John Charles Polanyi Prizes

In honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Government of Ontario has established a fund to provide annually up to five prizes to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to post-doctoral studies at an Ontario university.  The prizes have a value of $15,000 each and are available in the areas broadly defined as Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Economic Science. Western faculty members have won half of all Polanyi Prizes in Literature since 1987.

2017

2015

  • Matthew Teeter - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

2010

  • Ben Lester - Economics

2006

  • Elizabeth Gillies - Chemistry
  • Peter Cadieux - Microbiology and Immunology

2005

  • Jason Haslam - English
  • Paul Ragogna - Chemistry

2002

  • Juan Luis Suarez - English

1999

  • Nandi Bhatia – English

1997

  • Jeffrey Smith – Economics

1996

  • Brigitte Lavoie – Biochemistry

1994

  • David Hugh McConville – Chemistry
  • Calin Mihailescu – Modern Languages

1993

  • Jane Toswell – English

1992

  • Peter Thoms – English

1991

  • Douglas Tweed – Physiology/Ophthalmology

1990

  • Angela Esterhammer – English/Modern Languages

1989

  • Monica Caverson – Anatomy
  • Lisa Zeitz – English

1988

  • Kim Baines – Chemistry
  • Patrick Deane – English