From poets to physicists, UVic's faculty, students, staff and alumni regularly receive local, national, and international recognition for their efforts as researchers, educators, athletes and writers.
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The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time undergraduate college and undergraduate university students at Canadian institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond.
Since 1986 the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada have rewarded exceptional contributions to teaching and learning at Canadian universities.
The following UVic faculty belong to a community of 3M National Teaching Fellows committed to enhancing teaching and learning at UVic and through larger collaborative initiatives supported by the Society. They embody the highest ideals of teaching excellence and scholarship.
- Dr. David Blades (Cirriculum and Instruction), 2016
- Prof. Jin-Sun Yoon (Child and Youth Care), 2015
- Dr. A.R. (Elango) Elangovan (Gustavson School of Business), 2012
- Dr. Gweneth Doane (Nursing), 2006
- Prof. Jamie Cassels (Law), 2002
- Dr. Marty Wall (Psychology), 2001
- Dr. Aaron Devor (Sociology), 2000
- Dr. David Berry (Chemistry), 2000
- Dr. Thomas Cleary (English), 1994
- Dr. Elizabeth Tumasonis (History in Art), 1992
- Dr. Andy Farquharson (Social Work), 1986
This AGU Fellowship is given to individual AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and attained acknowledged eminence in the fields of Earth and space sciences. Since the establishment of the AGU Fellows program in 1962, and in accordance with AGU bylaws, no more than 0.1 percent of the total membership of AGU is recognized annually.
- Andrew Weaver (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 2014
The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.
- Ian Putnam (Mathematics and Statistics), 2012
- Dr. Chris Garrett (Earth and Ocean Science/Physics), 2001
Elected fellowship recognizes unusual or outstanding contribution or performance in the field of psychology and national or international impact.
- Catherine Mateer (Psychology)
- Esther Strauss (Psychology)
Any active APS member is eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship. The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.
- Dr. Tom Tiedje (Engingeering)
- Antoinette Oberg (Curriculum and Instruction), 2005
The ACM FEllow designation has been bestowed upon those ACM Members who have distinguished themselves by outstanding techinical and professional achievements in the field of information technology.
Dr. Valerie King (Computer Science), 2015
Recipients are chosen from science educators world wide for their competency in teaching, research activities, science curricula development, development of science teacher education programs, leadership in science education and leadership outside of science education.
- Dr. Wolff Michael Roth (Education), 1999
Given annually to a person, group or organization that has continuously and significantly contributed to the development and/or dissemination of knowledge about Canada.
- Dr. Lawrence McCann (Geography), 1994
Presented to individuals with a broad base of experience who are recognized experts in a number of areas, this award recognizes those who excel in administration of nursing practice, nursing education or nursing research.
- Carolyn Attridge (Nursing), 1999
The award is presented by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education board of directors in recognition of exceptional contributions to the advancement of co-op education in Canada and is sponsored by the University of Waterloo.
- Joanne Thomas (Cooperative Education), 2004
The prizes celebrate the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers.
- Prof. Lorna Crozier (Writing), 2013
- Prof. Lorna Crozier (Writing), 2010
- Prof. Jack Hodgins (Writing), 1999
- Prof. Cameron Young (Writing), 1998
- Prof. Patrick Lane (Writing), 1996
- Prof. W.D. Valgardson (Writing), 1993
Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence
- Lorna Crozier (Writing), 2013
- Patrick Lane (Writing), 2007
- Jack Hodgins (Writing), 2006
Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
- Bill Gaston (Writing), 2013
- Jack Hodgins (Writing), 1999
- Marilyn Bowering (Writing), 1998
- W.D. Valgardson (Writing), 1993
Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize
- Don McKay (Writing), 2007
Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize
- Lorna Crozier (Writing), 2010
The British Columbia Achievement Foundation was launched to showcase the best of the province, inspire young people and celebrate BC's great achievers. It is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing British Columbia's spirit of excellence. One award the Foundation offers is the BC Community Achievement Award.
