Royal Society of Canada Medals & Awards – 2022

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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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

More Information

DeadlinesRequired Steps
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 rwprizes@uwo.ca with the name of your candidate and the RSC Medal or Award.
External: March 31, 2022Final 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.