The PIR Science Ambassador Award recognizes a Canadian researcher, his or her outstanding body of work over a period of time which has contributed to the field of science, and their promotion of this research to the Canadian public.
Nominations for the Award can be submitted by a Dean, Vice-President (Research) or their equivalent, from any Canadian research institute, hospital or post secondary institution. Only one nomination from any given institution and/or affiliated hospital will be accepted per award category. Call for nominations are sent in the fall with an application deadline in mid January.
A nomination must consist of:
- A maximum one page letter that describes the research contributions of the nominee and the potential impact of the contributions to the quality of life of Canadians
- A maximum one page document describing the outreach activities of the nominee, including participation in public educational programs
- Curriculum Vitae of the nominee
- Additional letters of support, with a maximum of three letters
A carefully chosen panel selected from the academic community within the research area will adjudicate each nomination.
Dr. Chris Brandl 2013
Dr. Jeremy N. McNeil 2014
Dr. Brock Fenton 2015