Instructor with a group of students from the Inner City Science Centre

Max Rady College of Medicine takes part in a wide variety of programs that support and engage the community, including:

Contact the Social Accountability Committee to learn more.

  • Students from the CanU after school program

Volunteer opportunities

  • Vaccination volunteers wearing protective equipment.

Volunteering during COVID-19

There are many ways to volunteer during COVID-19, either from home or in the community. UM has compiled a list of opportunities here. You might also consider volunteering for Healthy U, a UM initiative that helps students become health leaders on campus and gain hands-on experience in the field of health promotion and prevention.

For students in Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, there are additional opportunities within the health-care system. Please see the memo on volunteering (PDF) for more information.

If you are not exhibiting any signs of illness and are interested in participating, please contact Brenda Peterson indicating your area of interest and your contact information.

Ten Thousand Coffees UM Café

UM Café is an online networking and mentoring platform powered by Ten Thousand Coffees. UM Café introduces students, alumni and industry partners to one another. They can then share a virtual cup of coffee and exchange knowledge and advice. Learn more by reading our story in UM Today.

Visit the UM Café site

Max Rady College of Medicine Class of 1972 Arnold Naimark Lecture in Medicine and Society

This annual lecture, established by the Class of 1972, recognizes and honours Dr. Arnold Naimark’s legacy within the University of Manitoba and the Max Rady College of Medicine.

About Dr. Naimark

Dr. Naimark’s career has been heavily focused on the advancement of scientific research and development, health innovation, institutional transformation and advanced education. His remarkable and enduring contributions include serving as dean of medicine from 1971-81 and University of Manitoba president and vice-chancellor from 1981-96. He is also responsible for the creation of a new department of Family Medicine and promoting health sciences research and its funding at the national and provincial levels. Today, he is the director of the Centre for the Advancement of Medicine.

Dr. Naimark has been honoured with many awards, including:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1987)
  • Officer of the Order of Canada (1991)
  • Order of Manitoba (2003)
  • Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureate (2013)

2022 lecture

Mindfulness in medicine

Presented by Edward Berinstein [MD/72]

Dr. Berinstein is a Fellow in the College of Family Physicians of Canada. His clinical work includes all facets of family practice.

Dr. Berinstein’s introduction to Mindfulness Medicine occurred in the 1970s when he arrived
on BC’s Sunshine Coast. He began hosting meditation groups in the 1990s which led him to the work of Jon Kabitt-Zinn in 2003.

Dr. Berinstein trained at the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. 

He is a leader in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction workshops on the Sunshine Coast, BC and with the Sechelt Mental Health Centre.

Watch the 2022 lecture

 

Teacher Recognition and MMSA Awards Recognizing excellence

Each year, the Max Rady College of Medicine hosts the annual Teacher Recognition and Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) Awards. It’s an important opportunity for students to celebrate the outstanding teachers in the Max Rady College of Medicine, and for the college community to recognize medical students who have distinguished themselves.

Join us!

Nominees are invited to join Max Rady College of Medicine Dean Dr. Peter Nickerson, associate/assistant deans, faculty and students for our in-person 2023 Teacher Recognition and MMSA awards dinner.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Keynote address by Dr. Gigi Osler, senator, surgeon, UM Alumni of Distinction recipient.

2022 award recipients

Watch this space for 2023 information - coming soon!

Faculty award recipients

Recipient Award  Year award
Anthony Battad Clinical Teaching - Attending Med III
April Boyd Mentorship - Attending Med III
Simon Christie Clinical Teaching - Resident Med III
Brent Fedirchuk Inspiration Med I
Aviva Goldberg Mentorship Med II
Robert Gourlay Choosing Wisely Med III
Susan Green Small Group Setting Med II
Aaron Guinn Best Course Med I
Sari Hannila Small Group Setting Med I
Sari Hannila Mentorship Med I
Nick Hargrove Patient Advocacy - Resident Med III
Jordan Hochman Professionalism - Attending Med III
Clarence Khoo Innovation Med II
Clarence Khoo Innovation Med I
Amanda Morris Patient Advocacy - Attending Med III
John O'Leary Mentorship - Resident Med III
Hongru Ren Professionalism - Resident Med III
Chris Sathianathan Best Course Med II
Chris Sathianathan Inspiration Med II

Student award recipients

The Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) Awards recognize and encourage attributes that are valued in medical students.

