National Award Laureates

The University of Ottawa honours laureates of awards offered to professors conducting research in Canada.

Association for Canadian Jewish Studies - Louis Rosenberg Distinguished Service Award

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Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) - Leo Pariseau Award

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Boehringer Ingelheim Research Excellence Award

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Canada Council for the Arts - Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts

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Canada Council for the Arts - Molson Prize

Two Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes, in the amount of $50,000 each, are awarded annually to distinguished individuals (one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities). The prizes are intended to encourage continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada.

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Canada's Top 40 under 40

The awards program selects 40 Canadians under 40 who have excelled in their fields and evaluates them on a number of criteria: vision and leadership, innovation and achievement, community involvement, impact, and strategy for growth.

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Canadian Academy of Engineering - Fellow

Members of the Canadian Academy of Engineering are nominated and elected by their peers to honorary Fellowships, in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. Fellows of the Academy are committed to ensuring that Canada's engineering expertise is applied to the benefit of all Canadians.

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Canadian Academy of Health Sciences - Fellow

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) works in partnership with the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering to form the three Member Academies of the Council of Canadian Academies. The academy recognizes the full breadth of academic health science ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health. Fellows elected to the Academy will be well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science. They will have demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic health science.

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Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies - Outstanding Publication in Canadian Curriculum Studies Award

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Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) - Prize for Academic Excellence

The annual CALT Prize for Academic Excellence honours exceptional contribution to research and law teaching by a Canadian law teacher in mid-career.

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Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology - Pfizer Award for Excellence in Nursing Research

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Canadian Association of Physicists - Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics

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Canadian Association of Physicists - Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics

This medal is intended to recognize and promote the creativity of scientists working in Canada in the area of industrial and applied physics, and to particularly recognize the successful application of physical principles to the creation of practical innovations, as demonstrated (for example) by novel/commercializable products or processes, and/or patents.

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Canadian Association of Physicists and National Optics Institute - Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics

The objective of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions in applied photonics. This prize is intended to acknowledge innovative applications of photonics to solve practical problems, leading to economic benefits (for example, the development of a new instrument based on photonics, devices that accomplish new functions, etc.). The innovation must be commercializable or, at the least, exploitable.

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Canadian Association for Theatre Research - Richard Plant Award

 Named in honour of the association’s co-founder and a prolific contributor to Canadian theatre scholarship, this award is given to the best English-language article on a Canadian theatre or performance topic.

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Canadian Association for Translation Studies - Vinay and Darbelnet Prize

The Vinay and Darbelnet Prize of the Canadian Association for Translation Studies was created by the Canadian Association for Translation Studies (CATS) to recognize the quality of research in translation studies (translation, interpretation, terminology) conducted by its members, and to make translation studies known as a discipline.

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Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research

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Canadian Bar Association - Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law

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Canadian Bureau for International Education - Catalyst Award for Research Leadership

Awarded to an individual or group for bringing cutting-edge knowledge to the field of international education.

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Canadian Cardiovascular Society - Annual Achievement Award

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Canadian Cardiovascular Society - Dr. Harold N. Segall Award of Merit

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Canadian Cardiovascular Society - Research Achievement Award

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Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology - Heinz Lehmann Award

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Canadian Corporate - Higher Education Forum - Bell Canada Forum Award

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Canadian Gene Cure Foundation - Champion of Genetics Award

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Canadian Economics Association - Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics

The Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics recognizes both theoretical and applied contributions of all sorts that have contributed in important ways to the development or use of official economic statistics.

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Canadian History of Education Association – Distinguished Contribution Award

The Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA/ACHÉ) established the Distinguished Contribution Award to be presented to individuals ”who have made a distinguished contribution to the scholarship in the history of education over their careers and/or to the work of CHEA/ACHÉ.”

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Canadian Information Processing Society – Gary Hadford Professional Achievement Award

For members who are recognized by their peers for their integrity and expertise, for their outstanding achievements in fields related to information processing and who have a high degree of competence in their field.

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Canadian Law Blog Award

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Canadian Linguistic Association - National Achievement Award

The National Achievement Awards are presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of linguistics and who have earned distinction for themselves and the Canadian linguistics community.

