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Department Awards

Education Awards

Undergraduate Medical Education

Dr. Robert C. Dickson Prize in Medicine

Awarded to a student, who has had the highest standing in all examinations in Medicine throughout the four year course.

Dr. W. H. Hattie Prize in Medicine

Awarded to a student who, at the completion of the fourth year, has reached the highest standing in Medicine.

Dr. I. M. Szuler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Internal Medicine

This award will recognize a student in their 4th year, who during their 3rd year clerkship MTU rotation in Internal Medicine, best displays the personal and academic qualities of compassion, high moral and ethical standards, will be highly respected by peers, teachers, nursing staff, and patients in addition to demonstrating satisfactory academic criteria.

Medical Oncology Undergraduate Achievement Award

Awarded to a student who during clerkship rotations in Medical Oncology, best displays exemplary interpersonal and professional skills, knowledge level, and general interest in oncology.

The Barbara L. Blauvelt Cardiology Prize

An annual award for a fourth year student who has been judged by the Division of Cardiology to have shown the greatest interest and degree of inclination towards the study of Cardiology.

Postgraduate Medical Education

January

Dalhousie University

Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

Excellence in graduate supervision is recognized as the successful mentorship of graduate students through an enriching, supportive and productive learning environment. Nominees shall have at least ten years supervision experience at the graduate level. One award will be presented annually.

Academic Innovation Award

This award is for an individual who has developed an innovation that has resulted in a sustained impact on student learning at Dalhousie. It may include innovations in course or curriculum design; development or application of tools or technologies; or the development or application of innovative methods or learning experiences to enhance student learning.

Dalhousie Alumni Association Award of Excellence for Teaching

Presented to the professor who has displayed qualities of superior teaching, enthusiasm for subject, and interest in the needs of students.

Early Career Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching

One award will be presented annually. Nominees for this award will be early career faculty with a minimum of three years teaching and fewer than ten years teaching experience in their current role.

Educational Leadership Award for Collaborative Teaching

One award is presented annually to recognize the collaborative work of a team of colleagues whose leadership has made a significant contribution to student learning at the department, Faculty or institutional level (primarily at Dalhousie, and possibly beyond the institution). The award is open to all Dalhousie University faculty members, including department chairs and deans.

Doctors Nova Scotia

CMA Senior Membership

Nominee must have distinguished themselves by making a significant contribution to the community and to the profession.

Dr. William Grigor Award

This award is given to a physician under the age of 50 who has made an outstanding contribution benefiting the health of Nova Scotians.

Distinguished Service Award

Given to a physician who has made an outstanding contribution to the medical profession of Nova Scotia and it is the highest award that the association can bestow upon a member of the medical profession.

Physician Health Promotion Award

Awarded to a physician who has made an outstanding contribution to health promotion, safety and preventive care among Nova Scotians.

Rural Physician of the Year

Bestowed upon a rural physician who has made an outstanding contribution to the health of individuals, to various community groups and/or to non-profit organizations in rural communities of Nova Scotia.

Senior Membership

Senior Membership serves as official recognition of the great respect and high regard physicians have earned in the medical community of the province. Any member of the association in good standing for the immediately preceding 10-year period and who has attained the age of 65 years is eligible. Senior members will enjoy all the rights and privileges of both Doctors Nova Scotia and the Canadian Medical Association.

February

D2L Innovation

D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning

Applications are invited from individuals with a demonstrable record of innovation(s) in areas including pedagogical approaches, teaching methods, course design, curriculum development, assessment methods, various tools and technologies that enhance learning and have had a significant impact on post-secondary education.

Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Program Director’s Award

Do you have an extraordinary postgraduate program director? Do you ever wish you could do something to acknowledge their work to support your program?

In an effort to recognize the work that many program directors do to facilitate postgraduate medical education here at Dalhousie, in 2015 we created the annual Dalhousie Program Director of the Year Award.

This award is our way to celebrate leadership and/or innovation in postgraduate medical education.

Institute for Women's Health and Leadership

Marion Spencer Fay Award

This is a national award to honor achievement and excellence in medicine and science and is presented to a woman of distinction, innovation and leadership.

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STHLE)

Christopher Knapper Lifetime Achievement Award

STLHE created this award to honour individuals who have, over their career, made significant contributions to teaching, learning and educational development in Canadian higher education.

The Caldwell Partners International

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Search for 40 individuals who have become inspiring leaders, exceptional visionaries and innovative thinkers before the age of 40.

March

Dalhousie University

Dr. Allan Cohen Memorial Award for Community Service

The Dr. Allan Cohen Memorial Award for Community Service honors the late Dr. Allan Cohen, a distinguished member of Dalhousie Medical School. This award recognizes faculty, staff, and students who work to fulfill the mission of the Medical School by displaying outstanding community service with health-related organizations and causes.

