CHCCS/SCDHM Canadian Human Computer Communications Society

Société canadienne du dialogue humain-machine

Bill Buxton Dissertation Award

The award

The Bill Buxton Dissertation Award is given annually for the best doctoral dissertation completed at a Canadian university in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. The selection committee bases its decision on nominations received from the research community. The award funds are administered by the Vancouver Foundation. The award is presented at the annual Graphics Interface conference.

Each awardee receives a plaque, a one-page announcement in the Graphics Interface proceedings, and a tax-exempt bursary of $1000 (CDN) awarded through the awardee's university.

The award is named in honor of Bill Buxton, a Canadian pioneer who has done much to promote excellence, both within Canada and internationally, in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. The award is funded by donations to the Bill Buxton Dissertation Award Fund, which was established to ensure that there would be a means for recognizing outstanding work by Canadian doctoral students working in the field of Human Computer Interaction. Donations may be made using the Vancouver Foundation donation page and selecting Bill Buxton Dissertation Award Fund as the recipient. Tax receipts can be issued for donations of $25 or more.

Past recipients

Recipients of the award are the following:


Eligible candidates must:

Nominations must include the following package of three documents (all in PDF format):

Complete nomination packages should be sent by email to Dr. Pierre Poulin ( no later than February 15th each year.

The selection committee will evaluate each nomination based on the quality of the innovations in the research, the presentation of the results in the dissertation, and the overall contributions by the nominee to the field of Human-Computer Interaction.

A faculty member may nominate more than one candidate. Questions about eligibility, the award, or the evaluation process should be addressed to Dr. Pierre Poulin. A nominee may be of any nationality, but must have completed all of the degree requirements for a doctorate from a Canadian university by the submission date.

Further details and notes

The final determination of matters related to taxation (deductiblity of donations and exemption of the bursary from income) will depend on individual circumstances and current interpretations of relevant statutes by authorities in the relevant jurisdiction(s).

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