MICHÈLE AUGER AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO THE BSC
The Michèle Auger Service Award is presented to members who have provided exceptional service towards the growth and development of the Biophysical Society of Canada.
The Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC) created the Michèle Auger Award for Exceptional Service in 2016 to honor the commitment and dedication of Dr. Michèle Auger. Dr. Auger was a member of the Society from 1986 until her passing in 2018, and sat on the executive from 1994-2018. She was treasurer from 1997 until 2014, and served as secretary from 2010-2018. In the latter role, she was responsible for creating and updating the BSC's first website, as well as establishing a Facebook presence. Dr. Auger was an active and committed member of the executive of the BSC. The tremendous growth of the society occurred in large part due to the exceptional work of Dr. Auger.
"A BSC Executive Director from 1994-2018, Dr. Auger was an active and committed member responsible for growing the society. She provided an online presence for the Society to communicate to its members and the broader community about Biophysics in Canada."
Dr. John Baenziger
2020 Service Award
Dr. John Baenziger has been critical to the leadership, expansion and modernization of the BSC.
Dr. Nancy Forde
2018 Service Award
Dr. Nancy Forde has made a significant contribution in the implementation of the new online membership system.
Dr. Jenifer Thewalt
2018 Service Award
Dr. Jenifer Thewalt has made a significant contribution as the BSC treasurer and in the implementation of the new online membership system.
Call for Nominations - Biophysical Society of Canada Awards
Submission Deadlines: January 15, 2022 for the Service Award.
The Biophysical Society of Canada solicits nominations for Fellows of the Biophysical Society of Canada, for the Young Investigator Award, and for the Michèle Auger Award for Exceptional Service to the Biophysical Society of Canada.
All members of the Biophysical Society of Canada who are in good standing are welcome to submit a nomination of deserving candidates for either award by e-mailing a nomination package to Justin MacCallum.
For fellows and young investigators, the nomination package must include:
- A one page cover letter from the nominator
- A current CV of the nominee
- Two supporting letters from arms-length biophysicists different from the nominator
- A nomination letter outlining the contributions of the nominee to the BSC
Complete nomination packages received by the deadline will be reviewed and ranked through votes by the executives of the Biophysical Society of Canada. Nominations in all areas of biophysics are welcome. Nominees for Fellows and the Young Investigator award must be Canadian or working in Canada. To be eligible for the Young Investigator award, the nominee must be within ten years of his/her first independent research position (excluding leaves of absence) at the time of the nomination. Award winners are recognized at the Annual meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada. We look forward to receiving your nominations.