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ABOUT CSM  ::  Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What are the benefits of membership in the CSM?

The membership year for the society runs from January 1st to December 31st. The benefits of membership include:

Benefit from a reduction of up to 33% in the registration fees of the Annual General Meeting.
Have the opportunity to subscribe to the Canadian Journal of Microbiology. Members receive a savings of over $90.00 per year.
Have the opportunity to post news items (e.g. job seeking, event announcement, news about colleagues) to the CSM web site FREE of charge.
Be eligible for nomination and participation in our “members only” awards: the SCM/Roche Diagnostic Award in recognition to an outstanding Canadian Microbiologist and his/her achievements, the Fisher Scientific Award given to stimulate and recognize a new researcher in the microbiological sciences, the Canadian Graduate Student Microbiologist of the Year to acknowledge excellence in graduate studies, the Cederlane Award for the Student Poster Competition, and the Canadian college of Microbiologists Award for the Student Oral Competition.
2. Does the CSM offer scholarships or grants?

The society does not offer scholarships or grants of any type.
3. How do I contact members of the society?

There are several options in getting information out to the membership of the society:

Post on the CSM website. Members may post news items free of charge.
Include a paid insert, advertisement or notice in a CSM Email Alert:
May - CSM Programme and Abstracts
January - CSM Renewal Email
February - CSM Call for Abstracts
Purchase the mailing list of the society. A set of mailing labels is provided for a fee of $300.00.
Become a sponsor or exhibitor at the Annual General Meeting of the society.

Inquiries can be forwarded to the CSM Secretariat.
4. How do I contact the CSM executive?

Click here for contact information of the CSM executive. Information can also be forwarded to the CSM Secretariat.
5. How do I post items to the web site?

The CSM currently accepts only "news items" to post on the CSM website. The format is: (i) a photo or image; (ii) a headline; (iii) the text of the news item. Members may post news items to the web site free of charge. Items from non-members are accepted, although a fee may be charged for posting. Forward all materials to the CSM Secretariat.
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CSM-SCM Secretariat
17 Dossetter Way
Ottawa, ON K1G 4S3

Tel: (613) 421-7229

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