AFMC - May Cohen Equity, Diversity, and Gender Award

The AFMC - May Cohen Equity, Diversity, and Gender Award became a national award in 2003. This award was previously presented by the Gender Issues Committee of the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine.

The award and the associated $1,500 honorarium will be presented at the 2018 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (Halifax, Nova Scotia), April 28 - May 1, 2018, to recognize outstanding effort or achievement of an individual(s), program(s), department(s) or faculty in improving the gender equity environment in academic medicine in Canada. The recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the conference; however, other expenses for attending the conference are not covered.

Nomination Procedure

Nominators must submit a maximum 1000 word overview of the activity and outcomes, and demonstrate how the effort improved the equity, diversity, or gender environment in academic medicine. If necessary, up to three supporting documents may be included with the nomination. The nomination can include faculty development initiatives, educational programs, etc. The effort/achievement must have been initiated within the past five years, and/or the impact of the effort/achievement must be ongoing within the past five years.

Any faculty member, through the office of the dean may submit a nomination. Please ensure that you include a clear statement about the nominee's achievements, why he or she is being recommended, and an up-to-date curriculum vitae. The nomination package must also include two reference letters as well as a letter of support from the Dean. Each Canadian faculty of medicine may submit up to two nominations for this award.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is September 30, 2017. The nomination, including 1 copy of all documentation, should be sent to the AFMC at awards@afmc.ca. Selected recipients will be notified in November 2017.

Previous Recipients

2017

Dr. Bruce Martin, University of Manitoba

2016

Drs. Karine Igartua and Richard Montoro, McGill University

2015

Dr. Gurdeep Parhar, University of British Columbia

2014

Dr. Janet de Groot, University of Calgary

2013

Dr. Jane Philpott, University of Toronto

2012

Dr. Saleem Razaack, McGill University

2011

Dr. Catherine Cook, University of Manitoba

2010

No nominees

2009

Dr. Wilfreda Thurston, University of Calgary and Dr. Sarita Verma, University of Toronto

2008

Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, University of Montréal

2007

Dr. Nahid Azad, University of Ottawa

2006

Dr. Blye Frank, Dalhousie University and Dr. Susan Phillips, Queen's University

2005

Dr. Barbara Lent, Western University 

2004

Dr. Sheila Dunn, University of Toronto

2003

Dr. Dorothy Shaw, University of British Columbia

 

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