The CCAC is pleased to announce the return of the Harry C. Rowsell Award for Outstanding Service to the CCAC. This award recognizes an individual who has made a truly outstanding contribution to the CCAC, and who upholds the highest standards of animal ethics and care in Canadian science. We invite all of our stakeholders to nominate deserving individuals for this award.
The award will be presented at the next CCAC National Workshop Reception on May 4, 2018, prior to the CCAC National Workshop 2018 in Québec City.
To be eligible for the Harry C. Rowsell Award for Outstanding Service to the CCAC, nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the goals of the CCAC and have advanced animal ethics and care in Canadian science through outstanding dedication, competence, exceptional performance, excellent service, and/or ingenuity.
The winner is expected to attend the CCAC National Workshop Reception 2018 on May 4, 2018, at the expense of the CCAC, and to make a short presentation. The award ceremony will be photographed and those photos will be used by the CCAC in materials such as the CCAC annual report, communiqués to CCAC stakeholders, and on the CCAC website.
Members of the CCAC Secretariat or the CCAC Board of Directors serving at the time of the nomination are not eligible for this award. In exceptional circumstances, more than one award can be attributed in a given year.
Nominations will be accepted in both French and English. Each nomination must include:
Please note that all documentation must accompany the nomination form. Nominations must be sent to the CCAC at in PDF format.
All nomination forms and supporting documents must be received by email by March 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
All responses must be typed and in PDF format. Please send completed nomination packages to the CCAC at . Nominations will be accepted by email only.
The CCAC Secretariat will review each nomination to determine whether the nomination package contains:
All complete nomination packages will then be reviewed by the CCAC Award Review Subcommittee, which is comprised of the CCAC Chair and Vice-Chair, a representative from the CCAC Secretariat, a member of the Standards Committee, a member of the Assessment and Certification Committee, and a member of the Public Affairs and Communications Committee.
This subcommittee is responsible for reviewing the candidates submitted for award consideration and recommending a winner to the CCAC Board of Directors. Submissions will be evaluated on content and merit, and nominations must demonstrate a strong contribution to the CCAC and to animal ethics and care in Canadian science.
Once the CCAC Board of Directors has approved the nominee, the winner and the person who submitted the nomination will be notified by the CCAC Secretariat. All other nominees and nominators will be contacted shortly thereafter.
The winner is expected to attend the presentation of the Harry C. Rowsell Award for Outstanding Service to the CCAC, which will be held at the CCAC National Workshop Reception on May 4, 2018, in Québec City. The winner will also be expected to say a few words (2-5 minutes) at the presentation. This event will occur the day prior to the CCAC National Workshop 2018.
The award presentation will be photographed and those photos will be used in materials such as the CCAC annual report, communiqués to CCAC stakeholders, and on the CCAC website.
The Harry C. Rowsell Award for Outstanding Service to the CCAC will consist of a personal award, suitably inscribed. The recipient's name will also be engraved on the master plaque that currently hangs in the CCAC office, along with his/her photograph.
The winner's accommodation and travel will be paid for by the CCAC. This includes a one-night stay at the Hotel Palace Royal in Québec City, a one day per diem, and a round-trip flight or train. Should the winner wish to extend the stay to attend the CCAC National Workshop 2018 or for personal travel, all additional expenses will be borne by the winner.
Dr. Harry C. Rowsell
The Harry C. Rowsell Award for Outstanding Service to the CCAC was named for the CCAC's founding executive director, who devoted his life to promoting optimal care for animals in Canadian science. Dr. Rowsell's deep personal commitment to the humane treatment of animals, and his belief in our ethical responsibility for their well-being, are evidenced through the many significant contributions he made during his career. In 1988, Dr. Rowsell was recognized as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his incalculable contribution to the establishment of ethically-based animal research, spearheaded by the CCAC.
For further information on the Harry C. Rowsell Award for Outstanding Service to the CCAC, please contact the CCAC at or 613-238-4031.