Medals and Awards from the Royal Society of Canada – 2019

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) offers a variety of prestigious medals and awards recognizing outstanding achievements of Canadian researchers. It is a responsibility of Fellows of the RSC to nominate candidates for these honours, and they are explicitly invited to do so every year. In 2019, the following awards will be offered:

In the humanities and social sciences:

  • Pierre Chauveau Medal - Awarded for a distinguished contribution to knowledge in the Humanities.
  • Jason A. Hannah Medal - Awarded for an important publication in the history of medicine.
  • Yvan Allaire Medal + $5,000 - For outstanding contribution in governance (Social Sciences)

In science and engineering:

  • Henry Marshall Tory Medal - Awarded for outstanding research in any branch of astronomy chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science
  • McLaughlin Medal: For distinguished achievement in any branch of medical science in Canada.
  • Miroslaw Romanowski Medal: For significant contributions to the resolution of scientific aspects of environmental problems or for important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem in all aspects - terrestrial, atmospheric and aqueous - brought about by scientific means.
  • Rutherford Memorial Medals: For outstanding research in physics and chemistry. Some preference is given to any candidates not over the age of forty

Multidisciplinary:

  • Henry Marshall Tory Medal - Awarded for outstanding research in any branch of astronomy chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science

Nomination Process

Nominees must be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the past three years. Nominations for the awards must be made by either:

  • a Fellow of the RSC, plus two co-nominators; or
  • the president of the university, plus two co-nominators.

A full nomination package will consist of:

  • the nomination form
  • the letters of nomination from the primary nominator and co-nominators
  • a 70-word citation
  • a 1200-word appraisal of the nominee’s work and suitability for the award
  • a CV (max. 20 pages)
  • three letters of reference.
  • a biography statement for each of the three letter writers

Deadline

The nomination submission deadline is March 1, 2019. If the nomination is to be made by the president of the university, the process of securing and acquiring the nomination letter must be managed through the Research Development office and initiated by February 1, 2019.

Contact

Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall (julaine.hall@uwo.ca) at Research Development & Services regarding these medals and awards and the nomination process.

More information can be found at:
https://rsc-src.ca/en/awards-excellence