MD Class of 2020
Congratulations, Class of 2020! Your dedication, commitment and hard work have paid off – you are a medical doctor. You have the brightest future ahead as leaders and healthcare professionals, and we are honoured to celebrate your success. We wish you the best in the next phase of your medical journey.
- Lindsay Gold Medal – Astrid Lang
- Senior Stick – Jeff Elder
- Spirit of the Class – Odell Tan
- Hilliard Medal in Medicine – Samantha Bird
- Dr. Hugh MacLean Memorial Bursary (Surgery) – Nicole Pendleton
- Dr. J.W. Gerrard Prize in Clinical Pediatrics – Astrid Lang
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Medal and Prize – Astrid Lang
- Dr. G. Ernest McBrien Award – Olivia Robertson
- MacLeod Silver Medal – Lindsay Richels
- The Professor's Prize in Surgery – Samantha Bird
- Dr. Eric Lepp Award in Medicine – Kyle Anderson
- Department of Pediatrics Graduation Award – Hisham Elshoni
- The Reuben Brant Scholarship in Medicine Overall Academic Achievement – Astrid Lang
- The Reuben Brant Scholarship in Medicine – Academic Achievement in Year 4 – Brooke Hoffman
- Dr. Beattie Award in Psychiatry – Alixe Dick
- Dr. Vince Matthews Prize in Community Health and Epidemiology – Samantha Bird
- Dr. Suzanne Yip and Dr. Ivan Jen Award in Medicine – Samantha Bird
- Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award – Matthew Pechey
- Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award – Shyane Wiegers
- Professor Popkin Prize in Obstetrics and Gynecology – Tatiana Fras
- Dr. Epstein and Dr. Schnurr Integrative Medicine – Jenelle Clark
- Dr. Robert G. Murray Undergraduate Award in Medicine – Isabel Hedayat
- Lawrence & Penny Clein Scholarship in Palliative Care – Lacey Jurke
- The Internal Medicine Achievement Award (In-Province) – Jacob Towriss
- The Internal Medicine Achievement Award out of Province – Adrianna Gunton
- Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Psychiatry Award – Huyen Vu
- Saskatchewan Psychiatric Association Outstanding Graduate Award – Huyen Vu
- Dr. Karl E. Oberdieck Psychiatry Prize – Sarah Larmour
- Saskatoon Plainsmen Club Award in Family Medicine – Averi Kurtenbach
- Dr. Walter J. Hader Scholarship in Medicine – Madeleine Hucl
- Emergency Medicine Book Prize – Megan Spafford
- Emergency Medicine Book Prize – Mackenzie Russell
- Clinical Teacher of the Year (Regina): Dr. Rashmi Bhargava
- Clinical Teacher of the Year (Prince Albert): Dr. Colin Gallins
- Clinical Teacher of The Year (Saskatoon): Dr. Schaana Van De Kamp
- Clinical Teacher of The Year (LIC): Dr. Rebecca Epp
- Clinical Resident of the Year (Regina): Dr. Erik Vantomme (Internal Medicine)
- Clinical Resident of the Year (Prince Albert): Dr. Reed Gillanders (Family Medicine)
- Clinical Resident of the Year (Saskatoon): Dr. Dan Huynh (Psychiatry)
Help us celebrate your success!If you, or someone in your department has received an award, let us know!
View the 2019-20 College of Medicine Faculty Promotions booklet.
