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Departmental Awards

Dr. Frederick Winnett Luney Graduate Research Award

Awarded annually to a graduate student in a research-based MSc/MClSc or PhD Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Program, These awards are aimed at enhancing graduate training and promoting students to present their graduate research work at scientific meetings and pursue research-related activities.This scholarship was made possible by a generous estate gift from Mrs. Marion Isabelle (Luney) Murray in honour of her father, Fredrick Winnett Luney, a Pathologist and Western Professor.

Marion worked as a medical technologist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology’s Laboratory in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Western Ontario. She was the chief technologist in the Clinical Bacteriology Service for Victoria Hospital and provided technical support to laboratory teaching for the students of medicine and science for many years. Marion died in London, Ontario in 2013 at age 94.

Eligibility

  1. A graduate student who is currently enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program.
  2. A student can receive this award only once.

Deadline

Deadline for the application is February 15th.  Notes:  If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.  

Application

Students must complete an application accompanied by detailed description of the research-related activity, and an explanation of the benefit of such activity to graduate training.  For conference travel, the application must include a copy of the abstract as/will be submitted, an explanation of the meeting (association, place, date etc.) and a letter from their supervisor (sent directly to Graduate Education Committees), indicating the importance and benefit for the student to be able to attend the meeting. The letter of support from the supervisor should indicate the need for travel support.  

Selection of Award

The Graduate Education Committee of the research-based or MClSc Program in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will select the recipient.  Preference will be given to applicants that pursue a collaborative research approach between basic science and clinical science.  A student can receive this award only once during their graduate program training in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  

Amount and Number of Award(s)

The value is $1,600.00 per award (maximum 4 per year). 

(Please note that the value may change. Contact the Graduate Chair for updates)

Dr. Frederick Winnett Luney Graduate Scholarship

Awarded annually to a graduate student in a research-based MSc/MClSc and PhD Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Program, based on academic achievement and research merit. These scholarships were made possible by a generous estate gift from Mrs. Marion Isabelle (Luney) Murray in honour of her father, Fredrick Winnett Luney, a Pathologist and Western Professor.

Marion worked as a medical technologist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology’s Laboratory in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Western Ontario. She was the chief technologist in the Clinical Bacteriology Service for Victoria Hospital and provided technical support to laboratory teaching for the students of medicine and science for many years. Marion died in London, Ontario in 2013 at age 94.

Eligibility

  1. A graduate student who is currently enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program.
  2. A student can receive this award only once.

Deadline

Deadline for the application is February 15th.  Notes:  If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.  

Application

Applications must be submitted to the Graduate Chair.  The application form is available on the Western Pathology and Laboratory Medicine website.  In brief, the application should consist of: a) personal statement, b) description of the research project and progress, c) details of marks in graduate-level courses, and d) updated CV.  Applications will be evaluated by the Graduate Education Committees.  

Selection of Award

The Graduate Education Committee of the research-based or MClSc Program in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will select the recipient. Preference will be given to applicants that pursue a collaborative research approach between basic science and clinical science.  A student can receive this award only once during their graduate program training in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  The student’s total financial package (stipend) will be adjusted accordingly.  

Amount and Number of Award(s)

Value: 4 at $5,000.00 (maximum three awards for the research-based and one for MClSc Program per year).  (Please note that the value may change. Contact the Graduate Chair for updates)