The IMS congratulates Dr. Howard Mount, Graduate Coordinator and Director of Education in the IMS, as a 2016-17 recipient of The Sustained Excellence in Graduate Teaching & Mentorship Award.
Awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, the honour recognizes sustained contributions to any aspect of graduate teaching including: graduate student supervision and mentoring, curriculum development, regular support of Graduate Departmental, Faculty and University graduate activities and graduate program administration.
Dr. Mount has been a tireless advocate and mentor for students and a leader in the development of innovative IMS Curriculum. He was instrumental in the development of the core MSC1010Y-1011Y Seminar Series Course and the new Translational Research Program. Dr. Mount is a regular participant in departmental, faculty and university graduate activities. He is appreciated for his strong commitment to his students’ well-being, including those for which he is not a direct supervisor. He is described as a truly exceptional professor, outstanding mentor, and successful Graduate Coordinator in the IMS.
Dr. Mount is a Principal Investigator at the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry. He was appointed to the IMS in 2000 and has supervised graduate students in both the Department of Physiology and in the IMS. He became a Graduate Coordinator in 2008 and was appointed Director of Education in 2011.
He will be formally recognized at the Faculty of Medicine Education Achievement Celebration on May 15, 2017.
Learn more about the Graduate Faculty Teaching Awards and past recipients.