STC Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy Student Awards


There are two annual STC Intertek Awards of $500 each, one for the best poster presentation by an MSc student and the other for the best poster presentation by a PhD student.

Application Process

Students must submit the STC Intertek Award application form to the STC Secretariat by e-mail, along with their abstract and curriculum vitae on or before the date specified in the Symposium registration package.

Please note that no student is allowed to receive the award more than once during their studies for a specific degree (MSc or PhD).

Selection Process

A two-phase selection process for the STC Intertek Award was introduced in 2010. In the first phase, abstracts from all STC Intertek Award applicants will be judged on the quality of the science and the ability to communicate. Applicants must adhere to the prescribed abstract format (see Symposium information page) in order to be eligible. The top three abstracts in each category (MSc and PhD) will be entered into the poster judging phase of the selection process. The Awards Selection Committee will then determine the winners of the STC Intertek Award on the basis of the poster presentation at the Symposium, according to the criteria described below.


The following elements are considered during the STC Intertek Award judging: quality of the science; quality of the abstract (clarity of language and ideas); poster quality (clarity of ideas, data, conclusions, and visual impression of poster); and informal student presentation (ability to explain the work and respond to questions).

Please note:

  1. All Student Award Applicants will be advised well in advance of the Symposium whether or not their poster has been accepted for presentation AND if it has been selected for judging for a STC Intertek Award.
  2. Only those six students who have been advised that their abstract has been selected for inclusion in the poster judging phase will be visited by the Awards Selection Committee for judging purposes at the Symposium.
  3. The posters for the top three abstracts in each category will be judged by the Awards Selection Committee on the basis of the quality of the poster presentation alone, the rankings from the abstract judging will not be further considered.
  4. All applicants are encouraged to display their posters at the Symposium, even if they have not been selected to enter the poster judging phase of the STC Intertek Award selection process.
  5. The Awards Selection Committee for both the abstracts and posters will be chaired by a member of the Board plus one or more members in good standing.

1 These two awards are generously provided by Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy.

STC Intertek Award Application Form

STC Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy Student Awards (formerly “STC Cantox Award”)


1998Craig BaileyQueen’s University
1999Robert VinsonMcGill University
2000Jason BielasYork University
2001Leanne BedardQueen’s University


2002Joanna Summerscales
University of Guelph
Isabelle Plante
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
2003Jennifer Dawson
Queen’s University
Marija Popovic
University of Toronto
2004Tania Onica
University of Guelph
Ivy Moffat
University of Toronto
2005Anne Mullen
University of Toronto
Tara Barton
McGill University
2006Erin Boyd
University of Saskatchewan
Kathleen Nichols
University of Guelph
(at ICTXI)
Marc-André Verner
TOXEN-Université du Québec à Montréal
Tara Barton
McGill University
2008Kevin Sha
Queen’s University
Helen Badham
Queen’s University
2009Steven Jones
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier,
Université du Québec à Montréal
Emily Tung
Queen’s University
2010Alexandra S. Long
University of Ottawa
France Helene Paradis
McGill University
2011Victoria Ma
McGill University
Lutfiya Miller
University of Toronto
2012Sharanya Rajendra
University of Toronto
Alexandra Noel
University of Toronto
2013Rebecca Maciver
Queen’s University
France-Helene Paradis
McGill University
2014Elizabeth Lightbody
Queen’s University
Christina Lamparter
Queen’s University
2015Elizabeth Lightbody
Queen’s University
Nazem El Husseini
McGill University
2016Laura Lotfi
Université de Montréal
Elizabeth Lightbody
Queen’s University
2017Trent Holmes
Queen's University
Rita Gouesse
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier