This award recognizes the best student poster presentation in the PIE section at the CSZ Annual Meeting.
The Mick Burt Award is a $300 prize award for an outstanding student poster presentation presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Zoologists. It is intended to encourage excellence in scientific research and communication by students and is presented by the Parasitism, Immunity and Environment (PIE) Section.
Cash prize of $300 and a scroll.
Funded through the PIE Section, and donations are accepted for specific allocation to the Mick Burt Award.
The award is presented once per year, but the PIE Section judges reserve the right to not present the award if either the quantity or the quality of applications is deemed insufficient.
Prior to the conference, the committee of judges will evaluate the submitted poster .pdfs and, if there are more than 6 submission, determine the finalists. During the poster session the committee of judges will select the Prize recipient by consensus based on communication of the research and poster presentation in the areas of parasitism, immunity, the environment, or relevant work related to the student’s membership in the PIE Section.
Once a student has won the Mick Burt Award, it is policy of the PIE Section that they be no longer eligible for the award in subsequent years.