Global Excellence Initiative Canvassing Committee

Committee’s mandate

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

The Committee seeks to identify meritorious Canadian candidates for major international research awards and recommend to the leader of 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.


Howard Alper, distinguished university professor, University of Ottawa


  • Catherine Beaudry, professor, Canada Research Chair in Creation, Development and Commercialization of Innovation, Polytechnique Montreal
  • Colin Dodds, former president, Saint Mary’s University
  • Aleeza Gerstein, assistant professor, University of Manitoba
  • Dennis Hall, professor and Canada Research Chair in Boron Chemistry for Catalysis and Drug Discovery, University of Alberta
  • Cheryl Misak, university professor, University of Toronto
  • Robert Prichard, chair, Torys LLP
  • Roderick McInnes, professor, department of biochemistry, McGill University and director, Lady Davis Research Institute
  • Rémi Quirion, chief scientist of Québec
  • Molly Shoichet, professor and Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Juan Luis Suarez, professor, Western University
  • Louis Taillefer, professor and Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials, Université de Sherbrooke

Contact us

Caroline Flocari
Program Specialist
Tel: 613-563-1236, ext. 257

Universities Canada