L. Margolis Scholarship

Description

This scholarship has been established as a memorial to Dr. Leo Margolis, an internationally preeminent parasitologist and a staunch supporter of the Canadian Society of Zoologists since its inception in 1961. The competition for the scholarship is open to any Canadian who is registered in a graduate studies program at a Canadian university at the time the scholarship is taken up and whose research is in the field of fisheries biology.


Terms of reference

Objectives

This scholarship has been established as a memorial to Dr. Leo Margolis, an internationally preeminent parasitologist and a staunch supporter of the Canadian Society of Zoologists since its inception in 1961. The competition for the scholarship is open to any Canadian who is registered in a graduate studies program at a Canadian university at the time the scholarship is taken up and whose research is in the field of fisheries biology.

Award

Cash award of $500.

Source of Prize

Funded through ZET.

Frequency of Availability

Maximum of one per year. The award need not be made every year.

Application Procedures

Applications should be sent to the Chair of the Recognition Committee (the Past-President). Applications should comprise a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, up-to-date copies of University transcripts and a one page research summary (describing either the research that has been done or, for new graduate students, the proposed research plan).

Application Deadline

1 November.

Leo Margolis

Biography

  • Born Montreal December 18, 1927
  • Died Vancouver January 13, 1997
  • B.Sc. McGill University 1948
  • M.Sc. McGill University 1950
  • Ph.D. McGill University 1952 with T.W.M. Cameron
  • Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo scientist 1952-1997
  • Associate Editor Canadian Journal of Zoology 1971-1981
  • Research- Parasitology of fishes and marine mammals and its application in fisheries management

CSZ

  • Wardle lecturer 1982; Address "Pacific Salmon and their Parasites: a Century of Study"
  • Chair Parasitology Section 1977-1978
  • President 1990-1991
  • Leo Margolis Scholarship named

Honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Society 1975
  • Officer of the Order of Canada 1990
  • Honorary Member Atlantic Canada Society of Parasitologists 1992
  • Honorary Member British Society of Parasitology 1994
  • Gold Medal Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada 1995
  • Distinguished Service Award American Society of Parasitologists 1995

References

  • Bousefield, E.L. and G. C. Gibson. 1992 A History of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, 1971-1991: The Presidencies. CSZ Bull. 23(3): 34-59
  • Arai, H. 1997. In Memoriam Leo Margolis (1927-97). CSZ Bull. 28(1): 6.

Awardees

  • 2016 - Jacqueline Chapman, Carleton University. Disease and fisheries: Understanding the impact of microbial loading and species diversity on the physiology and migration behaviour of salmonids exposed to fisheries interactions.
  • 2015 - Kristin Dinning, University of New Brunswick.
  • 2014 - Alexandra Muhametsafina, Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • 2013 - Aimee Lee Houde, Western University.
  • 2012 - Kenneth Jeffries, University of British Columbia.
  • 2011 - Anne-Marie Gravel, Carleton University.
  • 2007 - Brian R. Lynch, University of New Brunswick (Saint John).
  • 2006 - Martin Krkosek, University of Victoria.
  • 2005 - Joseph DiBattista , University of Ottawa.
  • 2004 - Jeffrey M. Reader, Acadia University.
  • 2003 - Céline Duluc, Université du Québec à Rimouski.
  • 2002 - Pascale Lafrance, Université Laval.