Awards and recognitions for research and teaching

International awards and achievements

ABC’s Botanical Excellence Awards

  • 2015 - John T. Arnason, Department of Biology

Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science

  • 2016 - Robert Boyd, Department of Physics

Charles Townes Award by the Optical Society of America

  • 2016 - Robert Boyd, Department of Physics

Cottrell Scholar Awards (Research Corporation of Tucson, Arizona)

  • 2005 - Keith Fagnou, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics

  • 2017 - Albert Stolow, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (EROS) Best Reagent Award

  • 2017 - Mike Organ, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids

  • 2020 - Robert Boyd, Department of Physics

George A. Bartholomew Award

  • 2016 - Vincent Careau, Department of Biology

James Flack Norris Award

  • 2016 - Juan C. Scaiano, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

TED Fellows

  • 2015 - Andrew Pelling, Department of Physics

The Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics

  • 2019 - Paul Corkum, Department of Physics

Weldon Prize (Oxford)

  • 2005 - David Sankoff, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
National awards

3M Teaching Fellowship

  • 2007 - Jon Houseman, Department of Biology

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships

  • 2010 - Rees Kassen, Department of Biology
  • 2008 - Pierre Berini, Department of Physics
  • 2004 - Thomas Brabec, Department of Physics
  • 1985 - David Handelman, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 1980 - Howard Alper, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Frank Rigler Award

  • 2017 - Jules Blais, Department of Biology

Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering

  • 2008 - Paul Corkum, Department of Physics
  • 2002 - Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
  • 2000 - Howard Alper, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Ichikizaki Fund For Young Chemists (Canadian Society for Chemistry)

  • 2005 -
    • Louis Barriault, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
    • Keith Fagnou, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

IntelliSyn Pharma Research Excellence Award

  • 2019 - Christopher Boddy, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

John C. Polanyi Award (Canadian Society for Chemistry)

  • 2003 - David Bishop, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Killam Awards of the Canada Council for the Arts, Killam Prize

  • 1998 - Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Killam Awards of the Canada Council for the Arts, Killam Research

  • 2000 - Steve Perry, Department of Biology
  • 1994 - Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
  • 1992 - David Handelman, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 1986
    • Howard Alper, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
    • Jan Veizer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • 1983 - Brian E. Conway, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

NSERC University Faculty Award

  • 2007 - Risa Sargent, Department of Biology
  • 2003 - Raluca Balan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 2002 - Mateja Sajna, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize

  • 2016 - André Longtin, Department of Physics
  • 2013 - Jules Blais, Department of Biology

Rio Tinto Award

  • 2020 - Deryn Fogg, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Order of Canada

  • 2007 - Paul Corkum, Department of Physics
  • 2005 - Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
  • 1998 - Howard Alper, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

The Royal Society of Canada Fellowships

  • 2009 - Xiaoyi Bao, Department of Physics
  • 2008 - Steve Perry, Department of Biology
  • 1995 - David Sankoff, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 1992 - David Bishop, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
  • 1986
    • John Holmes, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
    • Jan Veizer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • 1985 - Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
  • 1984 - Howard Alper, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
  • 1983 - David Handleman, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The Royal Society of Canada Awards

  • 2000
    • Brian Conway, Department of Chemistry (Thomas W. Eadie Medal)
    • Jan Veizer, Department of Earth Sciences (Bancroft Award)
    • David Lean, Department of Biology (Miroslow Romanowski Medal)
  • 1999 - Marcel Leblanc, Department of Physics (The McNeil Medal)
  • 1995 - Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano, Department of Chemistry (Henry Marshall Tory Medal)
  • 1991 - Jan Veizer, Department of Earth Sciences (Willet G. Miller Medal)
  • 1983 - Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano, Department of Chemistry (Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry)

Teva Canada Limited Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (BMC) Lectureship Award

  • 2017 - John Pezacki, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
  • 2017 - William Harvey Gross Award
  • 2016 - Sarah Dare, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Provincial Awards