- Bernadette Pauly (Nursing), 2016
- Bonnie Leadbeater (Psychology), 2014
- Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins (Linguistics), 2012
- Cecilia Benoit (Sociology), 2010
- UVic Vikes men's rugby team, 2003
The Caledon Award is given to a person who has made significant scientific, technological or administrative contributions to the analytical chemistry of trace organic residues.
- Coreen Hamilton (Chemistry), 2012
The Canada Research Chairs program helps universities to attract and retain the best talent from around the world, assisting universities like the University of Victoria to achieve research excellence in natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.
Chairholders advance the frontiers of knowledge in their fields, not only through their own work, but also by teaching and supervising students and coordinating the work of other researchers.
- Dr. Jen Bornemann (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
- Dr. Thomas Darcie (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
- Dr. Ned Djilali (Mechanical Engineering)
- Dr. Sadik Dost (Mechanical Engineering)
- Dr. Aaron Gulliver (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
- Dr. Wolfgang Hoefer (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
- Dr. Hausi Muller (Computer Science)
- Dr. Afzal Suleman (Mechanical Engineering)
- Dr. Tom Tiedje (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
- Holly Tuokko (Psychology), 2009
The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) provides timely, informed and unbiased assessments of urgent issues affecting the health of Canadians. CAHS Fellows are those who have a history of outstanding performance in the academic health sciences in Canada.
- Dr. Cecilia Benoit (Sociology), 2013
- Dr. Christoph Borchers (Biochemistry and Microbiology), 2013
- Dr. Neena Chappell (Sociology), 2013
- Dr. Scott Hofer (Psychology), 2013
- Dr. Andre Kushniruk (Health Information Science), 2014
- Dr. Francis Lau (Health Information Science), 2014
- Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater (Psychology), 2014
- Dr. Jeff Reading (Public Health and Social Policy)
- Dr. Irving Rootman (HSD)
- Dr. Timothy Stockwell (Centre for Addictions Research BC), 2012
The Albert S. Barber Award was instituted in 1982 to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of the philosophy and practice of Co-operative Education in Canada. The award honours Dr. Albert (Bert) S. Barber, the “Father of Co-operative Education in Canada,” who played a major role in paving the way for the promotion and advancement of Co-operative Education in Canada. As a proponent of the co-operative concept, Dr. Barber consulted with universities and colleges across the country and abroad, leading to the introduction of Co-operative Education programs at many educational institutions.
- Dr. Norah McRae (Co-operative Education and Career Services, and Community University Engagement), 2016
The Herzberg medal is awarded for outstanding achievement in any field of research by a Canadian physicist who has successfully defended their doctoral thesis within the last 12 years at the time of the award,excluding an allowance of one year per child for parental leave.
- Dr. Tom Tiedje (Engineering), 1989
The CAUCE awards of distinction are given annually to recognize the exemplary work of continuing educators who market continuing education programs.
- Christina Gambrell (English Language Centre), 2002; best overall program website
- Gail Woods, (Division of Continuing Studies), 2002: best thematic marketing materials; best advertisement
The annual award is given for outstanding contributions to legal scholarship and education in areas such as teaching curriculum development and law reform activity.
- Professor Jamie Cassels (Law), 1999
In recognition of extraordinary contributions, of national or international magnitude, to the field of international education.
- Master of Global Business (Gustavson School of Business), Outstanding Program Award, 2012
- Ms. Jane Collins (Gustavson School of Business), Internationalization Service Award, 2004
- Dr. Bill Neilson (Law, Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives), Internationalization Leadership Award, 2004
- Dr. Alan Pence (Child and Youth Care), International Education Leadership Award, 2004
The Federation established the Scholarly Book Prizes to recognize publishing excellence in the humanities and the social sciences. The Harold Adams Innis Prize is given for the best English-language book in the social sciences.
