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Awards, honours and grants

Chris Eliasmith receiving award

Distinguished honours and prizes (2007-present, selected)

Eric Helleiner, Political Science - received a Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowship (2017)

John Turri, Philosophy - named a 2016 Member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Colin MacLeod, Psychology - named a 2016 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)

John English, History - promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada (2016) 

James Walker, History - named a Member of the Order of Canada (2016)

Eric Helleiner, Political Science - named a 2015 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)

Bessma Momani, Political Science - named a 2015 Trudeau Foundation Fellow

Karen Collins, Drama & Speech Communication / English Language & Literature - named a 2015 Member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists

Chris Eliasmith, Philosophy - received the 2015 NSERC John C. Polanyi Award.

Chris Eliasmith, Philosophy - named an inaugural 2014 Member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

James Walker, History - named a 2013 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC).

Paul Thagard, Philosophy - awarded a 2013 Canada Council for the Arts Killam Prize (Humanities).

Geoffrey Fong, Psychology - awarded the 2011 Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Translation Award.

Mark Zanna, Psychology - awarded a 2011 Canada Council for the Arts Killam Prize (Social Sciences).

François Paré, French Studies– named a 2010 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC).

Geoffrey Fong, Psychology – honoured in 2010 with the Canadian Medical Association Journal’s Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research award.

William Coleman, Political Science - named a 2009 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC).

William Coleman, Political Science - awarded a 2007 Trudeau Foundation Fellowship.

Eric Helleiner, Political Science– awarded a 2007 Trudeau Foundation Fellowship.

Paul Thagard, Philosophy - awarded a 2007 Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize.

Canada Research Chairs (CRC) in Arts

Karen Collins,  Drama & Speech Communication. CRC in Interactive Audio (SSHRC, Tier 2)

Chris Eliasmith, Philosophy. CRC in Theoretical Neuroscience (NSERC, Tier 1)

Roxane J. Itier, Psychology. CRC in Cognitive Neuroimaging & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CIHR, Tier 2)

David Moscovitch, Psychology. CRC in Mental Health Research (SSHRC, Tier 2)

Evan Risko, Psychology. CRC in Embodied and Embedded Cognition (NSERC, Tier 2)

Abigail Scholer, Psychology. CRC in Motivated Social Cognition (SSHRC, Tier 2)

John Turri, Philosophy. CRC in Philosophy and Cognitive Science (SSHRC, Tier 2)

Endowed Chairs in Arts

James Diamond, Religious Studies. Joseph and Wolfe Lebovic Chair in Jewish Studies

Heather Douglas, Philosophy. Waterloo Chair in Science and Society

Carla Fehr, Philosophy. Wolfe Chair in Science and Technology Studies

Eric Helleiner, Political Science. Faculty of Arts Chair in International Political Economy

Bruce Muirhead, History. Egg Farmers of Canada Research Chair in Public Policy

Ann Marie Rasmussen, Germanic & Slavic Languages. Diefenbaker Memorial Chair of German Literary Studies

Book prizes (2010-present, selected)

2016 Gabrielle Roy Prize (Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures)
for Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives, co-edited by Linda Warley, English Language & Literature (with Candida Rifkind, University of Winnipeg)

2016 Francesco Guicciardini Prize for Best Book in Historical International Relations (International Studies Association) for The Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order, by Eric Helleiner, Political Science

2015 Gabrielle Roy Prize (Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures)
for The Black Atlantic Reconsidered: Black Canadian Writing, Cultural History, and the Presence of the Past, by Winfried Siemerling, English Language & Literature

2015 Prose Award (Association of American Publishers)
for Disability Rhetoric (Syracuse University Press, 2013), by Jay Dolmage, English Language & Literature

2011 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Award
for  Measuring the Mosaic: An Intellectual Biography of John Porter (University of Toronto Press, 2010), by Rick Helmes-Hayes, Sociology & Legal Studies

2010 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Award
for The Prestige Squeeze: Occupational Prestige in Canada Since 1965 (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2009), by John Goyder, Sociology & Legal Studies

2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
for Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-2000 (Knopf Canada, 2009), by John English, History (Just Watch Me was also a finalist for both the 2010 Charles Taylor Award and the 2010 Governor General’s Litarary Award – Non-fiction)

Tri-Agency and other awards

The Tri-Agency is comprised of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Waterloo Arts faculty members are among the country’s most successful research grant winners in social science and humanities fields. Since 2009, Maclean’s magazine has ranked Waterloo #1 among Canadian comprehensive universities for success in securing Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council research grants.

Emerging researchers in Arts have also been successful in winning prestigious Ontario Early Researcher Awards (ERA) in both social sciences and humanities fields.

Grants awarded in 2016

Grants awarded in 2015

Grants awarded in 2014

Grants awarded in 2013

Grants awarded in 2012

 

 

Resources for Grants and Funding

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