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The APECS Canada National Committee and the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA) work together each year to present the  annual mentor award.

For more information about the award you can see the posts below and visit here.

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APECS Canada et l'Association étudiante ArcticNet (ASA) travaillent ensemble chaque année pour présenter le prix annuel de mentor.

Pour plus d'informations sur le prix vous pouvez voir les messages ci-dessous et de visiter ici.

APECS Canada - ASA Mentor Award 2016 - Details

APECS Canada and the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA) would like to recognize and honor the efforts of their mentors within the polar science community of Canada. This award has been created to acknowledge the time and energy that mentors dedicate to early career researchers each year, and their efforts in building a supportive community.

Chris Furgal wins ehPECS-ASA Mentor Award 2015

Dr. Chris Furgal, Associate Professor at Trent University (Peterborough, ON), won the APECS Canada-ArcticNet Student Association Mentor Award 2015.

The Mentor Award review committee received six nominations in September, which it assessed and ranked throughout the month of October. During two conference calls the committee reached a consensus-based decision.

Chris was nominated by his graduate students, while colleagues and community leaders provided a number of letters of support. His nomination stood out among the six excellent submissions, although the committee noted that all nominations were of excellent quality. You can learn more about Chris’s research here and about his Health Environment and Indigenous Communities Research Group here.

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 Dr. Chris Furgal won the ehPECS-ASA Mentor Award 2015. Photo by Trent University.

Chris accepted the award during the ArcticNet ASM 2015 meeting banquet on Thursday, December 10th, 2015. Award Committee Chair Dr. Nikolaus Gantner (APECS Canada) and Rudy Riedlsperger (ArcticNet SA) introduced the awardee to the 700+ delegates.

During the ceremony, the inaugural winner of the award, Eric Loring (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami) was spontaneously invited on stage to hand over the prize, a photo book filled with pictures and messages from the supporters of his nomination, on behalf of those closely working with Chris (see below).

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Rudy Riedlsperger (ASA) and Dr. Nikolaus Gantner (ehPECS) introduce the Mentor

Award at the ArcticNet ASM 2015 in Vancouver, BC. Photo: Maéva Gauthier/ArcticNet.

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Dr. Chris Furgal (third from the right) and his team of nominators celebrate the 2015 APECS Canada-ASA Mentor Award on stage. Photo by Maéva Gauthier/ArcticNet.

We would like to thank all individuals and organizations who contributed to the six nominations for this 2015 award competition.

A new Call for Nominations for the 2016 Mentor Award will be circulated in early 2016. We are currently looking for 2-3 Award Committee members. Please visit here to find out more about the award and contact ehPECS or ArcticNet SA for more information.

For the 2015 Awards Committee,

Dr. Nikolaus Gantner

Chair, 2015 APECS Canada-ASA Awards Committee

APECS Canada - ASA Mentor Award 2015

We are once again excited to have APECS Canada and the ASA work together to present the 2015 mentor award! 

The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor the efforts of their mentors within the polar science community of Canada. This award has been created to acknowledge the time and energy that mentors dedicate to early career researchers each year, and their efforts in building a supportive community. You can see more information about the 2015 call here.

2015 Award Committee Chair –

Nikolaus Gantner, University of Northern British Columbia (Nikolaus.Gantner(at)unbc.ca)

The 2015 committee consists of:

Mark Edwards, Royal Alberta Museum

Nikolaus Gantner, University of Northern British Columbia

Laurent Gosselin, Université de Montréal

Lisa Loseto, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Marney Paradis, University of British Columbia

Daniel Pomerants, York University

Jennifer Provencher, Carleton University

Rudy Riedlsperger, Memorial University

 

For more information or if you have any questions regarding this award please do not hesitate to contact the Award Committee Chair.

The 2014 APECS Canada-ASA mentor Award goes to Dr. Éric Dewailly (1957-2014)

The late Dr. Éric Dewailly posthumously received the APECS Canada-ArcticNet Student Association Award 2014. The review committee (see members on this site) received six nominations in September, which it assessed and ranked throughout the month of October. During a conference call the committee reached a consensus-based decision.

Dr. Éric Dewailly, a professor at Laval University, was tragically killed in a rock slide on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean in the summer of 2014. His nomination stood out from all six excellent submissions.

Three former trainees of Éric, Drs. Melanie Lemire, Mylene Riva and Michel Lucas accepted the award on his behalf during the ArcticChange2014 meeting banquet on Thursday, December 11th, 2014. Award Committee Chair Dr. Nikolaus Gantner (APECS Canada) and Rudy Riedlsperger (ArcticNet SA) introduced the awardee to the 1,000+ delegates.

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Image Source: Twitter (@ArcticNet)

During the moving ceremony, Melanie, Mylene, and Michel spontaneously invited all those on stage that were closely working with Éric, resulting in a full centre stage, further highlighting Éric’smentorship and contribution over several decades of Arctic research.

