CIHR Synapse Mentorship Awards 2014

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Synapse Mentorship Awards are given out to emphasize the importance of mentors in developing Canada's next generation of health researchers. The CIHR Synapse Mentorship Awards honour persons who have made exceptional contributions to the promotion of health research among Canadian secondary school students.

The three awards, which are presented to one graduate student/postdoctoral fellow student, one accomplished researcher and one research group, recognize the efforts of those who promote health research among Canada's high school students. All award recipients share their passion for research and their scientific know-how with today's youth - who will be tomorrow's innovators!

The next call for nominations to be received by CIHR will be on or before January 24, 2014.

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The Awards

2013 recipients:

Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow:
Ms. Angela Alberga, University of Ottawa

Individual Researcher:
Dr. Sandeep Raha, McMaster University

Research Group:
Cancer Therapeutics Program

2012 recipients:

Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow:
Ms. Megan Dodd, McMaster University

Individual Researcher:
Dr. Ute Kothe, University of Lethbridge

Research Group:
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute Youth Outreach Program

2011 recipients:

Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow:
Ms. Alexis Given, University of Ottawa

Individual Researcher:
Dr. Kurt Haas, University of British Columbia's Brain Research Centre

Research Group:
Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology (WISEST)

2010 recipients:

Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow:
Natalie Andrews, University of Ottawa

Individual Researcher:
Josh Silvertown, DreamCatcher Mentoring program

Research Group:
Montreal Brain Awareness Week

2009 recipients:

Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow:
Michael Vesia, York University

Individual Researcher (tie):
Bruce Elliott, Cancer Research Institute at Queen's University and the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at Kingston General Hospital (CCSEO/KGH)
Barbara Vanderhyden, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa

Research Group:
Infectious Disease Research Center

2008 recipients:

Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow:
Anteneh Argaw, Université de Montréal

Individual Researcher (tie):
Lisa Robinson, The Hospital for Sick Children
Jane Roskams, Brain Research Centre

Research Group:
The Toronto Teen Survey research team

2007 recipients:

Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow:
Bechara Saab, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute

Individual Researcher:
John McLean, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Research Group:
Laboratoire d'organogénèse expérimentale (LOEX), Université Laval