Other Awards

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada's (SOGC) Carl Nimrod Award

The Carol Nimrod Award recognizes excellence, commitment, innovation, and leadership in teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills to the next generation of practitioners. This award is presented once a year by the SOGC.

Past Award Winners:  Ally Murji (2019), Michele Farrugia (2018), Melanie Ornstein (2017), Donna Steele (2016), Filomena Meffe (2015), Modupe Tunde-Byass (2014), Guylaine Lefebvre (2013), Janet Bodley (2012), Mark Yudin (2011), John Kingdom (2010)

John R. McArthur Distinguished Scientist Award

Named in honour of Dr. John R. McArthur and awarded for excellence in research. Dr. McArthur was an eminent gynaecologist based at Toronto General Hospital in the 1940s. He focused his work on gynaecologic cancer and introduced radiotherapy for the treatment of cervical cancer.

Past Award Winners: Stephen Lye (2019), Nir Melamed (2018), Sarah Ferguson (2016)

Matthew Morton Award

Dr. Matthew Morton, MD FRCSC (1976-2015) was a graduate of the University of Toronto residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2007. He subsequently undertook a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital and enrolled in the Masters of Education program at OISE with a focus on surgical education. Matthew joined the faculty at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2010 as an Assistant Professor in the role of clinician educator and MD program site lead in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He combined these responsibilities with an active role as a Surgeon Educator to our residency program. He was a gifted teacher, who displayed much skill, passion for his surgery, and patience. We sadly lost Matthew in 2015.

In memory of Dr. Morton’s career, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, along with a contribution by the UT06 Medical School instituted this award which commenced in 2016. It will be given out every two years at Faculty Development Day to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in undergraduate education.

Past Award Winners: Deborah Robertson (2018), Dini Hui (2016)

Doug Cannell Award

Dr. Doug Cannell was the Chair of the ObGyn Department from 1950 to 1965. The Cannell Lecture is presented every December at the SOGC Annual Meeting. This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates a sustained excellence in postgraduate education.

Past Award Winners: Paul Bernstein (2016)