Here are the awards presented on March 7, 2022:

MMSA Citizenship Award
Tessa Bortoluzzi, Class of 2023

MMSA Global Health Award
Kapilan Panchendrabose, Class of 2024                                                           

MMSA Katherine Anne Klassen Memorial Community Service Award
Jayelle Friesen-Enns, Class of 2023 

MMSA Leadership Award
Nada El Tobgy, Class of 2022

Canadian Medical Association 150th Anniversary Award (recognizing professionalism and the ideals of the CMA) 
Allison Balasko, Class of 2023

Med I award nominees

Best course

Veena Agrawal

Anthony Battad

Mandy Buss

Sandor Demeter

Jacquelyn Dirks

Brent Fedirchuk

Aviva Goldberg

Aaron Guinn

Alexa Hryniuk

Donald Houston

Alexandra Ilnyckyj

Jason Peeler

Merril Pauls

Eytan Perl

Michael Routledge

Chris Sathianathan

Anita Soni

Sean Udow

Innovation

Veena Agrawal

Anthony Battad

Debra Beach Ducharme

Kevin Brown

Zoheir Bshouty

Mandy Buss

Leilanie Clayton

Justin Cloutier

Megan Cooney

Marc Del Bigio

Jacquelyn Dirks

Donald Duerkeson

Brent Fedirchuk

Jean Ghia

Aviva Goldberg

Lesley Graff

Scott Gregoire

Aaron Guinn

Sari Hannila

Michael Harrington

Sabine Hombach-Klonisch

Davyd Hooper

Donald Houston

Alexa Hryniuk

Carmen Hurd

Pamela Katz

Joel Kettner

Clarence Khoo

Terry Li

Jesse Marantz

Lisa Monkman

Margaret Morris

Thang Nguyen

Lisa Omichinski

Selena Papetti

Merril Pauls

Jason Peeler

Eytan Perl

Leah Peters

Jocelyn Reimer

Ceri Richards

Debbie Robinson

Chris Sathianathan

Faisal Siddiquik

Anita Soni

Reeni Soni

Maegan Springman

Ganesh Srinivasan

Roger Suss

Sean Udow

Tanya Walsh

Ian Whetter

Brandy Wicklow

George Zhanel

Inspiration

Veena Agrawal

Anthony Battad

Debra Beach Ducharme

Kevin Brown

Zoheir Bshouty

Mandy Buss

Leilanie Clayton

Justin Cloutier

Megan Cooney

Marc Del Bigio

Jacquelyn Dirks

Debra Evaniuk

Brent Fedirchuk

Jean-Eric Ghia

Aviva Goldberg

Aaron Guinn

Holly Hamilton

Sari Hannila

Michael Harrington

Sabine Hombach-Klonish

Donald Houston

Alexa Hryniuk

Alexsandra Ilnyckyj

Pamela Katz

Joel Kettner

Clarence Khoo

William Leslie

Terry Li

Benjamin Lindsey

Benjamin Lindsey

Jesse Marantz

Lisa Monkman

Margaret Morris

Thang Nguyen

Lisa Omichinski

Selena Papetti

Merril Pauls

Jason Peeler

Eytan Perl

Leah Peters

Jocelyn Reimer

Ceri Richards

Debbie Robinson

Chris Sathianathan

Faisal Siddiquik

Anita Soni

Reeni Soni

Maegan Springman

Ganesh Srinivasan

Roger Suss

Sean Udow

Tanya Walsh

Heather Watson

Ian Whetter

Brandy Wicklow

George Zhanel

Mentorship

Veena Agrawal

Anthony Battad

Debra Beach Ducharme

Patricia Birk

Kevin Brown

Zoheir Bshouty

Mandy Buss

Leilanie Clayton

Justin Cloutier

Megan Cooney

Harpreet Dade

Marc Del Bigio

Jacquelyn Dirks

Brent Fedirchuk

Aviva Goldberg

Aaron Guinn

Holly Hamilton

Sari Hannila

Michael Harrington

Sabine Hombach-Klonisch

Donald Houston

Alexa Hryniuk

Alexsandra Ilnyckyj

Chrystyna Kalicinsky

Pamela Katz

Joel Kettner

Clarence Khoo

Terry Li

Jesse Marantz

Jim Mclaren

Dana Moffatt

Lisa Monkman

Margaret Morris

Lisa Omichinski

Selena Papetti

Joseph Partyka

Merril Pauls

Jason Peeler

Eytan Perl

Jocelyn Reimer

Ceri Richards

debbie Robinson

Chris Sathianathan

Elizabeth Sellers

Guy Sherwood

Faisal Siddiquik

Anita Soni

Reeni Soni

Maegan Springman

