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IRSST Best Student-Paper Award

The Award

The IRSST Best Student-Paper Award recognizes the best papers related to noise and vibration in the field of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), published within the Proceedings of the International Institute for Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) Annual International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV). Four (4) awards are to be won in the form of a cash prize of $500, for each selected paper.


The author of the paper must be a regular student (undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral candidate), enrolled at a Canadian academic institution and conducting research in the field of OHS. The author does not need to be a member of the IIAV. In the case of multiple authors, the student criterion must be satisfied by the first- or second-named author. If other authors also satisfy the criterion, the cash prize is to be shared between all those authors satisfying the criterion, each receiving a printed certificate.

Nomination arrangements

All papers submitted by 31 March 2019, and satisfying the above eligibility criteria will be considered. Abstract and paper deadlines must be observed for consideration by the Awards Committee. Late papers will not be allowed.

Judging criteria

The paper a) should be relevant to the field of occupational health and safety, b) Contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge, c) be deemed original, d) be of good scientific quality and important for the field.


The Award will be presented at the Award Ceremony during the ICSV26 Congress. The sponsoring organisation will be invited to decide who will make the presentation, and the person chosen will be the Institute’s guest at the Congress Dinner, when the Award will be presented.


  1. The eligibility criteria are intended to be broad enough to include all students in the fields of acoustics and/or vibration.

  2. The Award will be handed out mainly on the basis of the quality of the written paper, and, to a lesser extent, on the quality of the oral presentation. This will allow the judging process to be completed before the start of the Congress. However, members of the Honours and Awards Committee will verify that the quality of the oral presentation of the proposed winner is acceptable. Furthermore, candidates should demonstrate by the way they present the paper and answer any questions that they have made a substantial technical contribution to the paper. If multiple papers obtain the same score, the judging process will be completed at the Congress by a Panel on the basis on the quality of the oral presentation.

  3. The requirement regarding the first- or second-named author aims to ensure that the person being presented with the Award has made a substantial contribution to the paper.

  4. Those wishing to enter the competition must indicate whether they are eligible and wish to be considered. Only authors submitting full papers for the Proceedings will be considered.

For additional information on the IRSST Best Student-Paper Award, please email Franck Sgard, ICSV26 Scientific chair at:

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