CSCC Award for Education Excellence

Sponsored by Beckman Coulter Canada

Terms of Reference

1. The Award shall be presented to an individual or group as a mark of recognition of outstanding contribution to education in the field of clinical chemistry.

2. The Award shall usually be presented annually, but if in the opinion of the Awards Committee no suitable candidate is available in any year, the Award shall not be made.

3. Beckman Coulter Canada Inc. have committed to an annual contribution of $3,000 CDN. A framed certificate and an honorarium in the amount of $1,500 shall accompany the Award.  The balance of $1,500 remaining after the honorarium shall be used to meet the administrative expenses, the production of the framed scroll and to make a contribution towards the expenses involved in ensuring the attendance of the recipient at the Annual Conference of the Society.

4. The Awards Committee shall choose the recipient(s) of the Award.

5. The Awards Committee shall report its choice to the Council of the Society at its Winter Meeting in the year for which the Award is made.

6. The President of the Society will notify the recipient(s) of the award and inform Beckman Coulter Canada Inc. of the name of the recipient(s) of the Award not later than March 1, in the year for which the Award is made.

7. The recipient(s) of the Award is (are) not usually expected to give an address or present a paper, but the Award and the reading of the citation shall usually be made at the Annual Conference of the Society.  Representatives of Beckman Coulter Canada Inc. shall be invited to participate in the presentation.

8. No formal nomination procedure is specified, but members of the Society may propose suitable candidates to the Awards Committee through the Head Office of the Society. Curriculum vitae and other suitable documentation in support of the nominee must accompany nominations from the membership. Proposals shall be solicited annually in the Newsletter of the Society.

9. The amendment of these Terms of Reference is the responsibility of the Council, subject to the concurrence of the sponsor of the Award.  The CSCC Council and the corporate sponsor of the Award should review these Terms of Reference a minimum of once every five years.