Ganesh Srinivasan

Roger Suss

Sean Udow

Cielle Wachnian

Tanya Walsh

Ian Whetter

Brandy Wicklow

George Zhanel

Small group setting

Veena Agrawal

Anthony Battad

Patricia Birk

Kevin Brown

Zoheir Bshouty

Mandy Buss

Leilanie Clayton

Justin Cloutier

Megan Cooney

Kristen Creek

Jacquelyn Dirks

Debra Beach Ducharme

Debra Evaniuk

Brent Fedirchuk

Jean-Eric Ghia

Aviva Goldberg

Aaron Guinn

Holly Hamilton

Sari Hannila

Michael Harrington

Sabine Hombach-Klonisch

Donald Houston

Alexa Hryniuk

Joel Kettner

Clarence Khoo

Jimming Kong

Jeffrey Leiter

Terry Li

Jesse Marantz

Dave Merz

Dana Moffatt

Lisa Monkman

Margaret Morris

Lisa Omichinski

Selena Papetti

Merril Pauls

Jason Peeler

Eytan Perl

Leah Peters

Jocelyn Reimer

Ceri Richards

Ira Ripstein

debbie Robinson

Chris Sathianathan

Elizabeth Sellers

Faisal Siddiqui

Anita Soni

Maegan Springman

Ganesh Srinivasan

Roger Suss

Sean Udow

Tanya Walsh

Ian Whetter

Brandy Wicklow

George Zhanel

Med II award nominees

Best course

Anthony Battad - Clinical Skills 2

Chris Sathianathan - Urinary Tract 2

Omer Yusuf - Clinical Reasoning 2

Innovation

Tarek Afifi

Veena Agrawal

Muhamad Sadek Almiski

Anthony Battad

Alexis Botkin

April Boyd

Zoheir Bshouty

Mandy Buss

David Craton

Jacquelyn Dirks

Sergio Fanella

Aviva Goldberg

Susan Green

Timothy Hiebert

Brenda Hildebrand

Donald Houston

Konstantine Jilkiine 

Clarence Khoo

Darren Leitao

Don Miller

Amanda Morris

Margaret Morris

Merrill Pauls 

Jason Peeler

Eytan Perl

Pierre Plourde

Clare Ramsey

Christine Robinnson

debbie Robinson

Chris Sathiianathan

Faisal Siddiqui

Hillel Sommer

Anita Soni

Leroy Storsley

Magimairajan Vanan

Ian Whetter

Brandy Wicklow

Philippe Lagacé-Wiens

Omer Yusuf

George Zhanel
 

Inspiration

Tarek Afifi

Veena Agrawal

Anthony Battad

Alexis Botkin

April Boyd

Zoheir Bshouty

Mandy Buss

Justin Cloutier

David Craton

Susan Cuvelier

Jacquelyn Dirks

John Embil

Sergio Fanella

Aviva Goldberg

Michael Harrington

Timothy Hiebert

Donald Houston

Alexa Hyrniuk 

Alexandra Ilnyckyj

Konstantin Jilkine

Clarence Khoo

Jonathan Lau

Darren Leitao

Oliver Leslie

Amanda Morris 

Margaret Morris

Thang Ngyen

Merril Pauls

Jason Peeler 

Eytan Perl

Pierre Plourde

Arjuna Ponnampalam

Clare Ramsey

Jocelyn Reimer

Christine Robinson

debbie Robinson

Chris Sathianathan

Elizabeth Sellers

Faisal Siddiqui

Kiran Sidhu

Hillel Sommer

Anita Soni

Leroy Storsley

Sean Udow

Ian Whetter

Brandy Wicklow

Phillippe Lagace Wiens

Omer Yusuf

George Zhanel

Mentorship

Tarek Afiifi

Veena Agrawal

Anthony Battad

Alexis Botkin

David Craton

Jacquelyn Dirks

Aviva Goldberg

Timothy Hiebert

Konstantine Jilkine

Darren Leitao

Selena Papetti

Merril Pauls 

Jason Peeler

Eytan Perl

Pierre Plourde

debbie Robinson 

Chris Sathianathan 

Faisal Siddiqui

Abdulrazak Sokoro

Anita Soni

Leroy Storsley

Ian Whetter

Brandy Wicklow

Omer Yusuf

George Zhanel

Small group setting

Veena Agrawal

Anthony Battad

Alexis Botkin

Zoheir Bshouty

Mandy Buss

Hygiea Casiano

Susan Cuvelier

Jacquelyn Dirks 

Allan Garland

Aviva Goldberg

Susan Green

Donald Houston

Alexa Hyrniuk

Konstantine Jilkine

Joel Kettner

Allen Kraut

Herman Lam 

Darren Leitao

Samantha Marin

Seth Marks

Ruth Marrie

Selena Papetti

Merril Pauls

Jason Peeler

Tyler Peikes