- Rebecca Johnson (Law), 2003/04
COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association provides access to a diverse community of accomplished, influential professionals who work passionately to make a difference in advancing healthcare through information technology. The field of health informatics (HI) is the intersection of clinical, IM/IT and management practices and is helping to modernize healthcare. The Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Award recognizes outstanding ongoing contributions by an individual in the health informatics community in Canada.
- Dr. Andre Kushniruk (School of Health Informatics), 2012
UVic has fielded 43 national CIS championship teams since the university opened in 1963.
- Men's basketball: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1997
- Women's basketball: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2003
- Men's cross-country: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
- Women's cross-country: 1981, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
- Women's field hockey: 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003
- Men's soccer: 1976, 1988, 1997
Senior scientists with strong international reputations are appointed as program members.
- Henk Hoekstra, Physics and Astronomy (scholar)
- Werner Israel, Physics and Astronomy (fellow)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research funds health research across Canada to create health knowledge and to translate that knowledge into practical applications.
- Dr. Neena Chappell (Sociology), 2012
- Men's rugby: 1998, 1999
- Men's rowing: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002
- Women's rowing: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
- Men's golf: 2003
In recognition of outstanding contribution to inorganic chemistry demonstrating exceptional promise.
- Robin Hicks (Chemistry)
The program funds and supports researchers within five years of their first academic appointment, helping them build research networks and develop essential skills needed to become leaders in global research. Each scholar will receive $100,000 in research support and is appointed to one of CIFAR’s 14 research programs for two years. Scholars have the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from the distinguished fellows in their programs, contribute to ongoing discussions within the program and forge new collaborations with the CIFAR fellows who come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
- Dr. Alona Fyshe (Computer Science), 2016
The Academic of the Year Award recognizes one individual for excellence in the generation, transmission or implementation of ideas.
- Dr. Michael Prince (Social Policy), 2014
- Dr. Jessica Ball (Child and Youth Care), 2009
- Dr. Andrew Weaver (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 2007
- Dr. Nigel Livingston (Biology/UVATT), 2005
- Dr. Nancy Turner (Environmental Studies), 2002
- Dr. Reg Mitchell (Chemistry), 2000
- Dr. Sibylle Artz (Child and Youth Care), 1998
In recognition of sustained and outstanding contribution to the wider community by an individual or a group of the major portion of their career.
- Dr. Eric Sager (History), 2012
- Dr. Elaine Gallagher (Nursing), 2008
- Dr. Neena Chappell (Sociology), 2004
- Dr. Nancy Sherwood (Biology), 2002
The Early in Career Award - Sponsored by Scotiabank recognizes outstanding contributions made by scholars at relatively early stages in their careers. It is recognized that career patterns differ and so we encourage nominators to explain how this award is appropriate for their nominee. As a guide only, early in career is often defined as being "no more than five years from completion of a doctoral degree or equivalent" or "within three years of the initial appointment as an Assistant Professor". The adjudication committee will determine the appropriateness of nominations.
Dr. Chris Darimont (Geography), 2015
Applications are invited from individuals with a demonstrable record of innovation(s) in areas including pedagogical approaches, teaching methods, course design, curriculum development, assessment methods, various tools and technologies that enhance learning and have had a significant impact on post-secondary education.
- Dr. Brent Mainprize (Gustavson School of Business), 2014
The GG is intended to foster the development of literature in Canada and is presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, which is an arms-length institution administered by the Ministry of Canadian Heritage.
- Tim Lilburn (Poetry), 2003
- Don MacKay (Poetry), 2000, 1991
- Dr. Jan Zwicky (Philosophy), 1999
- Prof. Lorna Crozier (Writing), 1992
- Joan MacLeod (Drama), 1991
- Dr. Stephen Scobie (English), 1980
- Prof. Jack Hodgins (Writing), 1979
- Prof. Patrick Lane (Writing), 1978
The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts are Canada’s foremost distinctions for excellence in visual and media arts. These awards were created in 1999 through a partnership of the Canada Council for the Arts and the then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, who committed Government House to hosting the gala ceremony to honour the winners at Rideau Hall, in perpetuity. The Canada Council funds and administers the awards. Up to eight awards are given annually.