Fellow of the Entomological Society of Ontario

  • 2012 - Bernard Philogène, Department of Biology

OCUFA Teaching Award

  • 2005 - Jon Houseman, Department of Biology

Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award

  • 2002 - David Sankoff, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Order of Ontario

  • 2013 - Paul Corkum, Department of Physics

ORION Leadership Award

  • 2013 - Paul Corkum, Department of Physics

Polanyi Prize (Government of the Province of Ontario)

  • 2015 - Adam J. Shuhendler, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular sciences
  • 2007 - Derek Pratt, Department of Chemistry
  • 2005 - David Bryce, Department of Chemistry
  • 2004 - Natalie Goto, Department of Chemistry
  • 2003 - Keith Fagnou, Department of Chemistry
  • 2000 - Louis Barriault, Department of Chemistry
  • 1997 - Deryn Fogg, Department of Chemistry

Premier's Platinum Medal for Research Excellence (PPMRE)

  • 2004 - Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano, Department of Chemistry

Premier's Research Excellence Awards / Early Researcher Award

  • 2013
    • Jaclyn Brusso, Department of Chemistry
    • Nicolas Corradi, Department of Biology
    • Michel Godin, Department of Physics
    • Alexandre Poulain, Department of Biology
  • 2012
    • Maxim Berezovski, Department of Chemistry
    • Risa Sargent, Department of Biology
  • 2011 - Kirill Zaynullin, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 2010
    • Benoit Collins, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    • Andrew Pelling, Department of Physics
    • Christopher Boddy, Department of Chemistry
  • 2009
    • Muralee Murugesu, Department of Chemistry
    • André M. Beauchemin, Department of Chemistry
  • 2008
    • Nathalie Goto, Department of Chemistry
    • John E. Lewis, Department of Biology
    • Robert Smith, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 2007
    • Jeremy Kerr, Department of Biology
    • Lora Ramunno, Department of Physics
    • Howard Rundle, Department of Biology
  • 2006
    • David L. Bryce, Department of Chemistry
    • Ravi Bhardwaj Vedula, Department of Physics
  • 2005 - Rees Kassen, Department of Biology
  • 2003 - Keith Fagnou, Department of Chemistry
  • 2002
    • Javier Giorgi, Department of Chemistry
    • Peter Selinger, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 2001
    • Louis Barriault, Department of Chemistry
    • Victor G. Leblanc, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • 2000
    • Xiaoyi Bao, Department of Physics
    • Paul M. Mayer, Department of Chemistry
  • 1999
    • Danielle Fortin, Department of Earth Sciences
    • Vance Trudeau, Department of Biology
  • 1998
    • Deryn E. Fogg, Department of Chemistry
    • Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano, Department of Chemistry
    • André Longtin, Department of Physics
    • Susannah Scott
Prizes at the City of Ottawa Level

Ottawa Life Sciences Council Annual Achievement Awards

Year Name Department Award
2005 Robert Ben Department of Chemistry Dr. Michael Smith Promising Scientist Award
2002 Louis Barriault Department of Chemistry Dr. Michael Smith Promising Scientist Award
University of Ottawa Awards and Achievements
Distinguished University Professor

Year

Name

Department

2017 Thor Arnason Department of Biology
2015 Paul Corkum Department of Physics
2010 Thomas W. Moon Department of Biology
2006 Howard Alper Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science
2001 Jan Veizer Department of Earth Sciences
2000 Juan C. (Tito) Scaiano Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science
Excellence in Research Award

Year

Name

Department

2018-2019 Robert Boyd Department of Physics
2014-2015 Abdelhamid Sayar Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science
2012-2013 David Sankoff Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2010-2011 Paul Corkum Department of Physics
2004 Steve Perry Department of Biology
2001 Gary Slater Department of Physics
1999 Emery Fortin Department of Physics
1997 David Handelman Department of Mathematics and Statistics
1994 Juan (Tito) Scaiano Department of Chemistry
1991 Howard Alper Department of Chemistry
1987 Jan Veizer Department of Geology
1988 John Holmes Department of Chemistry
1976 Marcel LeBlanc Department of Physics
1971 Keith J. Laidler Department of Chemistry
Excellence in Education Prize