Global Health Award (Dr. John Savage Memorial Award for Faculty)

The Dr. John Savage Memorial Award in International Health recognizes an outstanding humanitarian contribution to international health by a Dalhousie Medical School faculty member.

Government of Nova Scotia

Order of Nova Scotia

Awarded to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life or the social or economic well-being of our province. Fields of endeavour recognized by this honour include the arts, academics, research, agriculture, business, industry, community leadership, public service, and volunteer service.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

Regional Mentor of the Year

This award was established to recognize Fellows of the Royal College in good standing who have had a significant impact on the career development of students, residents and/or Fellows. The nominee must have demonstrated their ability to be an excellent role model in demonstrating the qualities or competencies of Manager, Scholar and Professional as described in the CanMEDS framework.

Specialist of the Year

This award was established to recognize Fellows of the Royal College in good standing who have made significant contributions in providing outstanding patient care to their patients and the community in which they practice. The nominee must be a role model for excellence in patient care.

April

Association of American Medical Colleges

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

AAMC and PMHI annually honors a medical school faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students.

AOA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award

This award was established to recognize outstanding contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers.

Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Alumnus/a of the Year

Awarding excellence
Since 1968, we’ve been celebrating retired and active physicians who have made unique and international contributions to clinical practice, teaching, or research. Over the years, we’ve chosen recipients who have been internationally recognized, published, and have participated in national professional and academic societies.

Honorary President of the Year

The Honorary President Award was first awarded at the inaugural meeting of the DMAA in 1958. Since then, we’ve honoured a different senior alumnus every year. Our recipients are always highly respected in their field, and their careers and service in the practice of medicine have been outstanding.

Young Alumnus/a of the Year

Recognizing passion and dedication
We first presented this award in 2002. We wanted to recognize Dalhousie Medical School graduates who, in the first two decades of their career, have already made significant contributions, either to a medical school or their community. The contribution can be to clinical practice, teaching, research, or public service.

Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine Excellence in Medical Education Award

Five awards have been created to acknowledge excellence in education among our departmental members, and to encourage their continued efforts in medical education.

Department of Medicine Achievement Award

The Award reflects an individual’s sustained exceptional commitment to the Mission of the Department.

Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Award

This award will honor and recognize a physician that has and continues to make major contributions to the direct provision of excellent patient care. The Clinical Excellence Award does not depend upon concomitant excellence in education or research. It is an award from the physicians of the department to recognize a doctor we would “like to have treat our loved ones”. The recipient demonstrates dedication to clinical medicine, excellence in their craft, compassion, availability, and the highest standards of the profession.

Brian M. Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education

This award is to honour individuals who have, over their career, made significant contributions to teaching, learning and educational development.

Department of Medicine Faculty Research Lifetime Achievement Award

The Dalhousie University Department of Medicine Life Time Achievement Award is presented to a member of the Department who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and excellence in research. This award will publicly recognize and honor the individual for their contribution to research.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Program Director of the Year Award

This award is given annually to a program director who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and impact beyond his/her program.

Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award

This award is given annually to a resident who has demonstrated leadership in Canadian specialty education and encourages the development of future leaders in medicine.

International Resident Leadership Award

This award is given annually to an international resident who has demonstrated leadership in specialty education and encourages the development of future leaders in medicine.

International Residency Educator of the Year Award

This award is given annually to an international residency educator who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and impact beyond his/her program.

Program Administrator Award for Innovation and Excellence

This award is given annually to a Residency Program Administrator (PA) who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and excellence beyond his/her program.

K.J.R. Wightman Award for Scholarship in Ethics

The Royal College presents this award for scholarship in ethics for the best scholarly paper presented by a resident registered in a postgraduate program. The award is named for Dr. Keith J.R. Wightman, Sir John and Lady Eaton Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto Medical School from 1960 to 1970.

May

Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Awards for Excellence in Education

Two awards have been created to acknowledge excellence in education among our faculty members, and to encourage their continued efforts in education.

  • The Faculty of Medicine Early Career Educator Award
  • The Faculty of Medicine Award of Excellence in Education

Nominations will be considered for members of the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.

  • The Faculty of Medicine Early Career Educator Award will recognize those faculty members who are in the first seven years of their initial appointment.
  • The Faculty of Medicine Award of Excellence in Education will recognize those faculty members who have eight or more years of teaching experience in the Faculty of Medicine.
Community Teacher of the Year Award

The Faculty of Medicine has created an award to recognize excellence in community-based teaching outside of a major academic centre (Halifax, NS and Saint John, NB).

