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 of Awards and Prizes for Excellence in Education and Research

613-562-5800 x 8529

Ms. Mélanie Rioux
Research Grants & Awards Officer
613-562-5800 x 8509

Upcoming awards

Biochemical Society Awards

Submission deadline - January 31, 2021

Several awards available recognizing excellence and achievement in both specific and general areas of biochemistry including early and mid-career awards.


Canadian Psychiatric Association Awards

Submission deadline – February 1, 2021

Several awards available recognizing significant contributions to clinical psychiatric research, education and leadership, including an early career researcher award.


UBC National Prizes

Submission deadline – TDB (usually late February)

There are three prizes available: 1) outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration or development of therapies for cancer, 2) outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration or cut of brain disorders, 3) outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration or cur of heart disorders.


Royal Society of Canada – Medals and Awards

Submission deadline – March 1, 2021

This includes the Flavelle Medal (outstanding contributions to biological sciences) and the McLaughlin Medal (sustained excellence in medical sciences).


Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Submission deadline – TBD (usually early/mid March)

This is for Fellowship with the CAHS. Fellows elected will be well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health sciences. This covers the full breadth of academic health science ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health.


Order of Ontario

Submission deadline - March 31, 2021

This award recognizes any current or former long-time resident of Ontario who has demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement in any field benefiting the people of Ontario.

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