ROBERT H. HAYNES YOUNG SCIENTIST
1. Purpose of the Award
The Award is intended to recognize a notable paper or series
of related papers based on original research in genetics or allied
fields completed and published by the candidate in a refereed
journal during the 15 years period immediately following the completion
of a first degree.
All candidates must be Members in good standing of the Genetics
Society of Canada. This implies that membership fees have been
paid no later than March 31 of the year the Award is presented.
a) Nominations for the Genetics Society of Canada's Young Scientist
Award should be in the hands of the Chair of the Awards Committee
no later than December 15 of each calendar year. Candidates will
be reviewed in January, though in any given year the Award might
not be given if, in the opinion of the Committee, no sufficiently
strong candidates have been presented.
b) In the case of multiple authored papers, the particular contribution
of the candidate must be clearly delineated in the letter of nomination.
c) Candidates must be nominated by a full member of the Genetics
Society of Canada and be supported by at least one seconder outside
the candidate's present institution and with whom s/he has not
collaborated in research.
d) The nomination papers must consist of:
(i) A letter describing the scientific importance of the work
on which the nomination is based.
(ii) Reprints of the relevant papers (a maximum of five).
(iii) The candidtaes full Curriculum Vitae
(iv) The names of three referees expert in the candidate's area
4. The Award
The Award consists of a citation and a plaque.
The successful candidate will be invited to present an honorary lecture
at the Annual Meeting of the Society.
5. Past Award Winners
The GSC Young Scientist Award was first given in 1987
1987 Hilliker, A.J.
1988 None given
1989 Golding, G.B.
1990 Bonen, L.
1991 Haughn, G.W.
1992 Brock, H.W.
1993 Sokolowski, M.M.
1994 Ritland, K.
1995 Evans, D.H.
1996 Rosenberg, Susan M.
1997 McDermid, Heather
1998 Lasko, Paul
1999 Rancourt, Derrick E.
2000 Boulianne, Gabrielle
2001 Hudson, Thomas
2002 Scherer, S.
In 2003 the award was renamed the Robert Haynes Young Scientist Award
2003 Chippindale, Adam
2004 Bulman, Dennis E.
2005 Xu, J.P.
2006 Steward, Bryan
2007 Agrawal, Aneil