Faculty Research Award Recipients

Faculty Research Awards

International Research Awards

Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Chivalry of France)

  • Jeff Tennant, French Studies, 2015
  • Alain Goldschlager, French Studies, 2013
  • Clive Thomson, French, 1998
  • John Thorp, Philosophy, 1990

 

Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship 

  • Jan Plug, English, 2003 
  • Angela Esterhammer, Modern Languages 
  • Kathryn Brush, Visual Arts, 1996

National Research Awards

 Distinguished University Professor 

  • Patrick Mahon, Visual Arts, 2018 
  • Kathy Brush, Visual Arts, 2017 
  • John Leonard, English and Writing Studies, 2016 
  • Robert Stainton, Philosophy, 2011 
  • Russell Poole, English, 2010 
  • Tilottama Rajan, English, 2008 
  • David Bentley, English, 2007 
  • Angela Esterhammer, Modern Languages, 2005

 

Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research 

  • Kathryn Brush, Visual Arts, 2017 
  • John Leonard, English and Writing Studies, 2016 
  • Charles Weijer, Philosophy 2014 
  • Michael Groden, English, 2011 
  • Patrick Mahon, Visual Arts, 2008 
  • David Bentley, English, 2004
  • Marilyn Randall, French Studies, 2003 
  • Tilottama Rajan, English and Writing Studies, 2001 
  • Tom Lennon, Philosophy, 1998

 

Raymond Klibansky Prize (Cdn Fed of Humanities & Social Sciences book prize) 

  • Marilyn Randall, French, 2001 
  • Don Hair, English, 1999 
  • Lorne Falkenstein, Philosophy, 1996

 

Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Association (OCUFA) Award 

  • Joel Falfak, English and Writing Studies, 2020 
  • Margaret Jane Kidnie, English and Writing Studies, 2014 
  • Don Hair, English, 1991

 

Rotman Canada Research Chair 

  • Stathis Psillos, Philosophy, 2013 
  • Robert Batterman, Philosophy, 2005

 

Royal Society of Canada 

  • Patrick Mahon, Visual Arts, 2017 
  • Charles Weijer, Philosophy, 2016 
  • Kathryn Brush, Visual Arts, 2015 
  • John Leonard, English & Writing Studies, 2015 
  • Julia Emberley, English & Writing Studies, 2014 
  • Frank Davey, English & Writing Studies, 2014 
  • Rob Stainton, Philosophy, 2012 
  • Robert Batterman, Philosophy, 2009 
  • John Bell, Philosophy, 2009 
  • Russell Poole, English, 2009 
  • Tom Lennon, Philosophy, 2004 
  • Tilottama Rajan, English, 1994 
  • David Bentley, English & Writing Studies, 1999

 

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

  • Elizabeth Greene, 2019 
  • Thy Phy, 2016 
  • Bipasha Baruah, 2015

Provincial Research Awards

John Charles Polanyi Prize 

  • Nandi Bhatia, English, 1999 
  • Juan Luis Suarez, Modern Languages, 2002 
  • Calin Mihailescu, Modern Languages, 1994 
  • Jane Toswell, English, 1993 
  • Peter Thoms, English, 1992 
  • Angela Esterhammer, Modern Languages & Literatures, 1990

Western Research Awards

Western Humanitarian Award 

  • Henri Boyi, French Studies, 2012

 

Panhellenic Council Award 

  • John Hatch, Visual Arts, 1996 
  • John Hatch, Visual Arts, 1995 
  • John Hatch, Visual Arts, 1994

Faculty of Arts & Humanities Research Awards

Faculty Scholars Award 

  • Chris Smeenk, Philosophy, 2020 
  • Richard Moll, English and Writing Studies, 2019 
  • Corey Dyck, Philosophy, 2018 
  • Sarah Bassnett, Visual Arts, 2018 
  • Thy Phu, English, 2017 
  • Carolyn McLeod, Philosophy, 2016 
  • Bipasha Baruah, Women's Studies, 2016
  • Alison Conway, English, 2015 
  • John Nassichuk, French Studies, 2014 
  • Chris Roulston, French Studies/Women's Studies, 2014 
  • Joel Faflak, English & Writing Studies, 2013 
  • Tracy Isaacs, Phil/WSFR, 2011 
  • Kelly Olson, Classical Studies, 2011 
  • Matthew Rowlinson, English, 2011 
  • Helen Fielding, Phil/WSFR, 2009
  • Nandi Bhatia, English, 2009 
  • Laurence de Looze, Mods Langs, 2009 
  • Christopher Brown, Classical Studies, 2007 
  • Alison Lee, English/Women’s Studies, 2007 
  • Tony Purdy, French Studies, 2007 
  • Juan Luis Suarez, Modern Languages, 2005 
  • Patrick Mahon, Visual Arts, 2005 
  • Samantha Brennan, Philosophy, 2005

 

