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Student Awards

Scientific Day Student Awards

The following awards are presented annually on IMS Scientific Day. Application procedures and deadlines are detailed in our Scientific Day memo.

Laidlaw Manuscript Prize

The Laidlaw Manuscript competition was established in 1985 to honour Dr. Jack Laidlaw, the founder of the Institute of Medical Science. Manuscript submissions are solicited from students and prizes are given to the two most outstanding manuscripts and presentations.

 

 

 

YEAR AWARDEES YEAR AWARDEES
1995 Liqun Zhang 2007 Shirley Mei (Basic)
Tara Kennedy (Clinical)
1996 Alan Dackiw 2008 Christine Lau (Basic)
Hany Kashani (Clinical)
1997 Chung-Wai Chow (Basic)
Matthew Feldkamp (Basic)
Sophie Dessureault (Clinical)
2009 Min Wang (Basic)
Prameet Sheth (Clinical)
1998 You Ming Lu (Basic)
Joan Ivanov (Clinical)
2010 Jennifer Rilstone (Basic)
Faranak Farzan (Clinical)
1999 Robin Boushey (Basic)
Jennifer Jones (Clinical)
 2011 Brent Williams (Basic)
Barbara Haas (Clinical)
2000 Robert Gryfe (Basic)
Linda Valenta (Clinical)
2012 Brian Ballios (Basic)
Christopher Tran (Clinical)
2001 Sevan Hopyan (Basic)
Philip Jong (Clinical)
2013 Susan Armstrong (Basic)
Charles de Mestral (Clinical)
2002 Joshua Kruger (Basic)
Tomasso Gori (Clinical)
2014 Chung-Ho Leung (Basic)
Leanne De Souza(Clinical)
2003 Lorraine Kalia (Basic)
Philip Jong (Clinical)
2015 Simon Kelley
Karineh Kazazian
2004 Ross Ridsdale (Basic)
Anne-Claude Bedard (Clinical)
2016 Robert D’Cruz
Vanessa Williams
2005 Kristen Beard (Basic)
Edwin Chen (Clinical)
2017 Abdikarin Abdullah
Xiao Zhao
2006 Warren Lee (Basic)
Catherine Tansey (Clinical)
 2018  TBA

 

Alan Wu Poster Prize

The Alan Wu Poster Prize was established within the IMS in 1993 with funds from the friends and associates of Dr. Alan Wu. The Alan Wu Poster Prizes are presented to the most outstanding poster at the annual IMS Scientific Day. Participants prepare an abstract and poster. A team of judges reviews and ranks the presentations.

YEAR AWARDEES YEAR AWARDEES
1995 Alan Dackiw (Basic)
Nicholas Woolridge (Clinical)
2007 Simone Birch (Basic)
Prameet Sheth (Clinical)
1996 Eva Pizzoferrato (Basic)
Ally-Khan Somani (Basic)
Mary Jane Esplen (Clinical)
2008 Matthew Zulys (Basic)
Adrian Laxton (Clinical)
1997 David Hackam (Basic)
Elizabeth McLeman (Clinical)
2009 Greer Kirshenbaum (Basic)
David Kideckel (Clinical)
1998 Lena Serghides (Basic)
Per Lundmark (Clinical)
2010 Nadia Sachewsky (Basic)
Massieh Moayedi (Clinical)
1999 Lori Mutsaers (Basic)
Andreas Maetzel (Clinical)
2011 Mark Moon (Basic)
Marko Skrtic (Clinical)
2000 Wendy Whittle (Basic)
Jennifer Mandzia (Clinical)
2012 Mohammed Sabri (Basic)
Crystal Chan (Clinical)
2001 Antonio Finelli (Basic)
Rhonda Martinussen (Clinical)
2013 Amanda Ali (Basic)
Seham Chaker (Clinical)
2002 Rachel Khadaroo (Basic)
Aimee Nelson (Clinical)
2014 Cynthia Luk (Basic)
Danielle DeSouza (Clinical)
2003 Caterina Di Ciano (Basic)
David Ashburn (Clinical)
2015 Shayne Greenberg (Basic) Jaime Sklar (Clinical)
2004 Stacey Pollock-Barziv (Basic)
Un Kyong Kwon (Clinical)
2016 Angela Brijmohan
Fatima Jessa
2005 Eric Vachon (Basic)
Sherina Tabassum (Clinical)
2017 Laura Best
Vanessa Williams
2006 Simone Birch (Basic)
Prameet Sheth (Clinical)
2018 TBA

