Awards & Achievements
2019:  Awards | Grants | Publications |
2018:  Awards | Grants | Publications |

2019 AWARDS
  • CIHR GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
    • Selina Casalino - MSc GCP student with Dr. Mark Nachtigal 
  • IEEE 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
    • Qian Liu - MSc student with Dr. Pingzhao Hu (Best Oral Presentation) 
  •  UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA - THREE-MINUTE THESIS 
    • Berardino Petrelli, PhD student with Dr. Geoff Hicks 
      • Finalist
    • Taryn Athey, MSc GCP student with Dr. Patrick Frosk

2018 AWARDS 

GRADUATE STUDENTS & POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS

  • RESEARCH MANITOBA
    • Tricia Choquette - MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
    • Lucile Jeusset - PhD student with Dr. Kirk McManus
    • Shavira Narrandes - MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
    • Berardino Petrelli - PhD student with Dr. Geoff Hicks
  • MANITOBA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
    • Taryn Athey - MSc Genetic Counselling Program
    • Promita Ghosh - MSc student with Dr. Barb Triggs-Raine
    • Claire Morden - MSc student with Dr. Kirk McManus
  • DEAN OF GRADUATE STUDIES STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    • Chloe Lepage - MSc student with Drs. Kirk McManus & Mark Nachtigal 
  • NSGC INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
    • Ashleigh Hansen - MSc GCP student with Dr. Francis Amara
  • UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA - BMG Studentship
    • Manisha Bungsy - MSc student with Dr. Kirk McManus
  • CIHR GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
    • Marjorie Buist - MSc student with Dr. Mojgan Rastegar
    • Rachelle DinchongMSc GCP student with Dr. Patrick Frosk
    • Angela KrutishMSc GCP student with Jessica Hartley
    • Ashleigh Hansen - MSc GCP student with Dr. Francis Amara
    • Chloe Lepage - MSc student with Drs. Kirk McManus & Mark Nachtigal 
  •  UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA - THREE-MINUTE THESIS 
    • Sandhini Lockman, MSc student with Dr. Mojgan Rastegar 
      • Finalist
    • Ashleigh Hansen, MSc GCP student with Dr. Francis Amara
      • Finalist

 Faculty Research CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Grant Recipients:

  • Dr. Versha Banerji (June). "Pulling the Plug on Small Cell Lung Cancer". $120,000.
  • Dr. Jim Davie (June). "MSK directed H3K27 acetylation and enhancer activity in triple negative breast cancer cells". $120,000.
  • Dr. Spencer Gibson (June). "Role of EGFR-TSSC4 in regulating autophagy in GBM". $120,000.
  • Dr. Michael Mowat (June). "The role of DLC1 Tumor Suppressor loss in PI3 Kinase Driven Breast Cancer". $120,000.
  • Dr. Etienne Leygue (June). "Interspecies co-culture as a new tool to investigate drug resistance". $120,000.

2017 AWARDS 

FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Francis Amara
Teaching Award, 2015-16 Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) (February)

Dr. Jim Davie
Researcher of the Month, Canadians for Health Research (CHR) (April)

Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg
2017 Founders Award, Clinical Genetics and Metabolic Disorders (February)

Dr. Sandra Marles
Teaching award nominee for “Inspiration”, UGME Med I Class 2019 (April)

Dr. Tamra Ogilvie
Science, Technology and Research Nominee, 2017 YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards (April)
Successful Renewal of CRC, Tier 2 (May)

Dr. Jeff Wigle
Teaching award for “Inspiration”, Class of 2019 (April)

GENETIC COUNSELLING

Stephanie Clarke
Med I Inspiration Nominee, Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA)

Jessica Hartley
Professional Practice, Innovation and Advocacy Leadership Award, Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (September)
Career Mentor Spotlight, University of Manitoba Career Mentor Program (Spring)

GRADUATE STUDENTS & POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS

  • MANITOBA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
    • Angela Krutish, MSc - Genetic Counselling Program  

  • UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP 
    • Angela Krutish, MSc - Genetic Counselling Program
    • Rachelle Dinchong, MSc - Genetic Counselling Program
  • PRESIDENT'S GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN HUMAN GENETICS
    • Sasha Blant, PhD student with Dr. Trevor Pemberton
  • RESEARCH MANITOBA 2017
    • Fadumo Osman, MSc student with Dr. Jim Davie
    • Amandeep Singh, MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
    • Jamie Zagozewski, Post Doctoral Fellow with Dr. Tamra Ogilvie
  • SHEU L. LEE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP IN ONCOLOGY
    • Lisa Liang, PhD student with Dr. Tamra Ogilvie

     

  • AMERICAN GASROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK
    • Dr. Svetlana Frenkel, Post Doctoral Fellow with Dr. Pingzhao Hu
      • Poster of Distinction Award
  • 19th ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY
    • Laura Thompson, PhD student with Dr. Kirk McManus
      • 3rd Place, Basic Science Poster
      • Arnold Portigal Award
    • Lisa Liang, PhD student with Dr. Tamra Ogilvie
      • 1st Place, Basic Science Oral Presentation
    • Lucile Jeusset, PhD student with Dr. Kirk McManus
      • 2nd Place, Basic Science Oral Presentation
      • Best Cell Biology Oral Presentation
    • Lexi Ciapala, MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
      • 3rd Place, Basic Science Oral Presentation
  • NSERC CANADA GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP - MASTERS
    • Amandeep Singh, MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
  • FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES TRAVEL AWARD
    • Anna Blankstein, MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
  • UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA - THREE-MINUTE THESIS
    • Lexi Ciapala, MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
      • Second-Place Winner
  • NANCIE J. MAURO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN ONCOLOGY RESEARCH
    • Lisa Liang, PhD student with Dr. Tamra Ogilvie
  • UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA - THREE-MINUTE THESIS 
    • Lexi Ciapala, MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
      • Finalist
    • Miriam Derksen, MSc student with Dr. Spencer Gibson
      • Finalist
  • INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP
    • Fadumo Osman, MSc student with Dr. Jim Davie

Faculty Research Grant Recipients:

  • Dr. Jim Davie (NSERC - April). "Histone arginine methylation and transcriptionally active chromosomal domains". $140,000.
  • Dr. Barb Triggs-Raine (NSERC - April). "Characterization of HYAL2 and non-HYAL2 dependent pathways of hyaluronan degradation". $200,000.
  • Dr. Pingzhao Hu (NSERC CREATE - April). "Visual and automated disease analytics". 2017-2023
  • Dr. Tamra Werbowetski-Ogilvie (CIHR Bridge - May). "Characterization of novel OTX2-semaphorin gene signaling pathways regulating the "grow and go" arms of highly aggressive medulloblastomas”". $100,000.