The Rowntree Prize in Medical History (EST. 1929)
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. 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:
2018 Daniel Stojanovic and Michael Chen
2017 Katharina Baranova and Ariel Gershon
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