Research Impact Award (established 2020)
This annual award recognizes the Trent University researcher or research team stewarding original and impactful research which has contributed significantly to society (local, regional, national or international).
- Any faculty, staff, post doc, adjunct, associate or team affiliated with
- Trent University research can nominate or stand for nomination
- The individual, or if a team, the Principal Investigator, must be formally affiliated with Trent University for at least 3 years
- Self‐nomination is acceptable (with 2 reference letters: one internal and one external to Trent University)
- Equity, diversity and inclusion are considered in all nominations
- Students are not eligible for this award, unless they are key members of the nominated research team
Research Impact Award Past Recipients
Trent Rural Aging Program
Dr. Mark Skinner, Dr. Elizabeth Russell, Amber Colibaba
Dr. Skinner, Dr. Russell and Ms. Colibaba were lauded for their commitment to research excellence in rural aging and to their continued emphasis on making an impact through a research team approach. This award is very well deserved as evidenced through the team’s far-reaching knowledge mobilization efforts in local and national communities, in influencing policy, in mentoring junior researchers and in working with the non-profit sector. The team’s work in rural aging research sets a high bar for future nominees of the Research Impact award.
The award’s monetary prize was donated to the Abbeyfield House Society in Lakefield – a beautiful gesture by the award-winning team!