“Think of fossil fuels that go into mining and smelting, manufacturing, transporting, and assembling a wind turbine before it starts pumping ‘clean’ electricity into the grid, and you begin to glimpse just how deeply wedded even the most ambitious plans for the future are implicated in the energy of the past.” Ziya Tong has created a powerful book that emboldens readers to realize the limitations to their perceptions of the world around them.
2019-2020 Young Reader Winner
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, the 2019-2020 books were combined into one year of submission. Heads Up Changing Minds on Mental Health is a relevant, inclusive book that speaks directly to today’s youth. Melanie Siebert uses a combination of real life stories, history of treatments, common diagnosis’s, different ways of approaching mental health and helpful ideas on various treatments. Included in the book are examples from Indigenous people that present a variety of ways to try to deal and heal mental health issues using a more holistic approach. This book would be a very useful guide for teens who …
2020-2019 Submissions now open!
The Lane Anderson Award is pleased to be back in action after a year-long break due to the pandemic. We are now open for submissions for the 2019-2020 period. We will combine the past two years and offer one prize for each category. Please head to our submissions page for more information. http://laneandersonaward.ca/submissions/
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the decision has been made to put off the 2019 Lane Anderson Award until next year. As this pandemic will undoubtedly affect publications in 2020, the award will be combined with the 2020 Lane Anderson Award. This decision was made in order to reduce pressures on authors, publishers, and delivery people, and to help everyone to maintain proper social distancing protocols. The deadline for the 2019 Lane Anderson submissions will be announced in January 2021. More information will be available at that time. Stay safe.
2019 Submissions now open!
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Submission Forms have been posted for the 2019 Lane Anderson Awards. Entries must be received by April 27, 2020. 2019 Submission Form
It is with great joy that we reveal the 2018 Lane Anderson Award Winners. Thank you to everyone who submitted great Canadian science books. The Lane Anderson Award is only as good as our submissions. Thank you for making us an exceptional award. Congratulations to Peter McMahon and Josh Holinaty! The Space Adventurer’s Guide has won the 2018 Lane Anderson Award in the Young Adults Category! Congratulations Christopher Dewdney! 18 Miles has received the 2018 Lane Anderson Award in the Adults Category!
2018 Lane Anderson Shortlist
Congratulations shortlist!! The 2018 Lane Anderson Prize Adult Shortlist: Conspiracy of Hope by Renée Pellerin (Goose Lane Editions) For decades, women have been told that mammograms save lives. Yet many scientists say that this is in fact not true. Conspiracy of Hope reveals how breast cancer screening was introduced in the US before there was any good evidence it made any difference, and an unfounded belief in early detection caught on quickly in Canada and other developed countries. Conspiracy of Hope illustrates how a vortex of interests came together to make breast screening standard medical practice and why it’s …
Judges are deliberating
Our judges are hard at work choosing the next shortlist for the Young Adults and Adult Lane Anderson Award. The shortlist will come out in September!
Now Accepting Submissions!
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Submission Forms have been posted for the 2018 Lane Anderson Awards. Entries must be received by April 27, 2019. Download the 2018 Submission Form
2017 Lane Anderson Award Dinner
On Monday, November 13th, the Lane Anderson Award was celebrate at Stratus Restaurant in downtown Toronto. Finalist and other lovers of science literature attended the event to find out who the 2017 winners were. Biometrics written by Maria Birmingham and illustrated by Ian Turner and Our Vanishing Glaciers by Robert William Sandford have won in the young reader and adult reader categories, respectively. Explaining what drew her to write Biometrics, Maria Birmingham described her interest and love for science: Biometrics (the science of using the body to identify a person) is really new, and growing, there’s a lot of upcoming …