- Dr. Bruce Cload (MD); Dept. of Emergency Medicine — Dr. Dennis A. Kendel Distinguished Service Award from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan
- For outstanding contributions to physician leadership and to physician engagement in quality improvements in health care in Saskatchewan
- CoM Excellence in Teaching Awards
- Dr. Trustin Domes (MD); Dept. of Surgery and CoM Director of Admissions
- Dr. Sarah Oosman (PhD); School of Rehabilitation Science
- SHRF Excellence in Research Awards
- Dr. Kerry Lavender (PhD); Dept. of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology— Top Establishment Grant: Biomedical
- Dr. Paul Mick (MD); Dept. of Surgery — Top Establishment Grant: Socio-Health
- Dr. David Kingston (PhD); Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) — Top Research Fellowship: Socio-Health
- Dr. Francisco Cayabyab (PhD); Dept. of Surgery — Top Collaborative Innovation Development Grant: Biomedical
- Dr. Juan Nicolás Peña-Sánchez (MD, PhD); Dept. of Community Health and Epidemiology — Top Sprout Grant
- Dr. Robert Skomro (MD), Dept. Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine — Honoured Supporter Award, nominated by the Lung Association, Saskatchewan — 2019 National Philanthropy Day Celebration Luncheon
- Dr. Michael Levin (MD), Saskatchewan MS Clinical Research Chair; Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology — "First-ever discovery of stress granules in brain tissue of Multiple Sclerosis Patients," Project Award - Science, Technology, Innovation and Collaboration Awards 2019
- Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine (PhD), Department of Community Health and Epidemiology — Distinguished Researcher Award
- Dr. Julie Kryzanowski (MD), Department of Community Health and Epidemiology — Saskatchewan Medical Association 2019 Physician Leader of the Year
- Dr. James Irvine, Department of Academic Family Medicine — Lifetime Achievement in Family Medicine Research Award
- Dr. Cheryl Zagozeski, Department of Family Medicine — 2019 Family Physician of the Year, College of Family Physicians of Canada
- Dr. Jennifer Duda, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology — Carl Nimrod Award for Teaching Excellence, The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
- Dr. Tessa Laubscher (MD), Department of Family Medicine — 2019 Gerald S. Wong Service Award, Diabetes Canada
- Dr. Annette Epp (MD’88), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology — 2019 Louis Horlick Spirit of the College of Medicine Award
- Dr. Rashmi Bhargava (MD), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology — 2019 Certificate of Merit Award from Canadian Association of Medical Education
- Dr. Stacey Lovo Grona (PhD), Department of Continuing Physical Therapy Education — Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association Joyce Manton Award for Leadership and Professional Involvement
- 2019 Resident Doctors of Saskatchewan Excellence in Teaching Award:
○ Dr. Roland Auer (MD), Department of Pathology
○ Dr. Marla Davidson (MD), Department of Psychiatry
○ Dr. Clinton Meyer (MD), Department of Emergency Medicine
○ Dr. Scott Pharis (MD), Department of Pediatrics (Cardiology)
○ Dr. John Shaw (MD), Department of Surgery (General)
○ Dr. Alison Turnquist (MD), Department of Emergency Medicine
- Dr. Cory Neudorf (MD), Department of Community Health and Epidemiology — Public Health Physicians of Canada 2019 President's Award
- Dr. Sean Groves (MD), Department of Academic Family Medicine — Saskatchewan Medical Association Physician of the Year Award
- Dr. Rob Woods (MD), Department of Emergency Medicine — Provost's College Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Medicine
- Dr. Catherine Trask (PhD), Department of Community Health and Epidemiology — USask Graduate Students' Association Advising Excellence Award
- Dr. Brent Thoma (MD), Department of Emergency Medicine — Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Foundation Wooster Family Grant in Medical Education
- Dr. James Dosman (MD), Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) — 2019 inductee for the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
- Postgraduate Medical Education Resident Teaching Awards
- Jessica Froehlich (medical student) — 2020 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award recipient
- Elecktra Laxdal (medical student) — Leadership Award - USask Indigenous Student Awards
- Kaili Gilroy (Masters of Physical Therapy student) — Community Award - USask Indigenous Student Awards
- Dr. Scott Adams (MD), Department of Medical Imaging — Health Research Foundation Fellowship in Artificial Intielligence (AI Health Research)
- Dr. Jessica Harris (MD), Department of Family Medicine — Saskatchewan Medical Association Resident Leader of the Year
- Dr. Jacqueline Carverhill (MD'19) (medical student graduate) — Saskatchewan Medical Association Student Leader of the Year
- Dr. Seyara Shwetz, Department of Emergency Medicine (fourth-year resident) — recipient of 2019 Kristin Sivertz Resident Leadership Award.
