Research Awards

2021 Awards

2021 Killam Awards

2021 Royal Society of Canada

Richard Leigh and Gilaad Kaplan

Fellows of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

National academy recognizes innovative, entrepreneurial Snyder Institute researchers Richard Leigh and Gilaad Kaplan for excellence in health sciences

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Top 40 Under 40

Top 40 Under 40

Top graduates driven by ambition, spirit of innovation, and desire to give back.

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Kyla Flanagan’s teaching excellence honoured with McCaig-Killam Teaching Award

Kyla Flanagan honoured with McCaig-Killam Teaching Award

Her innovative teaching helps forge a path for students to get excited about scientific discovery.

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Medical historian Frank W. Stahnisch recognized by Royal Society of Canada

Frank W. Stahnisch recognized by Royal Society of Canada

The decades-long work of Dr. Frank W. Stahnisch, MD, tracking, researching and recording the history of the neurosciences is being recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) with the Jason A. Hannah Medal. 

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2020 Awards

top 40 under 40

Top 40 Under 40

Visionaries, scholars, researchers, innovators, activists — this year’s cohort of our city’s brightest trailblazers were celebrated on Oct. 28 at the Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2020’s online gala.

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Real-world impact of novel geophysical research partnership recognized

University of Calgary and University of Alberta co-founders of Microseismic Industry Consortium receive national award

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Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Eight University of Calgary researchers inducted into prestigious Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Faculty recognized for their vision, innovation and sustained excellence

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Celebrated playwright joins Royal Society of Canada

Clem Martini talks about how playwrighting can help us examine who we are 


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Killam Professorships

2020 Killam Annual Professorships

2020 Killam Annual Professorships awarded for creative writing, reservoir science, mental and physical health

Annual awards demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and community involvement

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2020 Royal Society of Canada

David Eaton

UCalgary geophysicist receives 2020 J. Tuzo Wilson Medal

Professor David Eaton recognized by Canadian Geophysical Union

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2019 Awards

Myriam Hemberger

March of Dimes

Dr. Myriam Hemberger, PhD, was awarded the U.S. 2019 March of Dimes and Richard B. Johnston, Jr. MD Prize in Developmental Biology.

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Emma Spanswick

NASA Awards

Dr. Emma Spanswick, PhD, and University of Calgary’s auroral research team have received the Goddard Group Honor Award for Exceptional Achievement in Science from NASA.

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Bonnie Kaplan

Dr. Rogers Prize

Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, PhD, has been recognized with the 2019 Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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Doug Morck

Order of the University of Calgary

Dr. Doug Morck, PhD, led the development of the university’s Statement on Animal Care, helped create the Animal Research and Education Unit to oversee animal use, and has served on all the university's animal care committees.

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2019 top 40 under 40

Top 40 Under 40

Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 for 2019 includes 20 people with ties to the University of Calgary. 

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Jennifer Koshan

Distinguished Service Award for Legal Scholarship

Professor Jennifer Koshan has been named the 2019 Distinguished Service Award winner for Legal Scholarship by the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta branch and the Law Society of Alberta.

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Shirley Steinberg

EdCan Network Whitworth Award for Career Education Research Excellence

Dr. Shirley Steinberg was recognized as one of Canada’s leading scholars who have expanded media literacy into the field of critical pedagogy, as co-winner of the 2019 EdCan Network Whitworth Award for Career Education Research Excellence.

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Jess Chua

Web of Science list

Dr. Jess Chua was acknowledged for his research in family business and entrepreneurship in the past decade which has included him in the Web of Science list of highly cited researchers in the world for the past years.

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Diane Bischak

100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain

Dr. Diane Bischak has be honored as one of the 100 Influential Women in Canadian Supply Chain among many other women, who are part of a diverse and powerful group that includes C-Suite executives and corporate leaders, academics, professional service leaders, and other experts and influencers within Canada’s supply chain sector. 

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Seok-Woo Kwon

Robert K Merton Fellowship in Economic Sociology

Dr. Seok-Woo Kwon was appointed the Robert K Merton Fellowship in Economic Sociology as someone chosen to be one of the institute’s inaugural Robert K. Merton Visiting Research Fellows for 2019, he will be stuyding an issue of some relevance to Albertans.

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2019 Royal Society of Canada

2019 Killam Awards

Killam Emerging Resarchers

Killam Emerging Research Leader Awards

Dr. Catherine Lebel, PhD, Dr. Samuel Yeaman, PhD, and Dr. Lucija Muehlenbachs, PhD recognized for excellence in early-career research.

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Jordan Squair

Killam Postdoctoral Scholar: Jordan Squair

Dr. Jordan Squair, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the Cumming School of Medicine, is on the cutting edge of this research and is getting noticed. 

