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Awards and recognition

Awards and distinctions have become a key component of our strategic plan to promote research excellence and enhance our university’s visibility.

Celebrating success

We have put into place several initiatives and mechanisms to foster a culture of research excellence, increase recognition opportunities for our researchers and celebrate success.

Our approach to reaching our goals includes:

  • Promoting awards as a means to further our researchers’ career growth and attainment of their own research and knowledge mobilization goals.
  • A strong commitment toward making equity, diversity and inclusion an integral part of all processes;
  • Celebrating achievement within and outside the uOttawa community.

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Jude Mary Cénat and Benoît Lessard
Awards and recognition

Two rising stars honoured for research

Professors Jude Mary Cénat and Benoît Lessard have received Early Career Researcher of the Year Awards from the OVPRI.
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Paul Corkum
Awards and recognition

uOttawa physicist Paul Corkum wins coveted international award

Paul Corkum is co-winner of the prestigious Wolf Prize in Physics, joining the ranks of such illustrious laureates as the late Stephen Hawking.
Awards and recognition
Two Indigenous women sitting on a log
Awards and recognition

Documenting opikihawasowin with the community

Professor Eva Ottawa wants to give voice to Indigenous communities by encouraging them to actively participate in research that concerns them.
An Indigenous researcher talks in a class full of students

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI)

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI) is committed to fostering a research environment that provides equitable opportunities for everyone and that respects and values diversity and inclusion.
Learn more EDI in research

Internal competitions

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation recognizes researchers for research projects with high impact through two annual internal competitions.

Advisory committee

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The Advisory Committee for Research Prizes and Awards is mandated by the OVPRI to support the University in its efforts to promote research excellence through prizes and distinctions, and increase its visibility on the national and international scene.


Lynne Bowker (Faculty of Arts)
Awad Ibrahim (Faculty of Education)
TBD (Faculty of Engineering)
Janet Squires (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Emmanuelle Bernheim (Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section)
Jennifer Chandler (Faculty of Law, Common Law Section)
Barbara Vanderhyden (Faculty of Medicine)
Howard Rundle (Faculty of Science)
Stephen Brown (Faculty of Social Sciences)
Cheryl McWatters (Telfer School of Management)

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Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Tabaret Hall
550 Cumberland St.
Room 246
Ottawa ON Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-562-5270
[email protected]

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Awards and recognition

Marie-Claude Tremblay
Research Prizes and Awards Manager

Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 3470
[email protected]