A student award is given at each CAWQ regional symposium for the best oral presentation. This award was created as a memorial to the late Philip H. Jones, who was a founding and longstanding member of the CAWQ. It includes a first place cash prize of $300 and a second place cash prize of $200 at the closing ceremony of the symposium; a 1-year joint CAWQ-IWA membership, including a subscription to the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada; the publication of the names of winning students in an issue of the journal and on the CAWQ website; a certificate acknowledging his/her performance; and a formal invitation from the CAWQ president to submit his/her work for peer review and eventual publication in the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada.

At the 50th Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality, Burlington, Ontario, February 18–19, 2015, the award winners were:

Paul Chiocchio,

University of Waterloo,

and

Jessica MacKinnon,

University of Waterloo, for their presentation entitled ‘Economic Evaluation of Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Waste at Athlone Farm’,

and

Stephanie Gora,

University of Toronto, for a presentation entitled ‘Solar Photocatalysis with Nanostructured Titanium Dioxide Materials for the Inactivation of E. coli Bacteria’.

At the Water and Environment Student Talks (WEST), UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 7–9, 2015, the award winners were:

Michael Zima,

University of British Columbia, for a presentation entitled ‘The Hyporheic Zone: A Rivers Liver’,

and

Cassandra Cummings,

University of British Columbia, for a presentation entitled ‘The use of reference lakes to detect climate-related changes on diatom assemblages in the Adirondacks (NY, USA)’.

At the First National Water and Wastewater Conference, Whistler, British Columbia, October 26–28, 2015, the award winners were:

Natalie Linklater,

Carleton University, for a presentation entitled ‘Effectiveness of Chlorine and Chlorine-free Alternatives for the Disinfection of Wastewater’,

and

Audrey Murray,

Carleton University, for a presentation entitled ‘Evaluation of Non-imprinted Polymer Particles for Advanced Treatment of Water and Wastewater’.