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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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Catherine Mavriplis
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Catherine Mavriplis wins EDI award for transforming Canada's STEM landscape

As NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering in Ontario from 2011 to 2021, Professor Mavriplis significantly empowered women and girls in STEM by addressing their persistent underrepresentation.
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Lucie Hotte
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Leading figure of research on the Francophonie, Lucie Hotte receives award

Professor Lucie Hotte, director of the Centre de recherche sur les francophonies canadiennes, was chosen as the first winner of the Award for Research Excellence in Francophonie, which recognizes excellence in research on the Francophonie. This award highlights her leadership in promoting and studying Francophone culture in minority language settings in Canada.
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2024 uOttawa early career research award winners Florian Martin-Barriteau and Eva Hemmer.
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Transformative health tech and responsible AI

Professor Eva Hemmer is developing next-generation nanomaterials that could revolutionize therapeutic and diagnostic — known as theranostic — technologies. Professor Florian Martin-Bariteau’s prolific research is advancing debate on technology law and policy. Their field-defining contributions have earned them Early Career Researcher of the Year Awards.
Indigenous woman in front of a class

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.
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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.


Howard Rundle (Faculty of Science)


TBD (Faculty of Arts)
Robert-Falcon Ouellette (Faculty of Education)
Mamadou Fall (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)
Stephen Brown (Faculty of Social Sciences)
Cheryl McWatters (Telfer School of Management)

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

Tel: 613-562-5270
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Awards and recognition

Marie-Claude Tremblay
Research Prizes and Awards Manager

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