Polanyi Prize Winners

1987-2015

2015 Sponsoring University
Dr. Kelly Babchishin Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, University of Ottawa
Riccardo Comin Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Dr. Benoit Lessard Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa
Dr. Adam Shuhendler Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Matthew Teeter Departments of Medical Biophysics and Surgery, Western University

2014 Sponsoring University
Dr. William Bennett Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo
Dr. Rahul Deb Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Andrea Charise Department of English, University of Toronto
Dr. Eduardo Martin-Martinez Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo
Dr. Jennifer Brunet School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

2013 Sponsoring University
Dr. Roland Pongou Department of Economics, University of Ottawa
Dr. David Francis Taylor Department of English, University of Toronto
Dr. J Patrick Clancy Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Diane Gregory Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Jean Paul Paluzzi Department of Biology, York University

2012 Sponsoring University
Dr. Tao Zeng Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo
Dr. Jennifer Esmail Department of English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Alex Hayat Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Aristotle Voineskos Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Medical Science,
University of Toronto
Dr. Darren Yuen Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, University of Toronto

2011 Sponsoring University
Dr. Arash Zarrine-Afsar Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Colin Stewart Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Miriam Spiro Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, York University
Dr. Rowan Thomson Department of Physics, Carleton University
Dr. Graham Scott Department of Biology, McMaster University

2010 Sponsoring University
Dr. Benjamin Lester Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Alex Wong Department of Biology, Univeristy of Ottawa
Dr. Anna Lewis Department of English, University of Ottawa
Dr. Todd Hoare Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
Dr. Anne Broadbent Institute of Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

2009 Sponsoring University
Dr. Nicholas Jay Mosey Department of Chemistry, Queen’s University
Dr. Michael Kiang Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, McMaster University
Dr. Laura Catherine Parker Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
Dr. Amelia DeFalco Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
Dr. Gustavo Javier Bobonis Department of Economics, University of Toronto

2008 Sponsoring University
Dr. Mark Taylor Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Warren Lester Lee Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Katherine Rebecca Larson Department of Humanities, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Dr. Philip Paul DeCicca Department of Economics, McMaster University
Dr. Nadine Katherine Kolas Department of Physiology & Medicine, University of Toronto

2007 Sponsoring University
Dr. Quincy J. Almeida Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Sarah Phillips Casteel Department of English Language and Literature, Carleton University
Dr. R. Darren Gobert Department of English, York University
Dr. Naomi Matsuura Department of Medical Biophysics/Imaging Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Derek Andrew Pratt Department of Chemistry, Queen’s University

2006 Sponsoring University
Dr. Maria DeRosa Department of Chemistry, Carleton University
Dr. Elizabeth Gillies Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. James Robert Allard Department of English Language and Literature, Brock University
Dr. Roman Rafikov Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Dr. Peter Andrew Cadieux Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Western Ontario

2005 Sponsoring University
Dr. Jason Haslam Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism, University of Western Ontario
Dr. David Bryce Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Paul Ragogna Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Denise Henriques Kinesiology and Health Science Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University

2004 Sponsoring University
Dr. Chérif Matta Department of Chemistry, McMaster University
Dr. Natalie Kazumi Goto Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Andrea Most Department of English, University of Toronto
Dr. Anthony Orlando Gramolini Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto

2003 Sponsoring University
Dr. Keith Raymond Fagnou Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Mark Bernard Stabile Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Deanne Marie Williams Department of English, York University
Dr. Joseph Hermann Thywissen Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Cecile Fradin Departments of Biochemistry and Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University

2002 Sponsoring University
Dr. Alex Adronov Department of Chemistry, McMaster University
Dr. Thomas Fraser Crossley Department of Economics, McMaster University
Dr. Juan-Luis Suarez Department of English, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Alison Sils Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
Dr. Jeremy Andrew Yethon Department of Biochemistry, McMaster University

2001 Sponsoring University
Dr. Daniel Amihud Lidar Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Joanne Kathryn Roberts Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Joel R. Faflak Department of English, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Carl Edward Svensson Department of Physics, University of Guelph
Dr. Nina Jones Molecular & Cellular Biology – Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto

