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Nominees Sought for Gold Medal, C. Gordon Hewitt Award,
Honorary Member, and Fellows

Do you know a well-respected entomologist who deserves recognition because of their outstanding contributions to their science in Canada? Is this person a leader in their field due to successes in publishing, patenting, editorial work and/or grantsmanship, in the teaching and mentoring of students, or through active volunteer involvement in the ESC and other societies/organizations? If yes, consider nominating them for one of our Society's Achievement Awards. Do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the Achievement Awards Committee, Staffan Lindgren (Staffan.Lindgren@unbc.ca), if you have any eligibility or nomination process questions.

Gold Medal and C. Gordon Hewitt Award
Both awards are for outstanding entomological contributions in Canada by an individual, but the nominees for the C. Gordon Hewitt Award must be less than 40 years of age throughout the calendar year in which the award is both announced and awarded.

Nominations can only be made by members of the ESC, and signed by the nominator and by at least one seconder (also to be a member of the ESC).

Nominators should include the following information for both awards:

  1. The name and address of the nominee(s);
  2. A statement of relevant achievements (3-5 pages) which may include but is not limited to, the following: outline of research areas, particularly major contributions; numbers of articles in refereed journals, books, book chapters, patents; editorial activities; teaching history, numbers of graduate students, teaching awards; value of grants; involvement in ESC; active involvement and/or memberships in other Societies; entomological extension/community involvement; organizing of symposia, meetings;
  3. A current curriculum vitae; and
  4. The name of the nominator and at least one seconder.

The documentation should stress the particular achievement or achievements to be considered and not merely the general competences of the nominee. Other seconders may merely state their support, without documentation, in a letter of endorsement of the nomination. The Committee shall not prepare the documentation nor conduct research connected with it. Please send nominations either by e-mail to the Chair of the Achievement Awards Committee, Staffan Lindgren (Staffan.Lindgren@unbc.ca), or to the ESC office in an envelope marked "Confidential" postmarked no later than 28 February 2014.

Honorary Members of the Entomological Society of Canada
An Honorary Member is deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of entomology, and may be an Active Member or former Active Member of the Society at the time of nomination Collectively, Honorary Members are not to comprise more than 10 members or 1% of the active membership of the Society. Nominations should be supported by at least five Active or Special Members of the Society, and are to be sent either by e-mail to the Chair of the Achievement Awards Committee, Staffan Lindgren (Staffan.Lindgren@unbc.ca), or to the ESC office in an envelope marked "Confidential" postmarked no later than 28 February 2014.

Fellows of the Entomological Society of Canada
Fellows are deemed to have made a major contribution to entomology, and are to be Active Members of the Society at the time of nomination. Their contribution may be in any area (e.g., research, teaching, application or administration), and may be judged on the basis of contribution to and stimulation of the work of others, as well as by direct personal effort. Collectively, Fellows may not comprise more than 10% of the active membership of the Society. Nominations should be supported by at least four Active or Special Members of the Society, and are to be sent either by e-mail to the Chair of the Achievement Awards Committee, Staffan Lindgren (Staffan.Lindgren@unbc.ca), or to the ESC office in an envelope marked "Confidential" postmarked no later than 28 February 2014.

Bert and John Carr Award
The Bert and John Carr Award was created in 2010 (see ESC Bulletin, June 2010 [p. 102] or September 2010 [p. 170]) to support research activities by individuals who study insect faunistics, or the natural history and taxonomy of Canada's insect fauna. Preference is given to applications by amateurs, but those by students and others will be considered.

Applications should consist of:

  1. The name and address of the applicant;
  2. A statement of the research activity to be undertaken, including a cost estimate of up to $500; and
  3. A current curriculum vitae.

Applications are to be sent either by e-mail to the Chair of the Achievement Awards Committee, Staffan Lindgren (Staffan.Lindgren@unbc.ca), or to the ESC office in an envelope marked "Confidential" postmarked no later than 28 February 2014.


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