The Faculty of Science recognizes excellence within our own Faculty with the Faculty of Science Excellence Awards. These awards are distinct from the University Achievement Awards and are announced at the Faculty of Science Holiday Event in December.

You are encouraged to apply or to consider nominating a colleague for one or more of these awards.

Please note:

Applicants/nominees with eligible leaves of absence during the assessment period (e.g., medical, parental, eldercare) are invited to:

  • Indicate the leave and the length of the leave*
  • Extend the period of reporting back by the length of the leave  (for example, an applicant for a Science Research Achievement Award with a leave of 6 months taken within the last 2 years would report on research accomplishments over the last 2.5 years)

Applicants/nominees with COVID impacts that resulted in career slowdowns but not formal leaves of absence: 

  • Indicate the approximate percent reduction in time due to COVID circumstances (e.g., 50% reduction in research time due to caring responsibilities) or impacts on activities (e.g., inability to undertake field work or experiments)*

*For both leaves and career slowdowns, stating the nature of the circumstances (e.g., medical, bereavement, family responsibilities, special, COVID etc.) is sufficient.  No further detail is required.

Faculty of Science Excellence Awards

Faculty of Science Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion AwardsSubmit online application
Up to two (2) awards of $500 for faculty, instructors, and contract instructors, and staff

Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Awards – Submit online application
Up to three (3) awards of $1,000 for faculty and/or instructors and up to two (2) awards of $1,000 for contract instructors can be made each year.

Faculty of Science Research Excellence Awards – Submit online application
Up to three (3) awards of $5,000 per year (in the form of an unrestricted research fund), one in each of the three ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor).

Faculty of Science Impact Awards – Submit online application
Up to three (3) awards per year of $1,000 each for faculty and/or instructors.

Details on criteria, nomination and application procedures can be found at the appropriate links: