The CSBBCS hands out up to three faculty awards annually as well as student awards for presentations given at our Annual Meeting.
This award shall be made to an individual who, in the opinion of the selection committee, has made a significant contribution to the study of brain, behaviour, and cognitive science. The committee shall be composed of the five immediate past presidents of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (BBCS), and shall be chaired by the least recent past president.
In making its selection the committee will consider the following three criteria:
- An individual whose research has been sustained and meritorious and has enhanced the knowledge base of brain, behaviour, and cognition,
- An individual whose training of students, postdoctoral fellows and colleagues has had a significant impact on brain, behaviour, and cognitive science, and
- An individual whose influence has been exerted through leadership as a theorist or spokesperson for the discipline.
Normally, the awardee shall have conducted a significant proportion of his/her research training or disciplinary work within Canada. The awardee is invited to give the Donald O. Hebb Distinguished Contribution address at the annual BBCS meeting of that year.
The CSBBCS Early Career Award recognizes the exceptional quality and importance of the contributions of a new researcher (within 10 years of receiving his or her PhD) to knowledge in brain, behaviour, and cognitive science in Canada. This honour was awarded for the first time in 2011.
In recognition of Vincent Di Lollo's extensive and enduring contributions to the Society, the CSBBCS Early Career Award was renamed in 2014, and is now called the CSBBCS Vincent Di Lollo Early Career Award.
This award shall be made to the individual who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has been judged to have presented the best paper or poster at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science. Normally, the awardee would be a Canadian citizen or would have conducted a significant proportion of his/her research, training or disciplinary work within Canada.
Donald Hebb (1904-1985) was, during his lifetime, an extraordinarily influential figure for the discipline of psychology. Read more about Hebb's Legacy, as written in CJEP by Raymond Klein.