 

Siminovitch-Salter Award

The Siminovitch-Salter Award was established in 1995 to honour the contributions of Dr. Lou Siminovitch and Dr. Robert Salter to the Institute of Medical Science. It is awarded annually to a graduating IMS doctoral student who has made outstanding scholarly contributions. The endowment represents contributions by Mount Sinai Hospital, the University of Toronto Department of Surgery and the Institute of Medical Science. The recipient is selected by the IMS Graduate Coordinators.

 

 

 

YEAR AWARDEES YEAR AWARDEES
1995 Lea Fialkow 2007 Theo Moraes
1996 Tom Waddell 2008 Tony Yeung
1997 Shitij Kapur 2009 Narveen Jandu
1998 Vivek Rao 2010 Viviane Labrie
1999 You Ming Lu 2011 Aristotle Voineskos
2000 David Alter
Ian McGilvray
2012 Dominique McMahon
2001 Robert Gryfe 2013 Taryn Grieder
2002 Lena Serghides 2014 Vinod Chandran
2003 Jane Batt
Chaim Bell
2015 Nathan Kolla
2004 Michael Salman  2016  Ashleigh Tuite
2005 Karen Badour 2017  Sean Nestor
2006 Gavin Oudit 2018 TBA

 

Whiteside Award

The Whiteside Award was established in 2003 to honour the contributions of Dr. Catharine Whiteside to the Institute of Medical Science. It is awarded annually to a graduating IMS Master of Science student who has made outstanding scholarly contributions. The recipient is nominated by the IMS Graduate Coordinators.

 

 

 

YEAR AWARDEES YEAR AWARDEES
2003 Joyce Ching 2011 Karen Lim
2004 Joan Krepinsky 2012 David MacLean
2005 Gwyneth Zai 2013 Emily Lam
2006 Rachel Mitchell 2014 Brittany Rosenbloom
2007 Kinh-Tung Thi Nguyen 2015 Ronnie Har
2008 Barbara Bachtiary 2016 Romnan Reznikov
2009 Aoife Waters 2017 Karen Gomez Hernandez
2010 Udi Blankstein 2018 TBA

 

Roncari Book Prize

Photo of Daniel RoncariThe Roncari Book Prize was established in 1995 to honour the memory of Dr. Daniel Roncari. It is presented to an IMS student who has made significant contributions to the academic experience of graduate students. The recipient is chosen by the IMS Graduate Coordinators.

 

 

 

YEAR AWARDEES YEAR AWARDEES
1995 Shona Torrance 2007 Narveen Jandu
1996 Graham Slaughter 2008 David Kideckel
Lucy Shin
1997 Jodi Dickstein 2009 Jennifer Charlesworth
Duncan Chege
1998 David Hackam 2010 Diana Choi
1999 Graham Slaughter 2011 Zeynep Yilmaz
2000 Tony Lee 2012 Ilyse Darwish
2001 Brenda Gamble 2013 Richard Foty
2002 Joyce Ching
Cristoforo Silvestri
2014 Rageen Rajendram
Natalie Venier
2003 Gabriela Farcas 2015  Susith Kulasekara
2004 Valerie Caraiscos 2016  Annette Ye
2005 Samir Patel
Prameet Sheth
2017  Petri Takkala
2006 Fiona Lovegrove 2018 TBA


Sara Al-Bader Memorial Award

The Sara Al-Bader Memorial Award was established by the Institute of Medical Science to honour the memory of Dr. Sara Al-Bader, a PhD student at the IMS whose thesis was entitled: Science-Based Health Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The award will be presented annually at Scientific Day to an international doctoral stream student who shows exceptional academic promise. The recipient is chosen by the IMS Graduate Coordinators.

 

 

YEAR AWARDEES YEAR AWARDEES
2012 Phan Sok 2013 Fabio Salamanca-Buentello
 2014  Cornelia McCormick  2015  S. Fatima Lakha
2016  Pratiek Matkar 2017  Antigona Ulndreaj