Past Recipients

Alumni Awards of Distinction 2020

Exceptional Leadership Award

The Exceptional Leadership Award is presented to alumni who have demonstrated professional excellence, leadership and dedication to the community. The recipient is a true champion in the realm of medicine who demonstrates excellence as a community leader.

Diane Allan receives Exceptional Leadership Award

Recipient: Diane Allan

Dr Naveed S. Mohammad receives Exceptional Leadership Award

Recipient: Dr Naveed S. Mohammad

Dre Denise H. Werker receives Exceptional Leadership Award

Recipient: Dr Denise H. Werker

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award honours a lifetime of significant contributions to the community and achievement in health care and medicine. Recipients are leaders in their respective fields and have demonstrated professional excellence and selfless dedication over their years of work.

Dr. Pnina Brodt receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipient: Dr Pnina Brodt

Dr. Guy A. Rouleau reçoit un prix pour l’ensemble des réalisations

Recipient: Dr Guy A. Rouleau

Rising Star Achievement Award

This Rising Star Achievement Award recognizes outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to health care and medicine. This award honours young alumni with 10 to 20 years of professional experience in their medical specialty.

Dr. Chris Cameron receives Rising Star Achievement Award

Recipient: Dr. Chris Cameron

Dr. Rafal Iwasiow receives Rising Star Achievement Award

Recipient: Dr. Rafal Iwasiow

Dr. James A. Makokis receives Rising Star Achievement Award

Recipient: Dr. James A. Makokis

Dr. Ashnoor Nagji receives Rising Star Achievement Award

Recipient: Dr. Ashnoor Nagji


Alumni Awards of Distinction 2019

Exceptional Leadership Award

The Exceptional Leadership Award is presented to alumni who have demonstrated professional excellence, leadership and dedication to the community. The recipient is a true champion in the realm of medicine who demonstrates excellence as a community leader.

Dr. Douville receives Exceptional Leadership Award 2019

Recipient: Dr. Elizabeth Douville, PhD 1994

Dr. Moineau receives Exceptional Leadership Award

Recipient: Dr. Geneviève Moineau, MD 1984

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award honours a lifetime of significant contributions to the community and achievement in health care and medicine. Recipients are leaders in their respective fields and have demonstrated professional excellence and selfless dedication over their years of work.

Dr. Jean-Lucien Rouleau receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipient: Dr. Jean-Lucien Rouleau, MD 1974

Dr. Ruth Slack receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipient: Dr. Ruth Slack, PhD 1991

Rising Star Achievement Award

This Rising Star Achievement Award recognizes outstanding alumni who have made significant contributions to health care and medicine. This award honours young alumni with 10 to 20 years of professional experience in their medical specialty.

Dr. Andrade receives Rising Star Achievement Award

Recipient: Dr. Jason Andrade, MD 2004

 


Alumni Awards of Distinction 2018

Exceptional Leadership Award

The Exceptional Leadership Award is presented to an alumna or an alumnus who has demonstrated professional excellence, leadership and dedication to the community. The recipient is a true champion in the realm of medicine who demonstrates excellence as a community leader.

Recipient: Dr. Jack Kitts, MD 1980

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award honours a lifetime of significant contributions to the community and achievement in health care and medicine. Recipients are leaders in their respective fields and have demonstrated professional excellence and selfless dedication over their years of work.

Recipients: Dr. Mark J. Aubry, MD 1978 and Dr. Andres Lozano, MD 1983

Rising Star Achievement Award

This Rising Star Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding alum who has made significant contributions to health care and medicine. This award honours young alumni with 10 to 20 years of professional experience in their medical specialty

Recipients: Dr. Nathalie Jetté, MD 1998 and Dr. Virginia R. Roth, MD 1993


Alumni Awards of Distinction 2017

Rising Star Achievement Award

This Rising Star Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding uOttawa alumnus who has demonstrated professional excellence and exceptional leadership while making significant contributions in health care and medicine. This award serves to honour young alumni with 10 to 20 years of professional experience in their medical specialty.

Recipient: Dr. Darlene Kitty

A Cree from Chisasibi, Dr. Kitty has worked as a family physician at Chisasibi Hospital since 2006.  At the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, Dr. Kitty is President of the Council of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists as well as an elected member of the Board of Directors, representing clinical staff.  She is the President of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada.  But here at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa she is the Director of the Indigenous Program.  A program that now has over 47 graduates and 24 current students.

For Indigenous people who dream of pursuing health careers she is a national role model and advocate! Congratulations.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award serves to honour alumni who have accomplished a lifetime of significant contributions and achievement in health care and medicine. This award is presented to an alumnus or alumna who is recognized as a leader in their respective field, has demonstrated professional excellence and dedication to their community.