Eytan Perl

Pierre Plourde

Chris Sathianathan 

Faisal Siddiqui

Hillel Sommer

Anita Sonii

Tanya Walsh

Ian Whetter

Omer Yusuf
 

Med III award nominees

Choosing wisely

Dan Ilchyna

Andrew MacDiarmid

Pam Orr

Dennis Paige

Guillermo Rocha

Martina Roslerova

Faisal Siddiqui

Clinical teaching - attending

Stephanie Appleby

Heather Ashdown

Anthony Battad

Jonathan Bellas

Megan Cooney

Donald Duerksen

Anne Findlayson

Carmen Hurd

Geoffrey Konrad

Sebastian Launcelott

Michael Love

Andrew MacDiarmid

Brendan McCarthy

Brian Milligan

Pam Orr

Zoe Piggott

Justin Rivard

Guillermo Rocha

Sushma Sudigala

Ian Surdhar

Omar Yusuf
 

Clinical teaching - resident

Jessica Bednarz

Peter Cho

Braeden Cruise

Nicole Delaloye

Wareef Fallatah

Samantha Frost

Rebecca Van Ginkel

Laurel Grant

Mohammed Hasen

Elad Holzer

Roy Hutchings

Kanisha Cruz-Kan

Greg Longbottom

Pam McIntosh

Ryan Pots

Meg Raymond

Nikita Sarangal

Troy Swanson

Dorothy Yu

Mentorship attending

Anthony Battad

John Bonanni

Megan Cooney

Carrie Corbett

Ravi Jayas

Geoffrey Konrad

Sebastien Launcelott

Brian Milligan

Pam Orr

Zoe Piggott

Suzanne Robinson

Guillermo Rocha

Cesar Rona

Faisal Siddiqui

Ian Surdhar

Teresa Wawrykow

Mentorship resident

Nicole Delaloye

Anton Fomenko

Rebecca Van Ginkel

Sophie Hu

Jiyoung Hwang

Daisy Ko

Troy Swanson

Leanne Zerkee

Patient advocacy – attending

Stephanie Appleby

Heathe Ashdown

Anthon Battad

Megan Cooney

Carrie Corbett

Donald Duerksen

Anne Fndlayson

Michae Love

Brenda McCarthy

Amanda Morris

Pam Orr

Dennis Paige

Guillermo Rocha

Ian Sudhar

Heather Watson

Omer Yusuf

Patient advocacy – resident

Ezra Bridgwater

Farshad Ghasemi

Megan Sorokopud Jones

Katherine Kuo

Ryan Potts

Carmen Soltys

Matt Stecy
 

Professionalism – attending

Heather Ashdown

Anthony Battad

Jonathan Boman

Megan Cooney

Devon Evans

Tyler Friesen

Ravi Jayas

Geoffrey Konrad

Sebastian Launcelott

Pam Orr

Dennis Paige

Daniel Palitsky

Justin Rivard

Guillermo Rocha

Allan Schaffer

Professionalism – resident

Harpreet Chahal

Megan Sorokopud Jones

Esther Kim

Katherine Kuo

John O'Leary

Denae Rott

Dorothy Yu

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Body donation program

Service after death

Through the body donation program, students gain a deeper understanding of human anatomy through first-hand experience.

At the same time, the program gives donors the opportunity to make an invaluable contribution to the advancement of health sciences. Your generous act provides a unique and lasting way to offer service after death.

In addition to the humanitarian aspects of this important decision, making advance arrangements can help relieve some of the stress your loved ones will face after your passing. When a death occurs, your next-of-kin is legally responsible for your body. Your advance plans will help your family decide what to do next during a very difficult time.

Learn more about the body donation program.

Creating opportunities

Your commitment to the University of Manitoba's students, faculty and research is encouraging the world's next generation of leaders and empowering an engine of innovation.

Contact us

Max Rady College of Medicine
260 Brodie Centre - 727 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada

204-789-3557
204-789-3929