- Sandra Meigs (Visual Arts, Painting), 2015
- Michael Morris (Visual Arts, Perfromance Art), 2011
- Mowry Baden (Visual Arts, Sculpture), 2006
The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.
- Mowry Baden (Visual Arts), 2014
- Andrew Weaver (Earth and Ocean Science), 2008
- Julio Navarro (Astronomy), 2003
- Anthony Edwards (English), 1988
- Chris Garrett (Physics), 1981
- Job Kujit (Biology), 1964
This award is given by the Academy of Management, a leading management education and research body based out of Chicago, and is designed to recognize a university for the quality of its entrepreneurship program.
- UVic Faculty of Business (2000)
IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.
- Dr. Andreas Antoniou (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 1982
- Dr. Ashoka Bhat (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 1998
- Dr. Jens Bornemann (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 2002
- Dr. Thomas Darcie (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 2000
- Dr. Wolfgang Hoefer (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 1991
- Dr. Lu Wu-sheng (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 1999
Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year Award
- Dr. Larry Yore (Curriculum and Instruction), 2005
In recognition of outstanding leadership in the internationalization of Canadian education and/or the international education profession.
- Bill Neilson (Law)
The Canada Council Killam Prizes were created to honour eminent Canadian scholars and scientists actively engaged in research, whether in industry, government agencies or universities. Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year in recognition of outstanding career achievements (1 prize in each of the 5 fields).
- Dr. James Tully (Political Science), 2010
The Killam Research Fellowship Program is designed to recognize and support distinguished Canadian scholars who have established an outstanding reputation for research early in their careers.
- Dr. Keith Richard Bradley (Greek and Roman Studies), 1996
- Dr. Patrick Grant (English), 1977
- Dr. George Mackie (Biology), 1986
- Dr. John Oleson (Greek and Roman Studies), 2000
- Dr. William Kinderman (Music), 2000
- Dr. Nancy Turner (Environmental Studies), 2007
- Dr. Don Vanderberg (Physics and Astronomy), 1993
- Dr. Andrew Weaver (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 2002
- Patrick Lane (Writing), 2007
- Dr. Christoph Borchers (Biochemistry and Microbiology), Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence, 2016
- Dr. Ben Koop (Biology), Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence, 2009
- Dr. Martin Taylor (Geography), Leadership Award, 2008
The award is presented to a B.C.-based researcher in recognition of sustained research efforts and a significant body of academic work on a youth-related issue.
- Dr. Sybille Artz (School of Child and Youth Care), 2004
Conferred by the Acoustical Society of America to honour continuing research accomplishments of young and mid-career scientists in acoustical oceanography.
- Stan Dosso (Earth and Ocean Sciences)
Two prizes of $50,000 each are awarded annually to distinguished Canadians, one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities.
- Angus McLaren (History), 2008
The NAEA honours one member each year for outstanding service and achievement in art education at the national level.
- Dr. Robert Dalton (Education), 1999
- Dr. Bill Zuk (Education), 1996
Valued at $10,000 each, the prize is awarded to five of the most outstanding candidates in NSERC’s master’s and doctoral scholarship competitions.
- Christopher van Bommel (Mathematics), 2013
OSA Members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics may be proposed for election to the class of Fellow. The number of Fellows is limited by the Society's bylaws to be no more than 10% of the total OSA Membership and the number elected each year is limited to approximately 0.4% of the current membership total.
- Dr. Thomas Darcie (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
- Dr. Reuven Gordon (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 2016
Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. The Order of Canada’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country).
