Applications for all CWSS/SCM awards are to include a recent photograph and a brief biography of the candidate.
Industry members comprise a significant part of the CWSS-SCM membership. Their contribution has been and will continue to be of great importance to the Society. Their interaction with members from the academic and public sectors is paramount to the well being of the weed science discipline.
To recognize excellent leadership and contributions to weed management in Canada by CWSS-SCM members.
Members eligible for the award must be active within CWSS-SCM and be employed by private industry or be self-employed at the time of nomination. The nominee must be actively engaged in weed science activities and weed science should have been a major component the nominee’s activity and responsibility during his/her career. A CWSS-SCM Outstanding Industry Member award will not necessarily be awarded every year.
The nominator will complete the nomination document and contact individuals to provide supporting letters. Three supporting letters are required (of which at least two should be from CWSS-SCM members). Supporting letters must be in 12 point font and no longer than two typewritten 8 . by 11 pages. The nominator is also responsible for a document, supporting the nominee, which should be limited to 1000 words. The nominator may obtain statistical information and biographical data from the nominee. The nominator is not required to be a member of CWSS-SCM. The nomination will stand for three years. The nominator is encouraged to update support material in the 2nd and 3rd year of nomination.
The nomination package must include:
To recognize excellence among active scientists, educators, regulatory and extension personnel in the area of weed science in Canada. Their contributions must be judged to have had a major impact on weed science or the agricultural industry in Canada.
Individuals involved in any aspect of weed research, teaching, extension or regulation may be nominated. Nominees should have been active in weed science in Canada for a minimum of 10 years. A Dow AgroSciences Excellence in Weed Science award will not necessarily be awarded every year.
Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of their contributions to Canadian agriculture as described in the nomination documents that should include:
May be submitted by any member of the CWSS-SCM. The nomination will stand for 3 years. The nominators are encouraged to update material in support of their nominees in the 2nd and 3rd year of nomination.
This award recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions of professional staff that support weed science activities.
To recognize the contributions of CWSS-SCM Professional Staff members that support weed science activities and contribute to the success of CWSS-SCM.
Nominees will be restricted to professional staff that work under the direction of university, provincial, federal, or industry scientists. These individuals may have titles such as researcher, research associate, research assistant, technician, support scientist, or specialist. The nominee must have been involved in weed science research, extension, or resident education for at least 10 years at the time of nomination.
Sponsor: Canadian Science Publishing, prize of $1000
May be submitted by any member of CWSS-SCM. The nomination will stand for 3 years. The nominator is encouraged to update material to support the nomination in Years 2 and 3. The nominator will complete the nomination document and contact individuals to provide supporting letters.
The nomination package should be less than 2 pages in length and must include:
To honour members of CWSS-SCM who have made outstanding contributions to weed science and to the CWSS-SCM throughout their careers.
Must be active members of CWSS-SCM and may nominate only one candidate per year.
Nominees for Fellow must be active members of the CWSS¬SCM at the time of their nomination and must have been active members for a total of at least 10 years. Normally, nominees will be in the later stages of their careers. Nominees must have made substantial contributions in more than one of the following areas:
Preparation – Obtaining the nominee’s assistance in compiling information is encouraged and will improve the accuracy and completeness of the documentation. Clearly identifying and evaluating the nominee’s contributions to weed science is the most important part of the nomination, because nominations are ranked on this basis. It is the nominator’s responsibility to coordinate the nomination and to assure that it is complete and submitted before the deadline. The nomination packet must be complete before sending to the Chair of the Scholarships and Awards Committee.
Format – Organize the nomination as shown in the enclosed outline. Type the nomination, single-spaced on 8.5 x 11- inch format, in 12 point font.
Title. Entitle the document, Nomination of _______________________________for Election to Fellowship by the CWSS-SCM.
Nominee. Include name, date and place of birth, mailing address (with postal code), telephone and Fax numbers (with area code), and e-mail address (if available).
Nominator. Include your typewritten name and signature, mailing address (with postal code), telephone and fax numbers (with area code), and e-mail address.
Evaluation. The Nominator should identify the contributions on which the nomination is based. Explain why the nominee is not only an outstanding professional in his or her organization or region but also a national or international leader with respect to contributions to weed science. Describe particular contributions or accomplishments which qualify the nominee for the award.
Nomination package must also include a recent photograph and a brief biography of the candidate.
A complete set of all nomination packages for Fellow will be distributed by the Chair of the Scholarships and Awards Committee to each member of the Scholarships and Awards Committee. Each member evaluates and ranks the nominations and returns their ranking to the Chair. Based upon the rankings and further consultation with the committee, if required, the Chair forwards a recommendation to the CWSS-SCM President and Executive Committee for final approval. The successful nominees will be notified by the President of the Society in the month of November, prior to our annual meeting. The newly elected CWSS-SCM Fellow will be honoured at the annual meeting.
To recognize members of our society who have made a significant contribution and/or provided long-standing service to the betterment of our Society.
The President, in consultation with the Past-President, may confer the Presidential Meritorious Service Award if in his/her opinion, a member of the Society has demonstrated distinguished service. All members of CWSS/SCM are eligible for nomination for this award and may include members retiring from the Society or members leaving for other professional opportunities. The nominee(s) for this award must be approved by the CWSS-SCM executive. Although the award is conferred by the President, CWSS-SCM members are encouraged to recommend deserving candidates to the President. Generally, the award will be limited to 1 recipient each year; however, exceptions can be made with Executive approval. The recipient will receive a plaque.
To recognize excellence among active agronomists, scientists, educators, extension personnel or organizations (for example a diagnostic lab) in the area of weed extension or diagnostics. The recipient must clearly demonstrate the extension of weed science through awareness but more importantly adoption and implementation of weed research findings that have had a significant impact at the farm level in Canada.
Individuals or organizations (members or not of the CWSS) who are involved in any aspect of weed extension and/or diagnostics may be nominated. Nominees should have been active in the area of weed extension for a minimum of 5 years.
Sponsor: VALENT INC.
Nominees will be evaluated on their activities in weed extension. The recipient of the award must have a proven ability to extend weed science research results or do diagnostics that have made a significant impact at the farm level in Canada.
Nomination documents should include the following:
May be submitted by any member of the CWSS-SCM.
*maximum amount of $ 2 000.
The Canadian Journal of Plant Science (CJPS) is the CWSS sponsored journal. The establishment of this award will help to encourage the CWSS membership to choose CJPS for publication of their research. This will also help increase our profile within the journal while potentially increasing the quality of the weed science manuscripts that are submitted.
$500 (using funds provided by Canadian Science Publishing); plaque. One (1) award for the best manuscript; discretion to the committee to assign an honourable mention.
Nominations are sent to
Faculty of Agriculture
PO Box 550
Truro, NS, B2N 5E3