CAES Awards Program
The CAES recognizes the outstanding contributions of its members through its awards program. The program inspires professional excellence among students, early career professionals, and experienced members.
Winners are selected on the basis of their achievements and awarded at the Annual Meeting during the Annual Awards Banquet. The awards program is funded by the CAEFM Foundation.
With its Fellows Award, the CAES recognizes excellence in performance demonstrating continuous distinguished contributions to the advancement of agricultural or resource economics and substantial contributions to institution building and the Canadian agricultural and resource economics profession. Naming a CAES Fellow is an important task that all CAES members should participate in at some point during their careers. Do you have someone in mind who is not already on the Fellows’ list? If so, please do your part to keep the CAES vibrant and to ensure that those with distinguished careers are properly recognized. Get started now rather than rushing around at the last minute trying to complete the nomination. Maybe this is the year that you should get involved with the nomination process! Send your nominations to email@example.com by March 1, 2024.
Outstanding Master’s and PH.D. Thesis Award
These awards recognize excellence in student research at the Master’s and Ph.D. levels. The Society is accepting nominations of formally written theses at the Master’s level that demonstrate exceptional quality with respect to the subject matter of the research as well as the way the research has been conducted. The competition recognizes an overall winner and as many as two Honourable Mentions for each award. The jury will attach importance to both an original approach and insight; the relevance of the research to a scientific understanding of the issues covered; the significance of the thesis in relation to issues in agricultural economics; and its interest for the public. Master’s theses must have been completed in the year previous to the year the award will be given (2022). Ph.D. theses must be completed during the previous three years to the year the award is given (2020, 2021 & 2022). Nominations will be accepted from agricultural economics and related social science disciplines. Each submission requires a written nomination by the Chair of the Department, Graduate Program Chair or equivalent officer. The internal institutional selection processes are the responsibility of the endorsing official. Each institution may submit up to two nominations for the award and must provide two reviewers who agree to be part of the reviewer pool for all theses. Submit nominations to Liam Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2024.
Outstanding CJAE Article Award
This award recognizes achievement in agricultural economics, resource economics and farm management for articles appearing in the journal of the Society, the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. All articles appearing in the journal and proceedings of the Society in the year preceding recognition are eligible for consideration.
Publication of Enduring Quality Award
The CAES is accepting nominations for the prestigious Publication of Enduring Quality Award. Publications that qualify include books, articles within books, and journal articles. Send us your nominations of publications that have had a significant impact on agricultural, food and resource economics that are at least 10 years old. Please take a moment to write down why this publication has been, and continues to be, important. That’s all it takes to complete the nomination! It is important to celebrate our accomplishments and nominating a colleague is an excellent way to both celebrate and let others know about the exciting research that happens within our profession. Send your nominations to the Awards Committee Chair Liam Kelly at email@example.com by March 1, 2024.
Undergraduate Book Prizes
The “CAES Book Prize” is intended to recognize and encourage the achievement of undergraduate students in their study and application of agricultural, food or resource economics, or farm management, or related fields of study at the undergraduate level. Eligibility is limited to full-time students majoring or with a strong program emphasis in agricultural, food, or resource economics, or farm management at any Canadian university. Nominations must be made in writing by the chair of the department, or equivalent officer. One nomination (the winner) is accepted per institution. Nominations must include the winner’s full name, permanent mailing address, and the reason for his/her selection. Submit nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5, 2024.