Polanyi Prize Winners

1987-2020

2020Sponsoring University
Dr. Graeme HoweDepartment of Chemistry, Queen’s University
Dr. Marcus DroverDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Windsor
Dr. Daphne VoineskosDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Dr. Roy AllenDepartment of Economics, Western University
Dr. Miriam DiamondDepartment of Physics, University of Toronto

2019Sponsoring University
Dr. Ramon Alain Miranda QuintanaDepartment of Chemistry, York University
Dr. Abel BrodeurDepartment of Economics, University of Ottawa
Dr. Audrey WaltonDepartment of English and Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Dr. Maria DroutDepartment of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Dr. Mamatha BhatDepartment of Medicine, University of Toronto

2018Sponsoring University
Dr. Aron BroomDepartment of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Ottawa
Dr. Christopher CaputoDepartment of Chemistry, York University
Dr. Jiaying GuDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Jason HuntDunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Dr. Husam Abdel-QadirDepartment of Medicine, University of Toronto

2017Sponsoring University
Dr. Mathieu Lavallee-AdamDepartment of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa
Dr. Ismael MourifiéDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Vinh NguyenRobarts Research Institute, Western University
Dr. Sarah SvenningsenDunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Dr. Areti Angeliki VeronikiSt. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto

2016Sponsoring University
Dr. John AntoniadisDunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Dr. Cesar Sosa-PadillaDepartment of Economics, McMaster University
Dr. Kyle BiggarInstitute of Biochemistry, Carleton University
Dr. Stephen NewmanDepartment of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Ottawa
Dr. Daniel WrightDepartment of English, University of Toronto

2015Sponsoring University
Dr. Kelly BabchishinRoyal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, University of Ottawa
Dr. Riccardo CominDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Dr. Benoit LessardDepartment of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa
Dr. Adam ShuhendlerDepartment of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Matthew TeeterDepartments of Medical Biophysics and Surgery, Western University

2014Sponsoring University
Dr. William BennettDepartment of Chemistry, University of Waterloo
Dr. Rahul DebDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Andrea ChariseDepartment of English, University of Toronto
Dr. Eduardo Martin-MartinezDepartment of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo
Dr. Jennifer BrunetSchool of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

2013Sponsoring University
Dr. Roland PongouDepartment of Economics, University of Ottawa
Dr. David Francis TaylorDepartment of English, University of Toronto
Dr. J Patrick ClancyDepartment of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Diane GregoryDepartment of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Jean Paul PaluzziDepartment of Biology, York University

2012Sponsoring University
Dr. Tao ZengDepartment of Chemistry, University of Waterloo
Dr. Jennifer EsmailDepartment of English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Alex HayatDepartment of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Aristotle VoineskosDepartment of Psychiatry and Institute of Medical Science,
University of Toronto
Dr. Darren YuenHospital for Sick Children Research Institute, University of Toronto

2011Sponsoring University
Dr. Arash Zarrine-AfsarDepartment of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Colin StewartDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Miriam SpiroIsrael and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, York University
Dr. Rowan ThomsonDepartment of Physics, Carleton University
Dr. Graham ScottDepartment of Biology, McMaster University

2010Sponsoring University
Dr. Benjamin LesterDepartment of Economics, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Alex WongDepartment of Biology, Univeristy of Ottawa
Dr. Anna LewisDepartment of English, University of Ottawa
Dr. Todd HoareDepartment of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
Dr. Anne BroadbentInstitute of Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

2009Sponsoring University
Dr. Nicholas Jay MoseyDepartment of Chemistry, Queen’s University
Dr. Michael KiangDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, McMaster University
Dr. Laura Catherine ParkerDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
Dr. Amelia DeFalcoDepartment of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
Dr. Gustavo Javier BobonisDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto

2008Sponsoring University
Dr. Mark TaylorDepartment of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Warren Lester LeeDepartment of Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Katherine Rebecca LarsonDepartment of Humanities, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Dr. Philip Paul DeCiccaDepartment of Economics, McMaster University
Dr. Nadine Katherine KolasDepartment of Physiology & Medicine, University of Toronto

2007Sponsoring University
Dr. Quincy J. AlmeidaDepartment of Kinesiology & Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Sarah Phillips CasteelDepartment of English Language and Literature, Carleton University
Dr. R. Darren GobertDepartment of English, York University
Dr. Naomi MatsuuraDepartment of Medical Biophysics/Imaging Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Derek Andrew PrattDepartment of Chemistry, Queen’s University

2006Sponsoring University
Dr. Maria DeRosaDepartment of Chemistry, Carleton University
Dr. Elizabeth GilliesDepartment of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. James Robert AllardDepartment of English Language and Literature, Brock University
Dr. Roman RafikovCanadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Dr. Peter Andrew CadieuxDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Western Ontario

2005Sponsoring University
Dr. Jason HaslamCentre for the Study of Theory & Criticism, University of Western Ontario
Dr. David BryceDepartment of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Paul RagognaDepartment of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Denise HenriquesKinesiology and Health Science Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University

