Information for

You are here

Prestigious awards

Prestigious awards are an opportunity for University of Waterloo researchers to be recognized and rewarded by external organizations for the value of their research.

The list below provides detail categorized by discipline with further detail about eligibility requirements, etc.

Please note that deadlines or anticipated deadlines change often so check the website for the organization that is presenting the award regularly to be sure of the deadline.

General Interest

Applied Health Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Awards

RSC Medals

Recent awards

Linda Warley receiving Roy Prize.

Eric speaking at podium.


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.

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.

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

January 29: Welch Award

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

March 1: Royal Society of Canada Medals

March 1: N$ERC Prizes (Brockhouse; Herzberg; Polanyi)

March 8: College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

March 9: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

March 31: Canada's Top 40 Under 40

April 1: Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize

April 1: King Faisal International Prize

April 18: Synergy Awards for Innovation