Waldemar E. Sackston (1918-2004). Plant pathologist. Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Science, McGill University. President of the Quebec Society for the Protection of Plants (1967-68). Honorary member. President (CPS 1960-61) and Fellow of CPS (1982). Dr. and Mrs. Award D.L. Bailey (CPS – 1983) and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award (CPS – 2003). Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society (1988).
The W. E. Sackston Award is awarded to the best 15-minute oral presentation given by QSPP students at the annual conferences. The evaluation of communications is done by a jury made up of members of the QSPP.