To raise the profile of top researchers at Canadian universities, hospitals, research institutes and corporate and government laboratories, Universities Canada coordinates external reviews of candidates’ nomination dossiers national and international prizes and awards through the following process.
At least six weeks before the prize nomination deadline:
- The institution informs Emily Everett, program specialist, that a nomination dossier is forthcoming. The institution provides the name of the nominee as well as a short biography, the subject matter for the nomination and the name of the prize or award.
- Reviewers are selected from a pool of Canadian and international researchers successful in obtaining prestigious prizes and awards.
At least three weeks before the prize nomination deadline:
- The institution submits the nomination dossier to the program officer.
- The program officer forwards the nomination dossier to reviewers for independent assessment. Reviewers focus on the presentation of the information and provide feedback on how to strengthen the nomination based on the evaluation criteria for the award.
Ten days before the prize nomination deadline:
- The program officer provides reviewers’ feedback to the nominating institution.
- Following consideration of feedback and any subsequent modifications, the final version of the nomination is submitted by the institution.