Timothy R. Parsons Medal

Description: This bank describes information that is used to nominate and select individuals to receive the Timothy R. Parsons Medal, to distribute the award, and formally recognize the recipient. This medal recognizes outstanding achievements in ocean science. The personal information may include name, contact information, biographical information, citizenship status (nominators must be a Canadian citizen), educational information, employee personnel information (merits/contributions to ocean science, publications, awards and grant awards, outstanding career achievements), photographs, signature and opinion or views of or about individuals.

Class of individuals: Nominees and the nominators of the Timothy R. Parsons Medal and members of the Evaluation and Selection Committee.

Purpose: Personal information is used to determine eligibility for the award by the Selection Committee. The information is also used to distribute the plaque and medal and to reimburse the winner for costs associated with attending the awards ceremony. Personal information is collected pursuant to section 33 of the Oceans Act.

Consistent Uses: Information is shared with the Selection Committee for determining the recipients of the award.  Information may also be used or disclosed for announcing the winners, program planning or management and reporting.

Retention and Disposal Standards: Records are disposed after 3 years.

RDA Number: Under review

Related Record Number: DFO SCI 310

TBS Registration: 20150072

Bank Number: DFO PPU 005