International Awards and Prizes to Researchers in Canada

Abel Prize

No Canadian winners.

Albert Einstein World Award of Science

  • 2011: Geoffrey A. Ozin, University of Toronto
  • 2010: Julio Montaner, University of British Columbia
  • 1992: Raymond Lemieux, University of Alberta

Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science

  • 2006: Paul Corkum, University of Ottawa

Balzan Prizes

  • 2014: Ian Hacking, University of Toronto (Philosophy)
  • 2009: Brenda Milner, McGill University (Cognitive Sciences)
  • 2006: Christopher Somerville, USA with Elliot Meyerowitz, USA (Plant Molecular Genetics)

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

  • 2016: Geoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto

Benjamin Franklin Medal

  • 2007: Art MacDonald, Queen's University (with Yoji Totsuka, Japan)

Berggruen Prize

  • 2016: Charles Taylor, McGill University

Blue Planet Prize

  • 2012: William E. Rees, University of British Columbia (with Mathis Wackernagel, Switzerland)

Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

  • 2010: Richard Peltier, University of Toronto

Breakthrough Prize

  • 2016: Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Breakthrough Foundation New Horizons in Physics Prize
  • 2016: Arthur McDonald and the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Queen’s University, Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics

Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

No Canadian winners.

Canada Gairdner International Awards

  • 2017: Lewis Kay, University of Toronto
  • 2008: Samuel Weiss, University of Calgary
  • 2008: Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University
  • 2005: Brenda Milner, McGill University
  • 2005: Endel Tulving, University of Toronto
  • 2001: Henry Friesen, University of Manitoba
  • 2000: Jack Hirsch, McMaster University
  • 1994: Anthony Pawson, University of Toronto

COPSS Presidents' Award

  • 2007: Jeffrey Rosenthal, University of Toronto
  • 1996: Rob Tibshirani, University of Toronto
  • 1992: Nancy Reed, University of Toronto

Crafoord Prize

No Canadian winners.

Dan David Prize

  • 2014: Peter St George-Hyslop, University of Toronto
  • 2014: Brenda Milner, McGill University
  • 2010: Margaret Atwood
  • 2008: Atom Egoyan

Draper Prize

  • 2006: Willard S. Boyle (deceased)

Eni Award

  • 2013: Philip Jessop, Queen’s University
  • 2012: Barbara Sherwood Lollar, University of Toronto

Fields Medal

No Canadian winners.

Gerda Henkel Prize

No Canadian winners.

Gittler Prize

No Canadian winners.

Grawemeyer Award

  • 2010: Ronald Melzack, McGill University (Grawemeyer Award for Psychology)
  • 2010: Keith Stanovich, University of Toronto (Grawemeyer Award for Education)
  • 2007: Roland Paris, University of Ottawa (Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order)

Gruber Prizes

  • 2008: Richard Bond, University of Toronto

Guggenheim Fellowship

List of winners since 2012:


  • Ehab Abouheif, McGill University, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Daniel Peter Biro, University of Victoria, Music Composition
  • Bryan Gick, University of British Columbia, Linguistics
  • Cheryl Misak, University of Toronto, Intellectual and Cultural History
  • Margaret Morrison, University of Toronto, Philosophy


  • Louie Palu, Independent Photographer, Creative Arts (Photography)
  • Deanna Bowen, Interdisciplinary Artist (Toronto), Creative Arts (Film-Video)
  • Daniel T. Wise, McGill University, Mathematics


  • Michael Doebeli, University of British Columbia, Natural Sciences
  • Thomas Keymer, University of Toronto, Humanities
  • Nikolai Krementsov, University. of Toronto, Humanities
  • Dominic McIver Lopes, University of British Columbia, Humanities
  • Anne Michaels, University of Toronto, Creative Arts
  • James Retallack, University of Toronto, Humanities


  • Ray Jayawardhana, York University, Natural Sciences
  • Jamie James, Independent, Creative Arts


