Institutional Awards and Prizes


The Arthur B. McDonald Research Chairs

The Arthur B. McDonald Chairs were established in 2016 as a way to honour Dr. McDonald, a Dalhousie Alumnus and Nobel Laureate, and to recognize and retain professors of high-calibre at the university.

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The President’s Research Excellence Awards

The Dalhousie University President’s Research Excellence Awards recognize the research achievements of Dalhousie University faculty at all stages of their career.  

Emerging Investigator

The President’s Research Excellence Awards for Emerging Investigators have been created to honour those who, early in their careers, have made noteworthy contributions to Dalhousie’s research culture.

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Research Impact


The President’s Research Excellence Awards for Research Impact have been created to recognize researchers who have, in recent years, made a major and impactful contribution to their field of research.  

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University Research Professorships

The title of University Research Professor is granted to a limited number of individual Dalhousie faculty members who have achieved distinction in scholarship. 


Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Chairs

The Killam Chairs are awarded to academics of the highest distinction at Dalhousie, with appointments of up to five years. 


If there are awards or recipients missing from this page, please contact maureen.keough@dal.ca