Submit your abstracts for CSRF 2017!

With the long weekend over, and the next one still more than 4 weeks away, it's time to start thinking about your abstract for CSRF 2017 in Fredericton!

As a reminder, abstracts are due May 12, 2017. You have less than 4 weeks to submit!

Information about the call for papers, including information about student presentation awards,  can be found at You can submit your abstracts at

Please spread the word!

Call for Nominations CSRF 2017

It is now time to start thinking of nominees for the CSRF Outstanding Contribution Award and the CSRF Service Award. This year, nominations are due on June 9, 2017 at 5 pm eastern time. Winners will be announced at the Fredericton Conference (Oct 19-21, 2017). For details of these awards, please see the full call for nominations

Please send all nominations and questions to Martin Lalumière at

Student travel grant

After a successful first year, we'll be continuing with the second year of our student travel grant pilot project. The student travel grant is designed to ease the cost of travel for students and make it more likely that they can attend CSRF.

This year, four (4) student travel grants of $250 each will be available, one each for up to four students.

To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

i) Qualify as a student member as per CSRF by-laws (details here, page 6; post-doctoral fellows do not qualify),

ii) Be registered to attend the conference prior to the early bird deadline,

iii) Have not previously received a student travel grant.

There is no additional application process. All eligible students who are registered to attend the conference prior to the early bird deadline will be eligible for the award. Award winners will be drawn at random from the pool of eligible students. The purpose of the student travel grant is to ease the financial hardship of conference travel for students. Although financial need is not taken into consideration in terms of awarding this grant, we kindly suggest that students who already have adequate funding from other sources consider withdrawing their names from consideration so that those without adequate funding may benefit. Choosing to withdraw or not withdraw from consideration will in no way affect your abstract submission. To withdraw from consideration, contact me directly at the time of your conference registration.

Registration details will be posted in the coming weeks.

Call for Papers - Abstract Submission for CSRF 2017 is LIVE!

I hope the first day of spring is treating all of you well. To celebrate, I'd like to officially announce that the call for papers for CSRF Fredericton 2017 is open!

For information about this year's conference, please go to There you will find information about the call for papers and the abstract submission process. More information regarding accommodations, events, registration, and much, much more will be posted soon.

CSRF Fredericton 2017 will once again feature oral, data blitz, and poster presentations. Due to space limitations, we may be in a position to have to limit presenters to one presentation each, depending on the number of abstracts received. In the event that happens, abstracts that we are unable to accommodate will be returned without prejudice and be eligible for submission at a future CSRF meeting. 

This year, we're launching an even better abstract submission website! Our new website will include some self-serve administration functions, such as allowing you to modify your submission an unlimited number of times up until the submission deadline. 


Looking forward to seeing all of you in Fredericton!

Abstract booklet available for conference attendees

The abstract book for CSRF 2016 Quebec City is now available online, an exclusive benefit for CSRF members and conference attendees.

You can access the abstract book at Click on "Program" in the upper right menu banner, and then enter the password sent to CSRF members and conference attendees by email.

As a means of reducing waste, this will be the only manner available to access the abstract book. Printed copies will not be available. I encourage you to download it to your computer and follow along at the conference!