LMP faculty nominations for research and teaching awards

In recognition of the excellent research and teaching happening in LMP, the LMP Executive team under the leadership of Dr. Myron Cybulsky, Vice Chair, Research and Dr. Michael Ohh Vice Chair, Education (Life Science) and Dr. George Yousef, Vice Chair, Education (Clinical/Professional) would like to promote your achievements by assisting in your nomination to prominent research and teaching awards.  

We believe that these awards not only recognize your scholarly contributions and their impact but also enhance your visibility in your discipline, which in turn, elevates LMP’s reputation as a centre for excellence.

We will be sending a call for nominations for upcoming awards and seeking your assistance in nominating your LMP colleagues or submitting a self-nomination.  


If you are interested in being nominated or have any questions, please contact:

For research awards

Dr. Myron Cybulsky, Vice Chair, Research

For teaching awards

Dr. Michael Ohh, Vice Chair, Education (Life Science)

Dr. George Yousef, Vice Chair, Education (Clinical/Professional)

Alternatively, contact Patricia Cayetano, Senior Administrator, HR

Upcoming awards available for nomination

Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation. Deadline: July 4, 2022

Deadline: July 4, 2022 (except for the Henry Friesen – deadline TBD)

Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award - Awarded to a new young investigator within ten (10) years of his/her first academic appointment who, in the estimation of his/her departmental chair, is deemed to have accomplished a significant and innovative piece of work since this initial academic appointment.

Distinguished Scientist Award and Lecturer - Awarded to a Canadian MD or PhD medical Scientist who has made significant contributions to new knowledge and is generally recognized in her/his field as expert, innovative, and in the forefront of research endeavour.

Henry Friesen Award - Awarded to a Canadian scientist, MD or PhD who is notable for her/his contribution to biomedical or related research and who is actively involved in research at a Canadian university.

Find out more or nominate for Canadian Society award

North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO) Meritorious Awards. Deadline: July 15, 2022  

Earl P. Benditt Award - recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding discovery or developed a concept that has been seminal to our understanding of vascular biology or pathology.

Judah Folkman Award in Vascular Biology - recognizes outstanding contributions from vascular biologists who are at mid-career (within fifteen years of their first faculty appointment).

Stephen Schwartz Award - recognizes a mentor that has contributed significantly to the successful career of scientists who have trained in their lab; who has served as an exemplary mentor to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and contributed to fostering an environment which facilitates both professional and personal growth.

Springer Award - recognizes a Junior Faculty, who is within five years of their first independent investigator position or within five years of an independent research position in academia, government, or industry.  An applicant must be submitting and presenting an abstract at the upcoming annual meeting.  The award recipient will present their abstract in a 20-minute presentation usually within the Award Lecture session.

Florence Sabin Award – the award is open to active or retired members of the national or international vascular or cardiovascular biology communities who work or have worked as scientists, physicians, or physician-scientists. Candidates must have distinguished themselves in at least one of the following areas: promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in social issues which benefit underrepresented groups, public health, or public service to the broader community, in addition to their scientific/clinical accomplishments.

Find out more or nominate for NAVBO

Rolex Awards for Enterprise. Deadline October 17, 2022

Nominations being accepted:  March 17 to October 17, 2022

Through the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Rolex has supported exceptional individuals who have the courage and conviction to take on major challenges; men and women who have a spirit of enterprise, initiating extraordinary projects that make the world a better place.

The Awards are open to anyone age 18 and over, whose pioneering project expands knowledge of our world and improves the quality of life on the planet.

Find out more or nominate for Rolex award

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Deadline March

Fellows elected to the Academy will be health and biomedical science leaders who have achieved local, provincial, national, and international peer recognition for their contributions to the health sciences (awards, invited lectures, invited reviews, and editorials) and have a demonstrated track record of exceptional accomplishment and impact.


  1. Recognition - Local, provincial, national and international peer recognition for their contributions to the health sciences (awards, invited lectures, invited reviews and editorials);
  2. Leadership - evidenced by elected or appointed roles and offices in their own institution and in regional, national and international organizations;
  3. Creativity - exceptional scholarship, publications, innovative technologies, patents and other examples of creativity;
  4. Distinctive competencies and background - the Academy recognizes people with diverse backgrounds, expertise and experiences that will contribute to the body of expertise of the CAHS; and
  5. Commitment to advance academic health sciences -  academic service and innovation at local, national and international levels, including teaching and public service.

