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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.


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care

2019 – 2024: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care awarded to Kimberley Widger. The Canada Research Chairs Program aims to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Pediatric Award of Excellence

2019: Awarded to Kimberley Widger by the Canadian Network of Palliative Care for Children and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA). The award recognizes the outstanding national contribution of a CHPCA member who exemplifies professional and personal commitment and achievement in the field of pediatric hospice palliative care within Canada.

Career Development Award

2014 – 2018: Awarded to Kimberley Widger by the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) and CIHR Strategy for Patient Oriented Research. CCHCSP is a transdisciplinary training program for the next generation of clinician-scientists in child and youth health research in Canada. The Career Development Award supports clinician scientists who have completed doctoral level research training and facilitates guaranteed protected time during early career development within a mentored research program.