Graham & Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar 

  • Christine Sprengler, Visual Arts, 2020 
  • Bernd Steinbock, Classical Studies, 2020
  • Anthony Skelton, Philosophy, 2019 
  • Kim Solga, English and Writing Studies, 2019 
  • Jonathan Boulter, English and Writing Studies, 2018 
  • Constanza Burucúa, Modern Languages and Literatures, 2018 
  • Erica Lawson, Women's Studies and Feminist Research, 2017 
  • Wayne Myrvold, Philosophy, 2017 
  • Alena Robin, Modern Languages and Literatures, 2016 
  • Jan Plug, English and Writing Studies, 2016 
  • Corey Dyck, Philosophy, 2015 
  • Pauline Wakeham, English, 2015 
  • Ileana Paul, Linguistics/French Studies, 2014 
  • David Wilson, Classical Studies, 2014 
  • M.J. Kidnie, English & Writing Studies, 2013 
  • Jean Leclerc, French Studies, 2013 
  • Alison Conway, English, 2012 
  • Henrik Lagerlund, Philosophy, 2012 
  • Carolyn McLeod, Philosophy, 2011 
  • Steven Bruhm, English, 2011 
  • John Leonard, English, 2007 
  • Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, Modern Languages, 2007 
  • John Bell, Philosophy, 2006 
  • Kathryn Brush, Visual Arts, 2010 
  • Daniel Vaillancourt, French Studies, 2010 
  • Julia Emberley, English, 2009 
  • Robert DiSalle, Philosophy, 2009 
  • Lorne Falkenstein, Philosophy, 2008 
  • Bridget Elliott, Visual Arts, 2008

Research Awards, Chairs, Fellows & Prizes

Canada Research Chair in Global Women's Issues

  • Bipasha Baruah, Women's Studies, 2013

 

Killam Prize 

  • David Bentley, English, 2015

 

Ogden Glass Lecturer, Bishop’s University 

  • David Bentley, English, 1997

 

W.C. Desmond Pacey Memorial Lecturer, U of New Brunswick 

  • David Bentley, English, 1997

 

Premier’s Discovery Award for Arts & Humanities 

  • David Bentley, English, 2009

 

Northrop Frye Centre Visiting Fellow, University of Toronto

  • Nandi Bhatia, English & Writing Studies, 2018-19

 

William Sherwood Fox Chair in Classics (Honorary) 

  • Christopher Brown, Classical Studies, 2008

 

Prize in Literature Visiting Artist, Open Studio, Toronto ON

  • Sheila Butler, Visual Arts, 1999

 

Liquitex Materials Award

  • Sheila Butler, Visual Arts, 1992

 

Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton 

  • Louis Charland, Phil/HSc, 2003

 

Killam Research Fellowship 

  • William Demopoulos, Philosophy, 2008

 

Presidential Discretionary Award

  • Tracy Isaacs, Philosophy, 1999

 

Radcliffe College Bunting Fellow, Mary Ingraham 

  • Tracy Isaacs, Philosophy, 1999

 

Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College

  • Tracy Isaacs, Philosophy, 1999

 

Woman of the Year in Philosophy, South African Women for Women 

  • Tracy Isaacs, Philosophy, 1998

 

Earl Bargainnier Award, American Popular Culture 

  • Manina Jones, English, 1996

 

David Savan Dissertation Award, U of Toronto 

  • Dennis Klimchu, Philosophy, 1996

 

James Holly Hanford Award 

  • John Leonard, English, 1990

 

Canada House Award, 11th British Print Biennial, Bradford, England 

  • Patrick Mahon, Visual Arts, 1990

 

Honorary Award, 11th International Biennial of Woodcut, Bansk Systrica, Czechoslovakia 

  • Patrick Mahon, Visual Arts, 1990

 

Cdn Assoc for American Studies: Best Essay of the Year Award 

  • Patrick Maynard, Philosophy, 1993

 

Ralph Steinhauer Award of Distinction 

  • Michael Milde, Philosophy, 1991 and 1990 

 

Johnsonian Prize in Philosophy 

  • Robert Muehlmann, Philosophy, 1992

 

Colin & Ailsa Turbayne International Berkeley Essay Prize 

  • Robert Muehlmann, Philosophy, 1991

 

Charles S. Pierce Society Essay Prize 

  • Wayne Myrvold, Philosophy, 1993

 

Canada Research Chair, Tier 2 

  • Ileana Paul, French, 2002

 

Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of the Humanities/Te Matanga o Te Whainga 

  • Russell Poole, English, 2008

 

Aronui (Research/Academic achievement) 

  • Russell Poole, English, 2008

 

Keats-Shelley Association of America

  • Tilottama Rajan, Distinguished Lifetime Award, 2005

 

Centre for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilien’s Universität-Munich

  • Tilottama Rajan, Visiting Fellow, 2012

 

Cambridge University, Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Tilottama Rajan, Visiting Fellow, 2014

 

Cambridge University, Clare Hall

  • Tilottama Rajan, Life Fellow, 2014 -

 

Canada Research Chair, Tier 1 

  • Tilottoma Rajan, English, 2001

 

Northrop Frye Chair in Theory, U of Toronto 

  • Tilottama Rajan, English, 1998

 

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow 

  • Charles Weijer, Phil/ Medicine, 2007

 

American College of Physicians Fellow 

  • Charles Weijer Phil/ Medicine 2007

 

Canada Research Chair (joint with Medicine in Bioethics) 

  • Charles Weijer, Philosophy, 2005

 

American Society for 18th-Century Studies 

  • Lisa Zeitz, English, 2000

 

Panhellenic Council Teaching Award 

  • Lisa Zeitz, English, 1995