Honours & Awards

UTM’s Office of the Vice-Principal, Research is proud to support research, teaching, service across our Division. We encourage nominations for internal and external awards and are committed to recognizing and celebrating the scholarly achievements of our faculty. Learn how our team can help.


Current Opportunities

Candidates from the UTM research community are being sought for the following award opportunities:

Fellows elected to the Academy will be health and biomedical science leaders who have achieved local,
provincial, national and international peer recognition for their contributions to the health sciences (awards,
invited lectures, invited reviews and editorials) and who have demonstrated potential and commitment to work with the Academy to advance it’s mission.

Deadline: March 4, 2024


The purpose of the McLean Endowment is to support outstanding basic research at the University of Toronto in the following fields: engineering sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and the theory and methods of statistics.

One McLean Award will be made annually in the amount of $125,000.

Deadline: January 15, 2023

The Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists enables the participation of
early- and mid-career faculty in the activities of the Royal Society of Canada. Members of the College are
Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. The criterion for nomination is excellence, and membership is for seven years.

Together, the members of the College will address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and
scientists, for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society, taking advantage of the
interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the establishment of the College.

Deadline: December 15, 2023


The RSC serves Canada and Canadians by recognizing these leaders in research and innovation and mobilizing them in open discussion and debate about complex and timely issues in the headlines or on the horizon. Their integrated interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding is a valuable national resource. This is a lifetime recognition. The RSC consists of Fellows elected in three Academies (Academy I, Arts and Humanities; Academy II, Social Sciences; and Academy III, Science).

Deadline: December 15, 2023



Please see Award Opportunities for a complete list of current and archived awards.




OVPR Awards & Honours Support


Award Coordination

OVPR is happy to support the coordination of award nominations for UTM faculty. This includes internal and external awards, tri-agency and discipline specific awards. We rely on departmental involvement to help identify qualified individuals and/or disciplinary level awards. If you are interested in awards, please speak to your Chair or reach out to us directly (Self-Nomination Form) for more information.  


Award Information and Benchmarking 

OVPR award tip sheets and guidelines (available in Resources) will be circulated to department Chairs and available on our website approximately four months prior to an award deadline. OVPR will, upon request, support nominations by benchmarking potential nominees to recent award winners and by providing career trajectory advice and logical award ladders.  


Equitable and Transparent Selection Processes

OVPR is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and maintaining a supportive and inclusive culture surrounding award nominations. We will support all qualified individuals for award nominations and provide unbiased and high-quality support to all UTM candidates. If you are interested in a particular award, you can self-nominate on our website, and we will work with you to help find a suitable nominator, if required. In addition, if you have any feedback on how to make our process more equitable or inclusive, please contact us.  


Divisional Review Process

The divisional review process is designed to support and provide feedback for individuals being nominated for selected major awards. The process is designed and managed by OVPR and generally includes editorial review of the draft nomination material and help with identifying strong referees. We are also happy to offer support to any UTM candidates for disciplinary level or other awards on an ad hoc basis. 


Recognition & Celebration

OVPR strives to recognize and celebrate outstanding UTM faculty members who have obtained honours, awards and distinctions to encourage a positive award culture at UTM. Recent award winners will be featured on our UTM Awards Winners page and promoted through social media and UTM communications. If you would like to be featured on our page or in our communications, please use the Award Reporting Tool.





Reach out to get started:
Stefanie Bernaudo, PhD
Strategic Research Development Officer