Awards

Dr. William D. Stevenson Research Award

The Dr. William D. Stevenson Research Award is presented to neurosurgery residents who have made a meritorious research contribution. This award is named in honour of Atlantic Canada’s pioneering neurosurgeon who was recruited to Halifax in 1948. Thanks to a generous donation from his family, the Dr. William D. Stevenson Research Fund was established in 2008, and a $1000 now accompanies the award to the successful residents. Since 2010, this prize is awarded to the resident with the best presentation at the Annual Clinical Neuroscience Resident Research Day.

Past Winners of the Dr. William D. Stevenson Research Award

2018 – Dr. David Brandman
2017 – Not awarded
2016 – Not awarded
2015 - Dr. Aaron Robichaud
2014 - Dr. Philippe Magown
2013 - Dr. Julia Radic
2012 - Dr. David Brandman
2011 - Dr. Sirajeddin Belkhair
2010 - Dr. Philippe Magown
2009 - Dr. Mihaly Kis
2008 - Not awarded
2007 - Dr. Matthew Hebb
2006 - Dr. Matthew Hebb
2005 - Dr. Mohammed Bangash
2004 - Not awarded
2003 - Not awarded
2002 - Dr. Sean Christie
2001 - Dr. Sean Christie
2000 - Dr. Sean Christie
1999 - Dr. Michael Chow
1998 - Dr. Bassam Addass
1997 - Dr. Vivek Mehta

Dr. W. J. Howes Neurosurgery Teaching Award

Dr. W. J. Howes is a neurosurgeon who had a distinguished career in Halifax from 1973 – 2008. This award is to recognize his contributions to neurosurgical teaching.

Nomination criteria

The Dr. W. J. Howes Neurosurgery Teaching Award is intended to acknowledge excellence in neurosurgery teaching by a resident, fellow or attending neurosurgeon.

Eligibility

Any resident currently enrolled in Dalhousie’s Atlantic Canadian Neurosurgery Residency Program, fellow or staff neurosurgeon is eligible for this award. One award will be assigned per year. Nominations may come from medical students, residents, fellows or faculty. If a faculty member nominates a colleague, a student, fellow or resident must second the nomination. Recipients will be ineligible for consideration for five years.

Nomination process

Nominations may be submitted to the Neurosurgery Residency Program Administrator at least one month prior to the annual neuroscience resident research day. The submission must include the name of the individual nominated, along with a paragraph outlining the reasons for the nomination.

Selection process

The selection committee will consist of the Residency Program Director, Director of Research, and Chief Resident (or co-chief residents if there are two chief residents).
In the event that the Program Director or Director of Research is nominated for this award, the Division Head will substitute for either member of this committee.
In the event that the Chief Resident is nominated for this award, the resident member that is elected by their peers to sit on the Residency Program Committee will substitute for the Chief Resident.

Presentation of the award

The award will be presented at the Clinical Neuroscience Resident Research Day.

Publication of the award

The award will be published on the Dalhousie Neurosurgery website.