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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

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.

Hammond Image

Trailblazer Award: David Hammond and Scott Leatherdale

John Cherry.

Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize: John Cherry

 Heather Douglas.

American Association for the Advancement of Science: Heather Douglas