Celebrating excellence

Every year, Dalhousie Medical School’s Continuing Professional Development presents a number of awards that highlight individuals who are making an exceptional contribution to supporting others in their efforts to continue their education. Click on the awards below to find out more information.

Dr. Kevin Eva answering questions at the Karen Mann Lectureship in Medical Education - June 8, 2018

The Wayne Putnam Award

This award recognizes individuals who consistently contribute in notable ways to the continuing education of Maritime physicians. Those contributions could be in the form of teaching or organizing any form of continuing medical education program.

Considerations for nominations:

  • Excellence in teaching
  • Program development and implementation work
  • Collaborative research in CPD
  • Other activities that, in the view of the nominator, merit consideration given the purpose of the award

To nominate someone:
Please provide a letter detailing the types of activity for which the nominee should be recognized, addressing the following selection criteria:

  • Length of time over which contributions have been made
  • Quality, quantity, variety, and relevancy of CPD programs

Letters should be sufficiently detailed to stand alone in support of the nomination, as additional material will not be reviewed. The only exception is a summary of teaching evaluations, which may be appended to the letter to support nominations involving excellence in teaching.

Please send nominations by email: no later than Friday November 30, 2018.

Please contact Mary Ann Robinson at (902) 494-1459,, with any questions about this award.



The Michael Allen Award in Evidence-Based Medicine

This award recognizes an undergraduate student in their second year who has demonstrated exceptional recognition of the importance of and skill in the integration of principles of evidence-based medicine in patient care.

The Lea C. Steeves Award

This annual award highlights continuing medical education teachers who consistently provide an exceptionally high quality of education to their students.

The Karen Mann Lectureship in Medical Education

This lectureship named in memory of Dr. Karen Mann (a life-long champion of the role medical education plays in advancing leadership in medicine) aims at bringing internationally respected experts in medical education to Dalhousie University to engage with students, faculty, staff, donors, volunteers and/or the general public.  Up to $4,500 is available annually to support each visit.

Second Lecture in this series:  for details please see the poster

Speaker: Dr. Lorelie Lingard
Topic:  The Many Faces of Clinical Supervision.  Date/time/location: June 21, 2019 in Theatre B 

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Video:  First lecture in this series

The speaker for this first lecture (June 8, 2018) was Dr. Kevin Eva.  His talk begins at ~17.25 in this video.  Prior to his talk, various speakers discuss Dr. Mann's contributions to medical education.

Considerations for nomination:

  • Must include at least one public address during a conference or special event hosted  within or affiliated with the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine.
  • Preference given to applications involving additional interactions between the lecturer and students, faculty, trainess and the general public through lectures, seminars or participation in other pertinent on-campus initiatives/activities.

To nominate someone:

Applications must be sumitted by the lecturer's sponsor who must have a faculty or staff appointment in the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.

Applications must include:

  • a letter of support from the sponsor indicating the purpose of the visit, including a description of the lecturer's area of expertise and an outline of how the proposed visit will bnenfit the Faculty of Medicine (maxiumum: 2 pages)
  • a proposed itinerary, schedule of activities and a detailed budget including the cost of travel, anticipated expenses, suggested honorarium and any fuding provided from other sources (maxiumum: 2 pages)
  • a copy of the lecturer's abbreciated curriculum vitae (NIH Biosketch format ideal)

Nominations for 2019 are closed

Please send nomination applications  to  (electronically) or by mail/delivery to:

Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation
5743 University Avenue, Suite 98
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2  

Poster for additional information [pdf 570 Kb]


The Wayne Putnam Award Recipients

2005 | Dr. Allan Abbass
2006 | Dr. Maureen Allen
2007 | Dr. David Berwick
2008 | Dr. Eric R. Gonza
2009 | Dr. Steven Soroka
2010 | Dr. Lynne Harrigan

2011 | Dr. Kenrick R. Lacey
2012 | Dr. James MacKillop
2013 | NS Senior's Mental Health Network
2014 | Dr. Marilyn MacKay-Lyons
2015 | Dr. David Whitehorn

The Lea C. Steeves Award Recipients

2000 | Dr. David R. Anderson
2001 | Dr. R. Allan Purdy
2001 | Dr. Kevork M. Peltekian
2002 | Dr. Lynne Harrigan
2003 | Dr. Constance LeBlanc
2004 | Dr. C.R. (Tim) Dean
2005 | Dr. Michael O'Reilly
2006 | Dr. Richard (Sam) Rowe

2007 | Dr. Simon D. Jackson
2008 | Dr. Thomas Ransom
2009 | Dr. James R. Bentley
2010 | Dr. Douglas E. Sinclair
2011 | Dr. Gordon Gubitz
2012 | Dr. Shelly McNeil
2013 | Dr. Stewart Cameron
2014 | Dr. Graeme Bethune

The Karen Mann Lectureship in Medical Education

2018 | Dr. Kevin Eva
2019 | Dr. Lorelei Lingard