Nominations for the 2022 Alumni of Distinction Awards are now open.

Annually, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Alumni of Distinction Awards celebrates and honours alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the School, Western University, the community and/or their profession.

Awards will be announced in Spring 2022, and presented to award recipients during Homecoming Weekend 2022.

Nominations have closed.


Questions?

Please contact Nora MacLeod at nora.macleod@schulich.uwo.ca.

Alumni of Distinction Award – Dentistry

This award recognizes a graduate of Schulich Dentistry, including its graduating programs, who has made outstanding contributions to Schulich Dentistry/to the art and science of dentistry/to research/or to the profession of dentistry.

Honorary Alumni of Distinction Award – Dentistry

This award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to Schulich Dentistry in research/the art and science of dentistry/or the profession of dentistry.

Community Service Award

This award pays tribute to an individual who has made outstanding volunteer contributions to their community. They have enriched the lives of others through their generous gifts of time and talent and their involvement with civic, charitable, and social causes.

Excellence in Basic Science Research Award

This award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of Basic Science research, setting a standard of excellence to which others can aspire.

Professional Achievement Award – Medicine

This award recognizes superior achievement in the field of Medicine. The recipient is a role model who sets standards of excellence to which others can aspire.

Young Alumni Award (3)

This award recognizes significant contributions by alumni, whether through professional achievement or community service. The recipient is within 15 years of program completion and sets an inspirational example for future young alumni.

  • One award is reserved for a graduate of Schulich Dentistry including its graduate programs;
  • One award is reserved for a graduate from a Basic Science field;
  • One award is reserved for graduates of all other programs.

*NEW* Dr. Stephen Blizzard Trailblazer Award

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Nominations are accepted annually for this award. Nominees must be a graduate of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program or have completed their residency training at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. This awards recognizes those who exemplify excellence in Medicine through their work as trailblazers, by having made significant contributions to advocacy work, humanitarian work, education, and/or advancing uncharted fields that promote Black Excellence and Flourishing both within and beyond medicine.

The award acknowledges in particular, those who have attained high levels of excellence while demonstrating resilience in the face of significant social barriers such as racism, accessibility, and gender and those who have demonstrated advocacy for racial justice, inclusion and equity. With their exceptional levels of perseverance and dedication they have created impactful careers and are inspiring future generations of leaders in Medicine. If during any year, a suitable candidate is not available as deemed by the selection committee, then the award will not be distributed.

Read about the 2021 Alumni of Distinction Award recipients.
Read about the 2020 Alumni of Distinction Award recipients.