Awards for Excellence in Clinical Practice

Two Awards for Excellence in Clinical Practice have been established in recognition of physician faculty members who serve as exemplary role models in delivering patient care of exceptionally high quality.

  • The Faculty of Medicine Early Career Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice
  • The Faculty of Medicine Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice

All clinical members of faculty are eligible to nominate or be nominated for an Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice.

  • The Faculty of Medicine Early Career Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice will be for those clinical faculty members who are in the first seven years of their initial appointment.
  • The Faculty of Medicine Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice will be for those clinical faculty members who have eight or more years of experience in patient care and service to the teaching hospital and/or community.

Medical Council of Canada

MCC Achievement Award in the Evaluation of Clinical Competence

This annual prestigious award is unique in that its nominees and recipients come from a broad range of health disciplines, such as dentistry, physical therapy and medical practice. It recognizes a particularly important and vital contribution to health care in Canada – the evaluation of clinical and professional competence in the health professions.

Dr. Louis-Levasseur Award

This award is presented annually to a Council, staff or committee member of the MCC, past or present, or to a person whose collaboration has contributed in an extraordinary manner to the vision and mission of the Medical Council of Canada.

June

Canada Council

Killam Prize

The prizes were created to honour eminent Canadian scholars and scientists actively engaged in research, whether in industry, government agencies or universities.

The Killam Program at the Canada Council also includes the Killam Research Fellowships, which support scholars engaged in research projects of outstanding merit in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields.

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Inductions to Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Any two individuals are invited to nominate a candidate, living or posthumous, whose outstanding contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.

Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation

Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award

Awarded to a new young investigator within eight (8) years of his/her first academic appointment who, in the estimation of his/her departmental chair, is deemed to have accomplished a significant and innovative piece of work since this initial academic appointment.

Distinguished Scientist Lecture and Award

Awarded to a Canadian MD or PhD medical Scientist who has made significant contributions to new knowledge and is generally recognized in her/his field as expert, innovative, and in the forefront of research endeavour.

Henry Friesen Award and Lecture (CSCI / RCPSC)

Awarded to a Canadian scientist, MD or PhD who is notable for her/his contribution to biomedical or related research and who is actively involved in research at a Canadian university.

2018 CSCI-CIHR Resident Research Awards

This prize of $1,000 will be awarded annually for the best resident research project conducted during a RCPSC/CFPC training program at each Canadian medical school. Funding to support this initiative is provided by the CSCI and the CIHR.

September

3M and Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

3M/STLHE Teaching Fellowships

Awarded for exceptional contributions to teaching and learning at Canadian Universities. Up to 10 fellowships are selected annually.

Gairdner Foundation

Gairdner Foundation Wightman Award

A special award of $30,000 will be given to a Canadian who, in the opinion of the Foundation, has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science consistent with the purpose of the Foundation.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award

The Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award acknowledges and celebrates Canadian physicians who, while providing health care or emergency medical services, go beyond the accepted norms of routine practice, which may include exposure to personal risk. The recipient's action will exemplify altruism and integrity, courage and perseverance in the alleviation of human suffering.

Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award

The purpose of the Royal College Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award is to acknowledge and celebrate Canadian physicians or physicians-in-training who epitomize a zeal and devotion to Canadian Indigenous rights and the dogged pursuit of justice for Canada’s Indigenous people.

RCPSC/AMS/Donald Richards Wilson Award for CanMEDS Integration

Presented to a medical educator or an identified leader of a team, program, or department who has demonstrated excellence in integrating the CanMEDS roles into a Royal College training program.

James H. Graham Award of Merit

Presented to person whose outstanding achievements reflect the aims and objectives of the Royal College.

Duncan Graham Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education

Presented to any individual in recognition of outstanding lifelong contribution to medical education.

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)

AFMC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada

To emphasize the importance of faculty development and to recognize an individual or a group in Canada who has made an exceptional contribution in this area.

AFMC Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award

The AFMC - Charles Boelen International Social Accountability Award was created in 2014. This new AFMC award - named after Dr. Charles Boelen, a world leader in Social Accountability - aims to celebrate people or organizations whose professional accomplishments are an example of the principles of social accountability implemented as defined in the Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools (www.healthsocialaccountability.org) and in internationally recognized references.

AFMC Clinical Teacher Award

The AFMC Clinical Teacher Award aims to emphasize the importance of excellence in clinical teaching and to recognize an individual in Canada who has provided exceptional clinical teaching contribution.

The AFMC Clinical Teacher Award recognizes individuals who have a sustained track record as outstanding teachers to medical students, residents and other health profession students. The award is open to candidates who are clinicians with MD or another professional degree.

