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Biomedical Communications Bursary (dependent upon funding)

In the past, funds have been available to the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications program to provide relief for students who encounter financial difficulty while in the program. Recipients must be in the program and must demonstrate legitimate financial need.

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Eligibility:

1. Applicants must have applied to OSAP/UTAPS or state the specific reason(s) for their ineligibility. If an eligible student has not applied for OSAP/UTAPS that student is ineligible for this bursary.
2. Students must be registered full-time at the University of Toronto in the MScBMC program in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
3. Financial need must be demonstrated by completing and verifying a Financial Needs Assessment Form.

Application:

Completion of the Financial Needs Assessment Form (provided to students in the program) and submitted to the Biomedical Communications program.

Value:

Dependent upon funding. (Not all bursary requests are approved and not all students who apply may be funded.)

Eila I. Ross Award

Eila I. Ross portrait

Awarded annually to a graduate student in the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications in the Faculty of Medicine to recognize the demonstration of excellence and professionalism in quality of medical illustration and communication, team participation and leadership skills, and commitment to the profession.

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Eila I. Ross portrait

Application:

Not required.

Value:

Annual income of endowed funds. (2016 ~$1,000)

Recipients

  1. Melissa Phachanhla, MScBMC 2016
    Jerry Won, MScBMC 2015
    Brendan Polley, MScBMC 2014
    Melanie Burger, MScBMC 2013
    Kate Campbell, MScBMC 2012
    Joyce Hui, MScBMC 2011
    Lorraine Trecroce, MScBMC 2010
    Jennifer Belanger, 2009
    Diana Kryski, Monika Musial, MScBMC 2008
    Adrian Yen, MScBMC 2007
    Michael Corrin, Christa Mason, MScBMC 2006
    Michael Corrin, 2005
    Danielle Bader, Shelley Wall, MScBMC 2004
    Jason Sharpe, MScBMC 2003
    Aarti Inamdar, MScBMC 2002

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Professor Nancy Grahame Joy Biomedical Communications Entrance Award

Photo of Nancy Joy with Grant's Atlas

Awarded annually to one or more applicants to the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications in the Faculty of Medicine, with the highest entrance GPA, or best portfolio, or at the discretion of the Biomedical Communications program’s Admissions Committee.

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Photo of Nancy Joy with Grant's Atlas

Application:

Not required. All applicants to the program are considered.

Value:

Annual income of endowed funds. (2016 ~$5,000)

Recipients

  1. Lisa Qiu, Class of 2018 – Inaugural Award

Sherwood P. and Judith Gebhard Smith Endowed Fund

Awarded to undergraduate students in the medical doctor program in the Faculty of Medicine, and a graduate student in the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications program in the Faculty of Medicine, based on good academic standing and financial need.

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Application:

Completion of the Financial Needs Assessment Form (provided to students in the program) and submitted to the Biomedical Communications program.

Value:

Half the annual income from the endowed funds, and for the first five years, matched by the Biomedical Communications program. (2016 ~$3,600)

Recipients

  1. Wendy Gu, MScBMC 2016 – Inaugural Award

Professor Stephen Gilbert Award for Artistic Excellence in Biomedical Visualization

Stephen Gilbert, 2006

Awarded, within the first 18 months of the program, to a first or second year graduate student enrolled in the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications program in the Faculty of Medicine who demonstrates artistic excellence in the representation of structure and function at the gross, micro, or molecular level. Work must be completed within a Biomedical Communications course.

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Stephen Gilbert, 2006

Application:

Not required. Selection made by a committee of Biomedical Communications faculty members.

Value:

Annual income of endowed funds. (2016 ~$2,000)

Recipients

  1. Savanna Jackson, MScBMC 2017
  2. Wendy Gu, MScBMC 2016 – Inaugural Award

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Wendy M. Kates Memorial Award

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The Wendy M. Kates Memorial award is given to a BMC student on the basis of academic achievement in the MScBMC Master’s Research Project and/or paper. Commitment to the profession and financial need are also considered. The award is given in the year of graduation.

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Wendy M. Kates

Application:

Not required. Selection made by a committee of Biomedical Communications faculty members.

Value:

Annual income of endowed funds. (2016 ~$2100)

Recipients

  1. Samantha Holmes, Sarah Kim, Susan Le, MScBMC 2016
    Natalie Cormier, Vijay Shahani, MScBMC 2015
    Jean Yi-Chun Lin, Amanda Montanez, Brendan Polley, MScBMC 2014
    Stuart Jantzen, Michael Soong, Inessa Stanishevskaya, MScBMC 2013
    Barbara Brehovsky, Kate Campbell, Andrea Gauthier, MScBMC 2012
    Joyce Hui, Genevieve Brydson, MScBMC 2011
    Gwun-Yee Chin, Albert Fung, Geoffrey Cheung, MScBMC 2010
    Susan Park, Tess Peters, MScBMC 2009
    Diana Kryski, MScBMC 2008
    Ardis Cheng, Julian Kirk-Elleker, MScBMC 2007
    Michael Corrin, Kari Francis, Sarah Kim, Frances Yeung, MScBMC 2006
    Elisheva Marcus, Katie McCormack, MScBMC 2005
    Danielle Bader, Shelley Wall, Janice Wong, MScBMC 2004
    Jason Sharpe, Yifeng Xuan, MScBMC 2003
    Jennifer Polk, MScBMC 2002
    Marc Dryer, Seline McNamee, MScBMC 2001
    Meaghan Brierley, Vince Mazzurco, MScBMC 2000
    Brett Clayton, Kevin Millar, MScBMC 1999
    Jennifer Bosy, Jackie Robers, MScBMC 1998
    Jodie Jenkinson, MScBMC 1998
    Bryce Hough, John Harvey, MScBMC 1997
    Cynthia Yee, MScBMC 1995

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