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Awards Cateogies and Criteria

 INSTITUTE AWARDS

Awards submission deadline:
 
Nominations for 2016
are closed 

CIFST relies on members to ensure that peers, organizations and/or teams are acknowledged for their work and successes in food science and the food sector.  Through your participation, CIFST can continue to applaud the many achievements that distinguish colleagues in the sector.


If you know a deserving recipient, why not nominate them and recognize their professional contributions within the food science community of practice?


Awards will be announced in mid-September via CIFST digital and social media channels, including the CIFST web site, LinkedIn group and DIRECTIONS newsbrief, among others.  Presentations to Award recipients will be co-ordinated to coincide with a regional section event or take place locally at the recipient's place of employment, as appropriate.

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AWARDS CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA

INSTITUTE AWARD

Purpose

To honour a Professional member or Retired member of CIFST for an outstanding contribution to the Institute.

Eligibility Criteria

 

A candidate must be a Professional member or Retired member of CIFST, and must have worked diligently and long in maintaining and furthering the reputation and aims of the Institute and whose efforts have stimulated others.

Selection of Award Recipient

 

An Awards Committee is struck each year. The Past President of the CIFST is appointed chair of the Awards Committee and is responsible for assembling a committee of four to six current CIFST members from different sections across the country. Members of the Awards Committee review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting. An award recipient must receive majority support from all members of the Awards Committee.

Nomination procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations for the Institute Award may be submitted by individual CIFST members or regional Sections of CIFST.


Responsibilities of Nominator:

        Contact Nominee well before nomination deadline to inform candidate that a nomination document is being prepared.

        Fill in nomination form and assemble required supporting documents.

        Submit nomination form and required supporting documents to the Executive Director of the CIFST by the deadline indicated on the CIFST website.

Note: Support from the Sectionís Executive will strengthen the nomination.

Responsibilities of Nominee:

        Approve request to be nominated for the Institute Award.

 

W.J. EVA AWARD

Purpose

To honour a person who has contributed to Canadian food science and technology through outstanding research and service to the industry.

Background

 

 

 

 

The William J. Eva award is one of the most prestigious awards offered by CIFST. Created in 1967, it recognizes the outstanding contribution of Mr. Eva to the food industry in Canada.

Mr. Eva was Chief Chemist of the Western Division of Ogilvie Flour Mills in Winnipeg. His volunteer work with CIFST was exceptional.  He was a founding member of the Institute, served as National President from 1953 to 1954, held key positions within the Institute for an additional 25 years, and continued active involvement after retirement.

Eligibility Criteria
The candidate must be a member of CIFST, and must have contributed significantly to food science and technology in Canada through outstanding research and service to the industry.

Selection of Award Recipient

 

 

An Awards Committee is struck each year. The Past President of the CIFST is appointed chair of the Awards Committee and is responsible for assembling a committee of four to six current CIFST members from different sections across the country. Members of the Awards Committee review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting. An award recipient must receive majority support from all members of the Awards Committee.

Nomination procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations for the award may be submitted by individual CIFST members or regional Sections of CIFST.

Responsibilities of Nominator:

        Contact Nominee well before nomination deadline to inform candidate that a nomination document is being prepared.

        Fill in nomination form and assemble required supporting documents, including letters of support.

        Submit nomination form and required supporting documents to the Executive Director of the CIFST by the deadline indicated on the CIFST website.

Note: Support from the Sectionís Executive will strengthen the nomination.

Responsibilities of Nominee:

        Approve request to be nominated for the W.J. Eva Award.

 
GORDON ROYAL MAYBEE AWARD

Purpose

 

A CIFST achievement award in recognition of an outstanding applied development by a Canadian company or institution in the fields of food production, processing, transportation, storage or quality control.

Background

 

 

 

 

This award was created in 1974 to recognize the outstanding contribution of Gordon Royal Maybee in the area of applied development.

Mr. Maybee led a distinguished career as Chief Chemist for Fry-Cadbury Co. in Montreal from 1927 until his retirement in 1970. He gained an international reputation in the field of food science and technology. In addition to his regular professional work duties, he worked to develop special foods and rations connected to the Canadian war efforts during the Second World War.

Mr. Maybee was active in many associations, and CIFST in particular benefitted from his volunteer work. He was a founding member of CIFST, served as chair of the Montreal section in 1954 to 1955, and was CIFST president in 1960 to 1961.

Eligibility Criteria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A recipient of the award can be any registered Canadian company (Canadian or foreign-owned), crown corporation, university or government agency. If any of the developmental work is done outside Canada, it must be financed by the Canadian company, organization or agency in question. A development would not qualify when developed outside Canada with foreign capital, even if first applied in Canada.

