The Parasitism, Immunity and Environment (PIE) Section of the Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ) promotes study of the interrelationships at all levels among infectious agents, the response of animals to these agents, and the environment in which these relationships exist. The Wardle Award normally will be awarded annually for outstanding contributions to Canadian-based research on the fields of study promoted by the PIE Section.
“Canadian-based research” is understood to be research done by a Canadian, and/or research conducted in Canada.
"Outstanding contribution" is understood normally to have been one that has had significant cumulative impact on the field over an extended period. However, it may be interpreted as a single highly meritorious breakthrough.
Named in honor of Robert Arnold Wardle.
A maximum of one award per year. There is no obligation to make an award every year.
Any person who satisfies the Description may be nominated. A nominee is not required to be a member of the PIE Section or of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, although the Recognition Committee may consider membership status during their deliberations. No one shall receive the Wardle Award more than once.
A complete nomination package should be sent electronically to the Chair of the Recognition Committee and shall include:
The Award shall be adjudicated by the Wardle Award Committee of the PIE Section, which normally shall comprise a non-voting Chair (normally, the Vice-chair or Chair-elect of the PIE section) and three voting members who are recent Wardle Award recipients and who normally will serve a rotating 3-year term.
The Committee of the PIE Section shall seek nominations from the membership of the PIE Section but shall accept and consider all duly made nominations. The Committee shall evaluate all nominees fairly with respect to the spirit of these Terms. The Committee may adopt any procedures they deem appropriate to facilitate their deliberations.
After due deliberations, the Committee shall attempt to come to a consensus, but in any case a majority vote shall prevail. The Committee shall forward the name of the recipient to the Chair of the PIE Section, normally at least 5 months prior to the date of the lecture, but at least 2 weeks before the announced time of the annual November/December meeting of CSZ Council. The Chair of the Section shall invite the successful candidate and inform unsuccessful candidates of the results.
The Recognition Committee shall endeavor to have the name of a backup candidate ready for forwarding to the Chair of the Section in the event that the first candidate is not able to accept.
The Chair of the Recognition Committee shall ensure that:
Normally, October 1 each year. The Chair may accept late nominations but shall do so only if the Committee will have sufficient time to fairly evaluate nominations and reach a timely decision.
See PIE Web site.