Royal Society of Canada (RSC) J.B. Tyrell Historical Medal

The medal is awarded for outstanding work in the history of Canada. The gold plated silver medal is offered every two years if there is a suitable candidate.

The biennial competition (even years) typically opens in mid-January and closes in March with an internal deadline in the preceding autumn (deadlines will be reviewed and verified annually).

Note: All nominations must be initiated by RSC Fellows or Institutional Members (IMs). Institutional Members may nominate a max. of one candidate for every Medal or Award being offered each year. Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) coordinates the internal selection of nominees for institutional nomination. To promote equity, diversity and inclusion, departments and faculties should ensure that all eligible candidates are considered and given the opportunity to self-identify. To recommend a candidate to the President’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes, please submit a candidate suggestion form by the internal deadline. For more information, please contact

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Upcoming Deadlines

March 31, 2024March 31, 2024 *
October 12, 2023 Oct. 12, 2023 October 12, 2023 16:00:00 October 12, 2023 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Royal Society of Canada (RSC) J.B. Tyrell Historical Medal Awards outstanding work in the history of Canada. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.