Royal Society of Canada – Medals and Awards 2017

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) offers a variety of prestigious medals and awards recognizing outstanding achievements of Canadian researchers. It is a responsibility of Fellows of the RSC to nominate candidates for these honours, and they are explicitly invited to do so every year. In 2017, the following awards will be offered:

In the Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Pierre Chauveau Medal– For a distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities.
  • Sir John William Dawson – For important and sustained contributions in two domains of interest to the RSC or in interdisciplinary research

Nomination Process

Nominees must be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the past three years. Nominations for the awards must be made by either:

  • a Fellow of the RSC, plus two co-nominators; or
  • the president of the university, plus two co-nominators.

A full nomination package will consist of:

  • the letters of nomination from the primary nominator and co-nominators
  • a 70 word citation
  • a 1000 word appraisal of the nominee’s work and suitability for the award
  • a CV
  • three letters of reference (each including a biography statement for the referee)

Key Dates

  • February 1, 2017 – internal deadline for Institutional nominations
  • March 2, 2017 – final deadline for nominations
  • September, 2017 – announcement of award winner


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding these medals and awards and the nomination process.

More information can be found at:

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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