There are several Canadian Awards Programs, notably the Steacie prize (http://gold.sao.nrc.ca/sims/Prize.htm)and the Killam prize awarded by the National Research Council and Canada Council for the Arts respectively. The National Science and Engineering Research Council celebrates Canada's most outstanding scientists and engineers (see http://www.nserc.ca/gherzberg/en/award_an.html).
Provincial governments have their own awards. In British Columbia we have the gold medal awards in Science and Technology awarded annually by the BC Science Council (http://www.scbc.org/awards/s_and_t/default.asp).
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