Medals and Awards from the Royal Society of Canada – 2017
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 2016, the following awards will be offered:
In the humanities and social sciences:
- Pierre Chauveau Medal – For a distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities.
- Sir John William Dawson - For important and sustained contributions in two domains of interest to the RSC or in interdisciplinary research
In science and engineering:
- Henry Marshall Tory Medal: For outstanding research in astronomy, mathematics, physics or allied science. Focus is on research carried out mainly in the 8 years preceding the date of the award
- Miroslaw Romanowski Medal: For significant contributions to the resolution of environmental science issues, or for important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem brought about by scientific means. $1000 and an annual lecture series are associated with this medal.
- McLaughlin Medal: For distinguished achievement in any branch of medical science in Canada.
- McNeil Medal: For a demonstrated outstanding ability to promote and communicate science to students and the public within Canada. $1500 are associated with this medal.
- Rutherford Memorial Medals: For outstanding research in physics and chemistry. Some preference is given to any candidates not over the age of forty
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 letters of nomination from the primary nominator and co-nominators
- a 70 word citation
- a 1000 word appraisal of the nominee’s work and suitability for the award
- a CV
- three letters of reference.
- a biography statement for each of the three letter writers
The nomination submission deadline is March 1, 2017. 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, 2017.
Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Research Development & Services regarding these medals and awards and the nomination process.
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