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Ashley Ware

Concussion researcher named Killam Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoc Ashley Ware part of world’s largest neuroimaging study of paediatric concussion

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Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

2018 Awards

Eugene Janzen

2018 Carl Block Award

Dr. Eugene Janzen has been awarded the 2018 Carl Block Award from the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) for outstanding contributions in the field of livestock animal health.

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Gregory Cairncross

O. Harold Warwick Prize

Dr. Greg Cairncross, MD, is a co-recipient of the 2018 O. Harold Warwick Prize, awarded by the Canadian Cancer Society.

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ASTech 2018

ASTech Awards

2018 ASTech winners include Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn, MD, PhD; Emily Marasco; Dr. Orly Yadid-Pecht, DSc; the Automated Monitoring and Control System Group (Dr. Reza Maalek, PhD, Dr. Derek Lichti, PhD, and Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, PhD), and the Faculty of Science Space Physics group.

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Vivek Shraya

Top 40 Under 40

Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 for 2018 includes 21 people with ties to the University of Calgary. 

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Jess Chua

Grief Award

Dr. Jess Chua has been awarded the 2018 Grief Award for his paper called Family Involvement, Family Influence, and Family‐Centered Non‐Economic Goals in Small Firms published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, for the most impactful entrepreneurship article since publication five years ago.

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Alfred Lehar

CSI Research Foundation Limited-Term Professorship

Dr. Alfred Lehar was awarded professorship to study the impact of blockchain technologies on capital markets.

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Yrjo Koskinen

Extra Mural Fellow for Nordic Initiative for Corporate Economics

Dr. Yrjo Koskinen has been appointed an Extra Mural Fellow for Nordic Initiative for Corporate Economics. 

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2018 Killam Awards

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Meet the 2018 Killam Laureates

Doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty receive prestigious Killam awards

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2018 Royal Society of Canada

2017 Killam Awards

Susan Graham

Killam Research Excellence Award: Susan Graham

Susan Graham is the director of the Owerko Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, and a professor in the Department of Psychology. Her research program focuses on understanding language and cognitive development during the infancy and preschool years.

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Killam Annual Professors

Five scholars receive Killam annual professor awards

Dr. Susan Bennett, PhD; Dr. Josephine Hill, PhD, Dr. David, Hodgins, PhD;  Dr. Michael Kallos, PhD; and Dr. Bernhard Mayer, PhD recognized for demonstrating excellence in research and teaching, while serving their academic discipline and their community outside the university.

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2017 Royal Society of Canada

2018 Royal Society Fellows

UCalgary scholars named new Fellows of the Royal Society

Dr. John Ferris, PhD; Dr. William Ghali, MD; Dr. Pere Santamaria, MD, PhD; and Dr. Barry Sanders, PhD; have been recognized for outstanding scholarship in nanomedicine, military history, public health and quantum computing. 

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2018 RSC College

RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Joule Bergerson, PhD; Stephanie Borgland, PhD; and Matthew Hill, PhD were inducted into the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in recognition of their work driving innovative, life-changing research.

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2016 Awards

Barry Bultz

Alberta Order of Excellence

Dr. Barry Bultz, PhD, was awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence for his pioneering work at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. 

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Linda Fedigan

Order of Canada

Primatologist Linda Fedigan honoured for Order of Canada and a lifetime of innovation.

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2016 top 40 under 40

Top 40 Under 40

Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 for 2016 includes 23 people with ties to the University of Calgary. 

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2016 ASTech

ASTech Awards

Four UCalgary researchers have been awarded STech awards in recognition of their excellence in science and technology. A fifth award was also given posthumously to Dr. Cy Frank, one of the university’s and Canada’s most respected clinician scientists. 

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Mohammad Keyhani

David Rockefeller Fellow

Dr. Mohammad Keyhani was selected in 2016 as one of the Canadian David Rockefeller Fellows, young leaders under the age of 35 who are invited to meetings of the commission.

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Piers Steel

30 Innovations that Inspire

Dr. Piers Steel's MetaBUS initiative was recognized by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) as one of 30 “Innovations that Inspire” at the annual AACSB Deans Conference.

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2016 Royal Society of Canada

Royal Society of Canada

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Christian BöK, PhD, Dr. Susan Bennett, PhD, Dr. Rangaraj M. Rangayyan, Dr. Nigel Shrive, PhD and Dr. Lawrence Harder, PhD recognized as leading Canadian intellectuals.

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2016 RSC College

RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Dr. Eric Smith, MD; and Charlene Elliott, PhD have been inducted into the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists for their exceptional work as emerging scholars. 

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2016 Killam Awards

Brenda Hemmelgarn

2016 Killam Scholars and award winners celebrated

The annual Killam reception held on Oct. 26 was a chance for the Killam
Trustees and honoured guests to meet the University of Calgary’s Killam Laureates and learn more about their innovative research and academic achievements.

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Recipients prior to 2016 can be found in our Prize and Awards Listing