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Student Awards

CALAM/ACMAL Veterinary Student Travel Fellowship

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be a full-time student in a DVM program who has completed one year of their program in Canada, or a Canadian student attending a foreign veterinary school. Application from CALAM/ACMAL Student Members will be given priority.

Promotion

The designate CALAM/ACMAL member at each veterinary college will be responsible for promoting the award in their veterinary college.

Criteria

The CALAM/ACMAL Veterinary Student Travel Fellowship Program is intended to increase awareness of, and interest in, the practice of laboratory animal medicine by assisting veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in the field to attend the annual CALAS Symposium and associated CALAM/ACMAL events (Luncheon, Scientific Session).

Procedure

 a)         In September each year, the designated CALAM/ACMAL representative at each veterinary school will ensure undergraduate students are notified of this fellowship, and the terms thereof.

b)         Deadline for receipt of the application by CALAM/ACMAL Secretary shall be 15 February.

c)      Interested students will submit a package to the CALAM/ACMAL Secretary including:

    1. Contact information
    2. Current CV
    3. Essay of up to 500 words describing their interest in laboratory animal  Medicine, participation in activities related to laboratory animal medicine,  as well as their career goals
    4. E-mail contact of a CALAM/ACMAL member in good standing who is/has been a mentor/advisor in the field of veterinary medicine/laboratory animal medicine
    5. An estimate of expenses to attend the upcoming CALAS/ACSAL Symposium
    6. A letter of intent outlining the poster or presentation to be made at the Symposium

c)      The recipient will be determined by a consensus decision reached by the CALAM/ACMAL Awards Committee.

d)      Selection of the recipient will normally be by consensus.

e)     The recipient will be notified at least two months prior to the Symposium, to allow opportunity to arrange travel to the the Symposium.

f)      If the recipient declines to attend the Symposium or is otherwise unable to attend, the Fellowship award will not be granted to that individual.

g)       The recipient will submit a statement of expenses and receipts within 7 days after the Symposium, to the CALAM/ACMAL Treasurer for reimbursement of expenses up to $1000.

 

Right to Publish name

In accepting the award the recipient confers the right to have their name published by CALAM/ACMAL or Charles River Canada in association with the award.  Announcements of the award may be made in the CALAS Symposium Program, Canadian Veterinary Journal, and Interface.

Award

Each award will consist of up to $1000 towards registration, travel, meals (including complimentary CALAM/ACMAL Luncheon ticket) and accommodations to attend the CALAS Symposium. One Fellowship may be awarded annually, subject to availability of funds.

 

CALAM/ACMAL Veterinary Student Scholarship Award

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be a full-time student in a DVM program who has completed one year of their program at one of the Canadian veterinary schools.

Promotion

The designate CALAM/ACMAL member at each veterinary college will be responsible for promoting the award in their veterinary college.

Criteria

  1.  Submission of the best case report on laboratory animals, evaluated on the basis of scientific content, relevance to the field of laboratory animal science and quality of the manuscript.  A class assignment may be acceptable in lieu of a case report.
  2.  The case report may be written in English or French
  3.  The case report must be in a format suitable for publication in the Canadian Veterinary Journal.
  4.  An electronic copy of the paper should accompany the submitted paper whenever possible.
  5.  One award may be given annually at each of the five Canadian veterinary colleges.

Procedure

 

  1. In September each year (or at any other time in accordance with each college’s DVM student award schedule), the designated CALAM/ACMAL representative at each veterinary college will notify the appropriate office responsible for undergraduate student awards (if it is not already a standing award), and indicate the availability of the CALAM/ACMAL Veterinary Student Scholarship Award, and the terms thereof.
  2. Deadline for receipt of the paper by the appropriate awards selection committee of the college shall be the deadline established at the college.
  3. The veterinary college officer responsible for the awards program shall receive and arrange for the evaluation of all eligible papers received, and arrange for review and selection of the best paper.
  4. The veterinary college officer responsible for the awards program shall forward the paper to the current CALAM/ACMAL Secretary.

  
 Selection

Selection Committee: In veterinary colleges that accept the Award and its conditions, the appropriate veterinary college awards committee will review the submissions and make the selection.  Submissions from veterinary schools that have not accepted the Award as part of their Awards Program, will be received by the CALAM/ACMAL Secretary and forwarded to the CALAM/ACMAL Awards Committee for review and selection.

 

Award

The award shall comprise:

a)      a certificate, and

b)      a cash award of $250