  • Kim Adams, Independent, Creative Arts
  • Kati Agocs, Independent, Creative Arts


  • Adam Bock, Independent, Creative Arts
  • Vivian Fung, Independent, Creative Arts
  • Barbara Gowdy, Independent, Creative Arts

Harvey Prize

  • 2013: Paul B. Corkum, University of Ottawa

Heineken Prize for Medicine

  • 1998: Anthony Pawson, University of Toronto

Holberg International Memorial Prize

  • 2010: Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto
  • 2009: Ian Hacking, University of Toronto

IEEE Medal of Honour

No Canadian winners.

InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize

No Canadian winners.

International Cosmos Prize

  • 2005: Daniel Pauly, University of British Columbia

Japan Prize

  • 2001: Timothy Parsons, University of British Columbia

John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity

  • 2015: Charles Taylor, McGill University

Joseph B. Gittler Award

  • 2015: Henderikus Stam, University of Calgary

Kavli Prize

  • 2014: Brenda Milner, McGill University, Neurosciences

Keio Medical Science Prize

  • 2017: John Dick, University of Toronto

King Faisal International Prize for Science

  • 2013: Paul Corkum, University of Ottawa, with Ferenc Krausz (Hungary)
  • 2001: Sajeev O. John, University of Toronto
  • 1995: Tak Wah Mak, University of Toronto

Kyoto Prize

  • 2008: Anthony James Pawson, University of Toronto (Life Sciences)
  • 2008: Charles Taylor, McGill University (Thought and Ethics)

Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

No Canadian winners.

Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science

No Canadian winners.

Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research

  • 2012: Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University

L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science

  • 2018: Janet Rossant, University of Toronto
  • 2015: Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto
  • 2009: Eugenia Kumacheva, University of Toronto

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

No Canadian winners.

Man Booker International Prize

2009: Alice Munro

Massry Award

No Canadian winners.

Max Planck Research Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

  • 2004: Patrick Selvarudai, McGill University
  • 2000: Sajeev O. John, University of Toronto
  • 1996: Donald Dawson, Carleton University
  • 1993: Douglas Ruthven, University of New Brunswick

Millennium Technology Prize

No Canadian winners.

New Horizons Prize in Fundamental Physics

  • 2017: Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute

Nobel Prizes

Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize

No Canadian winners.

Praemium Imperiale

  • 1999: Oscar Peterson (deceased)

R&D 100 Awards

No Canadian winners.

Rank Prize

  • 2006: Gilles Brassard,Université de Montréal (with CH Bennett and SJ Weisner)
  • 2004: Melanie Campbell, University of Waterloo (with RHH Kröger, RD Fernald, and HJ Wagner)

Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics

No Canadian winners.

Robert Koch Award

No Canadian winners.

Rolex Awards for Enterprise

  • 2004: Dora Nipp, Multicultural History Society of Ontario
  • 2000: Elizabeth Nicholls, Royal Tyrell Museum

Russ Prize

No Canadian winners.

Seaborg Medal

No Canadian winners.

Shaw Prize

  • 2007: Robert Langlands, Mathematical Sciences, USA
  • 2004: P. James E. Peebles, Astronomy, USA

Simon Memorial Prize in Quantum Physics

  • 2017: Louis Taillefer, Université de Sherbrooke

Sloan Research Fellowships

List of winners since 2012:


  • Maksym Radziwill, McGill University, Mathematics
  • Benjamin Rossman, University of Toronto, Mathematics
  • Mark Schmidt, University of British Columbia, Computer Science
  • Angela Schoellig, University of Toronto, Computer Science


  • Jo Bovy, University of Toronto, Physics
  • Leonid Chindelevitch, Simon Fraser University, Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology
  • Christopher J. Honey, University of Toronto, Neuroscience
  • Katherine Ryan, University of British Columbia, Chemistry


