|From:||Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation|
|Date:||March 1, 2018|
|Re:||2017 Recipients of the President’s Impact Awards (PDAD&C #63)|
I am delighted to announce the recipients of the 2017 President’s Impact Awards. The President’s Impact Awards (PIA) recognize faculty members whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia or a specific field of research, including on society, culture, public policy, law, health, education, quality of life, a profession, the economy, and the environment, through public engagement or the development of products, processes, or services from inventions. Recipients of the Research Impact Award were also considered for the Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award that is presented annually under the banner of the U of T Awards of Excellence (AWEX).
PIA Recipients are designated as members of the Impact Academy for a period of five years during which they receive an award of $10,000 per year to be used toward their research. The Academy will meet to discuss matters relevant to research impact, offer advice to the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, and function as advocates for sustained excellence in research and innovation impact within and outside of the University. Members of the President’s Impact Academy will also be invited to participate in a range of university activities to increase the University’s profile on the impact of the research of its community.
I want to thank all the nominators for their support and care in preparing the dossiers. I also want to extend appreciation to the members of the Selection Committee for their time and dedication to the process. Thank you all for your commitment to recognizing excellence in research impact at U of T.
The 2017 PIA recipients are as follows:
Professor Lisa Austin
Faculty of Law
Professor Zubin Austin
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Professor Ron Deibert
Department of Political Science & Munk School of Global Affairs
Faculty of Arts & Science
Professor Kathleen Gallagher
Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Professor Andreas Laupacis
Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Professor Laupacis is also the recipient of the 2017 Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award
Professor Paul Santerre
Faculty of Dentistry
Professor Zindel Segal
Department of Psychology
University of Toronto Scarborough
The biographies of this year’s recipients as well as more information about the President’s Impact Award are available online.