We couldn’t be more proud of our members. Many are achieving respected awards for their exceptional work, demonstrating their visionary leadership and commitment to research excellence. Open the accordions below to read the full listing of award recipients.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs are awarded to researchers that have been recognized by their peers as outstanding leaders in their fields.

Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are awarded to excellent emerging researchers, who have been recognized by their peers as having potential to lead in their field.

Congratulations to the following WCHRI members who have received this prestigious honour:

Last NameFirst Name(s)TierChair title
AlexanderTodd2Canada Research Chair in Renal Epithelial Transport Physiology
BagshawSean1Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Outcomes and Systems Evaluation
BagshawSean2Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Nephrology
Canada Research Chair in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Brain Micro-structure
BhavsarAmit2Canada Research Chair in Functional Genomic Medicine
BourqueStephane2Canada Research Chair in Developmental and Integrative Cardiovascular Pharmacology
CaoBo2Canada Research Chair in Computational Psychiatry
CummineJacqueline2Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience of Literacy
DacksJoel2Former Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Cell Biology
DavidgeSandra T.1Former Canada Research Chair in Maternal and Perinatal Cardiovascular Health
DyckJason1Canada Research Chair in Molecular Medicine
EstabrooksCarole1Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation
FieldCatherine J1Canada Research Chair in Human Nutrition and Metabolism
GloverMark J. N.1Canada Research Chair in Structural Molecular Biology
HartlingLisa1Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis and Translation
HughesSarah2Former Canada Research Chair in Cell Adhesion and Proliferation
HyshkaElaine2Canada Research Chair in Health Systems Innovation
IoannouMaria2Canada Research Chair in Brain Lipid Cell Biology
JacksonJesse2Canada Research Chair in Neural Circuits
LeChris X.1Former Canada Research Chair in Bio-Analytical Technology and Environmental Health
MarchantDavid2Canada Research Chair in Viral Pathogenesis
OspinaMaria2Former Canada Research Chair in Life Course, Social Environments, and Health
OuditGavin2Canada Research Chair in Heart Failure
PabayoRoman2Canada Research Chair in Social Environment and Health Among Children
PituskinEdith2Canada Research Chair in Chronicity
RichardCaroline2Canada Research Chair in Nutritional Immunology
ScottShannon2Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation in Children’s Health
SharmaSangita1Canada Research Chair in Population Health
ShmulevitzMaya2Former Canada Research Chair in Molecular Virology and Oncotherapy
TanQiumin2Canada Research Chair in Molecular Genetics of Human Disease
TsaiSue2Canada Research Chair in Immunometabolism
UssherJohn R2Canada Research Chair in Pharmacotherapy of Energy Metabolism in Obesity
VeuglersPaul2Former Canada Research Chair in Population Health
VoronovaAnastassia2Canada Research Chair in Neural Stem Cell Biology
WestLori J.1Former Canada Research Chair in Cardiac Transplantation
WillingBenjamin2Canada Research Chair in Microbiology of Nutrigenomics
Updated February 2023

Election to a Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences is one of the highest honours in the Canadian health sciences community. Individuals are chosen based on their substantial accomplishments in health sciences and ability to demonstrate leadership, distinctive competencies, creativity and commitment to developing and advancing academic health science.

Congratulations to the following WCHRI members who received this fellowship:

  • Greta G. Cummings
  • Sandra Davidge
  • Jason Dyck
  • Carole Estabrooks
  • Catherine Field
  • Marek Michalak
  • Colleen Norris
  • David Olson
  • Gavin Oudit
  • Kim Raine
  • Shannon Scott
  • Sangita Sharma
  • Sunita Vohra
  • Lori J. West
  • Lonnie Zwaigenbaum

Updated February 2023

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada are scholars that have been peer-elected as the best in their field. Winners are recognized as distinguished men and women who have made exceptional contributions to their area of work.

Congratulations to the following WCHRI members who have received this fellowship:

WCHRI memberResearch discipline
Sandra DavidgeMedical Sciences
Carole EstabrooksNursing and Public Health
Chris LeChemistry
Gary LopaschukMedical Sciences
Marek MichalakMedical Sciences
Lori WestCardiac Transplantation
Updated February 2023

The Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. Members of the College have demonstrated, at an early stage in their career, a high level of achievement.

Congratulations to the following WCHRI members who received this recognition:

  • Zubia Mumtaz
  • Candace Nykiforuk
  • Carla Prado
  • Shannon Scott
  • Valerie Carson

Updated February 2023

WCHRI member Lori West, whose breakthrough research revolutionized organ transplants for infants, has been appointed as an officer of the Order of Canada, the highest level of the order.

Congratulations on this momentous achievement!

We’re proud to announce that the Stollery Children’s Hospital has been selected as a recipient of the INC Research “Clinical Research Site Award”! This award is the result of the collaborative efforts of the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Loretta Fiorillo from the Department of Pediatrics, staff within the Pediatric CIU and Heather Rylance from the WCHRI clinical trials team.

This achievement is awarded in recognition of this group’s exceptional study enrolment rate, protocol adherence, data integrity and overall quality of work.

Congratulations to Loretta Fiorillo, Heather Rylance, and the rest of the team on this well-deserved honour!

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