GSC William F Grant
and Peter B Moens AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
1. Purpose of the Award
To provide collective, formal recognition by the membership of
the Genetics Society of Canada for the excellent and distinguishing
contribution(s) of a professional geneticist to genetic research
and/or teaching and to foster genetical excellence in Canada.
2. Categories of Genetical Excellence
a) A contribution to genetical knowledge of outstanding distinction.
Commonly, this would take the form of a published paper, monograph
or book, reporting a contribution to knowledge of singular significance
to the discipline (science) at large.
b) (i) Recognition of the cumulative, distinguished contributions
of a senior investigator in Canada or elsewhere.
of an academic career of distinction in teaching and in inspiring
students in a Canadian University at either or both undergraduate
and graduate levels and in training geneticists to meet the basic
and applied needs of genetics in Canada (and elsewhere).
Any professional geneticist in Canada or elsewhere is eligible
for consideration. While geneticists from outside Canada may receive
the Award, this should not occur more often than every second
year. In order to foster genetical excellence in Canada, the recipient
of the Award will be invited to give a special lecture at the
Annual Meeting of the Society.
A Selection Committee will be responsible for proposing candidates
for the Award and receiving nominations from the membership at
large on an annual basis.
The Selection Committee will consist of:
(a) The President of the Genetics Society of Canada
(b) The Past-President of the Society
(c) Three members chosen from the community of Canadian geneticists
by the Executive Committee annually. These members should represent
as closely as possible the range of specialization, professional
affiliation and age of the membership as a whole.
The following documentation will be required for each candidate:
(a) The published contributions where appropriate.
(b) A condensed Curriculum Vitae
(c) An Assessment by an established authority (authorities) of
the merit of the contribution(s) where appropriate.
5. The Award
The Award will be a plaque including the Society emblem and an inscription.
It will be made annually during the banquet at the Annual General
Meeting of the Genetics Society of Canada or at the special lecture
given by the Award winner at the Meeting.
6. Past Award Winners
GSC Award of Excellence Winners, first given in 1976
1976 Newcombe, H.B.
1977 Sears, E.R.
1978 Fredeen, H.T.
1979 Butler, L.
1980 Fraser, F.C.
198l Mortimer, R.K.
1982 Person, C.O.
1983 von Borstel, R.C.
1984 Chown, B.
1985 Moens, P.B.
1986 James, A.P.
1987 Kafer, E.
1988 Smith, Michael
1989 Kuspira, J.
1990 Tsui, Lap-Chee
1991 Doolittle, W.F.
1992 Scriver, C.R.
1993 Haynes, R.H.
1994 Kasha, K.
1995 Cox, D.W.
1996 Walden, D.B.
1997 Griffiths, A.J.F.
1998 Bernstein, Allen
1999 Bussey, Howard
2000 Culotti, Joseph
2001 Hayden, Michael
2002 Baillie, David
2003 Morgan, Ken
In 2004 the award was renamed the William F Grant and Peter B Moens Award of Excellence
2004 Lasko, Paul
2005 Hilliker, Art
2006 Hegele, Robert
2007 Sokolowski, Marla
2008 Singh, Shiva