The Royal Society of Canada offers a variety of prestigious medals and awards each year recognizing outstanding achievements of Canadian scholars.
In 2022, the following medals and awards are open for competition:
In the humanities and social sciences
- Alice Wilson Award – to three women of outstanding academic qualifications in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences or Sceince who are entering a career at the postdoctoral level
- Innis-Gérin Medal – for a distinguished and sustained contribution to the literature of the social sciences
- J.B. Tyrell Historical Medal – for outstanding work in the history of Canada
- Kitty Newman Award – for outstanding contributions from an emerging scholar in the field of philosophy
- Lorne Pierce Medal – for an achievement in critical or imaginative literature
- Ursula Franklin Award in Gender Studies – for contributions to furthering our understanding of issues concerning gender
- Yvan Allaire Medal (Medal + $5,000) – For outstanding contribution in governance (Social Sciences)
In science and engineering:
- Bancroft Award – for instruction and research in the science of geology
- Flavelle Medal – for meritorious achievement in biological science
- John L. Synge Award (Diploma) – For outstanding research in any of the branches of the mathematical sciences (preference to candidates under 40)
- McLaughlin Medal – For important research of sustained excellence in any branch of medical sciences.
- Miroslaw Romanowski Medal (Medal + $3,000 + lecture series) – Awarded for contributions towards 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
- Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry – For research in chemistry (preference will be given to candidates under forty years old)
- Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics – For research in physics (preference will be given to candidates under forty years old)
- Willet G. Miller Medal – For outstanding research in any branch of earth sciences.
- Nominees must be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the past three years; and
- Nominees are not required to be a Fellow of the RSC.
Nomination Process: Nominations must be made by either a Fellow of the RSC or the President of the University.
|For institutional nominations|
Internal: Tuesday, January 21, by/before 4 p.m.
|The process of securing and acquiring the nomination letter must be managed through the Research Development office.|
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your candidate and the RSC Medal or Award.
|External: March 31, 2022||Final submission to the RSC|
Contact: Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall, Research Development Officer (Awards & Distinctions), regarding this award and the nomination processes.