CNS Annual Conference – Travel and Registration Awards


The Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) is committed to advancing equity, justice, and belongingness and fostering a positive and inclusive environment for all members. CNS is also committed to supporting the Canadian nutrition community in engaging in research and practice that effectively engages with and addresses structural determinants and inequities. This includes addressing barriers to participation in the Society and its events. Please see CNS’ full statement: CNS Commitment to Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

For our 2022 Annual Conference, we are pleased to introduce registration and travel awards available to equity deserving groups, including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), LGBTQ2S+ and / or people with disabilities. Individuals who are full-time students in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional academic or clinical training program related to nutrition at a Canadian institution are invited to apply. The awards are intended for students who do not otherwise have funding to participate in the Conference. Recipients will receive a complimentary CNS membership and will be invited to submit a late-breaking abstract (deadline to submit – March 28, 2022, with the abstract submission fee waived). Note that submitting a late-breaking abstract is not a requirement to be considered for a Registration or Travel Award.

All information provided on this form will be treated as confidential.

 

Eligibility

NEW Post-Doctoral Fellows within 8 months of Degree Received Date (YYYY/MM) are welcome to apply; note that priority will be given to full-time students in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional academic or clinical training programs.


Awards
 

A waiver of the conference registration fees (at the early bird rate) is available for up to 10 attendees. Recipients attending in-person will also receive a ticket to the CNS awards banquet. Other meals will be provided as part of the conference program.  

 

A waiver of the conference registration fees and travel support of up to $1500 per recipient is available for up to 5 attendees. Eligible expenses include airfare/train travel (most economical mode, as per CNS travel policy) and accommodation (up to three nights at the Hilton Lac Leamy at the conference rate).

All Award recipients attending in-person will receive a ticket to the CNS awards banquet upon confirmation of their attendance. Other meals will be provided as part of the conference program.

Recipients will be requested to complete a CNS expense form and provide original receipts within four weeks of the conference for reimbursement. CNS can provide booking assistance for recipients who may need support to cover expenses up front (e.g., for airfare, hotel). 

 

To apply:


Adjudication process

Completed applications will be reviewed by the awards committee (a subgroup of the CNS Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group) and treated as confidential.

If the number of applications exceeds the available awards, the review committee will strive to ensure representation across different types and stages of training (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, professional), as well as the spectrum of nutrition practice and research areas (e.g., clinical, biomedicine, public health). 

 

Important Dates

 

More information

If you have questions or concerns about the 2022 Annual Conference Registration and Registration/Travel Awards, please contact Andrea Grantham, CNS Executive Director, andrea@cns-scn.ca

 

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