Diabetes Canada established the Young Scientist Award in 1987 for the purpose of encouraging, by appropriate recognition, outstanding research conducted in Canada by young scientists in the field of diabetes. This award continues today with the support of the CH Best Research Fund of Diabetes Canada and CIHR-INMD. The award consists of a plaque and a cash award of five thousand dollars ($5,000). The significance of the award and the distinguished recipient is recognized by a special lecture.
Past award recipients
|2018||Dr. Patrick McDonald|
|2017||Dr. Gregory Steinberg|
|2016||Dr. James D. Johnson|
|2015||Dr. Bruce Perkins|
|2014||Dr. Rob Screaton|
|2013||Dr. Tony Lam|
|2012||Dr. Andre Carpentier|
|2011||Dr. Minna Woo|
|2010||Dr. Timothy Kieffer|
|2009||Dr. Vincent Poitout|
|2008||Dr. Jeffrey A. Johnson|
|2007||Dr. Peter Light|
|2006||Dr. C. Bruce Verchere|
|2005||Dr. André Marette|
|2004||Dr. Gregory Korbutt|
|2003||Dr. Micheal Wheeler|
|2002||Dr. Robert Hegele|
|2001||Dr. Gary Lewis|
|2000||Dr. Pere Santamaria|
|1999||Dr. Hertzel Gerstein|
|1998||Dr. Patricia Brubaker|
|1997||Dr. Jean-pierre Després|
|1996||Dr. Daniel Drucker|
|1995||Dr. Diane Finegood|
|1993||Dr. George Fantus|
|1991||Dr. Gerald Van de Werve|
|1990||Dr. Amira Klip|
|1988||Dr. Bernard Zinman|
|1987||Dr. Jerry Radziuk|
The award will be made for research conducted, by a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, in the field of diabetes at an institution located in Canada, on the basis of original scientific contributions, as judged by the nominee’s publications. To be eligible, an investigator must not have passed their forty-fifth (45th) birthday by January 1st of the year in which the award is to be bestowed. Submission will also be accepted for individuals who turned 45 last year if the nominee has experienced significant disruptions to their early research career due to family, career, or similar issues. However, information regarding the disruption should be provided by the nominee. The review Committee at its discretion will determine the eligibility of applicants with career disruption.
Nominees are encouraged to be members of the Professional Section of Diabetes Canada.
Nominations may be made by members of the Professional Section of Diabetes Canada.
The nominator is responsible for coordinating the nomination and for providing one electronic copy of the required information:
- curriculum vitae of the nominee;
- up to (but not exceeding) ten of the nominee’s most significant publications;
- two letters (one each from the nominator and seconder) indicating the reasons for submitting this particular nomination.
Nominations will be reviewed by a past Young Scientist Award recipients under the direction of the Nomination and Awards of the Professional Section Executives of Diabetes Canada.
The award will be presented at the Diabetes Canada/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meetings in October each year. This will be followed by a lecture from the awardee.
Completed nominations must be submitted electronically as a PDF document to Diabetes Canada by April 30, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event that no suitable nomination is made, the award will be deferred for this year.