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Student Achievement Awards Nominations OPEN

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Date: March 22, 2024

Time: 11:58pm - 11:59pm

The McDonald Institute is accepting nominations to recognize HQP student contributions to the Canadian astroparticle physics community.

The awards include a $250 honorarium and certificate of award.

Nominations are due by March 22nd and awards will be announced in early April.

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Do you know of a current or recently graduated student deserving of special recognition?  Fill out a simple nomination form for the following categories:


Research Contribution (Click HERE to submit a nomination)

This recognition is suitable for a student whose scholarly work has significantly advanced particle astrophysics research in the last year. 


Outreach & Education (Click HERE to submit a nomination)

This recognition honours a student who has made a major contribution to the public’s understanding and appreciation of particle astrophysics and adjacent disciplines. 


Equity Leadership (Click HERE to submit a nomination)

This recognition is applicable to any student whose leadership advances inclusion and belonging of a socially diverse talent pool within Canadian astroparticle physics research.


Innovation Leadership (Click HERE to submit a nomination)

This recognition is applicable to any student whose novel approaches to problem solving have yielded benefit to the Canadian astroparticle physics community. Nominations must demonstrate how the student’s interventions have influenced the actions/planning of other members of the community. This award recognizes both ingenuity and the ability to motivate others toward common goals. 



To be eligible for an award:

Nominees must have been enrolled as a student at a Canadian post-secondary institution during calendar 2023. This applies to any college or university undergraduate or graduate student meeting this criterion.

Nominees’ significant work or achievements for award consideration occurred between January 1, 2023 and December 22, 2023. Nominators may reference the continuing impact of eligible work or achievements beyond December 22, 2022.

Nominees’ eligible achievements and contributions have benefited, or will be likely to benefit, any portion of the Canadian astroparticle physics community beyond the nominee themself.

Nominees have not been recognized by a McDonald Institute HQP Achievement award in the same category within the last three calendar years.



Nominators may submit more than one nomination form. Eligible nominees may be forwarded for consideration in multiple award categories, but each nomination must be unique.