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National Awards
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award, 2013
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, 2012-
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2012-
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, 2008-
Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowship, 2008-2010
Woman of Action, Israel Cancer Research Fund, 2010 (one of 4 women honored for contributions to the advancement of knowledge)
Clara Benson Award, Canadian Society for Chemistry, 2009
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council: EWR Memorial Steacie Fellowship, 2003-2005
Royal Society of Canada, Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry, 2006
UK-Canada WISET Lectureship, Royal Society of Canada, 2005
Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, Tier I, 2013-2020
Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, Tier I, 2006-2013
Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, Tier II, 2001-2006
Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering: Syncrude Canada Innovation Award,
Canada Foundation for Innovation: Career Award, 2003
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Young Explorer's Award, 2002 (to top
20 researchers in Canada aged 40 and under)
Canada's Top 40 under 40, 2001 (awarded 2002) - for innovation and leadership
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council: University Faculty Award,
CNC/IUPAC: Travel Award to IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules, Prague,
Czech Republic, 1997
Neuroscience Network: Visiting Scientist Award, 1995

International Awards

L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate for North America, 2015
Senior Scientist Award, 2014 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, North America, 2014
International Fellow of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (FTERM), 2013
Society for Biomaterials (USA), Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature, 2012 Fellow, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2011-
Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE), 2008-
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2006-
Visiting Professor Award, Universite de Paris du Nord, 2001
DuPont, Aid to Education Award, 1999-2000
Society for Biomaterials: Abstract Presentation in Excellence Session, Hybrid
Artificial Organs, 1995
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs: Travel Award for Outstanding
Abstract, 1993
Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts:
Fellowship, 1987

Provincial Awards
Order of Ontario, 2011-
Premier's Research in Excellence Award, 1st round, 1999-2004

University Awards
University Professor, University of Toronto (<2% of faculty have this distinction), 2014-
Innovation of the Year Award, University of Toronto, 2012
Continuing Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto, 2008-
McLean Award, University of Toronto, 2004
R. Samuel McLaughlin Center for Molecular Medicine, McLaughlin Scholar , 2004-
McEwen Center in Regenerative Medicine, Principal Investigator , 2006-
Terrence Donnelly Center in Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Principal
Investigator , 2005-