MACINTOSH SENIOR VISITING PROFESSORSHIP OF THE CANADIAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Updated January, 2009

Each year the Canadian Physiological Society offers a Senior Visiting Professorship to an outstanding senior Canadian Physiologist. This Senior Visiting Professorship is named in honour of Dr. F.C. (Hank) MacIntosh and is sponsored by the Corporate Patrons of the Canadian Physiological Society.

The purpose of the Visiting Professorship is to promote collaboration and exchange between physiology departments and investigators at Canadian Universities. The visiting professor would be encouraged to visit two or more departments within the same geographical region of the country, so nominations can come from a single department or jointly from two or more. The visiting professor would be expected to spend several days at each institution giving seminars, meeting other investigators and holding sessions with the host department’s graduate students.

The selection of the Senior Visiting Professor will be the responsibility of the Council of the Canadian Physiological Society and will be based on the scientific achievements of the candidate. Nominees for this award should be a member of the Canadian Physiological Society and have made a contribution to the Society. Normally, the Visiting Professorship will not be awarded to candidates before the tenth year from receiving their highest degree.

Nominations should be sent to the Secretary of the Society at the address given below. Each nomination should include a letter from the sponsor/s setting out the proposed itinerary and include the curriculum vitae of the candidate. The council will award the Visiting Professorship at its winter meeting, to take effect any time after this meeting.

Individuals who wish to be considered for the F.C. MacIntosh Visiting Professorship are encouraged to approach departments for sponsorship, but they cannot apply directly.

All nominations must be received by the Secretary before November 1st. Electronic versions of letters of nomination and supporting documents should be sent to:

Dr. Cathy Chan

Alberta Diabetes Institute

6-002 Li Ka Shing Centre

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

Canada T6G 2R3

e-mail: cbchan@ualberta.ca