CSMB Arthur Wynne Gold Medal

Next awarded in 2022

The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) Arthur Wynne Gold Medal is presented by the CSMB to an individual who has made a major contribution to molecular biosciences in Canada over their career. The Medal is named in honor of Professor Arthur M. Wynne, the first President of the Society, and was initiated in 2007 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CSMB. The recipient is presented with a plaque depicting the likeness of Professor Wynne.

(1) Evaluation criteria

  • International profile in research – 3 points
  • Role in the development and promotion of the discipline in Canada – 4 points
  • Record of service to the academic or broader community – 3 points

The recipient of this life-time achievement award typically (i) has attained an international profile in research, (ii) has played a major role in the development and promotion of the discipline in Canada, and (iii) has a long-standing record of service to the academic or broader community.

(2) Eligibility

The nominee need not be a member of the CSMB. Self-nominations will not be considered. The nominee must have lived in Canada and worked at a Canadian research institute for the last 15 years in a senior investigator position. The nominee and nominator need not be a member of the CSMB.

The awardee will deliver a lecture at the CSMB Annual Conference and submit a manuscript or review of their related work/career path for publication in the journals Biochemistry and Cell Biology or Genome and in the CSMB Bulletin. Awardees are encouraged to become CSMB members.

Previous winner of this award
2008
  Alan Bernstein
2010  Michel Chrétien
2012  Henry Friesen
2014  Janet Rossant
2016  Morag Park
2018  Mona Nemer
2018  Jim Woodgett