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Award Winners

Each year, outstanding individuals from Ontario’s universities are making an impact through their research across a range of fields, from women’s health and autism to nursing, and much more. Read about the remarkable achievements of the university educators, researchers, scholars and students who are being awarded for work that is transforming not just the higher education landscape, but bettering the world we live in.

Autism Scholars Awards

The Autism Scholars Awards Program was established with the support of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) to ensure Ontario continues to promote leading-edge scholarship in autism which leads to new discoveries, treatments and contributions that that will positively impact children with autism and their families.

COUPN Awards

The Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN) Awards celebrate achievements and advancements made in university nursing education and scholarship. The awards are presented to Ontario nursing faculty, students and nursing program partners who are putting the knowledge gained at Ontario’s universities into practice in our communities.

John Charles Polanyi Prizes

In honour of John Charles Polanyi’s 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the government of Ontario, established a fund for the John Charles Polanyi Prizes. Up to five prizes are awarded annually to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to post-doctoral studies or have recently started a faculty appointment at an Ontario university.

Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Awards

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario Women’s Health Scholar Awards ensure that Ontario continues to promote leading-edge scholarship into women’s health that will drive improvement in the health and well-being of women across Ontario and beyond.