Dyzenhaus Wins SSHRC Impact Awards Gold Medal

David Dyzenhaus, professor of law and philosophy at the University of Toronto, has been awarded a Gold Medal Impact Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The SSHRC is Canada’s federal research funding agency for the humanities and social sciences. The gold medal is its highest honor, and  is “given to individuals whose sustained leadership, dedication and originality of thought have inspired students and colleagues alike.” Its recipient’s research “must have significantly advanced understanding in their respective fields of research in the social sciences and humanities. The exceptional quality and impact of the recipient’s research, and their ongoing efforts to share the results of this work, must have greatly enriched Canadian society, and contributed to intellectual, cultural, social and/or economic life in Canada and/or internationally.”

Professor Dyzenhaus received the award in recognition of his “profound impacts on the field of legal philosophy and on defending the rule of law globally.” You can learn more about his research here.

The award includes a CA$100,000 prize, which “must be used within one year for research, knowledge mobilization or other research-related activities,” and 10% of it “must be used to promote the impact and outcomes of the recipient’s research achievements.” You can read the SSHRC’s full award announcement here.

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2 months ago

Great scholar and lovely man. Well deserved!