University of Saskatchewan

October 01, 2014   

Harry Toop Memorial Science for Saskatchewan Lecture Series

Established in 1999, the Harry Toop Memorial Science for Saskatchewan Lecture is an annual public lecture sponsored by a fund set up by retired computer scientist Dr. J.H. Toop to highlight current scientific developments of interest to the Saskatchewan economy.

Organized by the Office of the Vice-President Research, the lectures represent a broad range of topics in applied science, engineering and agriculture.

Up to $4,000 is available to cover costs associated with hosting a public lecture including travel, accommodations, expenses, and honorarium. The invited lecturer is required to give one lecture that will be of interest to both the University community and a public audience. However, nominators are encouraged to arrange other opportunities for the speaker to interact with faculty, graduate students and other members of the University community.

How to Apply:

Nominations must include the following information:

  • Letter outlining the nominee’s qualifications, and opportunities and benefits flowing to the University as a result of the visit;
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae;
  • Proposed schedule of visit including potential public lecture topic(s), and, if appropriate, other specialized presentations, small-group sessions with faculty and graduate students, or other activities. It is anticipated that visits from external lecturers will be of one to two days in duration; and
  • Proposed budget – a maximum of $4,000 may be requested. If visit costs are anticipated to exceed this amount, alternative funding sources must be identified.

A Selection Committee composed of the Vice-President Research, Deans of the Colleges of Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources, and Engineering will adjudicate submissions.

Deadline for receipt of nominations to the Office of the Vice-President Research is April 23, 2010.

Contact:
Alexandra Foster
Awards Facilitator
Office of the Vice-President Research
(306) 966-2499
alexandra.foster@usask.ca