Awards and recognition

Prizes and distinctions have become a key component of the University of Ottawa’s strategic plan for promoting research excellence and enhancing the visibility of our institution. We have put into place several initiatives and mechanisms to foster a culture that promotes research excellence, increase recognition opportunities for our researchers and celebrate success.

Principles that guide our approach for reaching our goals include:

  • The promotion of prizes as a means to foster career growth and further one’s research and knowledge mobilization goals;
  • A strong commitment toward making equity, diversity and inclusion an integral part of all processes;
  • The celebration of achievements within and outside the uOttawa community.

The OVPR is committed to fostering an equitable research environment that provides equal opportunities for everyone and that respects and values diversity. 

Latest laureates

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee for Research Prizes and Awards is mandated by the OVPR to support the University in its efforts to promote research excellence through prizes and distinctions, and increase its visibility on the national and international scene.




Lynne Bowker (Faculty of Arts)
Nathalie Bélanger (Faculty of Education)
Handan Tezel (Faculty of Engineering)
Janet Squires (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Emmanuel Bernheim (Faculty of Law (Civil))
Penelope Simons (Faculty of Law (Common))
Barbara Vanderhyden (Faculty of Medicine)
Howard Rundle (Faculty of Science)
Nafissa Ismail (Faculty of Social Sciences)

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