Please see official CSV website for all information regarding the Society:



        The Canadian Society for Virology (CSV) is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and supports virology research across Canada. The CSV was founded in 2016 to provide a focal point for Canadian Virology by organizing a biennial symposium.


        The CSV board of directors is currently working to develop programs to support research exchange and recognize scientific excellence via a number of awards including investigator awards, poster awards, and travel awards that allow graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and new investigators to attend biennial CSV meetings and international virology meetings.



        Virology is the study of viruses – submicroscopic, parasitic particles of genetic material contained in a protein coat. Viruses are remarkably diverse, and comprise the large majority of the genetic diversity on planet Earth. Successful systems attract parasites; distinct viruses infect every living organism on the planet.


        Viruses are relatively simple biological machines, and they depend heavily on host cells for energy and biosynthetic capacity. Because of this dependence, viruses have evolved many ways to co-opt and subvert host cell processes; viruses are excellent teachers, and we have learned a great deal about the cell, the immune system, and other aspects of animal, plant and bacterial physiology, by studying viruses.


        Some viruses cause disease (not just in humans), so virus research is essential for understanding viral causes of disease, and discovering new vaccines and therapies.


MEMBERS OF THE CSV BOARD OF DIRECTORS (elected by full CSV members).

        The current members of the board of directors are:


        President (2019-2020): Nathalie Grandvaux (Université de Montréal)

        Vice-President (2019-2020): Jimmy Dikeakos (University of Western Ontario)

        Secretary-Treasurer (2019-2020): Rod Russell (Memorial University)

        Director (2019-2020): Selena Sagan (McGill University)

        Director (2019): Alyson Kelvin (Dalhousie University)

        Director – Early Career Investigator (2019): Jason Kindrachuk (University of Manitoba)

        Trainee Representative (2019):  Mackenzie Thornbury (Université de Montréal)

        Past-President (2019-2020 - non voting): Craig McCormick (Dalhousie University)



        Canadian Society for Virology/Société Canadienne pour la Virologie

        CHUM - Pavillon R
        900, rue St-Denis, porte R10.470
        Montréal (Québec) H2X 0A9



January 1 - December 31 2019

900 Rue Saint-Denis
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H2X0A9

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