Year

Name

Department

2017-2018 Ivan L'Heureux Department of Physics
2016-2017 Stéphane Aris-Brosou Department of Biology
2015-2016 David Schneider Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
2014-2015 Victor LeBlanc Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2013-2014 Kathleen Gilmour Department of Biology
2013-2014 Pieter Hofstra Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2012-2013 Alison Flynn Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science
2011-2012 François Chapleau Department of Biology
2009-2010 Gabriel Blouin-Demers Department of Biology
2008-2009 André Beauchemin Department of Chemistry
2007-2008 Richard Blute Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2005-2006 Louis Barriault Department of Chemistry
2005-2006 Thierry Giordano Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2005-2006 William Ogilvie Department of Chemistry
2004-2005 Jon Houseman Department of Biology
2004-2005 Paul Mayer Department of Chemistry
2003-2004 Zbigniew Stadnik Department of Physics
2002-2003 Scott Findlay Department of Biology
2002-2003 Barry Jessup Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Excellence in Teaching

Year

Name

Department

2016-2017 William Ogilvie Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science
2015-2016 Victor LeBlanc Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2014-2015 Kathleen Gilmour Department of Biology
2012-2013 François Chapleau Department of Biology
2010-2011 Monica Nevins Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2006 Jon Houseman Department of Biology
1999 Tony Durst Department of Chemistry
1982 Thomas W. Moon Department of Biology
Inventor of the Year

Year

Name

Department

2004 Xiaoyi Bao Department of Physics
Young Researcher Award

Year

Name

Department

2018 Anne Broadbent Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2016 Pascal Audet Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
2015 Maxim Berezovski Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science
2011 Howard Rundle Department of Biology
2010 David Bryce Department of Chemistry
2009 Jeremy Kerr Department of Biology
2008 Rees Kassen Department of Biology
2006 Keith Fagnou Department of Chemistry
2005 Louis Barriault Department of Chemistry
2004 Deryn Fogg Department of Chemistry
2002 Vance Trudeau Department of Biology
1999 Susannah Scott Department of Chemistry
1997 Damien Roy Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science Awards
Excellence in Teaching Award

Year

Name

Department

2017-2018 Ivan L’Heureux Department of Physics
2016-2017 William Ogilvie Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
2014-2015 Victor Leblanc Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2012-2013 Alison Flynn Department of Chemistry
2011-2012 François Chapleau Department of Biology
2010-2011 Monica Nevinst Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2008 Gabriel Blouin Demers Department of Biology
2007 Richard Blute Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2005 Louis Barriault Department of Chemistry
2003 Serge Desgreniers Department of Physics
2001 William Arnott Department of Earth Sciences
2000 Barry Jessup Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Excellence in Research Award

Year

Name

Department

2018-2019 Robert Boyd Department of Physics
2017-2018 John Pezacki Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
2016-2017 Damien Roy Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2015-2016 Kirill Zaynullin Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2014-2015 Abdelhamid Sayari Department of Chemistry
2012-2013 Sandro Gambarotta Department of Chemistry
2010-2011 Paul Corkum Department of Physics
2009-2010 John T. Arnason Department of Biology
2008-2009 Erhard Neher Department of Mathematics and Statistics
2006-2007 Marc Ekker Department of Biology
2005-2006 Thomas W. Moon Department of Biology
2004-2005 Xiaoyi Bao Department of Physics
2002-2003 André Longtin Department of Physics
2001-2002 David Lean Department of Biology
Faculty of Science Early Career Researcher of the Year Award

Year

Name

Department

2019-2020 Julie Morand-Ferron Department of Biology
2018-2019 Ebrahim Karimi Department of Physics
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