- Christopher Barnes (Earth and Ocean Sciences)
- Lorna Crozier (Writing)
- Jack Hodgins (Writing)
- Paul Hoffman (Earth and Ocean Sciences)
- Myer Horowitz (Education)
- Werner Israel (Physics & Astronomy)
- David Chuenyan Lai (Geography)
- Ian McDougall (Music)
- Dr. Nancy Turner (Environmental Studies)
- David H. Turpin (Biology)
Presented by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, the Scotiabank Award for Excellence in Internationalization recognizes Canadian universities that bring an international perspective to their teaching and research.
- UVic Faculty of Business (2000)
Honour conferred on outstanding members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and contribution.
- Jamie Cassels (President, UVic), 2004
- Hamar Foster (Law)
- Glen Gallins (Director, Law Centre Clinical Law Program), 2005
- Jerry McHale (Lam Chair in Law and Public Policy), 2001
- Heather Raven (Law)
- Mary Anne Waldron (Associate Vice President, Legal Affairs), 2004
Research Canada Leadership Award honours champions in health research advocacy. On an annual basis, Research Canada will recognize an individual or organization who/which has made outstanding efforts in advocating for Canadian health research at the local, provincial and/or national level. Awards will be announced at the Prix Galien and HRF Medal of Honour Award Ceremony in November of each year.
- Centre for Addictions Research BC (CARBC), 2014
The oldest international study award. Selected on the basis of academic achievement, integrity of character, unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical vigor. Only 95 students from around the world are selected each year.
- Kate Ballem (2001)
- JanaLee Cherneski (2004)
- Dylan Collins (2014)
- Gerald M. Crawford (1982)
- David Claus (2002)
- Elizabeth McLeish (1991)
- Ralph U. Osterwoldt (1980)
- Tara Paterson (2013)
- Emily Poupart (2003)
- Jorga Zabojova (2004)
Election to the Royal Society of Canada is this country's highest academic honour. UVic has over 40 current and former faculty members who are fellows of the Royal Society. They’re listed here, with their academic department and the year they were elected.
- Michael Asch (Anthropology), 2002
- Alan Astbury (Physics and Astronomy), 1989
- Chris Barnes (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 1982
- Peter Baskerville (History), 2008
- Pat Martin Bates (Visual Arts), 2008
- Janet Bavelas (Psychology), 1995
- Cecilia Benoit (Sociology), 2013
- Anthony Birch (Political Science), 1988
- John Borrows (Law), 2007
- David Campbell (Greek and Roman Studies), 1988
- Dante Canil (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 2011
- Neena Chappell (Sociology), 1999
- Harold Coward (History), 1990
- Lorna Crozier (Writing), 2009
- Ken Denman (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 1999
- Nedjib Djilali (Mechanical Engineering), 2013
- John Esling (Linguistics), 2009
- Judy Fudge (Law), 2013
- Chris Garrett (Earth and Ocean Sciences/Physics), 1977
- Patrick Grant (English), 1990
- Michael Hadley (Society and Religion), 1998
- Jack Hodgins (Writing), 1998
- Wolfgang Hoefer (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 2003
- Roy Hyndman (Earth Sciences), 1989
- Werner Israel (Physics and Astronomy), 1972
- Bryce Kendrick (Biology, retired), 1981
- Mary Kerr (Theatre), 2010
- Harald Krebs (Music), 2016
- Joseph Kess (Linguistics), 1998
- Ben Koop (Biology), 2009
- Tim Lilburn (Writing), 2014
- Robie Macdonald (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 2004
- Joan MacLeod (Writing), 2015
- George Mackie (Biology, emeritus), 1982
- Alistair Matheson (Biochemistry), 1984 - Deceased
- John McCarter (Biochemistry and Microbiology), 1964 - Deceased
- Jack McLachlan (Biology), 1979 - Deceased
- Angus McLaren (History), 1999
- Robert Moody (Mathematics and Computer Science), 1980
- Julio Navarro (Physics and Astronomy), 2011
- Graham Odgers (Astronomy), 1980 - Deceased
- John Oleson (Greek and Roman Studies), 1994
- John Owens (Biology), 1992
- Tom Pedersen (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 2002