The development can include:

a) a new or improved method of food processing which substantially improves the quality or acceptance of a food, or significantly reduces manufacturing or processing costs,

b) a new food or a new food preparation of major significance, which gains an outstanding reputation for quality and acceptance,

c) new equipment which revolutionizes the quality of a food or its production rate, or significantly reduces manufacturing or processing costs,

d) new methods of packaging, storing or transporting foods which vastly improve existing methods

e) a new or improved method of measuring a constituent or contaminant in foods, for use in the fabrication of foods or for quality or safety control, or

f) a new or improved method of preparing and/or cooking a food which profoundly changes existing consumer or institutional procedures for the better.

Consideration for the award will be given to any meritorious development presently being applied in Canada. To qualify, the development must be in use in the food industry or in food research laboratories of government agencies and universities for at least seven months prior to nomination for the award. (Criteria from the CIFST Journal, 1985, vol. 18(3)).

Selection of Award Recipient

 

An Awards Committee is struck each year. The Past President of the CIFST is appointed chair of the Awards Committee and is responsible for assembling a committee of four to six current CIFST members from different sections across the country. Members of the Awards Committee review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting. An award recipient must receive majority support from all members of the Awards Committee.

Nomination procedure

 


 

 

 

 

 

Nominations for the award may be submitted by individual CIFST members or regional Sections of CIFST.

Responsibilities of Nominator:

∑ Contact a representative of the company or institution well before the nomination deadline to inform them that a nomination document is being prepared.

∑ Fill in nomination form and assemble required supporting documents, including letters of support.

∑ Submit nomination form and required supporting documents to the Executive Director of the CIFST by the deadline indicated on the CIFST website.

Note: Support from the Sectionís Executive will strengthen the nomination.

Responsibilities of Nominee:

∑ Approve request to be nominated for the award.

 
FOOD INDUSTRY CEO OF THE YEAR AWARD

Purpose

Conferred on the CEO of a company who has made an outstanding contribution to the Canadian food industry.
Eligibility Criteria The candidate does not have to be a member of CIFST, but, through his or her work, has made an outstanding contribution to the Canadian food industry.

Selection of Award Recipient


 

An Awards Committee is struck each year. The Past President of the CIFST is appointed chair of the Awards Committee and is responsible for assembling a committee of four to six current CIFST members from different sections across the country. Members of the Awards Committee review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting. An award recipient must receive majority support from all members of the Awards Committee.

Nomination procedure


 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations for the award may be submitted by individual CIFST members or regional Sections of CIFST.

Responsibilities of Nominator:

        Contact Nominee well before the nomination deadline to inform candidate that a nomination document is being prepared.

        Fill in nomination form and assemble required supporting documents, including letters of support.

        Submit nomination form and required supporting documents to the Executive Director of the CIFST by the deadline indicated on the CIFST website.

Note: Support from the Sectionís Executive will strengthen the nomination.

Responsibilities of Nominee:

        Approve request to be nominated for the award.

 
FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY AWARD
Purpose
For outstanding contribution to the food processing industry by QC or QA management personnel with a minimum of 10 years experience.

Eligibility Criteria

 

The individual, or at least one member of the team, must be a member of CIFST and must have made an outstanding contribution to the development of food safety & quality within the food processing industry in Canada.  (Routine practice of food safety & quality does not qualify, even if practiced for many years.)

Selection of Award Recipient

 

An Awards Committee is struck each year. The Past President of the CIFST is appointed chair of the Awards Committee and is responsible for assembling a committee of four to six current CIFST members from different sections across the country. Members of the Awards Committee review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting. An award recipient must receive majority support from all members of the Awards Committee.

Nomination procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award nominations may be submitted by individual CIFST members or regional Sections of CIFST.

Responsibilities of Nominator:

∑ Contact Nominee well before nomination deadline to inform candidate that a nomination document is being prepared.

∑ Fill in nomination form and assemble required supporting documents, including letters of support.

∑ Submit nomination form and required supporting documents to the Executive Director of the CIFST by the deadline indicated on the CIFST website.

Note: Support from the Sectionís Executive will strengthen the nomination.

Responsibilities of Nominee:

∑ Approve request to be nominated for a CIFST award.
 
FOOD INNOVATION AWARD
Purpose To honour an individual or team for outstanding work in food innovation.

Eligibility Criteria

 

The individual or team must have made a significant contribution to food innovation. The innovation must have been on the market for at least one year prior to nomination. The individual or at least one member of the team must be a member of CIFST.

Selection of Award Recipient

 

An Awards Committee is struck each year. The Past President of the CIFST is appointed chair of the Awards Committee and is responsible for assembling a committee of four to six current CIFST members from different sections across the country. Members of the Awards Committee review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting. An award recipient must receive majority support from all members of the Awards Committee.

Nomination procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award nominations may be submitted by individual CIFST members or regional Sections of CIFST.

Responsibilities of Nominator:

∑ Contact Nominee well before nomination deadline to inform candidate that a nomination document is being prepared.

∑ Fill in nomination form and assemble required supporting documents, including letters of support.

∑ Submit nomination form and required supporting documents to the Executive Director of the CIFST by the deadline indicated on the CIFST website.

Note: Support from the Sectionís Executive will strengthen the nomination.