- Laura Neuburger (third-year medical student) — 2019 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award recipient
- Dr. Mira Pavan (MD), Department of Family Medicine — Society of Rural Physicians of Canada Resident Leadership Award
- Dr. Jonathan Dean (MD), Department of Internal Medicine — Resident Doctors of Canada Puddester Award for Resident Wellness
- Dr. Tara Sander, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management — Clinical Investigation and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CSCI/CIHR) Resident Research Award
- Hannah Salapa (PhD student), Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology — 2019 Whitaker Track Research Award at the Consortium on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Centres
- Zeinab Momeni, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology — Provost's Graduate Student Teacher Award
- Kathy Evans — Department head secretary, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology — 2019 Sydney Inskip Award recipient
- Karen Mosier — Research coordinator, Department of Surgery — Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) Community Builder Award
- Dr. Bruna Bonavia-Fisher (PhD) — 2018 Sydney Inskip Award
Apply for Awards
Awards are one way to support and promote your own work and the achievements of your colleagues and peers. Learn more about the opportunities that are available at the college, campus and national levels.
College of Medicine Awards
- College of Medicine Excellence in Teaching — This award provides an opportunity to honour two peers for their significant contributions to the teaching mission of the College of Medicine. For more information, contact Linda Bowen.
- Louis Horlick Spirit of the College Award — Established by the College of Medicine Alumni Association, this award is presented annually to an individual associated with the college who has gone over and above the call of duty and shows the spirit, dedication and enthusiasm that Dr. Louis Horlick exemplified during his career. The award will be presented at the Highlights in Medicine Alumni Reunion Conference banquet in June. Applications are due at the end of April. More information...
- Sydney Inskip Service Award — This award recognizes non-academic support staff members who have enhanced the work environment in the College of Medicine. This award is made possible through the generosity of Drs. Ivan Jen and Suzanne Yip. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The PGME office has several awards available for residents to apply for in a wide range of areas. Award recipients are recognized at the annual resident appreciation night. Deadlines are at the end of May, annually.
- CanMEDS awards – to recognize medical residents who have excelled in the CanMEDS roles while at the College of Medicine
- CSCI-CIHR Resident Research award – co-sponsored by the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), this award is for the best resident research project conducted during a RCPSC/CFPC training program at each Canadian medical school.
- Medical Class of 1939 Resident Teacher award in Medicine – recognizes medical residents who have excelled in teaching while at the College of Medicine.
The PGME office also recognizes program directors and program administrative assistants. For more information, contact Della Toews.
Contact your department to learn more about department undergraduate, resident and faculty awards.
- The University of Saskatchewan has a number of faculty teaching awards, as well as funding for projects related to curriculum innovation, experiential learning, scholarship of teaching and learning, open educational resources, and course innovation communities. This website also contains information on how to apply for national and international teaching awards.
- The University Staff Excellence Award honours individuals who have enhanced the work environment by providing an extraordinary service to the university community, who have inspired, supported and respected the endeavours of others and who have achieved this distinction through dedication and commitment, and who have clearly demonstrated at least one of the principles or values as included in the mission, vision and values of the University of Saskatchewan.
- Canadian Medical Association — deadline for nominations is November 30.
- Resident Doctors of Canada — deadline for nominations is the January 30.
- Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada — nominations are open from July 1 – September 30.
- CaRMS — deadline for nominations is in September, annually.
- Medical Council of Canada — Awards and fellowships (deadline May 1-June 1) and Research grants (deadline February 1)
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
- The Royal College also provides research grants and professional development funding.
- College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) — deadline for nominations is in May, annually.
- The CFPC also provides research grants and professional development funding.
- Saskatchewan chapter awards.
- Saskatchewan Medical Association – deadline for nominations is February, annually
- Canadian Association for Medical Education
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan – deadline September 30, annually.