At A Glance
Dr. Pawson was one of Canada’s most respected and accomplished scientists. He was the Distinguished Investigator and Apotex Chair in Molecular Oncology at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto (UofT). In June 2008, he became the first Canadian scientist to be named a Kyoto Prize Laureate. In 2006, he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, and that same year he was named to the Order of the Companions of Honour by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, one of only nine Canadians to have received such an honour.
He received international recognition for his research achievements and his list of prestigious awards and honours included the 2007 Premier's Summit Award for Medical Research, the Gairdner Foundation International Award, the Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics (Netherlands), the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (Columbia University) and the Wolf Prize in Medicine (Israel). He was elected to the Order of Ontario, and to the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of Canada. He authored more than 370 scholarly publications, some of which are viewable in U of T's T-Space Research Repository.