The Rowntree Prize in Medical History (EST. 1929)

2017 Rowntree Prize Recipients

2017 Rowntree Prize winners Katharina Baranova (2nd from left) and Ariel Gershon (3rd from left).


This prize is awarded annually in memory of Dr. L.G. Rowntree for work in medical history completed by a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry medical student.  This prize winner receives a monetary award.

Dr. Leonard G. RowntreeDr. Leonard G. Rowntree (1883-1959) was born and raised in London, Ontario, graduating from Western in 1905 as Gold Medalist. As a physician, researcher, teacher and administrator, he worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic and later the University of Miami. He is most well known for the Rowntree Test for kidney function – the phenol-sulphophthalein test. He was a loyal alumnus of Western, serving as Medical Alumni President during the 1930s and attending numerous Western events over the years.




Past Award Recipients:
2016 Vanessa DeMelo
2015 Daniel Stojanovic
2014 Hannah MacKenzie
2013 Alexandra Istl
2012 Benjamin Strauss
2011 Jacqueline Swan
2010 Kathleen Mackeracher
2009 Emily Claydon
2008 Pencilla Lang

2016 Rowntree Prize Winner Vanessa DeMelo

2016 Rowntree Prize Winer
Vanessa DeMelo (right) iwth Dr. Gord Dickie

2015_Rowntree_Prize_Winner_Daniel_Stojanovic

2015 Rowntree Prize Winner
Daniel Stojanovic (right) with Dr. Gord Dickie











2014 Rowntree Prize Winner Hannah MacKenzie with Prof. Michael Rieder

2014 Rowntree Prize Winner Hannah
MacKenzie (right) with Prof. Michael Rieder

2013 Rowntree Prize Winner Alexander Istl with Prof. Shelley McKellar

2013 Rowntree Prize Winner
Alexander Istl (left) with Prof. Shelley McKellar


A full list of past award winners