Royal Society of Canada (RSC) McLaughlin Medal

The McLaughlin Medal was established in 1978 by the RSC through the generosity of the R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation to recognize distinguished achievement in medical sciences in Canada. The medal is awarded for important research of sustained excellence in any branch of medical sciences. The gold plated silver medal is awarded every year if there is a suitable candidate.

Note: There are two routes for nomination: (1) by a Fellow, and supported by two other nominators, or (2) by Institutional Members, supported by two other nominators, neither of whom needs to be a Fellow. Institutional Members may nominate a max. of one candidate for every Medal or Award being offered each year. If an institutional nomination is sought, Chairs/Directors/Deans are invited to submit a pre-proposal form (one-page statement and CV of the candidate) to Institutional Strategic Awards by the listed internal deadline. The President's Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes will recommend which candidates proceed to full institutional nomination, with the assistance of Institutional Strategic Awards. For an external expert review of a draft nomination, arranged through Universities Canada, please get in touch with at least six weeks prior to the agency deadline.

The annual competition typically opens in mid-January and closes at the beginning of March with an internal deadline in the preceding December (deadlines will be reviewed and verified annually).

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Upcoming Deadlines

March 31, 2022March 31, 2022 Verified Date
February 01, 2022 Feb. 01, 2022 February 01, 2022 16:00:00 February 01, 2022 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Royal Society of Canada (RSC) McLaughlin Medal Recognizes excellence in medical science. .