The Mary E. Spencer Award | Le prix Mary E. Spencer
Established 2018/Fondée en 2018
The Mary E. Spencer Award was established to recognize outstanding research in the field of plant
biology and active public service engagement in the plant biology community by a mid-career researcher.
This award has been supported by a very generous donation from the Spencer family.
This award honours two facets of the exceptional career of Professor Mary Spencer (Professor Emeritus,
University of Alberta):
Outstanding research contributions to the field of ethylene production in plants. Professor Spencer was
elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1976 and received the CSPP Society Medal in 1991.
Distinguished public service to the plant biology community. Professor Spencer chaired several CSPP committees
and served as Western Regional Director in 1964, Vice-president in 1970, and President in 1971. She also served
two terms on the National Research Council and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Professor Spencerâ€™s exceptional career was further honoured by an Order of Canada in 2001 and Queen Elizabeth II
Silver (1997), Golden (2002) and Diamond (2012) Jubilee Medals.