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2021 Spring Convocation awards

View the recipients of the 2021 Spring Convocation awards below, under Learner Award Winners.

Award Winners

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2021

  • 2021 Spring Convocation Awards (medical doctor):
    • Dr. Amanda Ames – Lindsay Gold Medal
    • Dr. Kate Morrison – Spirit of the Class
    • Dr. Ben Abelseth – Senior Stick
    • Dr. Karl Vantomme – Dr. Vince Matthews Prize in Community Health and Epidemiology
    • Dr. Dakota Van Dijk – Dr. G. Ernest McBrien Award
    • Dr. Sidra Haque – The Lawrence and Penny Clein Scholarship in Palliative Care
    • Dr. Amanda Ames – Hilliard Silver Medal and Department of Medicine Prize
    • Dr. Leah Rusnell – Dr. Eric Lepp Memorial Award in Medicine
    • Dr. Christopher Ripplinger (in-province) – Dr. Vernon and Mrs. Christine Hoeppner Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine
    • Dr. Amanda Ames (out-of province) Dr. Vernon and Mrs. Christine Hoeppner Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine
    • Dr. Zachary Huschi – The Department of Pediatrics Prize
    • Dr. Shane Leyen – Dr. J. W. Gerrard Prize in Clinical Pediatrics
    • Dr. Amanda Hondl – Professor Popkin Prize in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Dr. Leah Rusnell – Obstetrics and Gynecology Silver Medal
    • Dr. Aden Mah – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Dr. Emmitt Hayes – Henry and Cheryl Kloppenburg Prize in Psychiatry
    • Dr. Veronica Hammer – The Dr. Karl E. Oberdieck Prize
    • Dr. Jordan Kemp – Dr. Beattie Award in Psychiatry
    • Dr. Emmitt Hayes – Saskatchewan Psychiatric Association Award
    • Dr. Conley Kriegler – Dr. Hugh MacLean Prize & Silver Medal in Surgery
    • Dr. Robert Bigsby – Professors’ Prize in Surgery
    • Dr. Leah Rusnell (Regina) – Emergency Medicine Book Prize
    • Dr. Andrew Tolmie (Saskatoon) – Emergency Medicine Book Prize
    • Dr. Helen Tang – Dr. Robert G. Murray Undergraduate Award in Medicine
    • Dr. Shane Leyen – Drs. Epstein and Schnurr Award in Integrative Medicine
    • Dr. Amanda Ames – The Reuben Brant Scholarship in Medicine – Overall Academic Achievement
    • Dr. Laura Neuburger – The Reuben Brant Scholarship in Medicine–Academic Achievement in Year 4
    • Dr. Amanda Ames – Drs. Ivan Jen and Suzanne Yip Award
    • Dr. Kaitlyn Schick – The James Walker Wood Award in Medicine
    • Dr. Laura Neuburger – MacLeod Silver Medal
    • Dr. Kate Morrison – Saskatoon Plainsmen Club Award in Family Medicine
    • Dr. Joel Peltonen – Dr. Walter J. Hader Scholarship in Medicine
    • Dr. James Hill – Dr. John T. Sibley Bursary
  • Anesthesiology Resident Research Day
    • Dr. Youngseo Lee — Best Completed Research Project
    • Dr. Andrew Peeling — Best Research Project in Progress
    • Dr. Jessica Bruce — Best Study Design
    • Drs. Megan Deck and Sarah Larmour — Best Presentation
    • Drs. Robin Manaloor and Brittany Benson — Best Poster Presentation
  • Jason Nguyen, Dept of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology — runner-up honours in USask Images of Research competition
  • Indigenous Student Achievement Awards

