Talent Scouting

The Global Excellence Initiative canvassing committee is committed to raising the profiles of top Canadian researchers on a global scale.

Raising the profiles of Canadian researchers on a global scale

The canvassing committee identifies potential nominees for international awards and communicates with the candidate’s institution to start the nomination process.

The committee seeks to identify exemplary Canadian candidates for major international research awards and recommend to the candidate’s institution that the candidate be nominated for a specific award. The committee is dedicated to supporting the candidate and their institution throughout the application process.

Canvasing Committee

  • Howard Alper

    Distinguished university professor, University of Ottawa

  • Lenore Fahrig

    Chancellor’s professor, department of biology and co-director, Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory, Carleton University

  • Aleeza Gerstein

    Assistant professor, University of Manitoba

  • Simon Kennedy

    Deputy minister, ISED

  • Jennifer Love

    Head and professor, department of chemistry, University of Calgary

  • Cheryl Misak

    University professor, University of Toronto

  • Gordon McCauley

    President & CEO, adMare BioInnovations

  • Robert Prichard

    Chair, Torys LLP

  • Guy Rouleau

    Director, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, chair, department of neurology and neurosurgery, McGill University and director, department of neuroscience, McGill University Health Centre

  • Molly Shoichet

    Professor and Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, University of Toronto

  • Juan Luis Suarez

    Professor, Western University

  • Michael Woodside

    Professor, faculty of science, University of Alberta

  • Christian Landry

    Professor, and Principal Investigator at the Landry Lab, Université Laval

  • Suzanne Fortier

    Principal emeritus, McGill University