Since its inception in 1945, the Medal of Honour has been awarded to remarkable individuals whose research or contributions to public policies supportive of research and development in Canada have achieved international recognition. All recipients have made pivotal contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the health sciences and/or the improvement of therapeutics healthcare.
The award recipient receives $20,000 to donate to the research-based, Canadian academic institution of their choice, along with being presented with the prestigious Medal of Honour at the HRF’s annual awards event.
Nominations have now closed for the 2023 HRF Medal of Honour. Submitted nominations will be considered for up to two award cycles. The nominee’s work/research must have been performed in Canada by a Canadian resident.
Dr. Geoffrey T. Fong
For his pioneering research on tobacco smoking to address this leading preventable cause of death globally.
Dr. Robert Young
For his role in the discovery and development of Singulair®.
Dr. Raymond U. Lemieux
For his pioneering research in Carbohydrate chemistry, leading to the development of effective agents.
Sir Alexander Fleming
For the discovery of penicillin.