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Student Awards / Prix d'étudiant

Best Master's Thesis and Best Ph.D. Thesis / Meilleure thèse de maîtrise et Meilleure thèse de doctorat

The CRSS may issue Student Awards for the best theses at the Master's and Ph.D. levels. The recipients of these Awards will be invited to present the results of their thesis at the following Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. Symposium registration will be complimentary.


The candidate must have been a student at a Canadian university for their graduate studies. The candidate must have successfully defended their thesis and submitted it in final form to their university. The year of eligibility for a given thesis is determined by the year of copyright © printed on the title page of the final (bound) thesis. The current competition is open to theses with the copyright year in the previous full calendar year before the deadline [i.e. Jan 1 – Dec. 31 of the year preceding the deadline].

Nomination process

The nomination must be made in writing by the thesis supervisor or Department Head/Chair. Only one thesis, per department or administrative unit, in each of the post-graduate levels, will be considered, with any internal selections being the responsibility of the department/unit concerned. The nomination must explain the merit of the work and must include the final thesis as a digital .PDF file (identical to the hardbound thesis), including title page with copyright © year and any approval signatures. Nominations must be received by the Vice-Chair of CRSS by the due date indicated above, and should remain confidential from the nominee and others.

Recipients / Récipiendaires Best Ph.D. Thesis / Meilleure thèse de doctorat

1989 - Jinfei Wang, “A new automated LInear-feature Network Detection and Analysis (LINDA) System and its applications”, Department of Geography, University of Waterloo (Phil Howarth,


1992 - Grant A. Bracher


"Detection of Nutrient Stress in Douglas-Fir Seedlings using

Spectroradiometer Data", Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (Peter A. Murtha, Supervisor).

1997 - Derek R. Peddle, "Remote Sensing of Boreal Forest Terrain: Sub-Pixel Modeling of Land Cover and Biophysical Parameters at Forest Stand and Regional Scales", Department of Geography, University of Waterloo (Ellsworth LeDrew, Supervisor).

2000 - H. Peter White, "Investigations of Boreal Forest Bi-directional Reflectance Factor (BRF)", Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University (John Miller, Supervisor).

2001 - Pablo J. Zarco-Tejada, "Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Closed Forest Canopies: Estimation of Chlorophyll Fluorescence and Pigment Content", Department of Earth and Space Science, York University (John Miller, Supervisor).

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