You can learn more about Éric’s life and accomplishments here.

We would like to thank all individuals and organizations who contributed to the six nominations for this 2014 award.

Nominations are now open for the 2015 mentor award. Please visit here to find out more.

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Media Coverage of the 2014 Award:

CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/dr-%C3%A9ric-dewailly-arctic-expert-honoured-at-conference-in-ottawa-1.2872751

Arctic Change 2014 (VIDEO): http://player.vimeo.com/video/114562701

Finding True North blog: http://findingtruenorth.ca/arctic-change-2014/

Note: we are happy to add links to stories about the 2014 Award here.

APECS Canada ASA Mentor Award 2014

The APECS Canada ASA Mentor Award is up for grabs again in 2014!

Nominations have been extended to September 22nd 2014 (Midnight PDT).

APECS Canada and the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA) recognize and honor the efforts of their mentors within the polar science community of Canada. This award has been created to acknowledge the time and energy that mentors dedicate to early career researchers each year, and their efforts in building a supportive community.

Do know of a worthy mentor and wish to complete a nomination? The application procedure, guidelines, past recipients, and all other relevant information is available here

This year’s recipient will be announced at the Arctic Change 2014 meeting (http://www.arcticnetmeetings.ca/ac2014/) from December 8-12th 2014 in Ottawa, ON.

Contact Jennifer Provencher (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Nikolaus Gantner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

Please distribute this call widely among your Canadian Arctic research and community networks.

For the awards committee,

Dr. Nikolaus Gantner

APECS Canada-ASA Mentor Award Chair (2013-2014)

The 2013 APECS Canada-ASA mentor Award goes to Eric Loring!

The inaugural APECS Canada - ArcticNet Student Assocation Award was awarded to Eric Loring from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) during the ArcticNet Annual Science meeting banquet on Thrusday, December 12th, 2013. Jennifer Provencher, representing both APECS Canada and the ASA introduced the award to the crowd.

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Eric was presented his award by two long term APECS and ASA mentors (Lisa Loseto and Nikolaus Gantner) whom Eric has helped support, inspire and enable to work in polar science over the years. As a token of appreciation Eric was given a book that had been made from collected images and messges from students and colleagues he has worked with throughout his career. You can learn more about Eric here.

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Nomninations are now open for the 2014 mentor award. Please visit here to find out more.

APECS Canada - ASA Mentor Award

Purpose – APECS Canada and the ArcticNet Student Association (ASA) would like to recognize and honor the efforts of their mentors within the polar science community of Canada. This award has been created to acknowledge the time and energy that mentors dedicate to early career researchers each year, and their efforts in building a supportive community.

Eligibility and Qualities of the Candidate – to be eligible for this award the candidate must have contributed significantly over a period of several years to mentoring and fostering of polar researchers in Canada. This award may be awarded to mentors from a variety of sectors, including academia, industry, the public sector, etc. Eligibility is not limited to those that are directly connected with APECS or the ASA.

Nomination Process

- To be considered all candidates must be nominated by a current/former students, peers and/or colleagues. Self nominations will not be accepted.

- To nominate a candidate the nominator must provide the Award Committee Chair with a nomination letter that includes:

the candidates name and title
a description of how the mentor has mentored based on the determined criteria and fostered early career polar researchers (max 1000 words).
the candidate's curriculum vitae / resume.
- Each nomination letter must be supported by at least 3 other letters of support (max 500 words). These should be submitted directly to the Award Committee Chair.

- All nomination packages will be distributed to the Award Committee by the Chair.

- Nominations are due September 15th (Midnight PDT) of each year.

- If a nominated mentor does not receive the award in the year of submission, they will automatically be considered for the following two years (three year total). After this, a mentor's nomination will need to be re-submitted.

Review Process, criteria, & decision

- Review - All nominations under consideration will be reviewed by the Award Committee made up of 3-6 members from APECS Canada and the ArcticNet Student Association.

- Criteria - each of the below categories will be ranked for each candidate

Meaningful engagement with the early career researcher
Originality of support/mentoring
Impact of the support/mentoring
Variety of mentees the mentor has supported
Variety of mentoring opportunities provided (field work, conferences, meetings, leadership, community interactions)
- Decision - the final decision will be made by consensus of the Award committee.

Award presentation

- Each year the mentor award will be presented at the ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting, if the recipient cannot make the award ceremony, someone can receive it in their place.

- The Chair will coordinate with the ArcticNet Student Association for the presentation ceremony

Award Committee Chair (2013-2014) –

Nikolaus Gantner, Trent University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Award Committee (2013-2014) –

The current committee consists of:

Tara Cater, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mark Edwards, Royal Alberta Museum

Nikolaus Gantner, Trent University

Lisa Loseto, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Daniel Pomerants, York University

Jennifer Provencher, Carleton University

If you have any questions regarding this award please do not hesitate to contact the Award Committee Chair.

Contact APECS

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