Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Department News

Dr. Jason Acker has been selected as the recipient of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry's Tier I Basic Science Award for Excellence in Mentoring Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, an award that our Faculty holds in the highest esteem.  This award recognizes Dr. Acker’s outstanding mentoring capabilities, commitment to providing the best possible learning environment and unfailing encouragement and support to students, including supporting their professional placement and career goals.

Congratulations to the 2020 Summer Studentship Stipend Recipients:

  • Dimitri Galatis (supervisor Dr. Tanis Dingle)
  • Mark McAllister (supervisor Dr. Andrei Drabovich)

 Dr. Jelena Holovati has received one of FGSR's (Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research) Great Supervisor Awards.  The purpose of this award is to recognize supervisors who demonstrate superb supervisory skills or foster mentorship in their programs.  Dr. Holovati was nominated for her excellent supervisory skills and collaboration with graduate students.

Congratulations to Professor Xing-Fang Li for receiving the 2020 Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) Ricardo Aroca Award. Dr. Li, Professor in the Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology, is recognized for her distinguished contributions to analytical chemistry for water research and environmental health. The award, which consists of a framed scroll, $1,000 cash and up to $1000 for travel expenses to this CSC Conference, will be presented during the 103rd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition which is taking place in Winnipeg on May 24-28, 2020.

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Hrudey for his appointment to the Order of Canada. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, made 120 new appointments, including 5 Companions, 38 Officers, and 77 Members. Dr. Hrudey is one of the new Members (C.M.) of the Order of Canada, announced on December 28, 2019. Dr. Hrudey is Professor Emeritus in the Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology. He is honored "for his contributions to environmental health sciences and for his advocacy of safe drinking water".

The Office of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation) has announced the appointment of Dr. Jason Acker as the Academic Lead for the Postdoctoral Fellows Office/Academic Visitors Office for a three-year term beginning on September 1, 2019.