2020 Fall Formal Awards

View the 2020 Fall Formal Awards page for this year's award recipients, along with special messages from Dean Preston Smith and Dr. Meredith McKague, associate dean, undergraduate medical education.

Award Winners



  • 2020 Spring Convocation Awards:
    • Astrid Lang — Lindsay Gold Medal
    • Jeff Elder — Senior Stick 
    • Odell Tan — Spirit of the Class
    • Samantha Bird — Hilliard Medal in Medicine
    • Nicole Pendleton — Dr. Hugh MacLean Memorial Bursary (Surgery)
    • Astrid Lang — Dr. J.W. Gerrard Prize in Clinical Pediatrics
    • Astrid Lang — Obstetrics and Gynecology Medal and Prize 
    • Olivia Robertson — Dr. G. Ernest McBrien Award
    • Lindsay Richels — MacLeod Silver Medal
    • Samantha Bird — The Professor's Prize in Surgery 
    • Kyle Anderson — Dr. Eric Lepp Award in Medicine
    • Hisham Elshoni — Department of Pediatrics Graduation Award
    • Astrid Lang — The Reuben Brant Scholarship in Medicine Overall Academic Achievement
    • Brooke Hoffman — The Reuben Brant Scholarship in Medicine – Academic Achievement in Year 4
    • Alixe Dick — Dr. Beattie Award in Psychiatry
    • Samantha Bird — Dr. Vince Matthews Prize in Community Health and Epidemiology
    • Samantha Bird — Dr. Suzanne Yip and Dr. Ivan Jen Award in Medicine
    • Matthew Pechey — Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award
    • Shyane Wiegers — Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award
    • Tatiana Fras — Professor Popkin Prize in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Jenelle Clark — Dr. Epstein and Dr. Schnurr Integrative Medicine
    • Isabel Hedayat — Dr. Robert G. Murray Undergraduate Award in Medicine
    • Lacey Jurke — Lawrence & Penny Clein Scholarship in Palliative Care
    • Jacob Towriss — The Internal Medicine Achievement Award (in-province)
    • Adrianna Gunton — The Internal Medicine Achievement Award (out-of-province)
    • Huyen Vu — Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Psychiatry Award
    • Huyen Vu — Saskatchewan Psychiatric Association Outstanding Graduate Award
    • Sarah Larmour — Dr. Karl E. Oberdieck Psychiatry Prize
    • Averi Kurtenbach — Saskatoon Plainsmen Club Award in Family Medicine
    • Madeleine Hucl — Dr. Walter J. Hader Scholarship in Medicine
    • Megan Spafford — Emergency Medicine Book Prize
    • Mackenzie Russell — Emergency Medicine Book Prize
  • Kate Morrison (medical student) SMA Student Leader of the Year Award
  • Dr. Emmet Harrison (MD) SMA Resident Physician of the Year
  • 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



  • Kathy Evans — Department head secretary, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology — 2019 Sydney Inskip Award recipient
  • Heidi Brown, Department of Family Medicine (Prince Albert) — Postgraduate Medical Education Program Administrative Assistant of the Year
  • Darlene Stadnyk, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Regina) — Postgraduate Medical Education Program Administrative Assistant of the Year


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 for more information.
The OVDR offers a number of funding opportunities to our faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students and postgraduates as a way to support and encourage trainees, faculty and staff of the College of Medicine in research activities.

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.

Departments award faculty, residents, and students for quality research, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and professionalism. Many of the departments celebrate award winners at annual celebrations, or during a research presentation day. Some departments have travel award funding, or funding for research studies.

Contact your department to learn more about department undergraduate, resident and faculty awards.

USask Awards

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Faculty
    • 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.
  • Staff
    • 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.

External Awards