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Departmental Awards

Cameron Wallace Award

The award recognizes student accomplishments in Pathology research and course work undertaken during their graduate program.  The award is given in recognition of Dr. A. Cameron Wallace who was the Head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (1965-1974) and who also served as Acting Chair of the Department on several occasions.  He was the Chair of the Graduate Education Committee (1979-1983).  Dr. Wallace’s major research interests included the study of renal diseases, oncology and immunology.  He was the first director of the Cancer Research Laboratory at Western University.  He was an academic pathologist with a strong commitment to the pursuit of basic research in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  He worked closely with his clinical colleagues in surgery and nephrology, and pursued studies related to the recognition of the early stages of organ rejection in renal transplants at University Hospital.  Dr. Wallace supervised several graduate students in the Department of Pathology and was recognized for his excellence as a mentor and teacher.

Eligibility

A graduate student who is currently enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in the 2nd year (or beyond) of the Pathology program.  A student can receive this award only once.

Application Deadline:  February 15th.

Application

Applications must be submitted to the Graduate Chair.  The application form is available in PDF format on this page.  In brief, the application should consist of: a) personal statement; b) description of the research project and progress; and, c) updated CV.  Applications will be evaluated by the Graduate Education Committee.

Selection of Award

The emphasis will be on choosing a candidate who demonstrates a high level of academic achievement, excellence in research work including publications, presentations at meetings, and leadership contributions through Departmental and community activities during graduate study in pathology.  A student can receive this award only once.

Amount and Number of Award(s)

The value is $1,400.00 per award (maximum one per year).  The Graduate Education Committee, however, may change the amount or number of awards.

Dutkevitch Award

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies does not provide any funds for graduate students to attend and present papers at scientific meetings.  It is the responsibility of the supervisor to provide funds for students to present their work at scientific meetings.  By offering partial funding, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will support students who present at scientific meetings.

Eligibility

All graduate students registered in the Pathology program (full-time and part-time students).

Students must have an abstract accepted for presentation at a National or International meeting.

Deadline

June 1st and December 1st

Application

Applications should be submitted to the Chair, Graduate Education Committee.  The application form is available in PDF format on tis page.  Briefly, the application should include:  a) a copy of the abstract as submitted; b) a notification of abstract acceptance for presentation at the meeting; c) a full description of the meeting (place, time, registration fee, etc.); and, d) a letter from the supervisor 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 award will be approved by the Graduate Education Committee, and will be based on the merits of the abstract and the letter from the supervisor.  Priority will be given to students who have not received a Dutkevich award previously.  In cases where a student has already received a Dutkevich Travel Award, the abstract in the new application needs to be sufficiently different from the previously accepted/awarded abstract.

Amount and Number of Award(s)

The Dutkevich Memorial Foundation Award is to be used to defer some of the expenses of attending and presenting at a meeting.  The maximum award will be $500.00 per student per year.  A maximum of two awards will be given out in the June competition and a maximum of two awards in the December competition.  The Graduate Education Committee, however, may change the amount or number of 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.  Note:  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 who pursue a collaborative research 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.  Note:  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 who pursue a collaborative research 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)