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Nomination Invitation: 2013 Vanier Medal

Forwarded on behalf of the Grants Coordinators, Office of Research Services. Please forward to interested faculty within your unit and post.

If you would like to nominate a researcher, or have questions about the nomination process, please contact Ellen Steinhauer, Co-ordinator Institutional Nominations & Awards, at 864-2651, or




" ... when our minds are open to new ideas, when we use dialogue and innovation to shape our nation, we are building a Canada of which we can all be proud. The Right Honourable Georges P. Vanier, whose legacy has left us with the knowledge that we are not only privileged to live in such a great nation, but that we also have the responsibility to work to improve our well-being for subsequent generations. This is what public servants do; this is what each winner of the Vanier Medal has done."
His Excellency David Johnston,
Governor General of Canada
(excerpt from Vanier Medal January 17, 2012 address)


The Institute of Public Administration is inviting nominations for Canada's 2013 Vanier Medal.

The IPAC Vanier Medal, established in 1962, is awarded annually as a mark of distinction and excellence to a person who has by his/her writings or other endeavors made an outstanding contribution to public administration or public service in Canada. This medal is Canada's highest public servant award and is annually presented by IPAC's patron, the Governor General of Canada. Past Vanier Medal recipients represent the best of Canada's public sector, most notably, Bryan P. Davies (2010), Dr. David Dodge (2011), and Dr. Jacques Bourgault (2012).

This invitation is being extended to heads of governments, presidents of universities and colleges, members of IPAC and other selected representatives of the public policy and administration community.

An independent panel of five judges, appointed annually, selects the person who, in its opinion is the outstanding candidate for the award.

Full award criteria, details and entry form are available at Please submit the name of your nominee, supported by the signature of three colleagues/distinguished citizens along with documentation and/or letters that support your nominee for the 2013 IPAC Vanier Medal. Deadline for nominations is April 8, 2013.

For further information, please contact (416) 924-8787 ext 230 or visit IPAC's web site at