Faculty of Medicine Alumni Awards

Alumna Fiona Wallace, 2016 Volunteer Award Winner, with Dean Trevor Young and Julie LaffordFrom health research and innovation to serving our communities, our alumni make an impact with their leadership, discoveries and commitment both in Canada and across the globe.

The nomination period for the 2017 alumni awards will open in May. If you have any questions about the awards, please contact Karen Lee, Alumni Relations Officer at kare.lee@utoronto.ca or at (416) 978-3588. 

Help us recognize our outstanding alumni and share their achievements with the Faculty of Medicine community. Nominate an alumnus/a today for one of the following awards:



Rising Star Award

This award is presented to alumni who have graduated in the past 15 years in recognition of their outstanding service to the Faculty, their local medical/healthcare community, or a scientific or academic achievement. The recipient can receive this award for one specific achievement or for a body of work.

Alumni Volunteerism Award 

This award honors alumni who have provided extraordinary volunteer service, demonstrating leadership through local or global work. Recipients have enriched the lives of others through their generous gifts of time and talent and through their involvement with the Faculty of Medicine or through civic, charitable and social causes beyond the scope of their clinical or academic appointments.

Lifetime Achievement Award 

This award recognizes alumni whose outstanding career achievements have earned them national or international prominence. These contributions can encompass leadership, research, teaching, clinical care, administration or public service. The recipient will have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and serves as a role model for current and future health care professionals.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Individuals who hold a degree or certificate from the Faculty of Medicine are eligible for consideration (including former residents and fellows).
  • Nominations may be submitted by any individual, independently or on behalf of a group or institution. 
  • Nominees can only be nominated in one category per year. 
  • Nominators can only coordinate one nomination per year.

Please be sure to include with your submission:

  • A letter of nomination (no more than 250 words) highlighting the nominee's achievements, and explaining why the nominee should receive the award. 
  • A complete and current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.
  • An additional letter of support from an individual familiar with the nominee's work (this person is different from the nominator).
  • Optional: Supporting documents (maximum two) that convey the importance of the nominee’s work. These can include notices and reviews, sample publications, media coverage, abstracts, etc. 

Please note that all nominations will be in consideration for three years.

Click here to submit your nomination.


Past Recipients

Please click on the recipient's name to view their profile video.

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Volunteerism Award:

Rising Star:

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