Responsibilities of Nominee:

∑ Approve request to be nominated for a CIFST award.
 
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
Purpose
The Student Leadership Award is presented to a Student Member of CIFST who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contribution to CIFST.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be a student member of CIFST at the time of nomination, be closely involved with CIFST and have demonstrated strong leadership by engaging his or her student peers in CIFST activities and events.

Selection of Award Recipient


 

An Awards Committee is struck each year. The Past President of the CIFST is appointed chair of the Awards Committee and is responsible for assembling a committee of four to six current CIFST members from different sections across the country. Members of the Awards Committee review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting. An award recipient must receive majority support from all members of the Awards Committee.

Nomination procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award nominations may be submitted by individual CIFST members or regional Sections of CIFST.

Responsibilities of Nominator:

∑ Contact Nominee well before nomination deadline to inform candidate that a nomination document is being prepared.

∑ Fill in nomination form and assemble required supporting documents, including letters of support.

∑ Submit nomination form and required supporting documents to the Executive Director of the CIFST by the deadline indicated on the CIFST website.

Note: Support from the Sectionís Executive will strengthen the nomination.

Responsibilities of Nominee:

∑ Approve request to be nominated for a CIFST award.
 
EMERITUS MEMBERSHIP

Purpose

 

To bestow an Honourary Title upon a Professional Member who has retired from his or her vocation, and who, in the course of their career, has contributed meritorious service to the Food Industry and the Institute.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must be a professional or retired member of CIFST, who, in the course of their career, has contributed meritorious service to the food industry and the institute.
Limitations A maximum of one Emeritus Membership may be granted per year.

Selection of Award Recipient

 

An Awards Committee is struck each year. The Past President of the CIFST is appointed chair of the Awards Committee and is responsible for assembling a committee of four to six current CIFST members from different sections across the country. Members of the Awards Committee review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting. An award recipient must receive majority support from all members of the Awards Committee.

Nomination procedure
















Nominations for the award may be submitted by individual CIFST members or regional Sections of CIFST.

Responsibilities of Nominator:

∑ Contact Nominee well before the nomination deadline to inform candidate that a nomination document is being prepared.

∑ Fill in nomination form and assemble required supporting documents, including letters of support.

∑ Submit nomination form and required supporting documents to the Executive Director of the CIFST by the deadline indicated on the CIFST website.

Note: Support from the Sectionís Executive will strengthen the nomination.

Responsibilities of Nominee:

∑ Approve request to be nominated for the award.
  
FELLOW OF THE INSTITUTE

Purpose

 

 

Conferred upon a living, active member of the CIFST for outstanding and distinguished accomplishment as measured by extraordinary performance in the field of food science and technology.

A person recognized as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology shall be entitled to use the designation FCIFST following his/her name.

Eligibility Criteria

 

 

 

 

 

The CIFST Fellowship is an award of extraordinary professional distinction to be conferred upon a living person who has been a member-in-good-standing of CIFST for at least 7 years prior to nomination. The candidate shall be active in the practice of the profession of food science/ technology and shall have attained distinction, as measured by performance, normally over a period of five to ten years in at least one, but preferably more than one, of the following measurement criteria. Performance may be measured as publication of important technical/scientific papers, books or patents; inspired teaching of courses in food science or creation of important scientific/technical courses in an institution specializing in the teaching of the discipline of food science; outstanding technical direction or leadership, or other creative contributions to the profession promoting the achievement of one or more Institute objectives, as may be deemed acceptable by a majority of the Fellowship Selection Committee.

Selection of Fellow

 

 

 

A Fellowship Selection Committee shall be struck by the Awards Committee Chairman, will serve for a period of two years and will consist of seven Fellows of the Institute. To be elected a Fellow of CIFST, a candidate must receive the approval of five of the seven Selection Committee members. The Chairman of the Fellowship Selection Committee will be elected from among the seven Fellowship Selection Committee members by majority vote. The Selection Committee Chairman is responsible for transmission of documents to Selection Committee members, receiving and collating members votes and transmitting Selection Committee decisions to the Awards Committee Chairman for action.

Nomination procedure


 

 

 

 

 

Nominations of candidates may come from any quarter of CIFST; individuals, sections, committees or national executive for example. The nomination should be accompanied by:

  1. A carefully written statement by the nominator highlighting the candidates' accomplishments and explaining clearly the candidates' merits for fellowship selection.
  2. A carefully detailed curriculum vitae of the candidate including reference to important accomplishments, lists of publications or other documentation providing additional detail and supporting the nominations written statement.

These two documents should be as brief and concise as possible, consistent with a fair description of the candidates' career and accomplishments. A single accomplishment, if of sufficient merit, might warrant election to fellowship.

Limitations A maximum of one Fellow may be elected per year.
 
PRESIDENT'S AWARD
Purpose
To recognize an individual or organization for significant contribution to either the Institute or the Food Sector.

Selection of Award Recipient
and
Nomination procedure

The President of CIFST selects the recipient of this Award.  Nominations from CIFST Members are not accepted.


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