Membership

Become a CSMB Member

Becoming a CSMB member will give you an opportunity to participate in a strong scientific network across Canada. The CSMB community fosters interaction, communication and collaboration amongst discovery scientists, as well as prepare the next generation of researchers for academia, industry and the entrepreneurial enterprise.

CSMB promotes science and advocates science policies that benefit Canadian scientific community for advancement in molecular biosciences. On behalf of our Membership and the Canadian research venture, our advocacy efforts have been instrumental in guiding the federal government to increase funding for fundamental discovery research in Canada.

Through its award programs, the society acknowledges the research accomplishments of Canadian scientists, including four researcher awards and several travel awards.

We recognize the following:

  • CSMB New Investigator Award recognizes Early Career Investigator success
  • The Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award rewards outstanding achievement in research by a Canadian scientist
  • The Jeanne Manery Fisher Memorial Lectureship recognizes an outstanding Canadian woman scientist.
  • The CSMB Arthur Wynne Gold Medal is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the molecular biosciences in Canada over their career.
  • Travel awards and poster awards for graduate and postdoctoral trainees assist them in attending CSMB-sponsored meetings and reward their scientific efforts.

CSMB sponsors exciting theme-oriented meeting annually where members receive substantially reduced registration rates for the annual meeting.

CSMB supports educational events at universities across Canada, such as undergraduate and graduate research conferences, scientific symposia and career days, on request.

Membership categories

Regular Membership ($125 / 1 year OR $600 / 5 years)

This membership category is for active researchers in Biochemistry, Cell, Molecular Biology or Genetics regardless of nationality. The fees are ($125.00) for 1 year or ($600.00) for 5 years. All payments are in Canadian funds.

Postdoctoral Fellow Membership (2 year membership $50)

This membership category is for Canadian or International Postdoctoral Fellows undertaking further study in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Genetics at a University/Research Institute/Industry/Govt. lab in Canada. It is also applicable to Canadian/landed immigrant Postdoctoral Fellows studying in these areas abroad.

Student Membership (2 year membership $25)

This membership category is for Canadian or International students undertaking undergraduate or graduate degrees in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Genetics at a Canadian educational institution. Undergraduate and graduate students that have graduated or will graduate with proof of graduation (May 2020-October 2021) are encouraged to join. It is also applicable to Canadian/landed immigrant undergraduate and graduate students studying in these areas abroad. 

Emeritus Membership ($50 one-time fee – lifetime)

This membership category is for regular members who have retired but want to remain active members of the society.  All Emeritus membership applications must be approved by the CSMB board.  Requests and inquiries must be sent to contact@csmb-scbm.ca.

CSMB/CSC joint membership (30% rebate on both memberships)

Dual membership in the CSMB-SCBM and the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is available at a reduced rate. The fees for joint members are 70% of the CSC fee (paid directly to the CSC) plus 70% of the CSMB fee ($87.50) for one year or ($420) for 5 years.

How to become a member

Use the button below to visit our membership registration site today to become a member. You will be required to create an account the first time you visit the site.

Payment methods

Payments for membership fees are accepted using a credit card  in our online membership management system.  Payments can also be made by cheque, to “Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences”, and mailed to the CSMB treasurer at the following address:

Jan K. Rainey, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
5850 College St., Room 9B
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS

B3H 4R2

Canada

 

Member Benefits