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2020 RSC Medal & Awards

Competition for 2020 is now closed

The Royal Society of Canada invites its Members to submit nominations for the following Medal and Awards:

Please ensure to follow the instructions in the 2020 guide.

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Innis-Gérin Medal (Medal) - Awarded for distinguished and sustained contributions to the literature of the social sciences including human geography and social psychology

J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal (Medal) - For outstanding work in the field of the history of Canada

Lorne Pierce Medal (Medal) - Awarded for special significance and conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical literature written in either English or French (critical literature dealing with Canadian subjects has priority over critical literature of equal merit that does not deal with Canadian subjects).

Ursula Franklin Award in Gender Studies (Diploma) - Awarded to a Canadian scholar for their contributions in the humanities and social sciences to furthering our understanding of issues concerning gender

Yvan Allaire Medal (Medal + $5,000) - Recognizes an outstanding contribution in governance of public and private organizations


Bancroft Award (Diploma) - Awarded for publication, instruction, and research in the earth sciences that have conspicuously contributed to public understanding and appreciation of the subject

Flavelle Medal (Medal) - For outstanding contribution to biological science during the preceding ten years or for significant additions to a previous outstanding contribution to biological science

John L. Synge Award (Diploma) – For outstanding research in any of the branches of the mathematical sciences (preference to candidates under 40)

McLaughlin Medal (Medal) - For important research of sustained excellence in any branch of medical sciences.

Miroslaw Romanowski Medal (Medal + $3,000 + lecture series) - Awarded for contributions towards the resolution of scientific aspects of environmental problems or for important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem in all aspects - terrestrial, atmospheric and aqueous - brought about by scientific means

Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry (Medal) - For research in chemistry (preference will be given to candidates under forty years old)

Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics) (Medal) - For research in physics (preference will be given to candidates under forty years old)

Willet G. Miller Medal (Medal) - For research in solid earth sciences or in ocean sciences

Nominations must be submitted by email no later than March 1st, 2020 at 8h00pm (Eastern time). 

Questions regarding the RSC Medal and Awards program can be directed to or (613) 991-6990 Ext. 106.