Award Winners

 

Philip H. Jones Award

A major goal of the Canadian Association on Water Quality is to showcase the talents of students who conduct water quality research. The CAWQ sponsors a competition for the "best presentation" of a research paper made by a student at each of the regional symposia on water pollution research. Since 2000, the winners have received the Philip H. Jones Award. This award was created as a memorial to Philip H. Jones who was a long-standing member of the CAWQ and who was a driving force in the development of the organization. This award includes:

  • a cash prize ($300 for first place, $200 for second place) at the closing ceremony of the respective regional conference;
  • a one-year membership in the CAWQ, including a subscription to the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada and IWA's Water 21;
  • the publication of the name of the student in an issue of the journal and on the CAWQ website (see below);
  • a certificate acknowledging his/her performance; and
  • a formal invitation from the President of the CAWQ to submit his/her work for peer review and eventual publication in the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada.
  • Prior to 2000, only one of the regional winners of the "best presentation" award was selected as the recipient of the Philip H. Jones Award.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Introduction:Did it invite the interest of the audience? Was the problem defined? Objectives stated?
  2. Slides: Were illustrations clear? Busy? Wordy? Readable? Aesthetic?
  3. Delivery: Organized? Logical progression? Professional demeanor?
  4. Content: Scientific merit? Conceptualization? Theoretical aspects? Sufficient detail? Proper data reduction?
  5. Conclusions: Justified by the work presented? Too ambitious?
  6. Time: Subtract marks for presentations that run overtime or (worse) did not finish in the allotted time.
  7. Questions: The student will be marked on how well questions were handled.

2013

  • Shawn Burdett, Royal Military College of Canada, 28th Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, October 26
  • Imad Touahar, University of Sherbrooke, 28th Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, October 26
  • Ayla Ahmad, University of Ottawa, 48th Central Canadian Symposium, Hamilton, Ontario, March 6-8
  • Ludiwine Clouzot, Université Laval, 48th Central Canadian Symposium, Hamilton, Ontario, March 6-8

2012

  • Parssa Hassan, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), 13th Pacific Canadian Symposium, Penticton, British Columbia, April 21-25
  • Hui Zhang, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), 13th Pacific Canadian Symposium, Penticton, British Columbia, April 21-25
  • Tala Navab-Daneshmand, McGill University, 47th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 21-22
  • Mark Spanjers, University of Waterloo, 47th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 21-22

2011

  • Nilufar Islam, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 26th Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality, Quebec City, Quebec, October 7
  • Sepideh Jankhah, University of British Columbia, 12th Pacific Canadian Symposium, Kelowna, British Columbia, April 16-20
  • Catherine Dielman, McMaster university, 46th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 22-23

2010

  • Kerry Black, University of British Columbia, 11th Pacific Canadian Symposium, Whistler, British Columbia, May 1-5
  • Etienne Bordeleau, University of Ottawa, 45th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 22-23
  • Neema Prabhakaran Mariyamma, 45th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 22-23

2009

  • Usman Khan, McGill University, 25th Eastern Regional Symposium, Ottawa, Ontario, October 30
  • Tony Tsui, University of Toronto, 44th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 23-24
  • Harris R. Switzman, McMaster University, 44th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 23-24
  • Siva Sarathy, University of British Columbia, 10th Western Canadian Symposium, Penticton, British Columbia, April 25

2008

  • Mohamed A. Hamouda, University of Waterloo, 43rd Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 11-12
  • Andrea Miskelly, 9th Western Canadian Symposium, Whistler, British Columbia, April 26-30
  • Jason Faber Carpenter, 24th Eastern Canadian Symposium, Université Laval, Québec, Québec, November 7

2007

  • A. Farquharson, University of Guelph, 42nd Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 12-13
  • Jason Vanderzwaag, 8th Western Canadian Symposium, Penticton, British Columbia, April 23-25
  • Jeremy Landon Conkle, Louisiana State University, 23rd Eastern Canadian Symposium, Sherbrooke, Québec, October 26

2006

  • Cherilyn Carrara, University of Waterloo, 41st Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 13-14
  • Robert Delatolla, McGill University, 22nd Eastern Canadian Symposium, Montreal, Québec, November 30
  • Elizabeth Tilley, University of British Columbia, 7th Western Canadian Symposium, Whistler, British Columbia, April 30-May 3

2005

  • Satinder K. Brar, University of Quebec, 40th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, Februay 14-15
  • Yi Zhang, University of Toronto, 40th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, Februay 14-15
  • Patrica L. Keen, Univeristy of British Columbia, 6th Western Canadian Symposium, Pentiction BC, April 19
  • Geneviève Aubry, University Laval, 21st Eastern Canadian Symposium, Québec, Québec, November 4

2004

  • Anna Charbonneau, Queen's University, 39th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 9-10
  • Alexander Forrest, University British Columbia, 5th Western Canadian Symposium, Whistler, British Columbia, May 4
  • Selvia Kurniawati, McGill University, 20th Eastern Canadian Symposium, Ottawa, October 29

2003

  • Owen Horn, McGill University, 38th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, February 10-11
  • Caroline Anderson, University of Québec, 19th Eastern Canadian Symposium, Sherbrooke, Québec, October 22

2002

  • Melanie Duhamel, University of Toronto, 18th Eastern Canadian Symposium, Montreal, October 18
  • Michael Moncur, University of Waterloo, 37th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 4-5

2001

  • Bernard Lavallée, Université Laval, 17th Eastern Regional Symposium, Québec, Québec, November 9
  • Nora Doerr, University of Waterloo, 36th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 5-6

2000

  • Ron Hoffman, University of Toronto, 35th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 7-8
  • Kevin Frankowski, University of British Columbia, 4th Western Regional Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 8-9
  • Salem Bouhairie, McGill University, 16th Eastern Regional Symposium Ottawa, Ontario, November 17
 

Best student presentation awards
and Philip H. Jones yearly award winner

1999

  • Chandra S. Tripathi, University of Toronto, 34th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 8-9
  • Claudine Boisson, École Polytechnique, 15th Eastern Regional Symposium, Sherbrooke, Québec, November 5, (Winner of the 1999 Philip H. Jones Award)

1998

  • Chris Cousin, University of Toronto, 33th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 9 (Winner of the 1998 Philip H. Jones Award)
  • Alexander Dumitrescu, University of British Columbia, 3rd Western Regional Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 24
  • Michel Boivin, Université Laval, 14th Eastern Regional Symposium, Québec, Québec, October 26-27

1997

  • Ron Hoffman, University of Toronto, 32nd Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 10-11
  • Isabelle Bénard, École Polytechnique, 13th Eastern Regional Symposium, Montreal, Quebec, November 19-20 (Winner of the 1997 Philip H. Jones Award)

1996

  • Tim Constantine, McMaster University, (Winner of the 1998 Philip H. Jones Award) and Dominique Sorel, University of Waterloo, 31st Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 6-7
  • Aymen Shawwa, University of Alberta, and Samantha Fothergill, University of British Columbia, 2nd Western Regional Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 29
  • Robert Dufresne, Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Faune, and Martin Papineau, Université de Québec à Trois-Rivières, 12th Eastern Regional Symposium, Trois-Rivières, Québec, November 1
 

Other Awards

2002

37th Central Canadian Symposium, Burlington, Ontario, February 4-5.

Two prizes offered ($500 travel awards) to:

  • Nora Doerr, University of Waterloo (prize from Ontario Water Works Research Consortium)
  • Norma J. Ruecker, Safe Drinking Water Foundation Saskatoon (prize from Great Lakes Sustainability Fund)