Le prix de la CASCA pour service exceptionnel est remis à un individu qui a effectué des contributions de service soutenues qui ont renforcé la communauté astronomique canadienne et son impact régional, national et/ou international. Cela peut inclure, sans s’y limiter, des innovations dans l’éducation, la sensibilisation du public ou le support de centre de recherche ou d’outils utilisés par d’autres chercheurs.
Le prix est habituellement remis tous les deux ans, les années paires, et consiste en une somme d’argent de $1000, et un certificat, présenté lors de l’assemblée générale annuelle de la CASCA. La date limite de soumission pour les nominations au prix 2016 est le Nov 20 2015.
La procédure de nomination consiste à soumettre une lettre de soutien de une à deux pages au président de la CASCA indiquant les qualifications du candidat, son historique de service, et l’impact de ses activités de service – aussi bien sur le plan national qu’international.
2016 Executive Award for Outstanding Service
In 1998 Dr. Pudritz was appointed the chair of the original Long Range Planning panel, the outcome of which was the highly influential LRP2000 report (“The Origins of Structure in the Universe”). Prior to this report, individual leaders and panels in various sub-disciplines had succeeded in developing Canadian involvement in a range of facilities and institutes, but LRP2000 was the first long-range plan that the Canadian astronomical community itself generated through a process of broad consultation, debate, and, ultimately, consensus. Dr. Pudritz drove this process forward with vision and energy. LRP2000 not only succeeded in cementing Canadian involvement in ALMA, TMT and the SKA (remarkable in the face of the very challenging funding climate), it also succeeded in transforming the process by which our community communicates our aspirations to the federal and provincial governments and other funding partners. The LRP2000 report became the model for future decadal plans that
have succeeded in developing a unified vision for Canadian astrophysics, and this success is in no small measurable attributable to the efforts of Ralph Pudritz and to his colleagues on the LRP2000 panel. Dr. Pudritz has subsequently gone on to develop the Origins Institute at McMaster University, a visionary research and teaching institute with a multidisciplinary focus on biology, mathematics, physics and astrophysics. This is another achievement well worthy of recognition by the Executive Award.
The Board of Directors of CASCA congratulates Dr. Pudritz on his distinguished career of scientific achievement, thanks him for his outstanding record of service to the community, and is honoured to award him the 2016 CASCA Executive Award.
|2014||Peter G. Martin||For exceptional service to the Canadian astronomical community and his leadership in CITA and the Dunlap Institute. Full Citation.|
|2013||John B. Hutchings||For sustained scientific achievement, technical contributions, and service to the Canadian astronomical community. Full Citation.|
|2010||James E. Hesser||For exceptional service, and his leadership and contributions to IYA 2009|