CRHNet Award Program

Update:  The 2020 Symposium is currently scheduled for Oct 27-29th, in Ottawa, Ontario.  I consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are monitoring conditions as they happen.  Until there is a clearer understanding on how long restrictions will be in place, we are putting our planning on hold.  We will update this page regularly, and finalize deadline dates once there is more certainty on details.  

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The CRHNet Awards Program is a national awards program established to recognize and honour exemplary individuals participating in and contributing to the study and practice of disaster risk management. The program is run by a standing committee of CRHNet members which reports to the CRHNet Board. CRHNet Awards are presented annually at the CRHNet Symposium, this year held in the Ottawa, OB: Oct 27-29, 2020. Details of individual awards can be found below. Deadline for submission: TBD

T. Joseph Scanlon Lifetime Achievement Award - The “Scanlon Lifetime Achievement Award” is the organization’s highest honour. Presented annually, this award is offered to recognize the lifetime contributions and achievements of exemplary individuals to the enhancement of Canadian disaster safety. Eligibility for this award is open to all Canadians, and recognizes individual service to public safety through disaster management practice, research, education and leadership.

Larry Pearce Education Award – The “Pearce Education Award” is offered by CRHNet members to deserving post-secondary students undertaking studies in any discipline related to Canadian disaster risk and/or emergency management. The award is Intended to defray the post-secondary education costs for recipients in the year the award is granted. Accordingly, recipients must be enrolled in full-time studies in the year in which the award is given.

Symposium Travel Bursary – The Symposium Travel Bursary, or “STuBby”, is a travel bursary offered by the CRHNet membership to defray the costs of students and young professionals interested in attending the annual CRHNet Symposium.

Canadian Disaster Risk Management Volunteer Award - The "Canadian DRM Volunteer Award" is offered to nationally recognize extraordinary and exemplary volunteers, volunteer initiatives, and volunteer programs contributing to Canadian public safety. Up to three awards are granted annually.

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