The purpose of this award is to acknowledge a graduate level Professor of Advisor in the exercise science field for their dedication and mentorship to their students and/or their faculty.
- The applicant must be a Professor or Advisor at any stage in their career who demonstrates exemplary mentorship to their students, and/or young investigators in the field of exercise science/physiology within a recognized Canadian institution within the last three years of the nomination.
- The applicant must be an active CSEP member in good standing at the time of application.
- The applicant will submit a formal letter that includes a minimum of three CSEP Student Members that have studied under the applicant.
- The formal letter will also include rationale in support of the nomination.
Please send your submission files as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: “CSEP Award/Grant Submission: CSEP Mentorship Award“
- The CSEP Member Services Committee will review the submissions and select the award recipient.
- Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
- Kevin Shoemaker, University of Western Ontario
- William Sheel, University of British Columbia
- Charles Rice, University of Western Ontario
- Maureen MacDonald, McMaster University
- Stuart Phillips, McMaster University
Enzo Cafarelli, York University Professor Emeritus/Senior Scholar passed away following a courageous battle with cancer in February 2016, at the age of 74. Over the course of his career, Enzo has investigated neuromuscular adaptations to fatigue, resistance training, endurance training, caffeine, and pathologies such as diabetes and muscular dystrophy and has contributed significantly to our understanding of the central and peripheral inputs that alter motor unit behavior and the voluntary activation of muscle. This work has resulted in over 55 research articles that demonstrate the acute and chronic adaptations of the neuromuscular system. Enzo has shared this knowledge with undergraduate students in physiology courses at York University, graduate students in his laboratory, and with his colleagues.
As a graduate student advisor, Enzo went well beyond providing technical skills, knowledge, encouragement, and motivation to complete a degree. His lab was the model of an ideal research environment. It was organized, productive, and structured without being inflexible. Students in Enzo’s lab were expected to work hard and to function like a team and not a hierarchy. Just as importantly, Enzo demonstrated the importance of balancing research and hard work with family, friends, and life outside the lab. He was a mentor in every sense of the word, acting as both an advisor and an advocate to his students and to young investigators beginning their careers. At CSEP conferences, Enzo could be found talking to students and new investigators at posters, in presentation halls, and over a drink at the end of the day. Always willing to listen to a problem, offer advice, and discuss new ideas, it was obvious that Enzo was a dedicated mentor to the future scientists and educators of CSEP.
- The award recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the CSEP Annual Conference for themselves and a graduate student.
- The award recipient will be named at the CSEP Annual Conference during the Gala and will be presented with a framed citation.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:59:59PM on June 6, 2023
and Inclusion Statement
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of the Society’s business. This includes, but is not limited to, applications for membership, awards and grant review, and employment and volunteer positions. CSEP welcomes applications and participation from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, members of the Society, its committees and employees and/or any award/grant recipients are expected to uphold the same policies in their work related to the Society.