2004Sponsoring University
Dr. Chérif MattaDepartment of Chemistry, McMaster University
Dr. Natalie Kazumi GotoDepartment of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Andrea MostDepartment of English, University of Toronto
Dr. Anthony Orlando GramoliniDepartment of Medical Research, University of Toronto

2003Sponsoring University
Dr. Keith Raymond FagnouDepartment of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Mark Bernard StabileDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Deanne Marie WilliamsDepartment of English, York University
Dr. Joseph Hermann ThywissenDepartment of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Cecile FradinDepartments of Biochemistry and Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University

2002Sponsoring University
Dr. Alex AdronovDepartment of Chemistry, McMaster University
Dr. Thomas Fraser CrossleyDepartment of Economics, McMaster University
Dr. Juan-Luis SuarezDepartment of English, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Alison SilsDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
Dr. Jeremy Andrew YethonDepartment of Biochemistry, McMaster University

2001Sponsoring University
Dr. Daniel Amihud LidarDepartment of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Joanne Kathryn RobertsDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Joel R. FaflakDepartment of English, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Carl Edward SvenssonDepartment of Physics, University of Guelph
Dr. Nina JonesMolecular & Cellular Biology – Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto

2000Sponsoring University
Dr. Diego PugaDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Marc CoppolinoCell Biology Program, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Dr. Imre J. L. SzemanDepartment of English, McMaster University
Dr. Louis BarriaultDepartment of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Alexandre A. ShvartsburgDepartment of Chemistry, York University

1999Sponsoring University
Dr. John Paul PezackiDepartment of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Michael Gerald SmartDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Nandi BhatiaDepartment of English, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Kevin John RobbieDepartment of Physics, Queen’s University
Dr. Bradly Garry WoutersDepartment of Radiology, University of Ottawa

1998Sponsoring University
Dr. Louis MercierDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Laurentian University
Dr. Daniel ColemanDepartment of English, McMaster University
Dr. Thomas LoebelDepartment of English, York University
Dr. Anne Marie SalapatekDepartment of Physiology, University of Toronto
Dr. Massimo MarinacciDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto

1997Sponsoring University
Dr. Deryn FoggDepartment of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Catherine HaywardDepartment of Pathology and Medicine, McMaster University
Dr. Jeffrey SmithDepartment of Economics, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Aephraim SteinbergDepartment of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Julia WrightDepartment of English, University of Waterloo

1996Sponsoring University
Dr. Eleanor DickeyDepartment of Classical Studies, University of Ottawa
Dr. Brigitte LavoieDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Sang-Chul SuhDepartment of Economics, University of Windsor
Dr. Marcia WehlauDepartment of Physics, University of Waterloo

1995Sponsoring University
Dr. Elizabeth Maria MeieringDepartment of Chemistry, University of Waterloo
Dr. Karen Bradley ClayDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. François RougetDepartment of French, University of Toronto
Dr. Maureen ReedykDepartment of Physics, Brock University
Dr. John Douglas CrawfordDepartment of Psychology, York University

1994Sponsoring University
Dr. David Hugh McConvilleDepartment of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Susannah Lesley ScottDepartment of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Calin-Andrei MihailescuDepartment of Modern Languages, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Elisabeth Joyce NicolDepartment of Physics, University of Guelph
Dr. Mary-Ellen HarperDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Ottawa

1993Sponsoring University
Dr. Michel BironDépartment des lettres françaises, University of Ottawa
Dr. Stéphane FlibotteDepartment of Physics, McMaster University
Dr. Eric A. HesselsDepartment of Physics, York University
Dr. M. Jane ToswellDepartment of English, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Gerard D. WrightDepartment of Biochemistry, McMaster University

1992Sponsoring University
Dr. Harry BenjaminDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. John BaenzigerDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Paul MorleyNational Research Council & the Department of Physiology, University of Ottawa
Dr. Ilona Sylvia SkerjancDepartment of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Dr. Mary SoptaDivision of Cancer Research Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Dr. Peter ThomsDepartment of English, University of Western Ontario

1991Sponsoring University
Dr. Richard BurgessDépartement des Etudes Anciennes, University of Ottawa
Dr. Warren PiersDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Guelph
Dr. Douglas TweedDepartments of Physiology & Ophthalmology, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Lawrence WidrowCanadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto

1990Sponsoring University
Dr. Angela EsterhammerDepartment of English, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Richard FriesenDepartment of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Paul HarrisonDepartments of Chemistry, McMaster University
Dr. Nicholas WatsonDepartment of English, McMaster University

1989Sponsoring University
Dr. Monica CaversonDepartment of Anatomy, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Madad José DamhaDepartment of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Thomas SteeleDepartments of Physics, University of Waterloo
Dr. Lisa ZeitzDepartment of English, University of Western Ontario

1988Sponsoring University
Dr. Kim Marie BainesDepartment of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Anne Elaine ClicheDépartement des lettres françaises, University of Ottawa
Dr. Patrick DeaneDepartments of English, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Michael SalterPlayfair Memorial Neuroscience Unit, University of Toronto

1987Sponsoring University
Dr. Michael DevereuxDepartment of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Richard LeBlancDepartment of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Hyung Mok LeeCanadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Dr. Hyman NiznikDepartment of Pharmacology, University of Toronto