Healthy competition

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry proved to be the team to beat after two successful athletic fundraisers.

Congratulations to our Windsor Program faculty and students on the Dunks for Dialysis event. The charity basketball game raised over $30,000 for the Care for Kidneys Foundation.

The gym was packed with more than 300 fans cheering on the students and faculty, coached by Dr. Mark Awuku, assistant dean, Faculty & Governmental Affairs, and David Musyj, CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital, respectively.

The faculty team came from behind to win the game. The final score was 55-45.

“The medical students took a quick and strong lead over the Doctors but with some bold, and some may say biased, referee calls the Doctors were able to pull ahead,” said Dr. Albert Kadri, medical director of the Renal Program at Windsor Regional Hospital and event organizer. “All in all, it was a great day and everyone really enjoyed themselves.”

Since 2002, Dunks for Dialysis has been raising money to support the renal program at Windsor Regional Hospital, helping pay for new equipment and online educational videos.

For more coverage and photos of the event, read the Windsor Star article.

In other athletic news, Schulich Dentistry’s hockey team, the Mighty Dents, hosted the University of Toronto at Thompson Arena for the 2014 ODA President’s Cup Hockey Classic. In an exhilarating shoot-out finish, U of T won with a narrow victory of 8-7.

“It was sad to see Toronto take the cup back,” said Brenda Davis, academic affairs officer, Schulich Dentistry. “But I’ve been to a lot of hockey games and this was one of the most exciting I’ve ever seen.”

The annual event raised funds for the DOCS program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Proceeds also went to the Lisa Montanera Bursary at U of T.

Olympic athlete Laura Fortino, a player on the Canadian women’s hockey team that won gold in Sochi, was present to cheer on her brother, Dan Fortino. She brought her gold medal along and posed for photos with fans.

Despite the loss, the team was happy with their efforts and the financial boost to the DOCS program.