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.
Award

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

Past recipients

2017 – 2001
Leah Ellis
(2017)
Not Awarded
(2014)
Drew Higgins
(2013)
Karen Chan, Simon Fraser University
(2012)
Ahmad Ghahremaninezhad, University of British Columbia
(2011)
Mohammed Naser, University of Western Ontario
(2010)
Mohamed Naser, McMaster University
(2009)
Arash Shahryari, McGill University
(2008)
Thamara Laredo, University of Guelph
(2007)
M. Toupin, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
(2006)
Amy Lloyd, University of Western Ontario
(2004)
Sandra Rifai, University of Ottawa
(2003)
Vlad Zamliny, University of Guelph
(2002)
Luc Beaulieu, Dalhousie University
(2001)

2000 – 1988
Bryan Park, University of Waterloo
(2000)
Dany Brouillette, University of Montreal
Shiyuan Qian, University of Sherbrooke
(1999)
Ian A. Courtney, Dalhousie University
(1998)
Aicheng Chen, University of Guelph
(1997)
Alexandre Brolo, University of Waterloo
(1996)
Sylvie Morin, University of Ottawa
(1995)
Dan Bizzoto, University of Guelph
(1994)
Meijie Zhang, University of Ottawa
(1993)
Hubert Dumont, Universite de Sherbrooke
(1992)
Gregory Jerkiewicz, University of Ottawa
(1991)
James Hinatsu, University of Toronto
(1990)
Gessie Brisard, Universite de Sherbrooke
(1989)
Jean St-Pierre, Ecole Polytechnique
(1988)