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. 

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Current University Research Professors:

Robert Currie Faculty of Law 2021-2026
Craig McCormick Faculty of Medicine 2021-2026
Ratika Parkash Faculty of Medicine 2021-2026
Nur Zincir-Heywood Faculty of Computer Science 2021-2026
Lois Jackson  Faculty of Health 2020-2025
Susan Howlett Faculty of Medicine 2019-2024
Krista Kesselring Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 2019-2024
David Burton Faculty of Agriculture  2018-2023
Francoise Baylis Faculty of Medicine 2018-2022
Janice Graham Faculty of Medicine 2018-2023
Susan Howlett Faculty of Medicine 2019-2024
Krista Kesselring Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 2019-2024
Susan Kirkland Faculty of Medicine 2018-2023
Ingrid Sketris College of Pharmacy 2017-2022
Zhizhang Chen Electrical and Computer Engineering 2017-2022
Evangelos Milios Computer Science 2017-2022

Past University Research Professors:

John Archibald Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  2016-2021
Jocelyn Downie Schulich School of Law 2016-2021
Graham Gagnon Civil and Resource Engineering 2016-2021
Yuri Leving Russian 2016-2021
Julia Wright English 2016-2021
Roy Duncan Microbiology and Biophysics 2012-2017
Alan Fine Physiology & Biophysics 2012-2017
Robert Brownstone Surgery/Anatomy & Neurobiology 2011-2016
John Cullen Oceanography 2011-2016
Philip Girard Law 2011-2016
Gregory Hanlon History 2011-2016
Richard Nowakowski Math & Stats 2011-2016
Hal Whitehead Biology 2011-2016
Richard Devlin Law 2010-2015
Raymond Klein
Psychology 2010-2015
Ian Meinertzhagen Psychology 2010-2015
Arnold Mitnitski Medicine 2010-2015
Mary Anne White Chemistry 2010-2015
Richard Brown
Psychology 2009-2014
Sarah Iverson Biology 2009-2014

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. 

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