Molly’s Awards

National Awards

  • Order of Canada, 2018-
  • Canada Council for the Arts, Killam Prize, Engineering, 2017
  • Chemical Institute of Canada, Kalev Pugi Award for innovation in research, 2017
  • Till & McCulloch Award for advances in stem cell biology & engineering, 2016
  • Royal Canadian Institute for Science, Fleming Medal, 2015
  • 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, 2003
  • 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, 1995-2000
  • CNC/IUPAC: Travel Award to IUPAC Conference Macromolecules, Prague Czech Republic, 1997
  • Neuroscience Network: Visiting Scientist Award, 1995

International Awards

  • Foreign Member, United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2016
  • L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate for North America, 2015
  • Senior Scientist Award, 2014 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Americas, 2014
  • International Fellows of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (FTERM), 2013-
  • Society for Biomaterials (USA), Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature, 2012
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2011-
  • Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE), 2008-present
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2006-present
  • 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, U. 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 McLauglin Center for Molecular Medicine, McLaughlin Scholar, 2004-2008
  • McEwen Center in Regenerative Medicine, Principal Investigator, 2006-
  • Terrence Donnelly Center in Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Principal Investigator, 2005-