- Howard Petch (Physics, retired), 1966
- Alison Prentice (History), 1998
- Ian Putnam (Mathematics and Statistics), 1999
- Andrew Rippin (History), 2006
- Patricia Roy (History), 2006
- Ann Saddlemyer (Writing), 1976
- Eric Sager (History), 2014
- Stephen Scobie (English), 1995
- Nancy Sherwood (Biology), 1990
- Robert Stewart (Centre for Earth and Ocean Research), 1966 - Deceased
- David Strong (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 1982
- Sharon Sutherland (Political Science), 1995
- Tom Tiedje (Engineering), 2001
- James Tully (Political Science), 2000
- Verena Tunnicliffe (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 1992
- Nancy Turner (Environmental Studies), 1992
- David Turpin (Biology), 1998
- W.D. Valgardson (Writing), 2002
- Don Vandenberg (Physics and Astronomy), 1999
- Frank van Veggel (Chemistry), 2015
- Jea-Paul Vinay (French), 1958
- Gordon Walker (Astronomy), 1975
- Donovan Waters (Law), 1982
- Andrew Weaver (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 2001
- Jeremy Webber (Law), 2016
- James O. Young (Philosophy), 2015
- Francis Zwiers (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 2004
The mandate of the College is:
“To gather scholars, artists and scientists at a highly productive stage of their careers into a single collegium where new advances in understanding will emerge from the interaction of diverse intellectual, cultural and social perspectives.”
- Dániel Péter Biró (Music), 2015
- Sara Ellison (Astronomy and Physics), 2015
- Clay Holroyd (Psychology), 2016
- Stuart MacDonald (Psychology), 2014
- Ryan Rhodes (Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education), 2015
- Margaret-Anne (Peggy) Storey (Computer Science), 2014
- Roy Suddaby (Business), 2016
The Abbyann D. Lynch Medal in Bioethics is awarded for a major contribution
in bioethics by a Canadian.
- Eike-Henner Kluge (Philosophy), 2009
The Award in Gender Studies was established by the RSC in 1999, through the generous donation of Fellows, to recognize significant contributions by a Canadian scholar in the humanities and social sciences to furthering our understanding of issues concerning gender.
- Cecilia Benoit (Sociology), 2006
The award is given for publication, instruction, and research in the earth sciences that have conspicuously contributed to public understanding and appreciation of the subject.
- Dr. Christopher R. Barnes (Earth and Ocean Science), 1982
The Henry Marshall Tory Medal was established in 1941 by Henry Marshall Tory (1864-1947), FRSC. Founder of the Universities of British Columbia and Alberta, the National Research Council Laboratories and Carleton University, and President of the RSC (1939-1940), he bequeathed funds upon his death in 1947 to endow the medal.
The medal is awarded for outstanding research in a branch of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science, carried out mainly in the eight years preceding the date of the award, but all the research of the candidate is taken into account. The gold plated silver medal is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.
- Julio Navarro (Physics and Astronomy), 2015
The medal was established in 1926 by Lorne Pierce (1890-1961), FRSC, who was Editor of Ryerson Press for forty years and contributed greatly to the development and appreciation of Canadian literature.
The medal is awarded 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). The gold plated silver medal is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.
- Jack Hodgins (Writing), 2014
The medal is awarded 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. The bronze medal and a cash amount of $3,000 are awarded every year if there is a suitable candidate. An annual lecture series for the award recipient is also associated to the medal.
- Andrew Weaver (Earth and Ocean Science), 2011
The medal is awarded for a distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities other than Canadian literature and Canadian history. The silver medal is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.
