CSMB Jeanne Manery Fisher Memorial Lecture

Next awarded 2019

In honour 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.

The nominee must be a Canadian woman scientist (landed immigrant or Canadian citizen) who has a distinguished career in the fields of either biochemistry, cell biology or genetics resulting from her outstanding contributions to research, teaching or society. The nominee need not be a member of the Society, and nominations may be made by any scientist. The nomination procedures for this award are the same as those for the New Investigator Award. The documentation should be submitted to the Secretary of the Society by October 15, 2018.

The awardee will deliver a lecture at the Annual Conference and submit a manuscript for publication in Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

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