Chair's Awards

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

This Award, in recognition of Excellence in Undergraduate Medical Education, is presented to a Faculty member, who, in the first 10 years of his/her appointment, has demonstrated a sustained interest in undergraduate education and has made a significant contribution to the Department’s Undergraduate Education Program. The recipient is selected based on the Year Three Clinical Clerks' evaluations of their core rotation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the previous academic year. Nominations are not accepted for this award. The primary appointment of the recipient must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto.  

Award Recipients are: Dini Hui (2017), Sabrina Lee (2016), Tatiana Freire-Lizama (2015), Rajiv Shah (2014), Jason Dodge (2013), Mark Yudin (2012), Janet Bodley (2011), Danny Lovatsis (2010)

Excellence in Integrated Undergraduate Teaching 

This Award, introduced in 2012 in recognition of Excellence in Undergraduate Medical Education, is presented to a Faculty member who is based at a community-affiliated hospital and has demonstrated excellence in teaching or has made a significant contribution to the overall Undergraduate program. The recipient is selected based on the Year Three Clinical Clerks' evaluations of their core rotation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the previous academic year. Nominations are not accepted for this award. The primary appointment of the recipient must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto.  

Award Recipients are: Kooyean Chun (2017), Haidar Mahmoud (2016), Sabrine Lee (2015), Sybil Judah (2014), Scott Tigert (2013), and Dalip Bhangu (2012)

Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching 

This Award, in recognition of Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education, is presented to a Faculty member who, within the first 10 years of their faculty appointment, has demonstrated a sustained interest in postgraduate education, has been recognized by the residents as an excellent teacher, and has made a significant contribution to the Department’s Postgraduate Education Program. The recipient is selected based on the Residents' and Fellows' evaluations of his or her teaching effectiveness during the previous academic year. Nominations are not accepted for this award. The primary appointment of the recipient must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto.  

Award Recipients are: Mark Yudin (2017), Deborah Robertson (2016), Wendy Whittle (2015), Abheha Satkunaratnam (2014), Grace Liu (2013), Sari Kives (2012), Jackie Thomas (2011), Nanette Okun (2010)

Excellence in Integrated Postgraduate Teaching

This Award, introduced in 2012 in recognition of Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education, is presented to a Faculty member who is based at a community-affiliated hospital and has demonstrated excellence in teaching or has made a significant contribution to the overall Postgraduate Program. The recipient is selected based on the Residents' and Fellows' evaluations of his or her teaching effectiveness during the previous academic year. Nominations are not accepted for this award. The primary appointment of the recipient must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto.  

Award Recipients are: Anjali Aggarwal (2017), Melissa Tai (2016), Modupe Tunde-Byass (2015), Mary Melchior (2014), Adrian Brown (2013), and Melanie Ornstein (2012) 

Outstanding Research Potential 

The Award is presented to a junior Faculty member who, within 10 years of his or her first faculty appointment, has demonstrated outstanding dedication, ability and research potential in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The primary appointment of the recipient must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. The recipient of this award must be nominated by a faculty member (calls for nominations happen in early fall). When selecting the recipient, the following criteria will be used to evaluate the candidate's research potential: advancement of knowledge; impact of research on clinical practice; novelty, originality, and new concepts in research work; national or international recognition as supported by awards, invitations to organize or address symposia, etc; and demonstrated excellence supported by receipt of peer-reviewed grants and a strong publication record. 

Award Recipients are: Danielle Vicus (2017), Nir Melamed (2016), Ally Murji (2015), Colleen McDermott (2014), Lilian Gien (2014), Marcus Bernardini (2013), Sarah Ferguson (2012), May Alarab (2011)

Sustained Research Excellence 

This Chair's Award is presented to a Faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in research in the field of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and has not received this award in the last 10 years. The primary appointment of the recipient must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. The recipient of this award must be nominated by a faculty member (calls for nominations happen in early fall). When selecting the recipient, the following criteria will be used to evaluate the candidate's research potential: advancement of knowledge; impact of research on clinical practice; novelty, originality, and new concepts in research work; national or international recognition as supported by awards, invitations to organize or address symposia, etc; and demonstrated excellence supported by receipt of peer-reviewed grants and a strong publication record. 

Award Recipients are: Andras Nagy (2017), Howard Berger (2016), Clifford Librach (2015), Barry Rosen (2014), Greg Ryan (2013), Jon Barrett (2012), Kellie Murphy (2011), Andrea Jurisicova (2010)

Excellence in Research Facilitation 

This Award is presented to a Faculty member who has demonstrated leadership and sustained commitment to participation in clinical research in the field of Obstetrics & Gynaecology  – this includes encouraging patients in their own practice to enroll in clinical research studies ongoing in the Department and/or encouraging their colleagues to do so. The primary appointment of the recipient must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. The recipient of this award must be nominated by a faculty member (calls for nominations happen in early fall).

Award Recipients are: Eli Shore (2017), Mark Yudin (2016), Theodore Brown (2015), Kellie Murphy (2014), Arthur Zaltz (2012), Sari Kives (2011), Marshall Barkin (2010)

Excellence in Postgraduate Program Development and Innovation 

This Award is presented to a Faculty member who has exhibited excellence in postgraduate program development and/or innovation through outstanding contributions to the education of medical Residents and/or Fellows. These contributions can include, but are not limited to, leadership and organizational skills, course/curriculum development, the development of evaluation tools or new instructional methods/modules, restructuring of teaching/evaluation components or workshops. The primary appointment of the recipient must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. The recipient of this award must be nominated by a faculty member (calls for nominations happen in early fall).

Award Recipients are: Tatiana Freire-Lizama (2017), Kimberley Liu (2016), Nicolette Caccia (2015), Danielle Vicus (2014), Donna Steele (2013), the Resident Wellness Committee (Donna Steele, Janet Bodley & Michele Farrugia; 2012), Heather Shapiro (2011), Lisa Allen (2010)

Excellence in Continuing Medical Education Teaching 

This Award is presented to a Faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching in Continuing Medical Education in the field of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. The primary appointment of the recipient must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. The recipient of this award must be nominated by a faculty member (calls for nominations happen in early fall).

Award Recipients are: Michael Shier (2017), Suzanne Wong (2016), Johannes Keunen (2015), Rory Windrim (2014), Michele Farrugia (2013), Jason Dodge (2012), Wendy Whittle (2011), Sari Kives (2010)

Excellence in Continuing Medical Education Course Coordination 

This Award is presented to a Faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in Continuing Medical Education Course Coordination with respect to a University of Toronto-sponsored Continuing Education course. Criteria according to which the nominee is evaluated include: course design, promotion, organization, achievement of objectives, relevance to the needs of course participants, and others. The primary appointment of the recipient must be in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. The recipient of this award must be nominated by a faculty member (calls for nominations happen in early fall).

Award Recipients are: Lisa Allen & Rachel Spitzer (2017), Jamie Kroft & Grace Liu (2016), Michele Farrugia (2015), Dan Farine (2014), Nicholas Pairaudeau (2013), Deborah Robertson (2012), Jackie Thomas (2011), Harold Drutz (2010)

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