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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.


Order of Ontario

2016: Dr. Mehran Anvari was appointed to the Order of Ontario for his contributions to the field of robotic surgery.

CIHR Canada Research Chair

2016: Awarded to Dr. Hsien Seow for palliative care, cancer and health system innovation.

International Space Station (ISS) R & D Award

2015: Dr. Mehran Anvari was awarded the International Space Station (ISS) R & D Award by NASA for his work in applying robotic technology from the International Space Station to detection and treatment of breast cancer.

CIHR New Investigator Award

2013: Awarded to Dr. Hsien Seow for "Improving home and community-based palliative care through primary healthcare innovations".

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health System Research Fund

2013-2016: Dr. Jim Dunn was awarded $1.9M by the ministry for "Healthier built environments: an oppportunity for innovation in mental health and obesity policy." This program builds on evidence that links features of the built environment to enhanced physical activity, healthy body weights and positive mental health, especially for vulnerable populations.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

2011 – 2014: Awarded to Dr. Liz Darling by CIHR for her research project "The impact of the implementation of the Canadian Paediatric Society's guidelines on the detection, management and prevention of hyperbilirubinemia: a population health perspective"

New Investigator Award

2010: Presented to Dr. John You for excellence in research by the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM).