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.
 

2016

  • Olenka Forde, University of British Columbia, Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Mechanisms and geochemical impacts of fugitive methane gas migration related to shale gas development. Water and Environment Student Talks 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 6-7, 2016
  • David Hurley, University of British Columbia, Civil Engineering - Hydrotechnical. Wind waves in an end pit lake. Water and Environment Student Talks 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 6-7, 2016
  • Bradley Young, University of Ottawa, Department of Civil Engineering. Feasibility of Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) Nitrification at 1°C; complete author list: B. Young; R. Delatolla; K. Kennedy; E. LaFlamme; A. Stintzi. 30th Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, Ottawa, Ontario, May 27, 2016
  • Patrick D'Aoust, University of Ottawa, Department of Civil Engineering. Hydrogen Sulfide Generation in Wet Stormwater Ponds: Understanding the Cause and Looking Toward Solutions; complete author list: P. M. D'Aoust; R. Delatolla; L. Chen; R. Wang; C. Rennie; A. Poulain; F. Pick. 30th Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research, Ottawa, Ontario, May 27, 2016

2015

  • Natalie Linklater, Carleton University, Effectiveness of Chlorine and Chlorine-free Alternatives for the Disinfection of Wastewater, First National Water and Wastewater Conference, Whistler, British Columbia, October 26-28, 2015
  • Audrey Murray, Carleton University, Evaluation of Non-imprinted Polymer Particles for Advanced Treatment of Water and Wastewater, First National Water and Wastewater Conference, Whistler, British Columbia, October 26-28, 2015
  • Michael Zima, The Hyporheic Zone: A River's Liver, Water and Environment Student Talks (WEST), UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 7-9
  • Cassandra Cummings, The use of reference lakes to detect climate-related changes on diatom assemblages in the Adirondacks (NY, USA), Water and Environment Student Talks (WEST), UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 7-9
  • Paul Chiocchio, University of Waterloo, 50th Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality, Burlington, Ontario, February 18
  • Stephanie Gora, University of Toronto, 50th Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality, Burlington, Ontario, February 18

2014

  • Céline Vaneeckhaute, Université Laval, 29th Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality, Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal, Québec, October 17
  • Sahil Dhawan, Carleton University, 29th Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality, Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal, Québec, October 17
  • Kalen Thomson, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Joint IMFE 2014/CAWQ Atlantic Symposium, St. John's, Newfoundland, August 6-8
  • Usman Khan, University of Victoria, Joint IMFE 2014/CAWQ Atlantic Symposium, St. John's, Newfoundland, August 6-8
  • Qinhong Cai, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Joint IMFE 2014/CAWQ Atlantic Symposium, St. John's, Newfoundland, August 6-8
  • Kaitlynn Livingstone, University of British Columbia, Water & Environment Student Talks (WEST) Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 8-10
  • Bryce Figdore, University of Washington, Water & Environment Student Talks (WEST) Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 8-10
  • Tala Navab-Daneshmand, McGill University, 49th Central Canadian Symposium, Niagara Region, Ontario, March 5-7
  • Lihui Wang, University of Guelph, 49th Central Canadian Symposium, Niagara Region, Ontario, March 5-7

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)