CSEP Young Investigator Award (YIA)
SPONSORED BY APNM
Terms of Reference
Overview and Award Criteria
The CSEP Young Investigator Award (YIA) is presented annually to an outstanding
CSEP member who received the PhD or MD degree within the past 10 years. Any
parental leave(s) taken since receiving their degree will not count towards the
time limit. The individual must be acknowledged to have an excellent reputation
throughout Canada and to have achieved notable international recognition. Candidates
shall have demonstrated evidence of a sustainable program of research funding
beyond the first grant cycle, publications in peer-reviewed journals that
establish the candidate as an independent scientist, and evidence of training
of highly qualified personnel. The candidate must be a CSEP member at the time
A list of previous recipients can be found here.
Any member of CSEP may submit nominations on behalf of the applicant.
A complete nomination will consist of the following:
- Completion of an official Nomination
Form which includes:
- the nominator’s
nominee’s contact information;
regarding when and where the PhD or MD was obtained;
- a list of up to
four sample publications and brief comment on the significance of
- A maximum two-page (~600 word) letter
in support of the candidate’s nomination.
- A copy of the candidate’s
curriculum vitae using the “Common CV” format.
- One copy of each sample publication
referenced on the Nomination Form.
Nominees who are not selected automatically remain in the pool for
an additional year (if they agree);
Re-nominations (within a three-year period) may be submitted in the form of an
update to the original submission, as long as the nominee continues to meet the
award eligibility criteria.
An evaluation committee will review all applications received prior to
the submission deadline, which is usually the same date as the AGM abstract
submission deadline. The committee will consist of the Vice Chair Research (or
their designate in case of conflict), Director Academic, and one other senior CSEP
member. Nominators may be contacted by the committee to provide additional
information on the nominees. The award recipient and other nominees will be
contacted by the CSEP Chair and informed of the competition results at least
two months prior to the AGM.
The award recipient will be expected to give a 30-minute presentation
based on his/her research on the first night of the AGM. The award includes an
invitation from Applied Physiology, Nutrition and
Metabolism to write a review. In addition, Canadian Science
Publishing will provide free open access for such a publication. The recipient
will receive a framed citation, complimentary registration, an honorarium and
reimbursement of his/her expenses to attend the conference.
Updated May 2018
Previous Award Recipients:
Jordan Guenette, B.H.K., M.Sc., Ph. D., Director
of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Lab, University of British
Respiratory Exercise Physiology: From Elite
Athletes to Chronic Respiratory Disease
Todd Duhamel, Ph.D., University of
Exploring physical activity in patients
undergoing physical activity
Jean-Philippe Chaput, Ph.D., Healthy Active
Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO), Children's Hospital of Eastern
From Zzz to Intense Exercise: My Journey as a
Kristi Adamo, Ph.D., University of Ottawa
Are the early years the key to long term health?
Antony Karelis, Ph.D., Université du
Québec à Montréal
Current issues in the identification and
treatment of metabolically healthy but obese individuals
Michael Stickland, Ph.D., University of
Bad lungs, or good engineering? - Investigating
pulmonary gas exchange impairment with exercise
David Wright, Ph.D., University of Guelph
Exercise Makes Fat Fit
Gianni Parise, Ph.D., McMaster University
Muscle Stem Cell Regulation: Insights from
Cells, Mice, and Men
Philip Ainslie, Ph.D., University of British
The Highs and Lows of Human Brain Research
Darren Warburton, Ph.D., University of British
A Cardiovascular Physiologists Journey: a
Transdisciplinary Approach to High Performance and Clinical Exercise Physiology
James W. E. Rush, Ph. D., The University of
Breaking down two solitudes: Sometimes vascular
cells and muscle cells speak the same language during exercise and disease.
Ian Janssen, Ph. D., Queen's University
Role of physical activity in assessing health
risk in children and youth.
Michael Tschakovsky, Ph. D., Queen's
Control of exercising muscle blood flow: lessons
from integrative human studies.
Roubert Boushel, Ph. D., Concordia
Localized measures of muscle oxygen transport
Keven Shoemaker, Ph. D., The University of
Neurovascular Control from Head to Toe.
Stuart Phillips, Ph. D., McMaster
The Regulation of Muscle Mass in Humans: a
Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph. D., Queen's
Physical Activity and Obesity: From Basic
Science to Public Health.