award to an undergraduate student (or students) presenting a paper or a poster at the CBA/ABC Annual meeting.
Note: at least $4000.00 will be awarded to students that attend the 2020 meeting, apportioned by the number of applications and the distance travelled by each student.
FOR RESEARCH TRAVEL RELATED TO CANADA’S NORTH
Value: $1300. Application deadline: February 28, 2020.
- Laurie Consaul Northern Research Scholarship award is open to all undergraduate or graduate students who will be undertaking their field research in Botany in the northern regions (north of 60o) of Canada in the upcoming field season.
All students who have graduated from or are currently enrolled in a Canadian university, or Canadian students who have studied abroad are eligible.