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The Martin Bergmann Medal for Excellence in Arctic Leadership or Science

How to nominate

All nominations must be made on-line.

The Martin Bergmann Medal recognizes excellence in Arctic leadership or science, as exemplified by Martin Bergmann and his multidisciplinary approach to meeting the challenges inherent in Canada’s Arctic.  The medal is intended to be forward looking, and posthumous nominations will not be considered.

Candidates will be evaluated on their qualifications in some or all of the following five categories, based on information presented in the nomination package:

  • Significance of contributions to Arctic leadership or science;
  • Contribution to outreach and awareness of the value of the Arctic to the Canadian public;
  • Contribution with a lasting impact on or for a significant group (e.g. community, demographic group, scientific discipline, mass media);
  • Leadership through teaching/mentoring;
  • Significant contributions to disciplinary and interdisciplinary science activities; outreach activities; inspiration and influence on policy directions and discovery initiatives.

Nominations can be made by Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

To make a nomination please submit the following:

A completed online Martin Bergmann Medal Nomination Form, including:

  1. Contact information for the nominator and the nominee
  2. A two-page (maximum) nomination letter that:
    • Specifically describes the nominee’s accomplishments in relation to the five criteria noted above
    • Justifies why the individual is worthy of the Martin Bergmann Medal

    This letter is very important in the assessment of the nomination.

  3. An abridged version of the nominee’s curriculum vitae, including selected publications, films or other achievements.  A strictly enforced total maximum of ten (10) pages is available for the CV and publications, etc.
  4. It is strongly recommended that up to four one-page letters of support for particular aspects of the nominee's achievements be included in the nomination package.

Properly documented nominations submitted electronically and received at the Society’s office by 11:59 pm EST on June 30 will be considered in the medal awarding process.  The Committee will retain nominations under consideration for a period of three years; nomination packages may be updated during that time.

We encourage you to submit nominations for the Martin Bergmann Medal as we wish to ensure that individuals worthy of the award are brought to the Society’s attention.  Please look outside your organization, as well as within, when considering outstanding nominees.

All nominations must be submitted on-line.

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