User Support Award

Award Description

The Users’ Advisory Committee (UAC) gives an award every year for a person from Canadian Light Source (CLS) staff who exemplifies user support and has made outstanding contributions to the success of research of CLS users. The award recognizes efforts to conduct and assist in important technical or scientific accomplishments in synchrotron-radiation based science but also efforts to foster collaboration, promote innovative solutions, improve efficiencies in beamline and beamtime management and generally to help the facility be a leading centre of excellence in synchrotron science.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the award, the recipient must be a CLSI employee.

Nomination Procedure and Selection Information

If there any CLS staff member (e.g. beamline scientist, support staff, floor coordinator, etc.) who, in your opinion, deserves to be nominated for the UAC User Support Award, please provide a short paragraph in support of your nomination.

Nominations, including a brief written reason for the nominations, can be submitted to any UAC member at any time from any CLS staff, user, or committee member. Nominations can also be submitted directly to the CLS User Services Office.

The recipient is recommended by a sub-committee of 3 members of the UAC prior to the AUM. The award is decided upon by the UAC. The selection of the recipient is based on the number of nominations and an evaluation by the sub-committee of the recipients’ user support activities and user input. If the sub-committee unanimously agrees on the candidate, only a confirmation of the selection is requested from other members of the UAC.  Otherwise, a vote of the UAC determines the recipient.

Deadline: All nominations must be received by the UAC Chair, Grant Henderson, E-mail:  by April 21, 2017.

Previous Recipients of this Award:

2017 – Peter Blanchard

2016 – Yongfeng Hu
2015 – Ning Chen
2014 – George Belev
2013 – Jillayne Neufeld
2012 – Jian Wang
2011 – George Belev
2010 – Brant Billinghurst
2009 – Lucia Zuin
2008 – Tom Regier
2007 – Lavina Carter


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