Call for Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Harry C. Rowsell Award is now closed.

We wish to thank you for your interest and express our appreciation to all those who have submitted nominations.

Selection Process

The CCAC will review each nomination package to determine whether it contains a completed nomination form, a biography, and a letter of support. All eligible nomination packages will then be reviewed by the Harry C. Rowsell Award Task Force, which is comprised of the chair and vice-chair of the board, a representative from the CCAC Secretariat, and one member each from the Standards, Assessment and Certification, and Public Affairs and Communications committees. This task force is responsible for reviewing the candidates submitted for award consideration and recommending a winner to the board. Submissions will be evaluated based on content and merit, and nominations must demonstrate a strong contribution to the CCAC and to the ethical care and use of animals in Canadian science. Once the board has approved the nominee, the winner and the nominator will be notified by the CCAC Secretariat; all other nominees and nominators will be contacted shortly thereafter.

Timeline for the Awards

  • Deadline to submit nominations: February 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)
  • Notification to winner: April 2, 2021
  • Notification to all nominees and nominators: April 16, 2021

Presentation of the Award

The award winner will be announced through the CCAC’s digital media channels.

The Harry C. Rowsell Award for Outstanding Service to the CCAC will consist of a personally engraved gift. The recipient's name will also be engraved on the master plaque that hangs in the CCAC office.