Prestigious awards

Awards Committee

The Waterloo Awards Committee promotes and facilitates the submission of high-quality nominations of Waterloo scholars across all disciplines for prestigious awards and honorific titles.

Please Note: NSERC has extended the deadline for Brockhouse, Herzberg, and Polyani awards to April 9. If you are interested, please contact Tom Barber.

Upcoming Deadlines

All dates and links are anticipated but may change between now and the final deadline. Please note that many sponsors do not update their websites until 2-3 months before the deadline date. Always double-check sponsor websites before committing to a nomination.

General Awards

Rolling deadline: Order of Canada

January 24: Canada's Top 40 under 40


Humanities and Social Sciences Awards

January 15: Massey Medal

February 15: Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Thought

April 1: SSHRC Impact Awards

Health Sciences

January 31: Partners in Research

February 3: Lasker Medical Research Awards

March 6: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

March 31: Honorary Life Membership Award 


January 15: CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Award

January 15: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award

January 27: Copley Medal

January 31: Welch Award in Chemistry

February 24: Rumelhart Prize 

April 9: Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering

April 9: Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering

April 9: NSERC John C. Polanyi Award

April 15: Synergy Award for Innovation