SFU Award Recipients

Provincial Awards

BC Innovation Council Awards (no longer offered)

The BC Innovation Council Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of British Columbia's innovation forerunners who are advancing the province as a world-class technology centre. BC Innovation Council award winners are widely renowned as leaders in research, technology and innovation.

CUFA BC Distinguished Academic Awards

The purpose of the CUFA BC (Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia) Distinguished Academics Awards is to recognize academic staff members of BC public universities who have made outstanding contributions to the community beyond the academy through their academic work.  

LifeSciences BC Awards

The LifeSciences BC Awards celebrate and honour those that contribute towards British Columbia's recognition as a globally competitive life science cluster.

Order of British Columbia

The Order of British Columbia is awarded to individual British Columbians who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, excellence or distinction in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere.

Hal Weinberg (2014)
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Roy Miki (2009)
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Gloria Gutman (2007)
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National Awards

Bank of Canada Fellowship

The Bank of Canada Fellowship Award provides financial support to academics who are widely recognized for their expertise and excellence in areas important to the Bank's mandate (macroeconomics, monetary economics, international finance, financial markets and institutions, financial stability and regulation, labour economics, and economic growth), and who are undertaking leading-edge research that contributes to the development of knowledge and research capabilities in those areas.

NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize 

The Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who came together to engage in research drawing on their combined knowledge and skills, and produced a record of excellent achievements in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.

Colombo Bolognesi (2004)

Simon Watkins (2004)

Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Awards (no longer offered)

Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Awards are presented to exceptional Canadians under the age of 40 who are outstanding leaders in their chosen fields and who are shaping our country's future.

Canadian Academy of Engineering

Election to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) is one of the highest professional honours accorded an engineer. Fellows have distinguished themselves in different sectors including business, academia and government and in different roles such as business management, executive management, technical, and university faculty.

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowships

Fellows elected to the Academy are well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science. They will have demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic health science.

Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

The Colton Medal recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microsystems and related technologies.

Karim S. Karim (2003)
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Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs

Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs are intended for Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in the United States. The may guest lecture in university courses, mentor students, lecture in public venues, network, and promote their research, while representing the Fulbright program, and their home and host institutions.

Killam Research Fellowships

The Killam Program offers awards to outstanding Canadian scholars working in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering.

Arthur Robson (2000)

Stephen Black (1994)

Alan Rudrum (1986)

D. Rapport (1972)

Sheila Delany (1994)

Sandra Djwa (1981)

T.J. Kirschner (1995)

Paul Delany (1991)

Geoffrey Bursill-Hall (1980)

Joy Parr (1995)

John Borden (1989)

B.E. Newton (1974)

Konrad Adenaur Research Award

This award promotes academic collaboration between Canada and the Federal Republic of Germany, and is presented to honour a scholar's entire academic record.

Manning Innovation Awards

The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation recognizes and encourages innovation by recognizing Canadians who have demonstrated recent innovative talent in developing and successfully marketing a new concept, process or procedure.

Tim Collings (1996)
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Jim Cavers (1998)
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Keith Slessor (1997)
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NSERC Awards for Science Promotion

NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) Awards for Science Promotion focus on people and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.

NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

The Fellowships are awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research.

NSERC John C. Polanyi Award

The NSERC John C. Polanyi Award is given to an individual or team whose research, conducted in Canada, has led to a recent outstanding advance in any NSERC-supported field in the natural sciences or engineering. The research leading to the advance must have been funded at least partially by an NSERC grant. The award is open to all researchers, regardless of their career stage.

Order of Canada

The Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.  

David Gillespie (2015)
(Adjunct Professor)
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Royal Society of Canada Fellowship

The Royal Society of Canada recognizes excellence in the arts and sciences in the election of Fellows to its three academies: Academy of Arts and Humanities, Academy of Social Sciences, and Academy of Science. Nominees have had a 20-25 year research career; and his or her career is ongoing.

Erle Nelson (2006)
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John Clague (1998)

Vince Di Lollo (1997)

Paul Delany (1993)

Doreen Kimura (1989) (deceased)

Robert Young (2005)

Yolande Grisé (1996)

Sandra Djwa (1994)

Marguerite Fauquenoy (1992)

Richard Lipsey (1980)

Paul Dutton (2004)

Lawrence Boland (2001)

John Borden (1999)

Robin Barrow (1996)

Kieran Egan (1993)

Maria Tippett (1992)

Saul Wolfe (1983) (deceased)

Grant Strate (2006) (deceased)

Jack Little (2003)

George MacDonald (1999)

Antonio Gomez-Moriana (1996)

Martin Zuckermann (1993)

Ezzat Abdel Fattah (1990)

Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists

Those named to the Royal Society of Canada College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. Together, the members of the College will address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the establishment of the College.  

Sloan Research Fellowships

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.  

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Fellowship

Fellowships honour members who are recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the discipline.

Bob Russell (2009)

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Prizes

Prize winners are are awarded for individual, research contributions, lifetime achievement, and service to the mathematical sciences community.

SSHRC Gold Medal

The Gold Medal is the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s highest research honour. It is awarded to individuals whose sustained leadership, dedication and originality of thought have inspired students and colleagues alike.

Richard Lipsey (2005)
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SSHRC Connection Award

The Connection Award recognizes a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council‑funded initiative to facilitate the flow and exchange of research knowledge within and/or beyond the academic community. It is given to an individual or team whose project has engaged the campus and/or wider community, and has generated intellectual, cultural, social and/or economic impacts.

SSHRC Partnership Award

The Partnership Award recognizes a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council‑funded formal partnership for its outstanding achievement in advancing research, research training or knowledge mobilization, or developing a new partnership approach to research and/or related activities. It is awarded to a formal partnership that, through mutual co operation and shared intellectual leadership and resources, has demonstrated impact and influence within and/or beyond the social sciences and humanities research community.

International Awards

AAAS Fellowship

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Patricia Mooney (1998)  

American Chemical Society Awards

American Chemical Society offers awards in support of research in the chemical sciences as a means for recognizing achievements and encouraging future progress.

American Physical Society Fellowship

Election to the American Physical Society is based on exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.

American Statistical Association Fellowship

The ASA supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy.

Guggenheim Fellowship

Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded to those who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Ralph Maud (1966)

Paul Delany (1975)

Brian Newton (1974)

Geoffrey Bursill-Hall (1972)

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is the premier award for work in environmental science, environmental health and energy that has conferred great benefit upon mankind.

Western Academy of Management Awards

The Academy of Management presents awards to members and others in recognition of outstanding contributions, professional accomplishments and distinguished service. Awards are distinguished by the breadth and length of contribution.

Chris Zatzick (2008)

David Hannah (2008)

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