Previous Winners and Runners-up

2022

Prize for Groups

Winner

Runners-up

Prize for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Winner

  • Stephanie Zito, PhD candidate, Educational and Counseling Psychology

Runners-up

  • Alexandre Grant, MSc student, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Anaïs Remili, PhD candidate, Department of Natural Resource Sciences

Prize for Emerging Researchers

Winner

Runners-up

Prize for Established Academics

Winner

  • Daniel Béland, James McGill Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada 

Runners-up

  • Parisa Ariya, Full Professor, Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Chemistry
  • Catherine Hankins, Full Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
  • Taylor Owen, Associate Professor, Max Bell School of Public Policy
     

Changemaker Prize

You cannot apply for the Changemaker prize. It is awarded, on an occasional basis, to individuals whose dedication to sharing their knowledge with the media and the public has had a major impact on society.

Winner

2021

Prize for Collaboration

Winner

Runners-up 

Prize for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows 

 Winner

  • Susan Mintzberg, PhD candidate, School of Social Work 

Runners-up

  • Emily Choy, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
  • Ada McVean, MSc student, Department of Chemistry  
     

Prize for Emerging Researchers 

Winner 

  • Debra Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Runners-up

  • Nicole Basta, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health 
  • Tina Montreuil, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology
     

Prize for Established Academics  

Winner

  • Donald Sheppard, Full Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Runners-up

  • Parisa Ariya, Full Professor Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Chemistry 
  • Jérôme Waldispuhl, Associate Professor, School of Computer Science
     

Changemaker Prize 

You cannot apply for the Changemaker prize. It is awarded, on an occasional basis, to individuals whose dedication to sharing their knowledge with the media and the public has had a major impact on society. 

Winner

  • Matthew Oughton, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

2020

Prize for Collaboration

Winner

Runners-up

Prize for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Winner

  • Morgan Crowley, PhD Candidate, Department of Natural Resource Sciences

Runners-up

  • Suncica Avlijas PhD candidate and Christophe Benjamin, MSc student, Department of Biology
  • Paris Marx, MA student, Department of Geography
     

Prize for Emerging Researchers

Winner

Runners-up

Prize for Established Academics

Winner

Runners-up

  • Daniel Béland, James McGill Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
  • Sarah Moser, Associate Professor, Department of Geography
     

Changemaker Prize

You cannot apply for the Changemaker Prize. It is awarded, on an occasional basis, to individuals whose dedication to sharing their knowledge with the media and the public has had a major impact on society.

Winner

2019

Prize for Academic Staff

Winner

  • Madhukar Pai, Full Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and Director, McGill Global Health Programs and McGill International TB Centre

Runners-up

Prize for Graduate Students, Research Associates and Postdoctoral Fellows

Winner

  • J. Mauricio Gaona, PhD candidate, Faculty of Law

Runners-up

  • Marianne Falardeau-Côté, PhD candidate, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
  • Jay Olson, PhD candidate, Department of Psychiatry
  • Rackeb Tesfaye, PhD candidate, Department of Psychiatry
     

Special Recognitions

The jury was impressed by number of groups at McGill engaging directly with public to share knowledge and excitement of learning. Two groups and three individuals attracted special attention this year.

Students groups

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

  • Kha Han Lisa Dang, PhD candidate, Department of Physics,
  • Alexandra Gellé, PhD candidate, Department of Chemistry
  • Allyson Menzies, PhD candidate, Department of Natural Resource Sciences

Academic staff

  • David Bird, Professor Emeritus, Department of Natural Resource Sciences

2018

Winners

  • Catherine Potvin, Full Professor, Department of Biology
  • Tina Gruosso, Research Associate, Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology
  • Vanessa Sung, PhD candidate, Department of Biochemistry

Runners-up

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

  • Jean-François Bélanger, PhD candidate, Department of Political Science
    Melanie Doucet, PhD candidate, School of Social Work
  • Fernanda Pérez Gay Juárez, PhD candidate, Integrated Program in Neuroscience
  • Sofia Misenheimer, MA Student, Department of Art History & Communication Studies

Academic staff

Prize for Outstanding Achievement

  • Karl Moore, Associate Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management
  • Joe Schwarcz, Director, McGill Office for Science and Society
     

Special Recognitions

2017

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