Awards

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry celebrates excellence in research and academics. We offer one of the highest levels of financial support for graduate students at Western and across Canada. A variety of internal awards, scholarships and fellowships exist to celebrate the achievements of our graduate students.

Listed below are awards presented for excellence in the Graduate Program:

Collip Medal Award

Awarded annually to the most outstanding graduating PhD student from one of the Basic Science Programs in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The award, established in 1959, commemorates the contributions of Dr. J. B. Collip, one of the School's former Deans.

2018 Dr. Miljan Kuljanin
2013
Dr. Benjamin Kleinstiver
2012 Dr. Chris Johansen
2009 Dr. James Duncan
2008 Dr. Sean Bendall
2007 Dr. Mary Olsten
2006 Dr. David Canton
2004 Dr. Sonya Clark
2003 Dr. Simon Sharpe
2000 Dr. Christy Fryer
1999 Dr. Steven Smith
1994 Dr. Brigitte Lavoie
1993 Dr. Andrew White
1992 Dr. Carolyn Smith
1991 Dr. Michael Surette
1988 Dr. David Litchfield
1985 Dr. Donald Nicholson
1979 Dr. Eric Ball
1978 Dr. Francis Sharom
1976 Dr. Frances Ann McElroy
1971 - 1976 No medals were awarded
1970 Dr. Naim Kosaric 
1966 Dr. John W.D. MacDonald
1963 Dr. John Purko
1960 Dr. William Thompson
1959 Dr. Elizabeth Young Pearce

Cobban Student Award in Heart and Stroke Research

Established by Audrey and Delmar Cobban and matched by Robarts Research Institute, this award recognizes doctoral research in the area of heart and stroke disease.

2018 Jacqueline Dron

Dr. Bishnu D. Sanwal Graduate Performance Award

Awarded to Biochemistry graduate students for performance in the graduate student seminar, participation in the visiting speakers program and general departmental affairs, and willingness to assist fellow students.

2016
Dr. Mike Eliis
2015
Dr. Stephanie Dorman
2014 Tom McMurrough  

Dr. William Zaharia Award

Awarded to students for excellence in the Department of Biochemistry PhD program.

2017 Dr. Jacob Aguirre-Butcher
2016
Dr. Stephanie Dorman
2015 Dr. L. Ashley Watson
2013
Dr. Benjamin Kleinstiver
2012 Dr. Chris Johansen
2011 Dr. Matthew Lanktree
2010 Dr. Susan Safadi
2009 Dr. James Duncan
2008 Dr. Sean Bendall
2007 Dr. Mary Olsten
2006 Dr. David Canton
2005 Dr. Katrina Rodriquez-Capote
2004 Dr. Sonya Clark
2003 Dr. Simon Sharp
2002 Dr. Helen Petropolous
2001 Dr. Alan Ridgeway
2000 Dr. Christy Fryer
1999 Dr. Steven Smith
1998 Dr. Murray Junop
1997
No candidate
1996
Dr. Alan Rigby
1995
Dr. Michelle Rouleau
1994
Dr. Brigitte Lavoie
1993
Dr. Andrew White
1992
Dr. Carolyn Smith
1991 Dr. Michael Surette
1990 Dr. Ann Marie Carig
1989 Dr. Ingrid Mehlhorn
1998 Dr. David Litchfield
1987 Dr. Steven Anderson
1986 Dr. Paul Walton
1985 Dr. Donald Nicholson
1984 Dr. Mark Peters
1983 Dr. Prem Seth
1982 Dr. Jane Wilson
1981 Dr. Paul Casola
1980 Dr. Tony Rupar
1979 Dr. Eric Ball
1978 Dr. Frances Sharom
1977 Dr. Jeff Lipton

Drs. Madge & Charles Macklin Fellowship for Publication/Research and Teaching

Publication

For full-time doctoral students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry who have published their doctoral research as first author in a peer reviewed journal.

2017 Karen Dunkerley 
2016
 
Tara Condos
2011 Courtney Coschi
2010 Kristin Kernohan
2009 Nicole St. Denis

Research and Teaching

This award is for doctoral students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in order to recognize and reward excellence in teaching and research.

2008 Susan Safadi

Morris Kroll Memorial Scholarship in Cancer Research

For excellence in the field of cancer research.

2009 Gobi Thillainadesan

Nellie L. Farthing Memorial Fellowship in Medical Sciences

This award recognizes and rewards graduate students in Medical Sciences for excellence in research. It was established in 1960 through a generous legacy donation from Nellie Farthing.

2018 Jacqueline Dron
2015
Mike Ellis
2011
Bradley Stocks
2010 Bradley Stocks
2006 Mary Olsten
2002 Greg Vilk
2000 Derek McLachlin
1999 Derek McLachlin

Jonathan & Joshua Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Mental Health Rsearch

This scholarship is given to doctoral students who are specializing in the neuroscience of mental health disorders and is generously made available by Mr. Robert McKinnon and friends.

2017 Renee Tamming

Jonathan & Joshua Memorial Graduate Travel Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a doctoral or Master's student who is specializing in mental health research and is generously made available by Mr. Robert McKinnon and friends.

2018 Karen Dunkerley

WORLDiscoveries Scholarship for Commercialization/Entrepreneurship

WORLDiscoveries is generously providing an award for Biochemistry graduate students. Details about the award can be found below.

This award promotes the pursuit of commercialization/entrepreneurship within the Dept. of Biochemistry.
Graduate students at the MSc and PhD levels are eligible. Funding for research supplies, equipment, training opportunities, travel, or related activities will be considered.
This award is worth $500.
Students are asked to provide a one-page document outlining their research project and indicating how the funds will enable commercialization/entrepreneurship. The document should be submitted to Barb Green by e-mail under the subject, WORLDiscoveries Scholarship.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 Feb.
A panel composed of representatives from WOLRDiscoveries and the Dept. of Biochemistry will review the applications. The successful applicant should acknowledge the support of WORLDiscoveries on all publications/presentations resulting from this funding. In addition, the successful applicant must submit a document stating the outcomes of the funding no later than 12 months after receipt of the funds.

2018 Matthew Berg (Dr. Chris Brandl's lab)
2017 
Haider Hassan (Dr. Torchia's lab)
2016 Charles Ishak (Dr. Dick's lab)