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Canadian Medical Association - Frederic Newton Gisborne Starr Award

The Canadian Medical Association's most prestigious prize, it was first awarded in 1936.The Frederic Newton Gisborne Starr Award represents the highest award that lies within the power of the Canadian Medical Association to bestow upon one of its members. Achievement is the prime requisite in determining the recipient of this award.Medalists may have achieved distinction in one of the following ways: by making an outstanding contribution to science, the fine arts or literature (nonmedical), or by achievement in serving humanity under conditions calling for courage or the endurance of hardship in the promotion of health or the saving of life, in advancing the humanitarian or cultural life of his or her community or in improving medical service in Canada.

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Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

The world’s only national Hall of Fame dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of medical heroes. The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame contributes to a vibrant health care system by engaging Canada’s health leaders in educational programs that serve to encourage youth to pursue careers in health sciences.

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Canadian Psychological Association - Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology in Canada

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Canadian Psychological Association - Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology

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Canadian Psychological Association - Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession

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Canadian Psychological Association - Fellow

Fellows shall be Members of the Association who have made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of the science or profession of psychology or who have given exceptional service to their national or provincial associations.

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Canadian Psychological Association - President’s New Researcher Award

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Canadian Sleep Society - Distinguished Scientist Award

This award is in recognition of a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of sleep research in Canada.

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Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Scientific Award of Excellence

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Canadian Society for Chemistry - E.W.R. Steacie Award

Presented by the CIC Physical, Theoretical and Computational Division, the Inorganic Chemistry Division, the Organic Chemistry Division and the Analytical Chemistry Division to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to chemistry while working in Canada.

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Canadian Society for Chemistry - Keith Laidler Award

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Canadian Society for Chemistry - Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry

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Canadian Society for Civil Engineering - Whitman Wright Award

Recognizes significant contributions by a civil engineer to the development of computer applications in civil engineering in Canada.

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Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists – CACB Award for Outstanding Service to the Profession of Clinical Biochemistry

This award recognizes outstanding contributions by a Fellow of the Academy who advances the standards and recognition of Clinical Biochemistry as a Health Care Profession and thereby advances the professional objectives of the Academy.

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Canadian Society for Digital Humanities - Outstanding Achievement Award for computing in the Arts and Humanities

The SDH/SEMI Award for Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities acknowledges those who have made a significant contribution to computing in the arts and humanities whether theoretical, applied, or in the area of community building. The award is presented annually, at the recommendation of the SDH/SEMI Award Committee. 

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Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences - Jeanne Manery Fisher Memorial Lectureship

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Canadian Society of Transplantation & Canadian Transplant Association - Recognition Award

The award from the Canadian Society of Transplantation and the Canadian Association of Transplantation is given to an individual who has provided leadership and significant contribution to organ and tissue donation.

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Canadian TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence - TeleLearning Research Achievement Award

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Canadian Viola Society – Lifetime Achievement Award

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Canarie - IWAY Public Leadership Award

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Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Canada-Liban - Prix du Cèdre et de l'Érable

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Chemical Institute of Canada - Alcan Award for Inorganic Chemistry

Presented by Rio Tinto Alcan to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the fields of inorganic chemistry or electrochemistry while working in Canada.

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Chemical Institute of Canada - Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Award

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Chemical Insitute of Canada - Catalysis Award

From the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Chemical Institute of Canada - Fellow

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Chemical Institute of Canada - Kalev Pugi Award

Presented to an individual or a team for specific R&D projects, performed during the previous 10-15 years, that embody the qualities of creativity and determination, good experimental design and project management, and which have had a significant beneficial impact on the sponsoring company or on society.

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Chemical Institute of Canada - Keith Fagnou Award

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Chemical Institute of Canada - Medal

Presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada, this is the CIC’s top award.

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Chemical Institute of Canada - Montréal Medal

Presented by the Montréal CIC Local Section and the CIC as a mark of distinction and honour to a resident of Canada for an outstanding contribution to the profession of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada.

