Chairs, awards and prizes

Chairs

Research chairs are a vital way of promoting a discipline, a strategic area or even an experienced researcher's program that has earned peer endorsement for its impact. Our research chairs are exceptional teachers and researchers who are always pushing the boundaries of knowledge in their fields. Research chairs are allocated partly based on research programs, but also based on sustained contribution to education, student mentoring and collaboration with other researchers.

Canada Research Chairs - CRC

The Canada Research Chair program is an initiative of the three federal research funding agencies (the “tri-council”: CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC) and is part of a national strategy to strengthen Canada’s competitiveness in research and development. Chairholders are recognized for their excellence in research in their field of study, as well as their ability to train highly qualified staff.

 

Jennifer Brunet

2020- Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity Promotion for Cancer Prevention and Survivorship

 

University Research Chairs - URC

University Research Chairs recognize sustained or potential research excellence and productivity, leading to international recognition in an area of research aligned with the University’s strategic areas of research.

 

Ryan Graham

2020- University Research Chair in Biomechanics and Data Science for Human Health and Performance

 

Chibuike Udenigwe

2018- University Research Chair in Food Properties and Nutrient Bioavailability

 

Yan Burelle

2016- University Research Chair in Integrative Mitochondrial Biology

 

Janet Squires

2015- University Research Chair in Health Evidence Implementation

 

Dawn Stacey

2012- University Research in Knowledge Translation to Patients

 

Dave Holmes

2009- University Research Chair in Forensic Nursing

 

Research Chairs in Canadian Francophonie

The Research Chairs in Canadian Francophonie were established to solidify the position of the University of Ottawa as a leader for Canadian Francophone communities.

 

Jacinthe Savard 

2019- University of Ottawa/ Institut du Savoir Montfort Joint Chair on the Health of Francophones in Ontario

 

Marie-Claude Thifault

2011- Canadian Francophonie Research Chair in Health

Endowed and Sponsored Research Chairs

These chairs were established through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, corporations or agencies in support of the significant achievements of these researchers:

 

Josephine Etowa

2020- OHTN HIV Treatment Network Research Chair in Black Women’s HIV Prevention and Care

 

Glen Kenny

2020- SmartCone Technologies Research Chair in Heat Strain Monitoring and Management

 

Annie Robitaille

2020- Perley Rideau Chair in Frailty Informed Care

 

Patrick O’Byrne

2019- Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Research Chair in Public Health and HIV Prevention

 

Wendy Gifford

2019- Loyer DaSilva Research Chair in Community and Public Health Nursing

 

Linda McLean

2017- University of Ottawa Chair in Women’s Health Research

 

Pascal Imbeault

2016- Montfort Research Chair in Physical and Mental Comorbidities

Past Chairs

Although the mandate of these chairs has ended we would like to recognize and acknowledge the following professors for their significant contributions

 

Roanne Thomas

2011-2021 Canada Research Chair in Creative Practices and Well-Being

 

Glen Kenny

2006-2021 University Research Chair in Human Environmental Physiology

Awards and Prizes

We are proud to recognize the following recipients of prestigious provincial, national and international prizes and awards.

International

2021

Patrick O'Byrne

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

 

2020

Janet Squires

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

 

Chibuike Udenigwe

Member, The Global Young Academy

 

2019

Dave Holmes

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

 

Dawn Stacey

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

 

2018

Jennifer Brunet

Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award- North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

 

Wendy Gifford

Oversea expert in health research and education- Hunan University Ministry of Education

 

Denise Harrison

Oversea expert in health research and education- Hunan University Ministry of Education

 

Glen Kenny

Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine

 

Mario Lamontagne

Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award- Kappa Delta Sorority

 

Chibuike Udenigwe

Young Scientist Research Award- American Oil Chemists' Society

Young scientist Award- American Chemical society - Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

 

2017

Josephine Etowa

Fellow of the American Association of Nursing

 

2016

Shannon Bainbridge

Andrée Gruslin Award in Placentology -International Federation of Placenta Associations

 

Anthony Carlsen

Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)

 

Nancy Edwards

Honorary Doctoral Degree- University of Lethbridge

 

Josephine Etowa

African Scholar Award- Carnegie Foundation

 

Chibuike Udenigwe

Early Career Scientist -International Academy of Food Science and Technology

National

2020

Angel Foster

FMWC Honorary Membership- Federation of Medical Women of Canada

 

Mario Lamontagne

Michael Freeman Innovation Award- Heart and Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence

 

Patrick O’Byrne

CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Award- Canadian Association for HIV Research

 

Benoit Séguin

John Dickinson Award of Merit – Diving Canada

 

Dawn Stacey

Fellowship Canadian Academy of Nursing- Canadian Academy of Nursing

CASN Award for Excellence in Nursing Research- Canadian Association of School of Nursing

 

2019

Josephine Etowa

Award of Merit- Community Health Nurses of Canada

 

Annette O'Connor

Laureate- Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

 

J. Craig Phillips

Andrew Johnson Award for Exceptional Contribution to HIV/AIDS Nursing- CANAC

 

Dawn Stacey

Fellowship- Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

 

2018

Nancy Edwards

R. Stirling Ferguson Award- Canadian Public Health Association

 

Josephine Etowa

100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women Award

 

Angel Foster

Leadership Award for Canadian Excellence in Women and Children's Health- Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health

 

Audrey Giles

Arctic Research Chair at Darmouth College- Fulbright Program

 

Ryan Graham

David Winter Promising Young Investigator Award

 

Annette O'Connor

Order of Canada-Governor General

 

2016

Jennifer Brunet

Early Career Investigator Award- Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)

 

Josephine Etowa

RBC - Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award

 

Paulette Guitard

Fellowship Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Provincial

2019

Lara Pilutti

Early Researcher Award - Ontario

 

2018

Michael De Lisio

Early Researcher Award - Ontario

 

Pascal Fallavolitta

Early Researcher Award - Ontario

 

Ryan Graham

Early Researcher Award - Ontario

 

2017

 

Shannon Bainbridge

Early Researcher Award - Ontario

 

Wendy Gifford

Early Researcher Award – Ontario

 

Julie Nantel

Early Researcher Award - Ontario

 

University

2021

Wendy Gifford

University of Ottawa Knowledge Mobilisation Award

 

2020

Raywat Deonandan

Faculty of Health Sciences Dean’s Choice Award

 

Chantal Matar

Faculty of Health Sciences Research Impact Award

 

Patrick O’Byrne

University of Ottawa Knowledge Mobilisation Award – Early Career Researcher

 

Janet Squires

University of Ottawa Early Career Researcher of the Year Award – Applied Sciences

 

Dawn Stacey

University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research

Faculty of Health Sciences Researcher of the Year Award

 

2019

Bénédicte Fontaine-Bisson

University of Ottawa Knowledge Mobilisation Award

 

Audrey Giles

University of Ottawa Excellence in Education Award

 

Ryan Graham

Faculty of Health Sciences Researcher of the Year Award

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