Royal Society of Canada – 2023 Medals & Awards

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The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) offers a variety of prestigious medals and awards each year recognizing outstanding achievements of Canadian scholars. In 2023 the following medals and awards are open for competition in the humanities and social sciences:

Medal or AwardDetails
Pierre Chaveau MedalFor a distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities other than Canadian literature and Canadian history
Yvan Allaire Medal
(Medal + $5,000)
Awarded in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the governance of public and private organizations
Sir John William Dawson Medal (interdisciplinary)For important and sustained contributions in two domains of interest to the RSC or in interdisciplinary research


  • Nominees must be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the past three years
  • Nominees are not required to be a Fellow of the RSC
  • Nominations must be made by either a Fellow of the RSC or the President of the University

Internal for institutional nominations: January 30, 2023; The process of securing and acquiring the nomination letter must be managed through the Research Development office. Email with the name of your candidate and the RSC Medal or Award
Externalfinal submission to the RSC: March 31, 2023

More information about the complete nomination process and required documents are available on the Western Research website and additional information at Royal Society of Canada Awards and Excellence.

Contact: Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Awards & Distinctions ( in Western Research regarding this award and the nomination processes.

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