Next awarded 2020
This award is offered annually.
In honor of the late Jeanne Manery Fisher, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, an eminent woman will be selected by the Society every second year for her scientific accomplishments and will present a keynote lecture at the Society’s Annual Meeting. Dr. Fisher was not only an outstanding biochemist, but a remarkable teacher. She was instrumental in creating the Society’s Equal Opportunity Committee and fought diligently for the position of women in science.
(1) Evaluation criteria
The nominee must have a distinguished career in the field of biomolecular sciences (biochemistry, cell biology or genetics) and must have demonstrated exceptional teaching, leadership and/or contributions to the broader community. The Jeanne Manery Fisher award will also celebrate role models who have actively mentored or promoted women or increased diversity in STEM.
The nominee must be a landed immigrant or Canadian citizen and identify as a woman. There are no age or experience restrictions. The nominee must have lived in Canada and have worked at a Canadian research institute for the last 10 years as a senior investigator (defined by 15 years in an independent research position). The nominee need not be a member of the CSMB. Self-nominations will not be considered.
(3) Nomination process
The nominator should be at an equal or higher professional rank as the nominee. Chairs/ Heads/ Deans/ Presidents are encouraged to nominate members of their faculty for this prestigious award. Self-nominations will not be considered. Nominations shall consist of a letter from a nominator familiar with the nominee’s work, which summarizes the originality and significance of the nominee’s research and leadership contributions, as well as pertinent biographic data, plus a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.
The documentation should be submitted to the Secretary of the Society by October 31, 2019.
The awardee will deliver a lecture at the Annual Conference and submit a manuscript for publication in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and in the CSMB Bulletin.
Previous winners of this award
|1988 Dr. Rose Shenin||1991 Dr. Rose Johnstone||1994 Dr. Shirley Gillam|
|1996 Dr. Nicole Bégin-Heick||1998 Dr. Rhoda Blostein||2000 Dr. Amira Klip, Dr. Carol Cass|
|2002 Dr. Mona Nemer||2004 Dr. Morag Park||2006 Dr. Frances Sharom|
|2008 Dr. Katherine Siminovitch||2010 Dr. Cheryl Arrowsmith||2012 Dr. Julie Forman-Kay|
|2014 Dr. Susan Lees-Miller||2017 Dr. Brenda Andrews||2019 Dr. Anne-Claude Gingras|