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Awards & Recognition

ICES brings together the best and brightest scientific talent. Many of our scientists are internationally recognized in their fields and receive national and international awards and recognition for their important work.

  • Physician Research Award for Scientific Accomplishment

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Astrid Guttmann by the SickKids Department of Paediatrics. This award recognizes a physician within 10−20 years of appointment at an academic health sciences centre who has generated impactful research in a field of study.

  • May Cohen Award for Women Mentors

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Gillian Hawker. The award is presented by the Canadian Medical Association to a woman physician who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring.

  • CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award

    2017: Tara Gomes received the award for the paper “Sensitivity and specificity of administrative mortality data for identifying prescription opioid-related deaths” published in CMAJ. The award was presented at the 2017 Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research conference in Toronto on May 26.

    IHSPR's Article of the Year Award recognizes research published in a peer-reviewed journal that has contributed to the advancement of health services and policy research in Canada. 

  • Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Robert Fowler by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Fowler received the award for his work in West Africa during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Watch a video about Dr. Fowler's work in West Africa.

  • The William Goldie Prize and Travel Award

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Sacha Bhatia by the University of Toronto Department of Medicine. This annual award recognizes a member of the Department of Medicine within ten years of appointment who has made a substantial contribution to the advancement of knowledge in internal medicine.

  • Brian MacMahon Early Career Epidemiologist Award

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Laura Rosella by the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER). This annual award acknowledges early career epidemiologists who have made significant contributions to epidemiology through research, teaching, mentoring or service.

  • Walter Rosser Chair in Family Medicine Research

    2017: Dr. Richard Birtwhistle was named to the Chair by Queen's University. The Chair is for a five-year appointment beginning January 1, 2017.

  • Slaight Family Foundation Grant

    2017: $1 million grant awarded to Dr. Janet Smylie to train health care personnel to overcome racial biases which can lead to health care delivery inequities. Read more about the grant.

  • Society of Graduates Literary Award

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Ruth Hall by the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. The SOG Award recognizes IHPME graduates who have demonstrated leadership and innovation in shaping the health care system. Dr. Hall received the award for the paper "Does the volume of ischemic stroke admissions relate to clinical outcomes in the Ontario stroke system?" published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

  • DiverseCity Fellow

    2017: Dr. Maria Chiu selected by CivicAction as a DiverseCity Fellow of 2017. The DiverseCity Fellows are emerging leaders from various sectors who have made an impact in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. CivicAction’s DiverseCity Fellows program provides opportunities for emerging leaders to further develop leadership and increase their impact.

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