Armand Frappier Outstanding Student Award

Date limite : 19 janvier, 2024

About the Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievements by a graduate student from a Canadian university/ institute/ agency. Nominations for this award are reviewed and ranked by a 3- member International Scientific Committee. The award consists of a cheque of $500, framed certificate, travel, accommodation, and complementary registration to the annual conference. The Armand Frappier Award is made possible by the generous financial support of CSM. We accept nominations for this award year-round.

Value of the Award: $500 + Travel Expenses & Complimentary Registration to the CSM Annual Conference & Framed Certificate

Number of Awards: 1

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in a recognized Canadian graduate program, or who completed their graduate program requirements in a recognized Canadian graduate program no earlier than July 1st of the preceding year, is eligible for the award. Both the nominated student and the nominator must be paid (current) members of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists. The nominator has to be a faculty member at the same institution as the student.

Application Contact: CSM Secretariat at

Nomination Information: Download Here

There are no limits as to the number of nominees from any one institution. The nomination process involves completing the online application form, and submitting it by the nomination deadline. The selection of the award winner is made by an Award Committee consisting of three international members appointed by the CSM president. If the committee believes that no nominee merits the award in any given year, then no award shall be given.

Armand Frappier
Armand Frappier

About Armand Frappier

Armand Frappier was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, and its third president (1954-55). It is with great pride to report that this past year he has been inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. A full accounting of his accomplishments, and links to a vignette are available at Canadian Medical Hall of Fame website.

In order to honor Armand Frappier the Society has renamed one of its major awards. The CSM Gold award is now Armand-Frappier Outstanding Student Award/La bourse Armand-Frappier pour l’étudiant exceptionnel. The award with its new name was presented for the first time at the CSM 2012 Annual Conference in Vancouver.

Past Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our past award winners!

Prior to 2012, this award was named the Cangene Gold Award. Award winners are listed below.