2020 

  • 2020 Fall Formal Awards
    • Shannon Haughian - Anatomy Award
    • Belma Kamencic - Dr. R. Neil Beck Memorial Scholarship
    • Dominique Seper – Arthur Lyle Bell Memorial Scholarship
    • Chloe Johnson – Shirley Anne Bergman Award in Integrative Medicine
    • Reuben Brant Scholarship in Medicine:
      • Shannon Haughian – Year 1
      • Belma Kamencic – Year 2
      • Amanda Ames – Year 3
    • Amani Khan – Canadian Medical Association 150th Anniversary Award
    • Robert Downey – College of Medicine First Year Student Award
    • Hailey Tyndall – Dr. Gertrude Crabtree Undergraduate Scholarship in Medicine
    • Melissa Armstrong – Dean's Award in Medicine
    • Adrian Teare – C. J. Houston Prize in Medical History
    • Tatiana Orlowski – Jon N. Lambi Memorial Scholarship
    • Brianna Hutchinson – Dr. Ernest McBrien Award
    • Belma Kamencic – Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) Prize
    • Kellie MacDonald – Gregory A. Stilwell Memorial Scholarship
    • Chloe Johnson – Gary L. Stoik Memorial Award
    • Belma Kamencic – Sylvia Turner Scholarship in Medicine
    • Olivia Boden – John Hall Wedge Scholarship in Medicine
    • Kellie MacDonald – Dr. Werner Wohlfarth Memorial Leadership Prize
    • Spirit of the Call Award
      • Caitlyn Kitts – Year 1
      • David Luu – Year 2
      • Kate Morrison – Year 3
    • Student Participation Award
      • Eman Abdulhadi – Year 1
      • Shivani Tauh – Year 2
      • Balsam Arwini – Year 3
    • MVP Saskatoon
      • Craig Albert – Year 1
      • Lyall Pacey – Year 2
      • Kate Morrison – Year 3
    • MVP Regina 
      • Corey Ziegler – Year 2
      • Balsam Arwini – Year 3
  • 2020 Spring Convocation Awards (medical doctor):
    • Dr. Astrid Lang — Lindsay Gold Medal
    • Dr. Jeff Elder — Senior Stick 
    • Dr. Odell Tan — Spirit of the Class
    • Dr. Samantha Bird — Dr. Vince Matthews Prize in Community Health and Epidemiology
    • Dr. Olivia Robertson — Dr. G. Ernest McBrien Award
    • Dr. Lacey Jurke — Lawrence and Penny Clein Scholarship in Palliative Care
    • Dr. Samantha Bird — Hilliard Medal in Medicine
    • Dr. Kyle Anderson — Dr. Eric Lepp Award in Medicine
    • Dr. Hisham Elshoni — Department of Pediatrics Graduation Award
    • Dr. Astrid Lang — Dr. J.W. Gerrard Prize in Clinical Pediatrics
    • Dr. Tatiana Fras — Professor Popkin Prize in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Dr. Astrid Lang — Obstetrics and Gynecology Medal and Prize 
    • Dr. Matthew Pechey — Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award
    • Dr. Shyane Wiegers — Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Award
    • Dr. Huyen Vu — Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Psychiatry Award
    • Dr. Sarah Larmour — Dr. Karl E. Oberdieck Psychiatry Prize
    • Dr. Alixe Dick — Dr. Beattie Award in Psychiatry
    • Dr. Huyen Vu — Saskatchewan Psychiatric Association Outstanding Graduate Award
    • Dr. Nicole Pendleton — Dr. Hugh MacLean Memorial Bursary (Surgery)
    • Dr. Samantha Bird — The Professor's Prize in Surgery 
    • Dr. Megan Spafford — Emergency Medicine Book Prize
    • Dr. Mackenzie Russell — Emergency Medicine Book Prize
    • Dr. Isabel Hedayat — Dr. Robert G. Murray Undergraduate Award in Medicine
    • Dr. Jenelle Clark — Dr. Epstein and Dr. Schnurr Integrative Medicine
    • Dr. Astrid Lang — The Reuben Brant Scholarship in Medicine Overall Academic Achievement
    • Dr. Brooke Hoffman — The Reuben Brant Scholarship in Medicine – Academic Achievement in Year 4
    • Dr. Samantha Bird — Dr. Suzanne Yip and Dr. Ivan Jen Award in Medicine
    • Dr. Lindsay Richels — MacLeod Silver Medal
    • Dr. Jacob Towriss (in-province) — The Internal Medicine Achievement Award 
    • Dr. Adrianna Gunton (out-of-province) — The Internal Medicine Achievement Award 
    • Dr. Averi Kurtenbach — Saskatoon Plainsmen Club Award in Family Medicine
    • Dr. Madeleine Hucl — Dr. Walter J. Hader Scholarship in Medicine
  • 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

2019

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  • 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

2019

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 steph.hart@usask.ca 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