Prizes and Awards


In uOttawa’s bid to increase its research intensity and international recognition, research and teaching prizes and awards are becoming more and more important.  Awards such as these promote a culture of research excellence and raises the visibility and profile of the institution and researchers on the national and international scene.  Gaining this recognition strengthens the appeal of uOttawa as a first-class institution for study and research and encourages careers in research/academia.

The Faculty of Medicine Research Office staff provides assistance to investigators, research teams and educators in identifying relevant awards and prizes and preparing applications, as well as coordinating nominations with key stakeholders within and external to the University.

For a list of past award recipients, click here

For more information on the services provided by the Faculty for prizes and awards, please contact:

Dr. Chris Kennedy
Director, Awards and Prizes for Excellence in Education and Research
613-562-5800 x 8529

Ms. Mélanie Rioux
Research Advisor
613-562-5800 x 8509

Upcoming awards

Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research

Submission deadline - July 15, 2021

In partnership with the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, this award recognizes an outstanding Canadian early-career researcher (45 years of age or younger) working in an area of mental health.


The FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit

Submission deadline - TBD (usually August 15)

The Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Education Foundation Award of Merit has been given annually to distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding professional achievements.


Prix Galien Canada Research

Submission deadline - TBD

The Prix Galien annually rewards recent therapeutic innovations made available to the public as well as research work carried out in Canada. This prestigious distinction is considered the Nobel Prize for biopharmaceutical research. The Prix Galien Canada Research will be awarded to an individual or team that has been working in research for at least five years and has made a significant contribution to the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of diseases.


Committee members


Christopher Kennedy



Baptiste Lacoste (CMM)

Patrick Giguère (BMI)

Melissa Brouwers (SEPH)

Vicki LeBlanc (DIME)

Miriam Mottiar (Anesthesiology)

Tracy Serafini  (Medicine)

Amanda Black (OBGYN)

Alex MacKenzie (Pediatrics)

Tim Lau (Psychiatry)

Zaid Jibri (Radiology)

Jennifer Artz (Surgery)

Lisa Caulley (Otolaryngology)

Manon Denis-Leblanc (Francophone Affairs)

Faranak Vahid-Ansari (Post-Doc)

Damian Chwastek (Grad)

David Jung (TMM)

Nacera Hanzal (UGME)

Ariba Shah (Resident)

Awards Committee Terms of Reference (pdf, 141.89 KB)

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