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Canada Section

This Section serves the needs of ECS members interested in solid-state and electrochemical science and technology in Canada.


Student Travel Grants
The Canada Section will support the travel of students to each of its symposia. Eligible students must be in the graduate or upper level undergraduate program and must be presenting a poster at the meeting. Up to three student travel grants of a total of three hundred dollars per meeting will be awarded.

To apply for a travel grant, download and complete the application form. The form has to be accompanied by a letter from an involved faculty member, the student's curriculum vitae and the student's meeting abstract (400-600 words). The faculty member is expected to comment on the quality of the student's work, the student’s ability to perform research independently, his/her enthusiasm, and creativity and academic performance. The complete application must be received no later than one month prior to the meeting for which a travel grant is sought.


Young Author Symposia (Guidelines)
The Canada Section has increased its student and recent post-graduate student activities by holding "Young Author" symposia. These symposia present an opportunity for students and recent post-graduate students to meet, present and discuss their work, broaden their electrochemical knowledge, and gain deeper insight into electrochemical research activities in Canada. These symposia/meetings are typically regional events, due to the large size of Canada, that are, however, advertised to all Canada Section members. There is no strict format to these events, except that the activities concentrate around students and recent post-graduate student research activities; and the involvement of student and recent post-graduate students in the organization of the event is preferred. The following guidelines apply to such an event.

  • The organization of a young author symposium needs to be approved by the Canada Section Executive committee;
  • The symposia take place on an "ad-hoc" basis, i.e., students, recent post-graduate students, etc. can organize such an event as desired. However, the chair of Programs of the Canada Section Executive Committee should ensure that at least one young author symposium is held on an annual basis;
  • The event is advertised to all Canada Section members using e-mail;
  • The event is to be financially self-supporting;
  • The Canada Section provides assistance in organizing the symposiums such as advertisement by e-mail, providing a list of possible sponsors and possible senior speakers and finding facilities free of charge;
  • The organizers can choose the form of the event. However, the event needs to concentrate on student and recent post-graduate student research activities and interests;
  • A symposium/meeting report needs to be written and submitted to the Canada Section Secretary, Chair, and ECS headquarters within three weeks of the event.
  • Students and/or researchers who are interested in organizing a "Young Author" symposium should contact the Vice-Chair for Programs of the Canada Section.



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