THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

August 08, 2006 15:43 ET

RSC 2006 Medal and Award Recipients: A Salute to Excellence

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 8, 2006) - RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada, has offered medals and awards to fourteen Canadians for extraordinary achievement in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. These awards come as a culmination of a lengthy nomination and selection process and are a tribute to the outstanding contributions being made by Canadians in all areas of research and scholarship.

The medals and awards are illustrations of RSC's longstanding commitment to recognizing scholarly excellence. They will be presented at the RSC Awards Banquet on the evening of Sunday, November 19, 2006, following the Induction Ceremony of newly elected Fellows.

The complete list of winners is attached, along with brief information on the nature of the awards. Further information and recipient citations can be obtained by visiting RSC's website at www.rsc.ca.

(Although these awards have been offered, confirmation of acceptance has not yet been received)

RSC 2006 Medal and Award Winners



The Abbyann D. Lynch Medal in Bioethics
Christine Overall, FRSC, Queen's University
The Abbyann D. Lynch Medal in Bioethics is awarded for a major
contribution in bioethics by a Canadian.

The Alice Wilson Award
Teresa Liu-Ambrose, University of British Columbia
The Alice Wilson Award is presented to a woman of outstanding
academic qualifications who is entering a career in scholarship or
research at the postdoctoral level.

The Award in Gender Studies
Cecilia Benoit, University of Victoria
The Award in Gender Studies recognizes significant contributions by
a Canadian scholar in the humanities and social sciences to
furthering our understanding of issues concerning gender.

The Bancroft Award
David J. Dunlop, FRSC, University of Toronto at Mississauga
The Bancroft Award is given for publication, instruction, and
research in the earth sciences that have conspicuously contributed to
public understanding and appreciation of the subject.

The Flavelle Medal
B. Brett Finlay, FRSC, University of British Columbia
The Flavelle Medal is awarded for an outstanding contribution to
biological science during the preceding ten years or for significant
additions to a previous outstanding contribution to biological
science.

The John L. Synge Award
Stephen A. Cook, FRSC, University of Toronto
The John L. Synge award is given for outstanding research in any of
the branches of the mathematical sciences.

The Lorne Pierce Medal
Paul Wyczynski, FRSC, University of Ottawa
The Lorne Pierce Medal is awarded for an achievement of special
significance and conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical
literature written in either English or French.

The McLaughlin Medal
Michael D. Tyers, FRSC, University of Toronto
The McLaughlin Medal is awarded for important research of sustained
excellence in any branch of medical sciences.

The McNeil Medal
Reginald Harry Mitchell, University of Victoria
The McNeil Medal is awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated
outstanding ability to promote and communicate science to students
and the public within Canada.

The Miroslaw Romanowki Medal
Richard Peltier, FRSC, University of Toronto
The Miroslaw Romanowski 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.

The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry
Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto
The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry is awarded for
outstanding research in any branch of chemistry.

The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics
Aephraim M. Steinberg, University of Toronto
The Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics is awarded for outstanding
research in any branch of physics.

The Thomas W. Eadie Medal
Alberto Leon-Garcia, University of Toronto
The Thomas W. Eadie Medal is awarded in recognition of major
contributions to Engineering or Applied Science, with preference
given to those having an impact on communications, in particular the
development of the Internet.

The J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal
Henry Vivian Nelles, FRSC, McMaster University
The J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal is awarded for outstanding work in
the history of Canada.


Contact Information

  • Royal Society of Canada
    Louise Joly
    Senior Manager
    (613) 991-6999
    ljoly@rsc.ca