Medal of Honour

Recognizing excellence and pivotal contributions to health science for Canada, for the world

Since its inception in 1945, the Medal of Honour has been awarded to remarkable individuals whose research or contributions to public policies supportive of research and development in Canada have achieved international recognition. All recipients have made pivotal contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the health sciences and/or the improvement of therapeutics healthcare.

The award recipient receives $20,000 to donate to the research-based, Canadian academic institution of their choice, along with being presented with the prestigious Medal of Honour at the HRF’s annual awards event.


We are now accepting nomination for 2022! Nominations are accepted from any Canadian individual or organization and is not limited to industry. A secondary nominator is required for the nomination to be considered and cannot originate from a current member of the Medal of Honour Committee. The nomination deadline is June 22 of the award-granting year. Any nomination submitted can be considered for up to two award cycles. The nominee’s work/research must have been performed in Canada by a Canadian resident.

Submit a nomination for the HRF Medal of Honour

You can nominate a candidate for the HRF Medal of Honour and obtain more information on our awards program by contacting the HRF at (613) 236-0455 extension 286, or by email.