  • Pascal Audet, University of Ottawa, Physics
  • Natalie Enright-Jerger, University of Toronto, Computer Science
  • Artur Izmaylov, University of Toronto, Chemistry
  • Julie Lefebvre, University of Toronto, Neuroscience
  • Jacob Tsimerman, University of Toronto, Mathematics
  • Pedro Vieira, Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics
  • Stephanie Waterman, University of British Columbia, Ocean Sciences
  • Daniel Wigdor, University of Toronto, Computer Science
  • Hau-tieng Wu, University of Toronto, Mathematics


  • Martin Krkosek, University of Toronto, Ocean Sciences
  • Simon Gravel, McGill University, Molecular Biology
  • Dmitry Abanin, Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics


  • Robert Young, University of Toronto, Mathematics
  • Mary O’Connor, University of British Columbia, Ocean Sciences
  • Julianne Gibbs-David, University of Alberta, Chemistry
  • Dwight Seferos, University of Toronto, Chemistry
  • John P. Davis, University of Alberta, Physics
  • Nicholas Harvey, University of British Columbia , Computer Science
  • Rusian Salkhutdinov, University of Toronto, Computer Science
  • Bianca Schroeder, University of Toronto, Computer Science
  • Vinod Vaikuntanathan, University of Toronto, Computer Science
  • Gevorg Grigoryan, Dartmouth University, Molecular Biology
  • Matteo Mariantoni, University of Waterloo, Physics
  • Jack Clayton Sankey, McGill University, Physics


  • Joel Kamnitzer, University of Toronto, Mathematics
  • Andrew K. Warfield, University of British Columbia , Computer Science
  • Kim Young-Heon, University of British Columbia , Mathematics
  • Florian Herzig, University of Toronto, Mathematics
  • Mark Taylor, University of Toronto, Chemistry

Stockholm Water Prize

  • 1991: David Schindler, University of Alberta

Tang Prize

  • 2016: Louise Arbour, Lawyer and Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Tang Prize for Rule of Law

Templeton Prize

  • 2015: Jean Vanier, L’Arche
  • 2007: Charles Taylor, McGill University

Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics

  • 2006: Ian Towner and John Hardy, AECL
  • 2003: Art MacDonald, Queen’s University

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

  • 2006: David Schindler, University of Alberta

Volvo Environment Prize

  • 2006: Daniel Pauly and Carl Walters, University of British Columbia (with Raymond Hilborn, USA)
  • 1998: David Schindler, University of Alberta (with Malin Falkenmark, Sweden)

Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

No Canadian winners.

Welch Award

No Canadian winners.

Wiley Prize

No Canadian winners.

W.K.H. Panofsky Prize

  • 2010: Douglas Bryman, University of British Columbia
  • 2006: Nigel Lockyer, now at TRIUMF

Wolf Prizes

  • 2018: Gilles Brassard, University of Montreal, Wolfe Prize in Physics (with Charles H. Bennett, IBM)
  • 2016: Phyllis Lambert, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Wolf Prize in Architecture
  • 2015: James G. Arthur, University of Toronto, Wolf Prize in Mathematics
  • 2014: Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University, Wolf Prize in Medicine2005: Anthony Pawson, University of Toronto, jointly with Anthony Hunter (USA) and Alexander Levitski (Israel)
  • 1999: Raymond U. Lemieux, University of Alberta, Wolf Prize in Chemistry
  • 1998: Baldur R. Stefansson, University of Manitoba, Wolf Prize in Agriculture
  • 1995/6: Robert Langlands, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Wolf Prize in Mathematics
  • 1995/6: Morris Schnitzer, Centre for land and Biological Resources Research, Agriculture Canada, Wolf Prize in Agriculture
  • 1992: Frank Gehry, Wolf Prize in Architecture
  • 1984/5: Rudolph A. Marcus, California Institute of Technology, Wolf Prize in Chemistry
  • 1982: John Polanyi, University of Toronto, Wolf Prize in Chemistry

World Food Prize

No Canadian winners.

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