Royal Society of Canada - Medals and Awards 2022

Sponsor

The Royal Society of Canada

Description

The RSC administers over 20 prestigious awards, most of which are awarded to those at various career stages in recognition of outstanding achievement.  This is the list of medals and awards available in the 2022 competition.

Sciences

  • Bancroft Award (Earth sciences)
    • The award is given biennially for publication, instruction, and research in the earth sciences that have conspicuously contributed to public understanding and appreciation of the subject.
  • Flavelle Medal (Biological science)
    • The medal is awarded biennially for an outstanding contribution to biological science during the preceding ten years or for significant additions to a previous outstanding contribution to biological science.
  • John L. Synge Award (Mathematics)
    • The award is given to acknowledge outstanding research in any of the branches of the mathematical sciences.
    • In cases where there are two or more strong candidates, some preference is given to those whose age is not over forty in the year of the award.
  • Rutherford Memorial Medal (Chemistry)
    • Awarded annually for oustanding research in chemistry in the formative stage of the candidate's career.
  • Rutherford Memorial Medal (Physics)
    • Awarded annually for outstanding research in physics in the formative stage of the candidate's career.
  • McLaughlin Medal (Medical science)
    • The medal is awarded annually for important research of sustained excellence in any branch of medical sciences.
  • Miroslaw Romanowsk Medal (Scientific solutions to environmental challenges)
    • The medal is awarded annually 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
  • Willett G. Miller Medal (Earth sciences)
    • This medal is offered biennially for outstanding research in the solid earth sciences and a second in the ocean and atmospheric sciences.

Humanities and Social Sciences​

  • Innis-Gérin Medal (Social sciences)
    • The medal is awarded biennially for a distinguished and sustained contribution to the literature of the social sciences including human geography and social psychology. 
  • J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal (History)
    • The medal is awarded biennially for outstanding work in the history of Canada.
  • Lorne Pierce Medal (Litterature)
    • The medal is awarded biennially for an achievement of special significance and conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical literature written in either English or French (critical literature dealing with Canadian subjects has priority over critical literature of equal merit that does not deal with Canadian subjects).
  • Ursula Franklin Award (Gender)
    • Awarded biennially for contributions to furthering our understanding of issues concerning gender.
  • Yvan Allaire Medal (Governance)
    • An annual award for outstanding contribution in governance 

Eligibility

A nomination is required for an RSC Medal or Award.  You can be nominated by a RSC Fellow or be nominated by the Institution (University of Guelph).

Candidates must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have held that statues for the last three or more years.

Prize

Sciences

  • Bancroft Awarad
    • The winner will receive a diploma.
  • Flavelle Medal
    • The winner will receive a gold plated silver medal
  • John L. Synge Award
    • The winner will receive a diploma.
  • Rutherford Memorial Medal (Chemistry)
    • The winner will receieve a gold plated silver medal.
  • Rutherford Memorial Medal (Physics)
    • The winners will receive a gold plated silver medal.
  • McLaughlin Medal
    • The winner will receive a gold plated silver medal.
  • Miroslaw Romanowsk Medal
    • The winner will receive $3,000, a bronze medal, and an annual lecture series.
  • Willett G. Miller
    • The winner will receive a medal.

Humanities and Social Sciences​

  • Innis-Gérin Medal
    • The winner will receive a bronze medal.
  • J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal
    • The winner will receive a gold plated silver medal.
  • Lorne Pierce Medal
    • The winner will receive a gold plated silver medal.
  • Ursula Franklin Award
    • The winner will receive a diploma.
  • Yvan Allaire Medal
    • The winner will receieve a medal and $5,000.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

If you wish to be considered for VPR nomination: 

  1. We recommend discussing your interest in this award with your College Research Manager and Associate Dean (Research).
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest document
  3. Send the completed Expression of Interest document and a CV to research.honours@uoguelph.ca and copy your College Research Manager. 

Career interruptions due to parental leave, family care, extended illness, or community responsibilities will not negatively impact the committee’s assessment of a candidate’s research productivity. These will be taken into consideration when EOIs are assessed.

External Deadline

If your nomination will be submitted by a nominator other than the VPR, please submit directly to the sponsor by the external deadline. The Completed Nomination Form and accompanying documents should be emailed to nominations@rsc-src.ca.

Please also submit a copy of the full nomination research.services@uoguelph.ca  Where the award also has a monetary value please include an OR-5 with the copy of the nomination to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

How to Apply

The Vice-President (Research) encourages nominations for this prestigious award, and will serve as nominator for those nominees recommended by the Honours and Awards Advisory Committee. If you wish to nominate a colleague or to be considered for VPR nomination:

  1. We recommend discussing your interest in this award with your College Research Manager and Associate Dean (Research).
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest document
  3. Send the completed Expression of Interest document and a CV to research.honours@uoguelph.ca and copy your College Research Manager by the internal deadline.

Career interruptions due to parental leave, family care, extended illness, or community responsibilities will not negatively impact the committee’s assessment of a candidate’s research productivity. These will be taken into consideration when EOIs are assessed.

If your nomination will be submitted by a different nominee, and therefore does not require the Vice-President's endorsement, please submit a complete nomination and signed OR-5 (if the award comes with a monetary prize) to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

For More Information

For more information, please contact cdragan@rsc-src.ca or research.honours@uoguelph.ca or visit the RSC Awards & Excellence Nomination Guide.

Alert Classifications
Category:
Honours and Awards

Disciplines:
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