Canada Section Student Award

The Canada Section Student Award was established in 1987 to recognize promising young engineers and scientists in the field of electrochemical power sources. The awards are intended to encourage the recipients to initiate or continue careers in the field.

Nomination Deadline: February 28, annual
Presented: annual

Recipient qualifications

The recipient will be a student who is pursuing a PhD degree at a Canadian university in any area of science or engineering in which electrochemical science and technology and/or solid state science and technology is the central consideration. Candidates must be nominated by a university faculty member. Nominations must subsequently be supported by letters of recommendation from personnel in university, industry, and government.

In addition to the electronic application, the nomination package includes the following:

  • A curriculum vitae for the student, listing publications and work experience, as well as the month and the year at which all university degrees were begun or completed. In particular, an estimate must be made of the date of completion of the currently pursued degree. The student should expect to retain his or her status as a graduate student at least until after September of the year for which the award is being given.
  • A letter of recommendation for the nomination from the nominating professor, which should outline the student’s strong points and weaknesses in electrochemical research. It should answer the question: “Why do you wish to single out this student for the award?”
  • A brief (1 to 2 typed pages) outline of the proposed and completed research project, written by the student.
  • As the criterion for nomination is the excellence of the student’s research accomplishments. Thus, copies of university transcripts are not required.

The award consists of a $1,500 (CAD) prize.

Past recipients

2018 – 2002
Shuai Chen
Leah Ellis
Not Awarded
Drew Higgins
Karen Chan, Simon Fraser University
Ahmad Ghahremaninezhad, University of British Columbia
Mohammed Naser, University of Western Ontario
Mohamed Naser, McMaster University
Arash Shahryari, McGill University
Thamara Laredo, University of Guelph
M. Toupin, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Amy Lloyd, University of Western Ontario
Sandra Rifai, University of Ottawa
Vlad Zamliny, University of Guelph

2001 – 1988
Luc Beaulieu, Dalhousie University
Bryan Park, University of Waterloo
Dany Brouillette, University of Montreal
Shiyuan Qian, University of Sherbrooke
Ian A. Courtney, Dalhousie University
Aicheng Chen, University of Guelph
Alexandre Brolo, University of Waterloo
Sylvie Morin, University of Ottawa
Dan Bizzoto, University of Guelph
Meijie Zhang, University of Ottawa
Hubert Dumont, Universite de Sherbrooke
Gregory Jerkiewicz, University of Ottawa
James Hinatsu, University of Toronto
Gessie Brisard, Universite de Sherbrooke
Jean St-Pierre, Ecole Polytechnique