Nomination Submission Deadline: December 1 each year

OVERVIEW

CS-Can|Info-Can, the Canadian academic computer science organization, presents annually awards for Lifetime Achievement in Computer Science to faculty members in Canadian Computer Science Departments/Schools/Faculties who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to computing over their careers. There may be multiple awards per year.

These awards recognize excellence in research, teaching, service, or any combination of these.
Award winners will be invited to attend the annual CS-Can|Info-Can Awards Banquet to receive their awards. Nominations are welcome starting on September 1 of the award year.

ELIGIBILITY

A candidate for this award must have held a full-time appointment in a Computer Science Department[1] at a Canadian University for at least 10 years and must have spent the majority of their academic career in Canada. Candidates need not be currently active faculty members, nor even still living.

SELECTION COMMITTEE

The selection committee comprises a Panel of computer scientists from a variety of sub-disciplines of the field. All nomination material should be written appropriately for such an audience. The panel is appointed by the CS-Can|Info-Can Board of Directors.

NOMINATION PROCEDURES

Nominations are welcome in either English or French.

Candidates cannot apply on their own behalf, but must be nominated by a member of the Canadian computer science academic community who has first-hand knowledge of the nominee’s contributions.

The nomination package should include the following:

  • a summary (up to 1 page[2]) for public consumption outlining the candidate’s contributions in everyday language.
  • a nomination statement (up to 3 pages) that explains why the candidate deserves consideration for the award. This nomination
  • statement should make the case for the nomination, indicating the category or categories in which the candidate has made their
  • contributions and explaining the nature of the contributions they have made.
  • 3-5 letters of endorsement for the candidate from other people who have first hand knowledge of the candidate’s contributions in the
  • appropriate category or categories. Such letters can be written by colleagues in the same Department or other Departments in Canada or outside of Canada, or by other people who can appraise the contributions, for example former students for a teaching contribution, or somebody in the computing industry for a research contribution who knows the impact of a candidate’s research.
  • other supporting material, up to a limit of 5 pages, that will contribute to an understanding of the candidate’s contributions.
  • curriculum vitae (no page limit) of the candidate, focused on the candidate’s contributions in the category or categories for which they are being nominated.

No other material (letters of support, etc.) can be included in the nomination package.

HOW TO SUBMIT

The deadline for receiving nominations is December 1. The deadline will be strictly adhered to.

All materials in the nomination package should be put into a single .zip archive file named NomineeLast-NomineeFirst.zip with each individual document in PDF format. The names of the documents should be the following.

  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Summary.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Statement.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-EndorserLast-EndorserFirst.pdf
  • (for each of up to five letters of endorsement)
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-OtherMaterial.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-CV.pdf

The .zip archive file should be sent as an email attachment to the CS-Can|Info-Can Awards Committee via email to achievement-award@ cscan-infocan.ca by the nomination submission deadline.

Review all of the specific instructions on this page and the general instructions for all award nominations before submitting. All submissions will be acknowledged by return email.

NOTIFICATION

Successful candidates will be notified by February 1 following the submission deadline.

The awards will be presented at the CS-Can|Info-Can Awards Banquet, which is usually held in late May or early June in conjunction with the CS-Can|Info-Can AGM. Successful candidates will be provided with funds to help defray the costs to attend this ceremony in order to receive the awards in person.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AWARDS

Additional information about the awards program, eligibility, and nomination procedures is available here. Notes specific to this award are below.

  1. The term “Computer Science Department” includes Canadian Departments, Schools, and Faculties of Computer Science, however named. Similarly, the term “Chair” refers to the Chair or Head of a Department, the Director of a School, or the Dean of a Faculty, whichever is appropriate.
  2. In all cases, the page or word limits are upper limits.

Nomination Submission Deadline: February 1 each year

Overview

CS-Can|Info-Can, the Canadian academic computer science organization, presents annually up to three (3) prizes to top young computer science academic researchers who are within 10 years of completing their Ph.D.

These awards recognize excellence in research. Each prize is worth $1000. Winners will be invited to attend the annual CS-Can|Info-Can Awards Banquet to receive their prize.

Nominations are welcome starting on September 1 of the award year.