2000 Sponsoring University
Dr. Diego Puga Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Marc Coppolino Cell Biology Program, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Dr. Imre J. L. Szeman Department of English, McMaster University
Dr. Louis Barriault Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Alexandre A. Shvartsburg Department of Chemistry, York University

1999 Sponsoring University
Dr. John Paul Pezacki Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Michael Gerald Smart Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Nandi Bhatia Department of English, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Kevin John Robbie Department of Physics, Queen’s University
Dr. Bradly Garry Wouters Department of Radiology, University of Ottawa

1998 Sponsoring University
Dr. Louis Mercier Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Laurentian University
Dr. Daniel Coleman Department of English, McMaster University
Dr. Thomas Loebel Department of English, York University
Dr. Anne Marie Salapatek Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
Dr. Massimo Marinacci Department of Economics, University of Toronto

1997 Sponsoring University
Dr. Deryn Fogg Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Catherine Hayward Department of Pathology and Medicine, McMaster University
Dr. Jeffrey Smith Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Aephraim Steinberg Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Julia Wright Department of English, University of Waterloo

1996 Sponsoring University
Dr. Eleanor Dickey Department of Classical Studies, University of Ottawa
Dr. Brigitte Lavoie Department of Biochemistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Sang-Chul Suh Department of Economics, University of Windsor
Dr. Marcia Wehlau Department of Physics, University of Waterloo

1995 Sponsoring University
Dr. Elizabeth Maria Meiering Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo
Dr. Karen Bradley Clay Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. François Rouget Department of French, University of Toronto
Dr. Maureen Reedyk Department of Physics, Brock University
Dr. John Douglas Crawford Department of Psychology, York University

1994 Sponsoring University
Dr. David Hugh McConville Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Susannah Lesley Scott Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Calin-Andrei Mihailescu Department of Modern Languages, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Elisabeth Joyce Nicol Department of Physics, University of Guelph
Dr. Mary-Ellen Harper Department of Biochemistry, University of Ottawa

1993 Sponsoring University
Dr. Michel Biron Départment des lettres françaises, University of Ottawa
Dr. Stéphane Flibotte Department of Physics, McMaster University
Dr. Eric A. Hessels Department of Physics, York University
Dr. M. Jane Toswell Department of English, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Gerard D. Wright Department of Biochemistry, McMaster University

1992 Sponsoring University
Dr. Harry Benjamin Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. John Baenziger Department of Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
Dr. Paul Morley National Research Council & the Department of Physiology, University of Ottawa
Dr. Ilona Sylvia Skerjanc Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Dr. Mary Sopta Division of Cancer Research Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Dr. Peter Thoms Department of English, University of Western Ontario

1991 Sponsoring University
Dr. Richard Burgess Département des Etudes Anciennes, University of Ottawa
Dr. Warren Piers Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Guelph
Dr. Douglas Tweed Departments of Physiology & Ophthalmology, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Lawrence Widrow Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto

1990 Sponsoring University
Dr. Angela Esterhammer Department of English, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Richard Friesen Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Paul Harrison Departments of Chemistry, McMaster University
Dr. Nicholas Watson Department of English, McMaster University

1989 Sponsoring University
Dr. Monica Caverson Department of Anatomy, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Madad José Damha Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
Dr. Thomas Steele Departments of Physics, University of Waterloo
Dr. Lisa Zeitz Department of English, University of Western Ontario

1988 Sponsoring University
Dr. Kim Marie Baines Department of Chemistry, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Anne Elaine Cliche Département des lettres françaises, University of Ottawa
Dr. Patrick Deane Departments of English, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Michael Salter Playfair Memorial Neuroscience Unit, University of Toronto

1987 Sponsoring University
Dr. Michael Devereux Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Dr. Richard LeBlanc Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Dr. Hyung Mok Lee Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Dr. Hyman Niznik Department of Pharmacology, University of Toronto