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Past Winners

University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research

Past winners

2022-23Mamadou Fall, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Delphine Nakache, French Common Law Section, Faculty of Law
2021-22Glen Kenny, School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences and Ruth Kane, Faculty of Education
2020-21Dawn Stacey, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences and Jeremy Grimshaw, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
2019-20Sanni Yaya, School of International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Barbara Vanderhyden, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
2018-19Elisa Romano, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Robert W. Boyd, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science
2017-18 Lori Beaman, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts and Jianping Yao, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Faculty of Engineering
2016-17  Ivy Bourgeault, Telfer School of Management
2015-16 Tracy Vaillancourt, Faculty of Education
2014-15Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Faculty of Engineering and Teresa Scassa, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law
2013-14Azzedine Boukerche, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Faculty of Engineering and George A. Wells, Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
2012-13David Sankoff, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science,
“Tel fleurit aujourd’hui/Qui jadis fleurissait: Mathematical genomics and Darwin’s abominable mystery”
2011-12France Martineau, Département de Français, Faculté des arts
“Dialogues d’Amérique”
2010-112010-11  Paul Corkhum, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science
“Catching Electrons”
2009-10Katherine Lippel, Section Droit civil, Faculté de droit
« Les problèmes de santé mentale reliés au travail : public policy on prevention, compensation and return to work »
2008-09Ivan Stojmenovic, SITE, Faculty of Engineering
« Journey Through Applied Algorithms »
2007-08Hussein Mouftah, SITE, Faculty of Engineering
« Wireless Sensor Networks in the e-Society »
2006-07Nancy Edwards, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
« What makes community health interventions work? »
2005-06  Constance Backhouse, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law
« Rape in the House of Commons: The 1929 Prosecution of Louis Auger, Former uOttawa Professor »
2004-05  Annette O’Connor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
« Yes, no, maybe, helping patients make tough decisions »
2003-04 Steve Perry, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
« Strategies for Coping with Stress, and Other Fish Tales »
2002-03Shana Poplack, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts
« Uncovering the Hidden Origins of Everyday Language »
2001-02Gregor Bochmann, SITE, Faculty of Engineering
« Why art is Needed for Software Development »
2000-01 Gary Slater, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science
« La vie, molécule par molécule: sorting, moving and teasing polymers »
1999-00 Heather Davis, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
« Using DNA to modulate the immune system: potential impact on vaccines, cancer therapies and allergy »
1998-99Emery Fortin, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science
« La science à l’envers: From Solar Cells to Bose-Einstein Condensation”
1997-98Nicolas Georganas, SITE
« Écouter ou étouffer le chant des sirènes: le Web et le multimédia apprivoisés »
« Resisting or Embracing the Sirens’ Song: Multimedia and the Web for the Wise »
1996-97David Handelman, Department of Mathematics and Statisctics, Faculty of Science
« On the Dynamics of the Binomial Theorem »
1995-96Robert Korneluk, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
« Research into Molecular Genetics: From Muscular Dystrophy to Cell Suicide »
1994-95Chad Gaffield, Department of History, Faculty of Arts
« The Renewing of Canadian History:  Nouvelles questions, nouvelles sources, nouvelles méthodes »
1993-94 Juan (Tito) Scaiano, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
« From Magnets to Power Lines: How they Influence Chemical Reactions »
1992-93 Gilles Paquet, Faculté d’administration
« Sciences transversales et savoirs d’expérience: The Art of Trespassing »
1991-92 Alvin Mahrer, School of Psychology
« Opening the Closed Doors of Distinguished Psychotherapists: The Discovery of how Change Occurs in Psychotherapy Sessions »
1990-91 Howard Alper, Department of Chemistry
« Basic Research: From Petrochemicals to Pharmaceuticals and Beyond »
1989-90 Jean-Louis Major, Département des lettres françaises, Faculté des arts
« A la recherche d’un texte authentique »
1988-89David Levine, Department of Nephrology
« Inside the Kidney: Neither Dull nor Void »
1987-88 John Holmes, Department of Chemistry
« Cultivating my Chemical Garden »
1986-87 Jan Veizer, Department of Geology
« The Earth and its Life: Systems Perspective »
1985-86 Stanislaw S. Stuchly, Department of Electrical Engineering
« Radio Waves and our Bodies »
1984-85 William Dray, Department of Philosophy
« Causal Controversy in History »
1983-84Jean Himms-Hagen, Department of Biochemistry
« Body Heat, Food and Fatness »
1982-83Walter Tarnopolsky, Common Law Section
« International Supervision of Human Rights: The U.N. Experience »
1981-82 Gérald Beaudoin, Section de droit civil
« Rapatriement et puis aprés? »
« Repatriation now what? »
1980-81  Morris Kates, Department of Biochemistry
« Adventures in Membrane-Land »
1979-80Fernand Ouellet, Département d’histoire
« Le paysan canadien-français d’avant 1850: libéré ou exploité? »
1978-79 Gordin Kaplan, Department of Biology
« Self and Non-Self: Narcissism at the Cell Level (Moi et l’autre: aventures d’un lymphomane) »
1977-78 Nigel Howard, Faculty of Administration
« Powerful Paradoxes »
1976-77Marcel Trudel, Département d’histoire
« L’Homme de ma génération, homme d’ancien régime »
1975-76  Marcel LeBlanc, Département de physique
« Harnessing Perpetual Motion: Frozen Asset or Future Prospect? »
1974-75Wilbert J. Keon, Department of Surgery
« Coronary Heart Surgery: New Directions »
1973-74 Donat Pharand, Section de droit civil
« The Northwest Passage: Un souci des canadiens »
1972-73 Jean Ménard, Département de lettres françaises
« Albert Besnard – le magnifique »
1971-72Benjamin C.Y. Lu, Department of Chemical Engineering
« Turning Water into Wine »
1970-71 Keith J. Laidler, Department of Chemistry
« The Seeds of Time »
1969-70Benoît Garceau, o.m.i., Faculté de philosophie
« Les niveaux de la critique »
1968-69 Paul Wyczynski, Département de lettres françaises
« Nelligan et la Musique »
1967-68  Léonard F. Bélanger, Département d’histologie et embryologie
« Bonescapes by Atomlight »
1966-67Brian E. Conway, Department of Chemistry
« Electricity and Chemistry: Some Reflections on Historical and Contemporary Work »
1965-66 John Ertl, Faculty of Psychology
« Evoked Potential and Intelligence »
1964-65Eugène Roberto, Département de lettres françaises
« Réflexion littéraire: Claudel »
1963-64Margaret Beznak, Department of Physiology
« Experiments on Enlargement of the Heart »