Ishita Aggarwal, MPH’19, was named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence for 2020, recognizing her work with Mom’s The Word, a non-profit that hosts free prenatal workshops for homeless and low-income pregnant women to fight health illiteracy, maternal poverty and infant morbidity.

Dr. Ian Ball, MD’02, joined the Canadian Armed Forces. He took the oath of allegiance in front of the Class of 1950 plaque in the Medical Sciences Building on campus, recognizing veterans of the Second World War.

Dr. Brooke Edwards, MD’19, received the Resident Leadership Award from the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada.

Sajjad Fazal, MPH’18, was named one of the 50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians of 2019 for his public health advocacy and online health promotion campaign, Afya Yoko.

Dr. Tarek Loubani, MD’07, was awarded the Bassel Khartabil Fellowship in recognition of his dedication to using the concepts of open access to design and distribute low-cost medical supplies.

Dr. David Naylor, resident alumnus, is helping lead the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force.

Dr. Jane Philpott, MD’84, will serve as the next Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. Her term begins on July 1, 2020. Dr. Philpott has also been appointed to lead Ontario’s pandemic data effort.

Bruce Seet, PhD’02, received the Community Service Award from Life Sciences Ontario, recognizing his advocacy for expanding professional development opportunities for graduate trainees.

Matthew Teeter, PhD’12, received the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, awarded to early-career scientists to support innovative research.