CSEP Honour Award Terms of Reference

The purpose of the CSEP/SCPE Honour Award is to annually honour an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to exercise physiology (encompassing physical activity, fitness, health and human performance) in Canada.

While such a contribution could have been made through either traditional scientific endeavors (research and scholarship) or through exceptional service to CSEP/SCPE or similar association or agency, the award will normally be granted for a contribution to science, and only under exceptional circumstances will it be awarded for administrative service.

A list of previous presenters can be found here.


The recipient normally will be a Canadian who has made his/her contribution in Canada in exercise physiology (encompassing physical activity, fitness, health and human performance).


Nominations for the Honour Award are open to any CSEP/SCPE member. The nomination should be in the form of a letter signed by the member and should include a brief rationale in support of the individual nominated. Letters can be faxed, emailed or mailed to the CSEP office prior to the annual deadline, which is announced to members in the CSEP member newsletter, Communiqué.

Nominees who are not selected automatically remain in the pool for an additional year.

Re-nominations (within a three-year period) may be submitted in the form of an update to the original submission.

Selection Procedure

The recipient shall be chosen by the Presidents' Council chaired by the Immediate Past President.

Format of the Award

The recipient shall receive a $2,000 monetary award and a citation suitable for framing. The award shall be presented at the AGM.

Frequency of the Award

One award will be granted each year unless the Presidents' Council determines that there are no suitable candidates.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of the Society's business. This includes, but is not limited to, applications for membership, awards and grant review, and employment and volunteer positions. CSEP welcomes applications and participation from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, members of the Society, its committees and employees and/or any award/grant recipients are expected to uphold the same policies in their work related to the Society. 


Updated November 2019