MScBMC Awards

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.

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

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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.

Application

Not required.

Value

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

Past Recipients

  • 2018 - Chelsea Canlas

  • 2017 - Dani Sayeau

  • 2016 - Melissa Phachanhla

  • 2015 - Jerry Won

  • 2014 - Brendan Polley

  • 2013 - Melanie Burger

  • 2012 - Kate Campbell

  • 2011 - Joyce Hui

  • 2010 - Lorraine Trecroce

  • 2009 - Jennifer Belanger

  • 2008 - Diana Kryski, Monika Musial

  • 2007 - Adrian Yen

  • 2006 - Michael Corrin, Christa Mason

  • 2005 - Michael Corrin

  • 2004 - Danielle Bader, Shelley Wall

  • 2003 - Jason Sharpe

  • 2002 - Aarti Inamdar

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Professor Nancy Grahame Joy Biomedical Communications Entrance Award

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 Admissions Committee.

Application

Not required. All applicants to the program are considered.

Value

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

Recipients

  • Evelyn Lockhart, Class of 2020

  • Nitai Steinberg, Class of 2019

  • 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.

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

  • Carmen Burroughs & Amy Cao, 2018

  • Felix Dong Hwi Son, 2017

  • Wendy Gu, MScBMC 2016 – Inaugural Award


Professor Stephen Gilbert Award for Artistic Excellence in Biomedical Visualization

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.

Application

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

Value

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

Recipients

  • Chelsea Canlas, MScBMC 2018

  • Savanna Jackson, MScBMC 2017

  • Wendy Gu, MScBMC 2016 – Inaugural Award

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Wendy M. Kates Memorial Award

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.

Application

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

Value

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

Recipients

  • Chelsea Canlas, Natividad Chen, Patricia Nguyen, Lisa Qiu, MScBMC 2018

  • Ruth Chang, Ursula Florjanczyk, Midori Nediger, MScBMC 2017

  • 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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