Awards

A number of CSZ Sponsored Awards are also available. Please read the terms of reference for any awards you would like to apply for (see below and https://www.csz-scz.ca/awards), and ensure that you are familiar with the submission guidelines and deadlines. These include noting your intent to compete for the award at the time of abstract submission and/or the submission of additional materials ahead of the meeting.

Travel Grants

The Local Organizing Committee will be providing Travel Grants (Awards
to assist students / PDFs with the costs of attending the meeting. 

The number of awards available will be determined by registration fees collected 
and the LOC’s success in raising other funds to support travel. 

To be considered for an award, the applicant must: 

1) register for the meeting, 
2) be the presenting author; and 3) send the following to Dr. Barbara Zielinski (zielin1@uwindsor.ca
    by 11:59 PST on March 22nd :

  • Name, affiliation and current enrollment (undergrad, grad student, post doc)
  • Your abstract
  • a short letter from your supervisor indicating why the funds are needed and your role and contribution to the research to be presented
  • have you previously received a CSZ Travel Award? If so, in what year?


 Our intent is to fund as many applicants as possible, to let applicants 
 know by March 29th, 2019  if they have received travel funds, and the amount of their award.Late applications will only be considered if there are funds remaining.

1) William S. Hoar Award: The William S. Hoar Award is given for the best student paper presented orally at the Annual Conference of the Society, and is intended to encourage and acknowledge excellence in scientific research and communication by students. Cash prize of $500 and a scroll.

Click here for eligibility and application procedures. Application deadline:  Applications must be submitted to the First VP (Grant McClelland; grantm@mcmaster.ca) by 11:59 PST on April 1st, 2019. The applicants must also indicate that they wish to be considered for the Award at the time of abstract submission.

2) Helen I. Battle Award: The Helen. I. Battle Award is given for the best student poster at the Annual Conference of the Society and is intended to encourage and acknowledge excellence in scientific research and communication by students. Cash prize of $500 and a scroll.

Click here for eligibility and application procedures. Application deadline: The applicant must indicate that they wish to be considered for this Award at the time of abstract submission and submit a .pdf version of their poster to the CSZ’s Second Vice-President (Sally Leys, sleys@ualberta.ca) by 11:59 PST on April 23rd, 2019.

3) Presidents’ Award: The Presidents’ Award is given for the best research paper presented orally by a post-doctoral fellow (PDF) at the Annual Conference of the Society, and is intended to encourage and acknowledge excellence in scientific research and communication. Cash prize of $500 and a scroll.

Click here for eligibility and application procedures. Application deadline: Applications should be submitted to the CSZ’s First Vice-President (Grant McClelland; grantm@mcmaster.ca) before 11:59 PST on April 1st, 2019. The applicant must also indicate that they wish to be considered for the Award at the time of abstract submission.

4) A. Murray Fallis Award: The A. Murray Fallis Prize is given for the best student research given as an oral presentation at the Annual Conference of the Society in the area of Parasitism, Immunity and Environment. Cash prize of $300 and a scroll.

Click here for eligibility and judging criteria. Application deadline: The student should indicate at the time of abstract submission that they want to be considered for this award and also by e-mailing the Chair of the PIE Section (Jillian Detwiler; jillian.detwiler@umanitoba.ca) by 11:59 PST on April 15, 2019.

5) Brian K. Hall Award: The Brian K. Hall Award is given for the best oral presentation by a student on a topic in Comparative Morphology and Development (CMD) at the Annual Conference of the Society. Cash prize of $400 and scroll.

Click here for eligibility and application criteria. Application deadline: The student must indicate that they wish to be considered for this Award at the time of abstract submission and also by e-mailing the Chair of the CMD section (Emily Standen, estanden@uottawa.ca) by 11:59 PST on April 15, 2019.

6) Cas C. Lindsey Prize: The Cas C. Lindsey Prize will be awarded for the best student presentation (oral or poster) within the fields of behaviour, ecology or evolution at the Annual Conference of the Society. Cash prize of $300 and scroll.

Click here for eligibility and application criteria. Application deadline: An electronic version of the abstract and the supervisor’s letter (where necessary) must be sent to the Chair of the IEE Section Valerie Schoof, vschoof@glendon.yorku.ca) by 11:59 PST on March 31st, 2019.

7) George F. Holeton Prize: The G. F. Holeton Prize is given for the most outstanding student poster presentation in the Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (CPB) Section at the Annual Conference of the Society. The prize is intended to encourage and acknowledge excellence in scientific research and communication by students. Cash prize of $400 and scroll.

Click here for eligibility and application criteria. Application deadline: The applicant must indicate that they wish to be considered for this Award at the time of abstract submission and submit a .pdf version of their poster to the CPB Section Chair (Tyson MacCormack, E-mail: tmaccormack@mta.ca) by 11:59 PST on April 23rd, 2019.

8) Mick Burt Prize: The Mick Burt Prize is given to the best student poster presentation in the Parasitism, Immunity, and Environment (PIE) Section at the Annual Conference of the Society. The prize is intended to encourage and acknowledge excellence in scientific research and communication by students. Cash prize of $300 and a scroll.

Click here for eligibility and application criteria. Application deadline: The applicant must indicate that they wish to be considered for the Award at the time of abstract submission and submit a .pdf version of their poster to the PIE Chair Jillian Detwiler; jillian.detwiler@umanitoba.ca) by 11:59 PST on April 15, 2019.