Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Jason A. Hannah Medal

The Jason A. Hannah Medal was established in 1976 by RSC with the generous assistance of Associated Medical Services Incorporated, through its Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine. The medal was established to honour the late President and Managing Director of AMS Inc., Dr. Jason A. Hannah, and to bring recognition to the work of Canadian research in the history of medicine.

Eligibility: The award is for a book published in the five years preceding its nomination. 

The biennial competition (odd years) typically opens in 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

Agency Website:

Upcoming Deadlines

March 31, 2025March 31, 2025 *
October 06, 2024 Oct. 06, 2024 October 06, 2024 16:00:00 October 06, 2024 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Jason A. Hannah Medal Recognizes an important publication in the history of medicine. .
* 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.