Eligibility

A candidate for these prizes must hold a full time appointment in the Computer Science Department[1] of a Canadian University, must have completed their doctorate (or equivalent) no earlier than July 1 ten years prior to the calendar year of the award and cannot have already received an Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize.

Parental leave taken for child bearing and rearing, or medical leave, is not counted as part of the ten-year period; in such situations, appropriate evidence should be supplied in the nomination material by the nominator or by the Chair.

Selection Committee

The selection committee comprises a Panel of computer scientists from a variety of sub-disciplines of the field. All nomination material should be written appropriately for such an audience. The panel is appointed by the CS-Can|Info-Can Board of Directors.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations are welcome in either English or French.

Candidates cannot apply on their own behalf, but must be nominated by a member of the Canadian computer science academic community. The nomination must be endorsed by the Computer Science Department Chair at the candidate’s university.

The nominator provides

  • description of the nominator (one paragraph[2]) that fully identifies the nominator (including postal and e-mail address) and briefly outlines the nominator’s relationship to the candidate and to the candidate’s area(s) of research specialization;
  • 2-page nomination that explains why the candidate deserves consideration for the prize, with emphasis on contributions to, and impact on, their field(s) of research;
  • an abstract (one paragraph) for public consumption outlining the candidate’s accomplishments, to be used both in committee deliberations and for publicity if the
    candidate wins a prize;
  • endorsements, letters solicited from 3 internationally recognized experts (not the nominator) in the candidate’s field(s) who are at arm’s length from the candidate, that discuss the impact of the candidate’s research on his or her research community.

The Chair of the candidate’s Department[3] provides a two-page letter endorsing the nomination that

  • briefly overviews the candidate’s research area and contributions to research;
  • also provides a broader context for the candidate’s activities, including their teaching and administrative responsibilities; their role in supervisory and advisory committees; their involvement in outreach to others in the Department, University, industry, and the community; and their actual or demonstrated capacity for leadership;
  • indicates any parental leave or medical leave that may affect the eligibility dates for the prize, if appropriate.

The candidate provides

  • two-page[3] summary of their research contributions and the impact of this research;
  • one-page summary of their planned future directions for research;
  • a full curriculum vitae (no page limits);
  • web-accessible links to the candidate’s three most significant research contributions (or PDF copies if issues such as copyright make it impossible to set up a web link).

No other material (letters of support, etc.) can be included in the review process.

How to Submit

The deadline for receiving nominations is February 1. The deadline will be strictly adhered to.

All materials in the nomination package should be put into a single .zip archive file named NomineeLast-NomineeFirst.zip with each individual document in PDF format. The names of the documents should be the following.

  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-NominatorLast-NominatorFirst.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Nomination.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Abstract.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-EndorserLast-EndorserFirst.pdf
    (for each of the three letters of endorsement)
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-ChairLetter.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Contributions.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-FutureWork.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-CV.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Links.pdf
    or
    NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Paper-1.pdf
    NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Paper-2.pdf
    NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Paper-3.pdf
    if copies of papers are being submitted (see above)

The .zip archive file should be sent as an email attachment to the CS-Can|Info-Can Awards Committee via email to young-researcher-award@cscan-infocan.ca by the nomination submission deadline.

Review all of the specific instructions on this page and the general instructions for all award nominations before submitting.

All submissions will be acknowledged by return email.

Notification

Successful candidates will be notified by March 15 following the submission deadline.

The awards will be presented at the CS- Can|Info-Can Awards Banquet, which is usually held in late May or early June in conjunction with the CS-Can|Info-Can AGM. Successful candidates will be provided with funds to help defray the costs of attending this ceremony in order to receive the awards in person.

Additional information about the awards program, eligibility, and nomination procedures is available here. Notes specific to this award are below.

  1. The term “Computer Science Department” is a broad term that includes Canadian Departments, Schools, and Faculties of Computer Science, however named. Similarly, the term “Chair” refers to the Chair or Head of the Department, the Director of the School, or the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science, whichever is appropriate.
  2. In all cases, the page or word limits are upper limits.
  3. If the Department Chair is a candidate for a prize, then another responsible member of the Department should provide the information requested of the Chair.

Nomination Submission Deadline: February 1 each year

Overview

CS-Can|Info-Can, the Canadian academic computer science organization, presents annually the Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award to  computer science doctoral students completing degrees at Canadian institutions.