AFMC - May Cohen Equity, Diversity, and Gender Award

To recognize outstanding effort or achievement of an individual(s), program(s), department(s), or faculty in improving gender equity environment in academic medicine in Canada.

AFMC President's Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine

The award recognizes excellence for national leadership in academic medicine. Activities might include providing leadership on national collaborative activities that provide frameworks for curriculum in health education; guidelines for faculty on teaching approaches or recruitment and student support, faculty affairs; advocacy for excellence in medical education or research in medical education; bio-medical or health services research.

AFMC Young Educators Award

To recognize colleagues, who have produced change within the university or within the medical community as a whole, and are within the first seven years as a faculty member.

AFMC - John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education

Presented to an individual or group who has developed innovative print materials, electronic learning aids or other teaching aids.

November

Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME)

CAME-Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education

To recognize senior faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to medical education throughout their academic year.

Canadian Medical Association

Awards for Young Leaders

The CMA Awards for Young Leaders has up to six recipients each year in the following categories:

  • Student Leadership Award
  • Resident Leadership Award
  • Early Career Physician Leadership Award

The award celebrates the efforts of young physician leaders of tomorrow for their efforts today. The CMA presents the Award for Young Leaders to two students, two residents and two early career physicians (five years post-residency) who have demonstrated exemplary dedication, commitment and leadership in one of the following domains:

  • political
  • clinical
  • educational
  • research and community service
CMA Medal of Service

Presented for excellence in at least 2 of the following areas: service to the profession in the field of medical organization; service to the people of Canada in raising the standards of medical practice in Canada; or personal contributions to the advancement of the art and science of medicine.

Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics and Professionalism

Applicant must demonstrate level of commitment of furthering the cause of medical ethics in Canada; leadership in enhancing ethical and professional behaviour amongst Canadian physicians; and must demonstrate excellence in research and/or teaching initiatives in medical ethics.

Frederic Newton Gisborne (F.N.G.) Starr Award

Outstanding contribution to science, the fine arts or literature (nonmedical), serving humanity under conditions calling for courage or the endurance of hardship in the promotion of health or the saving of life; advancing the humanitarian or cultural life of his or her community or; in improving medical service in Canada.

John McCrae Memorial Medal

This medal recognizes current or former clinical health services personnel of the Canadian Forces. Winners perform exemplary service demonstrating traits such as compassion, self-sacrifice or innovation beyond the call of duty that have greatly benefited the health or welfare of fellow military personnel or civilian populations.

May Cohen Award for Women Mentors

Presented to a woman physician mentor who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring abilities.

Owen Adams Award of Honour

Presented for excellence in one of the following areas: personal contributions to the advancement of medical research, medical education, health care organization or health education of the public; service to the people of Canada in raising the standards of health care delivery in Canada; and service to the profession in the field of medical organization.

Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action

Presented to recognize a member of the CMA MD-MP Contact Program or CMA member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, commitment and dedication to the cause of advancing the policies, views and goals of the CMA at the federal level through grassroot advocacy efforts.

Dalhousie Unversity

Rosemary Gill Award

Awarded to faculty or staff who have provided outstanding service, other than teaching students.

December

Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME)

CAME Certificate of Merit Award

To promote, recognize and reward faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools.

Meridith Marks New Educator Award

To recognize individual in first phase of his/her career (i.e., within 7 years of first academic appointment) who have made a definite contribution to medical education.

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Alan Blizzard Award (National)

The Alan Blizzard Award was established to encourage, identify, and publicly recognize those whose exemplary collaboration in university teaching enhances student learning. University teaching is typically assumed to be a solitary, private, and individual activity. Collaboration can also be an effective strategy for accomplishing student learning. The Alan Blizzard Award highlights excellence in collaborative university teaching and learning.

No specific deadline

Governor General of Canada (Canadian Honours System)

Order of Canada

Awarded to someone who has made a difference to our country. From local citizens, to national and international personalities, all Canadians are eligible for the Order of Canada.

Research Awards

Research Office

Department of Medicine Faculty Research Excellence Awards

The Dalhousie University Department of Medicine distributes awards to members within the Department who have demonstrated excellence in research in the previous three years. The main purpose of these awards is to honour and publicly recognize the members’ research achievements. Presentation of these awards also aims to encourage research involvement amongst Department members. See award criteria [PDF - 30 kB]

Department of Medicine Research Lifetime Achievement Award

The Dalhousie University Department of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a member of the Department who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and excellence in research. This award will publicly recognize and honor the individual for their contribution to research. See award criteria [PDF - 35 kB]