IMS Faculty Awards
The Mel Silverman Mentorship Award
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Levitan winner of the 2018 Mel Silverman Mentorship Award.
The Mel Silverman Mentorship Award is presented to an IMS graduate faculty member who has served as an outstanding mentor and role model for graduate students, and who has contributed in a significant way to the IMS graduate program.
Good mentoring is a continuous process that takes time, patience and dedication, beginning at the very first meeting and continuing well beyond graduation. It involves mutual respect and trust and is an integral part of the collegial atmosphere at a university. A good mentor will challenge their students to achieve to the maximum of their potential, with sage advice, and good listening skills. Good mentors give students the freedom and confidence to succeed on their own merit.
Candidates for this award must be nominated by two IMS graduate students. Nominations include a detailed covering letter in support of the candidate, as well as a copy of the candidate’s curriculum vitae.
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IMS Teaching Awards
The IMS Course Lecturer Award
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Szego, winner of the 2018 Course Lecturer Award for his “Principles of Research Ethics” lecture.
This award is presented annually for a sustained contribution of three years or more to excellence in lecturing in an IMS graduate course.
The IMS Course Director Award
Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Ferenbok, winner of the 2018 IMS Course Director Award for his leadership and development in the MHSc Translational Research Program.
This award is presented for a sustained contribution of three years or more to excellence in the teaching, administration, and development of an IMS graduate course.
The IMS Module Director Award
Congratulations to Dr. Katie Dainty, winner of the 2018 IMS Module Director Award for her “Knowledge Translation” module.
This award is presented for a sustained contribution of three years or more to excellence in the development, direction and facilitation of an IMS module.