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Graduate Awards

Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Program


Mogenson Trust Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established by many generous donations to the Mogenson Trust. Donations were made to the Mogenson Trust by family, friends and colleagues in memory or in honour of the following individuals: Bill Bottom, G. Murray Fraser, Margaret P. Moffat, Gordon J. Mogenson, Hari and Gundrun Sharma, George W. Stavraky, and Esme Walker.

These awards are given annually to full-time Masters or Doctoral students in the Physiology and Pharmacology program, or students that have recently graduated from the Physiology and Pharmacology program. Awards will be based on academic achievement and research excellence.

In October of each year, the Graduate Studies Committee will consider nominations for each of the awards. The awards are presented at the Annual Department Banquet and Awards Ceremony which coincides with the Department Research Day and Stevenson / Gowdey Lectures. 

Questions regarding the nomination process for the awards can be sent to the Graduate Program Administrator, Ms. Susan McMillan.

G. Murray Fraser Award

This award was established by the family in memory of Murray Fraser. Awarded annually to an outstanding individual that completed the requirements for the M.Sc. degree in Physiology and Pharmacology within the previous 12 months (September 1 to August 31).

Evaluations of the candidates will be based on a) the quality of the M.Sc. thesis as indicated by the thesis assessment forms, the quality and number of publications, and scholarships received; and b) the candidate's overall contributions to the Department including teaching and leadership.

Nomination package must include:  a) letter of nomination from the candidate’s supervisor; b) the candidate’s updated curriculum vitae; and c) a secondary letter of recommendation.

Bill Bottom Award

This award was established in memory of Bill Bottom, long-time employee of the former Department of Physiology. Awarded annually to an outstanding individual that completed the requirements for the M.Sc. degree in Physiology and Pharmacology within the previous 12 months (September 1 to August 31).

Evaluations of the candidates will be based on a) the quality of the M.Sc. thesis as indicated by the thesis assessment forms, the quality and number of publications, and scholarships received; and b) the candidate's overall contributions to the Department including teaching and leadership.

Nomination package must include:  a) letter of nomination from the candidate’s supervisor; b) the candidate’s updated curriculum vitae; and c) a secondary letter of recommendation.

Margaret P. Moffat Award

This award was established in the memory of Dr. Marnie Moffat, a faculty member in the former Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, to recognize excellence in research and academic performance. Awarded annually to an outstanding individual that completed the requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Physiology and Pharmacology within the previous 12 months (September 1 to August 31).

Evaluations of the candidates will be based on a) the quality of the Ph.D. thesis as indicated by the thesis assessment forms, the quality and number of publications, and scholarships received; and b) the candidate's overall contributions to the Department including teaching and leadership.

Nomination package must include:  a) letter of nomination from the candidate’s supervisor; b) the candidate’s updated curriculum vitae; and c) a secondary letter of recommendation.

Esme Walker Award

This award was established in memory of Esme Walker, a long-time associate of the former Department of Physiology. Awarded annually to an outstanding individual that completed the requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Physiology and Pharmacology within the previous 12 months (September 1 to August 31).

Evaluations of the candidates will be based on a) the quality of the Ph.D. thesis as indicated by the thesis assessment forms, the quality and number of publications, and scholarships received; and b) the candidate's overall contributions to the Department including teaching and leadership.

Nomination package must include:  a) letter of nomination from the candidate’s supervisor; b) the candidate’s updated curriculum vitae; and c) a secondary letter of recommendation.

Hari and Gudrun Sharma Award

This award was established in the names of Dr. Hari and Gudrun Sharma to recognize and encourage excellence in research and academic performance. Awarded annually to a continuing Ph.D. student in the Physiology and Pharmacology program who has a minimum of 2 consecutive terms of full-time registration, and shows outstanding achievement in research.

Nomination package must include:  a) letter of nomination from the supervisor highlighting the candidate’s outstanding research achievements; b) the candidate’s updated curriculum vitae; and c) a secondary letter of recommendation.

Gordon J. Mogenson Award

This award was established in the name of Dr. Gordon J. Mogenson who was a former Chair of the Department of Physiology. This award is given annually to a continuing Ph.D. student in the Physiology and Pharmacology program who has a minimum of 2 consecutive terms of full-time registration, and shows outstanding achievement in research.

Nomination package must include:  a) letter of nomination from the supervisor highlighting the candidate’s outstanding research achievements; b) the candidate’s updated curriculum vitae; and c) a secondary letter of recommendation.

George W. Stavraky Teaching Award

Established by the Stavraky family in memory of George Stavraky a long-time faculty member of the former Department of Physiology. This award is given annually to a continuing M.Sc. or Ph.D. student in the Physiology and Pharmacology program who has shown outstanding ability in teaching at the undergraduate level.

All students who have held a Teaching Assistant appointment in the Department during the previous academic year (September 1 to April 30) are eligible. 

Nomination package consists of a letter of nomination from a Course Manager or another faculty member who is familiar with the candidate’s performance as a Teaching Assistant. If possible, a secondary letter of recommendation should be included.


Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Student Council Award

Established and funded by the PPGSC, this annual award will recognize a graduate student in the Physiology and Pharmacology program who has demonstrated leadership and made an outstanding contribution to the Department. The award is presented at the Annual Department Banquet and Awards Ceremony which coincides with the Department Research Day and Stevenson / Gowdey Lectures.

All graduate students in the Physiology and Pharmacology program are eligible to be nominated.  Students who have graduated are eligible for up to one year following their graduation.  Any member of the Department (faculty, staff or student) may nominate a candidate for the award. The winner will be determined by a vote of the Department’s graduate students.

Nominations should include a letter describing the nominee’s outstanding leadership contributions to the Department or to the graduate student body.  Emphasis should be placed on contributions made within the last 12 months.

The nomination deadline is typically early October each year. Please follow this link to nominate a graduate student.

Questions regarding the nomination process for this award can be sent to the Graduate Program Administrator, Ms. Susan McMillan.

PPGSC Nomination Form