1976    Canada Council Grant and Award for exchange of scientists

1986    American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award

1988    American Psychiatric Association Fellowship Award – May 1988

1991    Nominated and selected as Senior Scholar by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada for the Award of Canada-USSR Academic Exchange Program for 1991-1992. Participation in the above Academic Exchange Program with the Academy of Sciences of the former USSR for a research project on the Seasonal Affective Disorders in November 1991.

2003    Distinguished Life Fellow Award, American Psychiatric Association ( January).

2008    Award of Excellence of Social Responsibility and Service (in the field of substance abuse prevention).  Received at the 10th National Conference of Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Sino-US Symposium in Drug Abuse and HIV/HCV Comorbidity (October). Xian,China

2009    Professor Emeritus, McGill University, Department of Psychiatry (as of June 1, 2009)

2011    Award of Appreciation for contribution to Medical Education of the Class of 2011 as an Osler Fellow of McGill University Faculty of Medicine, May 18, 2011

2011    Award of Distinguished Scholarship (in the book category) for the book Materialism:  Moral and Social Consequences (2010, Oxford, UK), presented by the  Association for Baha’i Studies – N.   America at its annual conference August 13, 2011, San Francisco.

2011    Certificate of Appreciation as an Osler Fellow (2007- 2011) for an “invaluable contribution” to the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, May 18, 2011.

2012    Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, December 10, 2012, for recognition to contributions to Canada.