Student Awards – Undergraduate Medical Education

The following awards are available thanks to the generosity of these donors:

CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD

This new award was established in June 2017 by the CMA Foundation and is awarded to one student annually on the basis of comprehensive achievement in all educational domains and a demonstrated ability to exemplify the values of professionalism. This includes:  honesty and integrity, respect, responsibility and accountability, commitment to self-improvement and collaboration. It is awarded to an undergraduate student in any year of the Cumming School of Medicine MD Program. One award per year valued at $15,000.

Please contact Johanna Holm at jholm@ucalgary.ca for award criteria and required documentation.

All applications and support letters must be received by Monday, December 3rd 2018 at 4 p.m.

THE DR. LINDSAY LEIGH KIMMETT PRIZE IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Lindsay Kimmett was completing her second year of Medical school when she tragically died as a seat-belted passenger in a single vehicle rollover in February 2008. Lindsay was passionate about Medicine and had chosen Emergency Medicine as her career goal. There is no doubt in our minds that Lindsay would have excelled in the field. She was ambitious and coupled her intelligence with a tenacious work ethic. She had a calm demeanor which would have been a huge asset in coping with the hectic pace of an Emergency Room. Lindsay was compassionate and would have treated patients, their families and fellow staff with grace and dignity. She recognized that in an Emergency setting you could truly make a difference in patients' lives, loved the opportunity to learn continuously and was keen to excel at medical procedures. Lindsay was also balanced and outside of the hospital, setting very much enjoyed life and embraced her world. At the University of Calgary convocation in May 2009 Lindsay was granted her Doctor of Medicine degree posthumously. We, as Lindsay's family, have a great desire to carry on her legacy and sincerely hope that this prize will assist the recipient to move forward in their pursuit of becoming an Emergency Physician.  The next application process will be in April 2019.

Memorial Awards


THE GERALD STEWART MEMORIAL AWARD

The Gerald Stewart Memorial Award was established by Calvin and Anne Stewart in memory of their son, Gerald, to recognize medical students with a commitment to athletics, academics, and extra-curricular activity. Gerry was a graduate of the MD class of 2000.  He ran cross-country and track and field for the University of Calgary, and won the national History of Medicine competition during his undergraduate medical degree.  He and his brother Brian went missing in 2003 while climbing Mt. Elbrus, Europe’s highest mountain. The award is open to enthusiastic medical students enrolled in the MD program of the University of Calgary who are in good academic standing, demonstrate excellence in athletics, academics and/or extra-curricular activities.

Please contact Johanna Holm at jholm@ucalgary.ca for award criteria and required documentation.

All applications and support letters must be received by Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4 p.m.


THE JEFFREY MARTIN MEMORIAL AWARD

Are you a second year medical student? You may be eligible to receive the Jeffrey Martin Memorial Award, established by the family, friends, and colleagues of Jeffrey Martin as a tribute to his memory. Jeffrey Martin died on August 15, 2004 while mountain climbing on Mount Athabasca.  In his second year of medical school at the time, Jeff also always found ways to continue the activities he loved, from hiking, to playing the guitar, to baking pies.   He was an inspiration to all who knew him, and lived his life to the fullest every day.

Please contact Johanna Holm at jholm@ucalgary.ca for award criteria and required documentation.

All applications and support letters must be received by Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4 p.m.


THE DR. LYDIA SIKORA MEMORIAL AWARD

The Dr. Lydia Sikora Memorial Endowment was established by family and friends as a lasting tribute to her memory. The Cumming School of Medicine shares in the sorrow over the loss of Dr. Sikora and in the hope that this award will encourage greater interest in medical research and honour Dr. Sikora's commitment to science. The Dr. Lydia Sikora Memorial Award is open to all MD students. The applicant must be in good academic standing and demonstrate a commitment to medical research.

Please contact Johanna Holm at jholm@ucalgary.ca for award criteria and required documentation.

All applications and support letters must be received by Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4 p.m.


THE DR. LINDSAY LEIGH KIMMETT PRIZE IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Lindsay Kimmett was completing her second year of Medical school when she tragically died as a seat-belted passenger in a single vehicle rollover in February 2008. Lindsay was passionate about Medicine and had chosen Emergency Medicine as her career goal. There is no doubt in our minds that Lindsay would have excelled in the field. She was ambitious and coupled her intelligence with a tenacious work ethic. She had a calm demeanor which would have been a huge asset in coping with the hectic pace of an Emergency Room. Lindsay was compassionate and would have treated patients, their families and fellow staff with grace and dignity. She recognized that in an Emergency setting you could truly make a difference in patients' lives, loved the opportunity to learn continuously and was keen to excel at medical procedures. Lindsay was also balanced and outside of the hospital, setting very much enjoyed life and embraced her world. At the University of Calgary convocation in May 2009 Lindsay was granted her Doctor of Medicine degree posthumously. We, as Lindsay's family, have a great desire to carry on her legacy and sincerely hope that this prize will assist the recipient to move forward in their pursuit of becoming an Emergency Physician.  The next application process will be in April 2019.