- Dr. John Oleson (Greek and Roman Studies), 2010
The Rutherford Memorial Medals were established in 1980 by the RSC in memory of Lord Rutherford of Nelson, a great scientist and a leader in nuclear research. They replace the Rutherford Memorial Scholarship founded in 1952 thanks to donations from the Lord Rutherford Memorial Fund.
The medals are awarded for outstanding research in any branch of physics and chemistry and in recognition of Lord Rutherford’s own research carried out in Canada at a relatively young age. Some preference will be given to candidates whose age is not over forty in the year of the award. Each gold plated silver medal is offered every year if there is a suitable candidate.
- Sara Ellison (Physics and Astronomy), 2014
The Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence recognizes Saskatchewan writers who have written a substantial body of literary work. The prize consists of an award of $10,000 donated by Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg and a framed print of a work of art by Saskatchewan artist Dorothy Knowles.
- Lorna Crozier (Writing), 2011
British Columbia's highest form of recognition for achievements by BC scientists, engineers industrial innovators and science communicators. Only six awards, selected from nine different categories, are presented each year.
- Dr. Alan Astbury (Physics and Astronomy), 2001
- Dr. Andreas Antoniou (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 2000
- Dr. Vijay Bhargava (Electrical and Computer Engineering), 1993
- Dr. Reg Mitchell (Chemistry), 2000
- Dr. Tom Tiedje (Engineering)
- Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 1999
- Dr. Don Vanderberg (Physics and Astronomy), 1988
The Siminovitch Prize shines a spotlight on excellence and innovation in Canadian Theatre with an annual prize worth $100,000. Over a three-year cycle, the prize celebrates a professional director, playwright or designer, an acknowledged leader in the theatre whose work is transformative and influential. The Siminovitch Prize also encourages and supports emerging talent with a protégé prize awarded to a theatre artist chosen by the recipient.
- Joan MacLeod (Writing), 2011
Research fellowship for North American scientists who show outstanding promise of making fundamental contributions to new knowledge.
- Dr. Julia Baum (Biology), 2012
- Hendrik Hoekstra (Physics and Astronomy), 2007
- Dr. Julio Navarro (Physics and Astronomy), 1999
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) designates as Fellows of the Society certain members who have made outstanding contributions to fields served by SIAM.
- Pauline van den Driessche (Mathematics and Statistics), 2012
The Alan Blizzard Award was established to encourage, identify, and publicly recognize those whose exemplary collaboration in university teaching enhances student learning. The Award honours Dr. Alan Blizzard, STLHE President from 1987 to 1995, and his convictions about the effectiveness of collaboration in team teaching for student learning. The Award seeks to make visible and disseminate scholarship of teaching and learning, based on values and practices of collaborative teaching.
- Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (NW-ACE) program (Peter B. Gustavson School of Business)
The Science Educator Award, supported by The Dana Foundation, honors two outstanding neuroscientists who have made significant contributions to educating the public about neuroscience: one who conducts education activities fulltime, and one who devotes his/her time primarily to research while conducting outreach, policy and education activities.
- E. Paul Zehr (School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education), 2015
The Startup Canada Awards celebrate and distinguish the individuals, communities and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, outstanding achievement and created an impact in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.
The objectives of the awards are to:
- Celebrate those working to advance entrepreneurship in Canada;
- Increase awareness of the importance of strengthening Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and culture;
- Incent efforts and elevating ambitions of the Canadian entrepreneurial community
Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award - BC Region
- Dr. Brent Mainprize (Gustavson School of Business), 2014
Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award - National
- Dr. Brent Mainprize (Gustavson School of Business), 2014 - Honourable Mention
Most Entrepreneurial Post-Secondary Institution of the Year - BC Region
- University of Victoria, 2014
Steacie Fellowships are awarded to highly promising scientists and engineers who have a reputation for original research and are faculty members of Canadian universities.