These awards recognize excellence in research and writing in a doctoral dissertation.

A prize of $1000 accompanies the award. The award winner will be invited to attend the annual CS-Can|Info-Can Awards Banquet to receive the prize.

Nominations are welcome starting on September 1 of the award year.

Eligibility

Doctoral students who have successfully defended a computer science dissertation at a Canadian university during the previous calendar year may be nominated. While many nominees will be from computer science departments[1], nominations from other departments are welcome.

In all cases, the nomination package must include an explanation of the contribution to the field of computer science made by the dissertation.

Selection Committee

The selection committee comprises a Panel of computer scientists from a variety of sub-disciplines of the field. All nomination material should be written appropriately for such an audience. The panel is appointed by the CS-Can|Info-Can Board of Directors.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations are welcome in either English or French.

Candidates must be nominated by their doctoral supervisor. The nomination must be approved by the chair of the department and must be endorsed by two experts in the field. All submissions should be packaged into a single PDF file.

The nomination package must contain the following material.

  • A nomination letter on letterhead in PDF format with the following information
    1. Name, address, phone number, email, and signature of the nominator (the nominee’s doctoral supervisor)
    2. Name, address, phone number, email, and signature of the department chair or alternate
    3. Name, address, phone number, and email of the person being nominated
    4. Name, address, phone number, and email for each of two experts in the field who are providing signed letters of endorsement
    5. The title of the dissertation
    6. The department and university within Canada where the degree is being granted
    7. The date on which the dissertation was successfully defended by the nominee
    8. nomination statement (450 words maximum[2]) explaining why the nominee deserves to receive the award and how the research reported in the dissertation contributes to the field of computer science
  • A document in PDF format with both English and French versions of the abstract for the dissertation, one of which is the abstract as it appears in the dissertation that was submitted to the university
  • Two (2) signed letters of endorsement on letterhead in PDF format from the individuals identified in the nomination letter
  • A PDF copy of the full final dissertation as it was submitted to the university, or a link to the full final dissertation in PDF format
  • A PDF copy of the nominee’s current CV

The nomination letter must be signed by the nominee’s doctoral supervisor and by the nominee’s department chair. If the supervisor is also the department chair, the graduate officer or some other faculty administrative officer in the department must sign as an alternate on behalf of the chair.

Letters of endorsement from two experts in the field who are neither the supervisor nor the chair (or signing officer) should provide evidence of the dissertation’s relevance to computer science and the potential for impact on the field.

Dissertations will be reviewed based on their originality, potential impact, technical depth and significance, and quality of presentation.

How to Submit

The deadline for receiving nominations is February 1 of the calendar year following the completion of the dissertation. The deadline will be strictly adhered to.

All materials in the nomination package should be put into a single .zip archive file named NomineeLast-NomineeFirst.zip with each individual document in PDF format. The names of the documents should be the following.

  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Nomination.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Abstract.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-EndorserLast-EndorserFirst.pdf
    (for both letters of endorsement)
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-Dissertation.pdf
  • NomineeLast-NomineeFirst-CV.pdf

The .zip archive file should be sent as an email attachment to the chair of the CS-Can|Info-Can Dissertation Awards Committee via email to dissertation-award@cscan-infocan.ca by the nomination submission deadline.

Review all of the specific instructions on this page and the general instructions for all award nominations before submitting.

All submissions will be acknowledged by return email.

Notification

The successful candidate will be notified by March 15 following the submission deadline.

The award will be presented at the CS-Can|Info-Can Awards Banquet, which is usually held in May or June following the award year in conjunction with the CS-Can|Info-Can Annual General Meeting. The successful candidate will be reimbursed to help defray the costs of attending the Awards Banquet to receive the award in person.

More information about awards

Additional information about the awards program, eligibility, and nomination procedures is available here. Notes specific to this award are below.

  1. The term “department” when used above is intended to include all Canadian Departments, Faculties, and Schools of Computer Science, however named, and also academic units that award doctoral degrees in areas that are closely related to computer science. Similarly, the term “chair” refers to the Chair or Head of a Department, the Director of a School, or the Dean of a Faculty, whichever is appropriate.
  2. In all cases, the page or word limits are upper limits.