Distinguished Scholar Medal

The Dean of Science Distinguished Scholar Medal recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions which demonstrate a balanced approach to scholarly activities in both teaching and research. It is awarded by the Dean of Science to a deserving faculty member in the Faculty of Science, and is not necessarily awarded every year.

The spirit in which the Distinguished Scholar Medal is awarded is:

All professional staff at Memorial University of Newfoundland have two primary obligations: to seek new knowledge and to transmit their accumulated knowledge to others. All decisions affecting the career of a professor must therefore take into consideration his or her performance in the areas of research and teaching.

Distinguished Scholar Medal Recipients

2023 - Dr. Ian Fleming, Ocean Sciences 
- Dr. Christina Bottaro, Chemistry
- Dr. Matthew Rise, Ocean Sciences
 - Dr. Fereidoon Shahidi, Biochemistry
2019 - Dr. Annie Mercier, Ocean Sciences
- Dr. Peter Pickup, Chemistry
- Dr. Aimée Surprenant, Psychology
2016 - Dr. Fran Kerton, Chemistry
2014 - Dr. John Hanchar, Earth Sciences
2012 - Dr. Jeremy Hall, Earth Sciences
2011 - Dr. Graham Bodwell, Chemistry
2009 - Dr. Jie Xiao, Mathematics and Statistics
2008 - Dr. David Schneider, Ocean Sciences Centre
2004 - Dr. John T. Brosnan, Biochemistry
2003 - Dr. John deBruyn, Physics & Physical Oceanography
2002 - Dr. Wlodek Zuberek, Computer Science
2001 - Dr. Michael Morrow, Physics & Physical Oceanography
1997 - Dr. S. Paddi Reddy, Physics & Physical Oceanography
1996 - Dr. Peter Booth, Mathematics & Statistics
1995 - Dr. Michael Rochester, Earth Sciences
1994 - Dr. Murray Brooker, Chemistry
1994 - Dr. Carolyn Harley, Psychology
1993 - Dr. Margaret Brosnan, Biochemistry