Launch of the 2024 HRF Medal of Honour Nominations!

Since its inception in 1945, the HRF Medal of Honour has been awarded to truly outstanding individuals whose research and/or contribution to public policies supportive of research and development in Canada have achieved international recognition.

Nominees must be Canadian residents whose work/research has been performed in Canada and has made a truly notable or pivotal contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the health sciences, health policy and/or the improvement of therapeutics and healthcare. Recipients can originate from a variety of fields and sectors including patient organizations, academia, media, industry, and the public and non-profit sectors.

The $20,000 prize will be invested into innovative health research at the Canadian academic institution of the recipient’s choice to promote further health and life sciences research in Canada.

To submit a nomination for a worthy candidate, please visit our website to access the terms of reference and nomination form here.

We look forward to receiving your nomination and thank you in advance for supporting research and innovation in Canada.

Médaille d’honneur de la FRS

Nous acceptons présentement les nominations jusqu’au 15 juillet 2024.

Depuis sa création en 1945, la Médaille d’honneur a été remise à des personnes remarquables dont la recherche ou la contribution aux politiques publiques appuyant la recherche et le développement au Canada a été reconnue à l’échelle mondiale.

Les candidats doivent être des résidents canadiens dont les travaux ou les recherches ont été effectués au Canada et ont apporté une contribution vraiment exceptionnelle ou essentielle à l’avancement des connaissances dans les domaines des sciences de la santé, des politiques de santé et des améliorations dans la thérapeutique et la santé. Les lauréats peuvent provenir d’une variété de domaines et de secteurs, notamment des groupes de patients, des enseignants, de l’industrie, du secteur public et d’organismes sans but lucratif.

Le prix de 20 000 $ sera réinvesti dans la recherche innovatrice en santé à l’établissement universitaire du choix du récipiendaire afin de promouvoir plus de recherches dans les sciences de la vie.

Pour proposer la nomination d’un candidat méritant, veuillez visiter notre site Web pour avoir accès au mandat, ainsi qu’au formulaire de mise en candidature ici.

Nous sommes impatients de recevoir votre nomination et vous remercions à l’avance de votre appui à la recherche et l’innovation au Canada.

Register for the ASK US Series – Right to Participate Webinar

Right to Participate is an initiative at BC Children’s and Women’s hospital to develop and clarify respectful ways in which patients and families can be contacted to participate in research. This goes beyond permission to contact; it is about ensuring all patients and families have the right to learn about research opportunities that interest them and to be able to make informed decisions about whether they would like to participate.

Our keynote speaker for this episode is Jennifer Claydon, manager, Clinical Research Support Unit at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, who is co-leading the Right to Participate initiative.

Joining Jennifer will be Rebecca Barnes, executive director, Network of Networks (N2) Canada – an alliance of research networks and organizations, who brings an extensive array of knowledge with consent and permission to contact programs, and Alison Orth, director, Clinical Trials BC (part of Michael Smith Health Research BC), who brings her experience in survey data results and relaying participants’ preferences to learning about clinical research opportunities.

The event is being held on Zoom on May 21, 2024 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM PDT. 

Register here.

The 2024 competition of the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research is now open

The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research | The Royal

This annual national Prize provides funding to exceptional researchers who are affiliated with a Canadian academic research institution in the field of mental health and who are 45 years of age or younger, to encourage them to continue to pursue their research interests in Canada. It recognizes those with a demonstrated track record in research with excellence in scientific rigor, innovative thinking, imagination and originality and a clear ability to work in partnership with other disciplines and/or research teams external to the institution with which they are affiliated.

Please refer to the Prize Guidelines for full eligibility requirements and additional application details.


Application form

The 2024 deadline date for applications is July 15, 2024.

Should you have any questions, please contact