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Engineering Institute of Canada - Fellow

The Council of the Institute has, since 1963, elected annually to the grade of Fellow a number of engineers in recognition of their excellence in engineering and their services to the profession and to society.

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Engineering Institute of Canada - Julian C. Smith Medal

Founded in 1939 by a group of senior members to perpetuate the name of a Past President of the Institute,the Julian C. Smith Medal is awarded for "Achievement in the Development of Canada".

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Entomological Society of Canada - Gold Medal

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Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - Canada Prize in the Humanities

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The Foundation for Legal Research - Walter Owen Book Prize

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Governor General's Literary Awards

The Governor General’s Literary Awards are given annually to the best English-language and the best French-language book in each of the seven categories of Fiction, Literary Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children’s Literature (text), Children’s Literature (illustrated books) and Translation (from French to English).

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Heart & Stroke Foundation - Jonathan-Ballon Award

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Hypertension Canada - Recognition of Excellence Award

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IEEE Canada - A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal

IEEE Canada remembers, through the A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal, General McNaughton’s contributions to the engineering profession in Canada. Recipients of the McNaughton Medal are outstanding Canadian engineers recognized for their important contributions to the engineering profession.

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IEEE Canada - C.C. Gotlieb Computer Award

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Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences - Ken Bowman Research Award

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J.I. Segal Cultural Foundation Award

The purpose of the award, presented every two years, is to encourage and reward creative works on Jewish themes and to recognize contributions in Jewish education, both formal and informal.

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Killam Prizes

The Killam Prize is Canada’s most distinguished annual award for outstanding career achievements in engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and health sciences. The $100,000 award is given by the Canada Council for the Arts, which administers the Killam program.

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Killam Research Fellowship

These awards, which are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, provide support to scholars of exceptional ability who are engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest. Killam Research Fellowships provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to individual scholars who wish to pursue independent research.

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Kroeger Award for Policy Leadership

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Lexpert Business of Law - Zenith Awards

Honouring women lawyers who have led their clients, firms, companies, departments, faculties, profession, colleagues and/or communities; and have been a role model for other women in the profession. 

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Lumen Global Achievement Award

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Margolese National Brain & Heart Disorders Prizes

The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain or heart disorders.

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Medical Research Council of Canada - Centennial Fellowship

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Medical Research Council of Canada - Fellow

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Merck Frosst - Centre for Therapeutic Research Award

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Mitacs and National Research Council - Award for Commercialization

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National Union of Public and General Employees - Solidarity Award

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Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario - Research Award

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Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation - Top Ten Research Accomplishments

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Order of Canada

The Order of Canada recognizes people who have made a difference to our country. From local citizens to national and international personalities, all Canadians are eligible for the Order of Canada — our country's highest honour for lifetime achievement. Three different levels of membership honour people whose accomplishments vary in degree and scope: Member, Officer, and Companion. Since 1967, more than 4,000 people have received the Order of Canada.

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Ordre national du Québec

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Partners in Research - Biomedical Science Ambassador Award

The Biomedical Science Ambassador Award of PIR recognizes outstanding contributions of a body of work over a period of time to the biomedical sciences and clinical medicine and their promotion to the public by a Canadian researcher.

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Pioneer in Computing in Canada Award

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Queen Elizabeth II - Diamond Jubilee Medal

Created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, this commemorative medal served to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. During the year of celebrations, 60 000 deserving Canadians were recognized.

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Queen Elizabeth II - Golden Jubilee Medal

The Medal was awarded to Canadians who have made outstanding and exemplary contributions to their communities or to Canada as a whole. The award focuses both on the achievements of those people who, over the past 50 years, have helped create the Canada of today, and on the achievements of younger Canadians who are actively contributing to our future.

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society – Expedition of the Year Award

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society - Fellow

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Medal Award

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Royal Society of Canada - Bancroft Award

The award is given for publication, instruction, and research in the earth sciences that have conspicuously contributed to public understanding and appreciation of the subject. It consists of a diploma and a cash amount of $2,500 and is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.

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Royal Society of Canada - Centenary Medal

The Centenary Medal was created in 1982 to honour individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the object of RSC and to recognize links to international organizations.