Visit the CAHS website

University of Toronto – University Professors. Deadline March

The University recognizes unusual scholarly achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge through the designation of University Professor. The number of such appointments does not generally exceed two percent of the tenured faculty. Its very exclusivity stands to underline the highly prestigious nature of the University Professor designation.

Visit the website for University Professors

Order of Ontario. Deadline March

The Order of Ontario is intended to honour any current or former longtime resident of Ontario who has demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement in any field, demonstrating "the best of Ontario's caring and diverse society and [whose] lives have benefited society in Ontario and elsewhere."

Visit the Order of Ontario website

Order of Canada, Deadline: ongoing 

The members of the Order of Canada have enriched the lives of others and made our country a better place. All individuals who make outstanding contributions to their field of endeavour are eligible for appointment to the Order of Canada.

Visit the Order of Canada website

Temerty Awards for Excellence in Professional Values. Deadline:  April 29, 2022

The Temerty Awards for Excellence in Professional Values are awarded annually to recognize faculty members and learners from all sectors of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine who contribute to strengthening our shared professional values through their behaviour, communications, relationships, and academic, clinical, and administrative endeavours.  

These faculty members and learners will exemplify our shared professional values, including

A commitment to excellence and fair and ethical dealings with others (colleagues and mentees) in carrying out their professional duties and academic endeavours

Facilitating psychologically, culturally, and physically safe learning and work environments

Demonstrating kindness, respect, civility, humility, integrity, self-reflection and a commitment to our collective responsibility in ensuring one another’s wellbeing

A commitment to anti-oppressive and anti-racist practices, consistent advocacy and inclusion for equity deserving groups, and allyship

Achieving the mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in our healthcare education, practice, and research

Demonstrating breadth either within the Faculty or wider Toronto, Canada or global community in their practice of these professional values

Find out more or nominate for professional values

NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation. Deadline:  April 19, 2022

The annual Synergy Awards for Innovation recognize examples of collaboration that stand as models of effective partnership between partner organizations and colleges or universities.

Winners of the Synergy Awards must show effective use of human, technical and financial resources, leading to tangible commercial and, where applicable, additional social or environmental benefits with their industrial partners. Universities must demonstrate a sustained partnership, while colleges may focus on the impact of near-term applied research.

Find out more or nominate for Synergy Awards

The Pathologist Power List. Deadline:  May 9, 2022

  • Ready for Take-Off: early-career laboratory professionals
  • Ground Control: non-pathologist laboratory professionals
  • Voyage of Discovery: educators and mentors
  • First Contact: outreach and advocacy
  • Strange New Worlds: discoveries and innovations

Find out more or nominate for Pathologist Power list

Canada’s Top 40 under 40. Deadline TBC - expected end of May 

Deadline:  TBD (last year nomination intent due May 21, 2021, full application deadline June 4, 2021)

Nominees must be 39 years of age for the entire calendar year for which they are considered and must be of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status. The candidates must be in a leadership role in any size organization from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. Amateur or professional athletes, artists, musicians and publicly elected government officials are not eligible for this award. 

The Advisory Board will be looking for concrete and objective evidence, of the nominee’s achievements in each of four selection criteria:  Vision & Innovation, Leadership, Impact & Influence, and Social Responsibility.

The ideal candidate will be active and engaged in work and community, a creative problem-solver, disciplined in performance, and generous in spirit — a real contributor to the fabric of our nation.

Find out more or nominate for Top 40

J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. Deadline:  May 31, 2022

The international scientific community is invited to nominate individual scientists or groups of scientists whose initiatives fall within a particular field of research determined on an annual basis at Robarts and reflecting a principal area of research at the Institute. 

Taylor Symposium 2022 Theme: Research and Innovation in Molecular Imaging of the Brain. Of particular interest is the impact of the work on understanding neurological disorders and disease.  

Find out more or nominate for J Allyn Taylor

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Awards. Deadline TBC - expected end of May

Deadline:  TFoM Internal Deadline – TBD (around May)

Dr. Léo-Paul Landry Medal of Service is awarded to a CMA member who has made exceptional contributions to the advancement of health care in Canada.

F.N.G. Starr Award is the highest CMA award available to one of its members and recognizes outstanding and inspiring lifetime achievement.

May Cohen Award for Women Mentors is presented to a female physician and CMA member who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring.

Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Advocacy is named in honour of the CMA's first president (1867 70), who was also a Father of Confederation, premier of Nova Scotia and Prime Minister of Canada.

Awards for Young Leaders are given out to up to six CMA members each year: two students, two residents and two early-career physicians (five years post-residency).

Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics and Professionalism honours the CMA's first chair of its Committee on Ethics, who presided over the original draft of the CMA Code of Ethics.

John McCrae Memorial Medal recognizes current or former clinical health services personnel of the Canadian Armed Forces for exemplary service.

Dr. Ashok Muzumdar Memorial Award for Physicians with Disabilities (including medical learners) honours the founder of the Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities, an advocate and supporter for physicians and learners with disabilities.

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Deadline: June 13, 2022  

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates are Canadian citizens whose outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine and the health sciences, in Canada or abroad, have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.

Their work may be a single meritorious contribution or a lifetime of superior accomplishments. Pioneers in their field, they are role models who inspire young Canadians to pursue careers in the health sciences.

Laureates include worthy nominees from a variety of disciplines and from many diverse professions and roles including doctors, researchers, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, policy makers - to name only a few. Nominations of Canadians, living or posthumous, who meet the criteria from the many aspects of health are encouraged.

Laureates may be recognized for their work in one or more of the following categories. Nominators are asked to indicate on the nomination form which of the categories most applies to their candidate.

  • Leadership in building excellence in health for Canadians and the world
  • Leadership in health promotion, illness prevention and care
  • Leadership in research with national and international recognition for a scientific contribution

Find out more or nominate for Medical Hall of Fame

AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize. Deadline: June 30, 2022

The prize is awarded to the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of Science. Each annual contest starts with the first issue of June and ends with the last issue of the following May.

An eligible paper is one that includes original research data, theory, or synthesis; is a fundamental contribution to basic knowledge or is a technical achievement of far-reaching consequence; and is a first-time publication of the author’s own work. Reference to pertinent earlier work by the author may be included to give perspective.

Find out more or nominate for AAAS

Teaching Awards

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Program Director of the Year Award. Deadline: April 8, 2022

Award is given annually to a program director who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing postgraduate medical education as evidenced by innovation and impact beyond their program.

A nominee must be a current program director of a residency or area of focused competence (AFC) program accredited by the Royal College.


  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation in postgraduate medical education.
  • Has had a lasting impact on the quality of postgraduate medical education and measurable outcomes beyond their program.
  • Evidence of effective leadership and mentorship ability.
  • Embodies or integrates the CanMEDS Roles.
  • Strong track record for promoting ethics, reflection and humanism in postgraduate medical education.

Find out more or nominate for Royal College award

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Awards. Deadline May – TBD  

TFoM internal deadline May – TBD

President’s Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine - recognizes excellence for national leadership in academic medicine.

May Cohen Equity, Diversity, and Gender Award - recognizes the outstanding effort or achievement of an individual, program, department or faculty in improving the gender-equity environment and diversity in academic medicine in Canada.

Young Educators Award - recognizes individuals within their first seven years as a faculty member who have produced change within their university or within the medical community as a whole through their vision, work, and interaction with colleagues.

Clinical Teacher Award - emphasizes the importance of excellence in clinical teaching and recognizes an individual in Canada who has provided exceptional clinical teaching contribution

John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education - awarded to an individual or group who has developed innovative print materials, electronic learning aids or other teaching aids.

Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award - this award celebrates accomplishments reflecting the principles of social accountability as defined in the Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools.

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada - recognizes excellence in faculty development by an individual faculty member in a Faculty of Medicine in Canada.

Gold Humanism Award and Lecture - emphasizes, reinforces and enhances the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty.

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Excellence in Community-Based Teaching Awards. Deadline: March

To acknowledge the significant contribution of an increasing number of community-based teachers to the learning of students and trainees (MD, PGME and Rehabilitation Sciences)


  1. Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Community Hospital) - recognizes excellence in teaching at a community hospital.
  2. Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Clinic/Office/Practice) - recognizes excellence in teaching at a community-based physician office/clinic.
  3. Sustained Excellence in Community-Based Teaching - recognizes sustained (normally 10 years) excellence in community-based teaching, and may include mentorship, the integration of scholarship in teaching, interprofessional collaboration, etc.


  • Demonstrated ability to engage learners;
  • Innovative and creative teaching methods;
  • Contributions as a suitable role model; and
  • Evidence of mentorship.

Self-nominations will not be accepted. Those who have received an award in any of the three categories are ineligible for 5 years. 

Visit the Community-based teaching awards website

University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award. Deadline: March

Open to any appointed faculty member – tenure-stream, teaching stream or clinical faculty – at the University who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to teaching excellence as well as educational leadership at the institutional level or beyond.

Demonstrate excellence in:

  • Educational leadership
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Educational innovation.

Visit the President’s Teaching Award website