Recipient: Dr. David Grimes, MD

Dr. Grimes received his Doctorate in Medicine (Cum Laude) and completed his residency in Neurology at the University of Ottawa. He then spent two years (1997 to 1999) at the Toronto Hospital and the Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases as a research fellow in movement disorders and molecular genetics. He joined the Department of Medicine in Ottawa in 1999 and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa and an Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  His clinician and research interests are focused on improving our understanding and treatment of a wide variety of movement disorders with an emphasis on Parkinson's disease.

He is the Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic at The Ottawa Hospital and is recognized as a national expert in movement disorders having been the project leader and editor of the Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson's Disease published in 2012. He has authored more than 60 peer reviewed publications on movement disorders, book chapters and two books dedicated to the treatment and care of individuals with Parkinson's disease. He has received funding to support his clinical and basic research projects from the CIHR, NIH, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Parkinson Society Canada, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and the Myoclonus Research Foundation. He just received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for his work from the Parkinson Society Canada.  He has fostered collaborations with scientists in the Ottawa region and is the co-director of the Parkinson's Research Consortium that has raised over $2,500,000 to fund local Parkinson research. 


Alumni Awards of Distinction 2016

Rising Star Achievement Award

This Rising Star Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding uOttawa alumnus who has demonstrated professional excellence and exceptional leadership while making significant contributions in health care and medicine. This award serves to honour young alumni with 10 to 20 years of professional experience in their medical specialty.

Recipient: Dr. Ravinder Singh, MD 2001

Dr. Ravinder Singh is a Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeon. He is the Chief of Surgery, and Head of Service, General Surgery at North Bay Regional Health Centre. Dr. Singh has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association of General Surgeons since 2015, and was previously the President of the North Bay and District Medical Society. Dr. Singh has also received the Canadian Association of General Surgeons Covidien Surgical Leadership Fellowship Award, as well as the Resident Award for Teaching Excellence from the Canadian Association of General Surgeons.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award serves to honour alumni who have accomplished a lifetime of significant contributions and achievement in health care and medicine. This award is presented to an alumnus or alumna who is recognized as a leader in their respective field, has demonstrated professional excellence and dedication to their community.

Recipient: Dr. Yvon Lapierre, MD 1961

After completing his classical studies at Le Collège Saint-Jean in Edmonton, Dr. Lapierre began his studies at the University of Ottawa, earning his BA in 1957 and his MD in 1961. He then completed his specialty training in Psychiatry at l’Université de Montréal before joining the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine as Lecturer in 1970. He became Assistant Professor in 1973, Associate Professor in 1976 and Full Professor in 1981. During his tenure at the University of Ottawa, he held a cross appointment in the Departments of Pharmacology and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, as well as an Adjunct Professorship in Psychiatry at Queen's University.

In 1986, Dr. Lapierre became Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. He received the Faculty Award of Excellence in 1994, a measure of recognition of which he was always tremendously proud. While he received many honours elsewhere, he always felt that the honour given to him by his faculty colleagues was the most rewarding. Dr. Lapierre retired in May 2000.


Dr. Raymond Leblanc (2013)

Dr. Raymond Leblanc graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine in 1963.  He celebrated his 50th anniversary of graduation at the Faculty’s Homecoming weekend in 2013 where he was presented with the Alumni Achievement Award.

Dr. LeBlanc recently retired after a long and distinguished career specializing in ophthalmology. He completed his specialty training in the United States and came back to Canada in 1970 to practice in Montreal and Sherbrooke. In 1979, he moved to Halifax and became Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University and Chief of Ophthalmology at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.

Since 2007, he served as Vice-President Research and Academic Affairs, Capital District Health Authority Halifax. He is renowned both nationally and internationally for his work as leader of the Dalhousie Glaucoma Research Team. Over the past decade, Dr. LeBlanc has been very active in spearheading initiatives to develop new models of vision care both provincially and nationally. He chaired the National Coalition for Vision Health from 1999 to 2004, is a past president of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the Canadian Glaucoma Society and has been a board member of a number of international glaucoma societies. In 2005, he was awarded the Order of Canada.

His major research interests are in the clinical investigation of glaucoma. Dr. Leblanc published widely and has presented internationally with major publications in the field of perimetry, particularly with regards to detecting early changes in glaucoma. Dr. Leblanc provided leadership in the development of the new Eye Care Centre, which recently opened in the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax and helped to develop a new major basic research laboratory in vision in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, grouping five basic scientists from four different departments.

Jean L. Rouleau (2012)

During the seventh annual Homecoming Weekend, Dr. Jean L. Rouleau was honoured with the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award. An MD 1974 graduate (cum laude), Dr. Rouleau went on to receive his FRCPC training in internal medicine and cardiology at McGill University. Within the field of medicine, Dr. Rouleau has made an outstanding name for himself as an accomplished clinical cardiologist, a beloved professor and an impressive researcher.

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