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Royal Society of Canada - The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists - Member

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Royal Society of Canada - Fellow

The fellowship of the RSC comprises distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

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Royal Society of Canada - Henry Marshall Tory Medal

The medal is awarded for outstanding research in a branch of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science, carried out mainly in the eight years preceding the date of the award, but all the research of the candidate is taken into account. The gold plated silver medal is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.

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Royal Society of Canada - J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal

The J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal was established in 1927 and was endowed by Joseph Burr Tyrrell (1858-1957), FRSC, a geologist, geographer, explorer, engineer and amateur historian, for the furtherance of the knowledge of the history of Canada. The medal is awarded for outstanding work in the history of Canada. The gold plated silver medal is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.

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Royal Society of Canada - Lorne Pierce Medal

The medal is awarded for an achievement of special significance and conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical literature written in either English or French (critical literature dealing with Canadian subjects has priority over critical literature of equal merit that does not deal with Canadian subjects). The gold plated silver medal is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.

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Royal Society of Canada - McLaughlin Medal

The McLaughlin Medal was established in 1978 by the Royal Society of Canada to recognize distinguished achievement in medical science in Canada. The medal is awarded for important research of sustained excellence in any branch of medical science. The award consists of a gold plated silver medal and a cash award of $2,500, and is awarded yearly if there is a suitable candidate.

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Royal Society of Canada - McNeil Medal

The McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science was established in 1991 through the generosity of McNeil Consumer Healthcare. It is intended to highlight the important role that science plays within our society and to encourage the communication of science to students and the public. The medal is awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated outstanding ability to promote and communicate science to students and the public within Canada (the term public is defined in its broadest sense). The bronze medal and a cash amount of $1,500 are awarded every year if there is a suitable 

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Royal Society of Canada - Miroslaw Romanowski Medal

The medal is awarded for significant contributions to the resolution of scientific aspects of environmental problems or for important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem in all aspects - terrestrial, atmospheric and aqueous - brought about by scientific means. The bronze medal and a cash amount of $3,000 are awarded every year if there is a suitable candidate. An annual lecture series for the award recipient is also associated to the medal.

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Royal Society of Canada - Pierre Chauveau Medal

The medal is awarded for a distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities other than Canadian literature and Canadian history. The silver medal is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.

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Royal Society of Canada - Rutherford Memorial Medal

The medals are awarded for outstanding research in any branch of physics and chemistry and in recognition of Lord Rutherford’s own research carried out in Canada at a relatively young age. Some preference will be given to candidates whose age is not over forty in the year of the award. Each gold plated silver medal is accompanied by a cash amount of $2,500 and is offered every year if there is a suitable candidate.

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Royal Society of Canada - Thomas W. Eadie Medal

The medal is awarded in recognition of major contributions to Engineering or Applied Science, with preference given to those having an impact on communications, in particular the development of the Internet. The bronze medal and a cash amount of $3,000 are offered every year if there is a suitable candidate.

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Royal Society of Canada - Willett G. Miller Medal

The medal is awarded for outstanding research in any branch of the earth sciences. The gold plated silver medal is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.

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Société Québécoise de Recherche pour la Psychologie - Prix Adrien Pinard

Adrien Pinard Award

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Society of Canadian Limnologists – Frank H. Rigler Award

The Frank Rigler Award is the highest honour given by the Society of Canadian Limnologists. It was first presented in 1984 to recognize and honor major achievements in the field of limnology by Canadians or those working in Canada.

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Status of Women Canada - Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case

In 1929, women became "persons" under the law when Canada's highest court of appeal declared that the word "person" included both women and men. The Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case were created to celebrate that historic legal decision and to recognize individuals who have shown the courage and determination to significantly advance equality for women and girls in Canada. Each year five individuals, including two in the youth category, are chosen to receive the awards.

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Trudeau Foundation - Fellow

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation recognizes fellows who have set themselves apart through their research achievements, their creativity, and their social commitment to one or more of the Foundation’s four themes.

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Trudeau Foundation - Visiting Fellow

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YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Award

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