- Dr. Alisdair Boraston (Biochemistry and Microbiology), 2012
- Dr. Ben Koop (Biology), 2001
- Dr. Andrew Weaver (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 1997
- Dr. Tom Tiedje (Engineering), 1990
- Dr. Don Vandenberg (Physics and Astronomy) 1989
- Dr. David Turpin (Biology), 1989
- Dr. Barry Glickman (Biology), 1986
- Dr. David Hartwick (Physics and Astronomy), 1978
- Dr. Chris Garret (Earh and Ocean Sciences/Physics), 1977
- Dr. David Strong (Earth and Ocean Sciences), 1975
- Dr. Verena J. Turnicliffe (Biology, Earth and Ocean Sciences), 1993
A fellowship for eminent scholars at Canadian universities whose work in the humanities and human sciences is internationally recognized.
- John Borrows (Law), 2006
- Jim Tully (Political Science), 2003
- Nancy Turner (Environmental Studies), 2015
- Jeremy Webber (Law), 2009
Each year, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation rewards outstanding doctoral candidates who are enrolled or about to be enrolled in a social sciences and humanities program and who are doing research in areas related to our four themes. This award, the most prestigious of its type in Canada, has continuously attracted the very best scholars in the social sciences and humanities, individuals with a passion for public engagement and who are likely to become leading national and international figures.
- Nathan Bennett (2010)
- Andrée Boisselle (2008)
- Aaron Mills (2014)
- Rebeccah Nelems (2015)
- Dawnis Kennedy (2006)
- Johnny Mack (2011)
- Dr. David Blades (Curriculum and Instruction), 2014
- Dr. Mark Colgate (Peter B. Gustavson School of Business), 2013
- Dr. Jin-Sun Yoon (Child and Youth Care), 2013
- Dr. Annalee Lepp (Women's Studies), 2012
- Dr. Gary MacGillivray (Mathematics and Statistics), 2011
- Dr. Mary Sanseverino (Computer Science), 2010
- Dr. Catherine Gaul (Education/Island Medical Program), 2008
- Dr. Michael Webb (Political Science), 2007
- Dr. Edward Ishiguro (Biochemistry and Microbiology), 2006
- Dr. Martin Smith (Psychology), 2005
- Dr. Gweneth Doane (Nursing), 2004
- Dr. John Kilcoyne (Law), 2003
- Dr. David Lai (Geography), 2002
Conferred upon faculty members who have achieved great distinction in teaching and scholarly research and have made substantial contributions to the university and the wider community.
- Dr. Arif Babul (Astronomy)
- Dr. Susan Boyd (Studies in Policy and Practice)
- Dr. Lorna Crozier (Writing)
- Dr. A.R. 'Elango' Elangovan (Gustavson School of Business)
- Dr. Gerry Ferguson (Law)
- Dr. Harald Krebs (Music)
- Dr. Jim McDavid (Public Administration)
- Dr. Angus McLaren (History)
- Dr. John Oleson (Greek and Roman Studies)
- Dr. Craig Pinder (Gustavson School of Business)
- Dr. Ray Siemens (English)
- Dr. Jim Tully (Political Science)
- Dr. Nancy Turner (Environmental Studies)
- Dr. Larry Yore (Curriculum and Instruction)
- Gordon Smith (Global Studies), 2010
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students and helps establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is open to both Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign students pursuing a doctoral degree at eligible Canadian universities. The scholarship is $50,000 per year for three years.
- Marcelo Luiz Brocardo (2012)
- Stephanie Calce (2012)
- Saurabh Chitnis (2012)
- Justin Karr (2013)
- Chong-Su Kim (2013)
- Aaron Mills (2013)
- Janet Newbury (2009)
- Tim Personn (2013)
- Emily Poupart (2003)
- Manda Roddick (2010)
- Paweena Sukhawathanakul (2012)
- Richard Tuck (2012)
- Leigh Wicki-Stordeur (2013)