International and National Awards and Prizes

The Order of Canada

This award recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

The Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering

This medal recognizes research contributions characterized by both excellence and influence.  It is awarded to an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence and influence in research, for a body of work conducted in Canada that has substantially advanced the natural sciences or engineering fields.

Killam Prize

Five Killam Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished Canadian scholars in each field of health science, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.  The prizes are not related to a particular achievement, but rather are given in recognition of a distinguished career and exceptional contributions in one of the above fields.  The prizes are awarded with the expectation that the prize recipients will continue to contribute to the research community.

Royal Society of Canada 

As Canada’s senior National Academy, the RSC exists to promote Canadian research and scholarly accomplishment in both of Canada’s official languages, to mentor young scholars and artists, to recognize academic and artistic excellence, and to advise governments, non-governmental organizations, and Canadians generally on matters of public interest.

Royal Society of Canada Fellows

This Fellowship is awarded to recognize outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the Arts and in the Humanities.

Dalhousie University Fellows:

Dr. Julia Wright  Academy of the Arts and Humanities 2017
Richard Devlin Academy of Social Sciences 2015
Jeffrey Hutchings Academy of Science 2015
Kenneth Frank Academy of Science 2013
Thomas J. Marrie Academy of Science 2013
Mary Anne White Academy of Science 2013
Dr. John Cullen Academy of Science 2012
Andrew Roger Academy of Science 2012
Bernard Boudreau Academy of Science 2011
Prof. Raymond Klein Academy of Social Sciences 2011
Prof. Jocelyn Downie Academy of Social Sciences 2010
Harold Robertson Academy of Science 2010
Dr. Francoise Baylis Academy of the Arts and Humanities 2007
James Drummond Academy of Science 2005
Prof. Jeff Dahn Academy of Science 2001
Axel Becke Academy of Science 2000
John Edwards Academy of Social Sciences 2000
Benjamin Rusak Academy of Science 1999
Susan Sherwin Academy of the Arts and Humanities 1999
Dr. Manfred Jericho Academy of Science 1998
Michael Gray Academy of Science 1996
Dr. Anthony Bowen Academy of Science 1995
Dr. Friedrich Gaede Academy of the Arts and Humanities 1995
Dr. Patrick McGrath Academy of Social Sciences 1995
Dr. Gilbert Winham Academy of Social Sciences 1994
John Fraser Academy of the Arts and Humanities 1993
Dr. Hans Kreuzer Academy of Science 1993
Dr. W. Doolittle Academy of Science 1991
Judith Fingard Academy of the Arts and Humanities 1991
Dr. D.J. Wallace Geldart Academy of Science 1986
Dr. Brian Hall Academy of Science 1985
Dr. John Flint Academy of the Arts and Humanities 1980
Dr. Denis Stairs Academy of Social Sciences 1979
Dr. Peter Fillmore Academy of Science 1976
Dr. Howard Clark Academy of Science 1975
Leo Vining Academy of Science 1974
James Eayrs Academy of Social Sciences 1965

Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.  Members are those who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement.

Dalhousie University College Members:

Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo 
School of Nursing

Dal News: Learn more about Dr. Campbell-Yeo

Dr. John Archibald
Faculty of Medicine 

Dr. Jennifer Bain 
Fountain School of Performing Arts

Dr. Rudolf Uher
Faculty of Medicine 

Video: Learn more about Dr. Archibald, Dr. Bain and Dr. Uher

Dr. Christine Chambers 
Faculty of Science 

Dr. Chike Jeffers
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 

Dr. Krista Kesselring 
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Alice Aiken
Vice President Research 

Video: Learn more about Dr. Chambers, Dr. Jeffers and Dr. Kesselring

Video: Learn more about Dr. Aiken 

Dr. Roberta Barker
Fountain School of Performing Arts 

Dr. Randall Martin
Faculty of Science

Video: Learn more about Dr. Barker and Dr. Martin

Royal Society of Canada McNeil Medal

The McNeil Medal is intended to highlight the important role that science plays within our society and to encourage the communication of science to students and the public. 

Dalhousie University McNeil Medal recipients:

Dr. Francoise Baylis
Faculty of Medicine 

Dal News: Dal prof recieves prestigious McNeil Medal from Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Mary Anne White
Faculty of Science

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The Governor General's Innovation Awards

The purpose of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards is to inspire Canadians to embrace innovation and to emulate innovative, entrepreneurial risk-takers who have developed new or better ways of creating value and who are having a meaningful impact on our quality of life.

Prix Galien Research Award

The Prix Galien is the most prestigious award in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation.  Referred to as the Nobel Prize of pharmaceutical research, it recognizes the efforts and achievements of pharmaceutical research and development.

Dalhousie recipients

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellowship

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellowship offers sustained support to intellectuals who are recognized for their productivity, their commitment to communicating their findings to the public, and their ability to imagine innovative solutions to some of the major issues facing society.

NSERC - E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships

NSERC’s E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships honour the memory of Dr. Edgar William Richard Steacie, an outstanding chemist and research leader who made major contributions to the development of science in Canada during, and immediately following, World War II.

The Fellowships are awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research.

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences brings together Canada’s top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars to make a positive impact on the urgent health concerns of Canadians.

These Fellows, drawn from all disciplines across our nation’s universities, healthcare and research institutes, evaluate Canada’s most complex health challenges and recommend strategic, actionable solutions.

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