Medical Laboratory Science

Awards & Funding

There are many awards available to MLS students in open competition with the remainder of the university. Students are directed to the awards section of the university calendar for a complete listing. The two most prestigious of these, the Peter Lougheed Scholarship and the Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, are available to all University of Alberta undergraduate students. The others given are available exclusively to MLS students.

A bursary, endowed by Dr. Robert Stinson, former director of the Division of Medical Laboratory Science, is also available to MLS students. For other available bursaries and emergency funding, see University Bursaries and Emergency Funding.

Robert Stinson Bursaries in Medical Laboratory Science

Value: Variable (minimum value $500, maximum value $1,500 each)
Number: Variable
Conditions: Awarded annually to students with satisfactory academic standing enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Division of Medical Laboratory Science. Recipients will be selected on the basis of a demonstrated financial need.


2015 Awards and Award Recipients

Phase 1 Class

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta Award
Annually awarded to a student in Phase 1 of the program, on the basis of satisfactory academic standing and leadership and cooperation qualities.

Recipient: Christine Granley

Medical Laboratory Science Outstanding Achievement Scholarship
To be awarded annually to the student with the highest academic standing entering Phase 2 (clinical year) in the Medical Laboratory Science degree program. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing.

Recipient: Chelsea Martin

Sysmex Award in Medical Laboratory Science 
Awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing completing Phase 1 for a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science. Selection based on demonstrated proficiency and positive attitude shown in Hematology. Part-time students are eligible if they have completed the following courses in the previous academic year. MLSCI (Medical Laboratory Science) 200, 230, 235, 242, 243, 250, 262, 263, and 270).

Recipient: Alanna Yee

Phase 2 Class

University of Alberta Hospital Medical Staff Prize 
Awarded to a student who has completed Phase 2 with the highest proficiency.

Recipient: Breanne Lazarenko

DynaLife Dx Scholarship in Medical Laboratory Science
To be awarded annually to the student with the highest academic standing completing Phase 2 (clinical year) in the Medical Laboratory Science degree program. Recipient will be selected on the basis of academic standing.

Recipient: Melissa Shyian

Graduating Class

HB Collier Memorial Gold Medal
This award was endowed by the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Dr. H. Bruce Collier; by medical laboratory science alumni and by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Bruce had a long and successful tenure at the University of Alberta and taught clinical biochemistry in the Medical Laboratory Science Program from its inception to 1971. Awarded annually to a graduating student with superior academic achievement.

Recipient: Sarah Aziz


U of A Hospital Laboratory Medicine & Pathology Staff Scholarship
To be awarded annually to a student convocating with distinction from the BSc program in Medical Laboratory Science.

Recipient: Shannon Porter

Barbara Motyl Prize
This award was endowed by the alumni of medical laboratory science to recognize the contributions of the late Barbara Motyl to Laboratory Medicine and to the Medical Laboratory Science. Barbara co-ordinated the MLS program from 1969 to 1976. Awarded annually to a convocating student on the basis of superior academic achievement, general proficiency, and extra-curricular activities.

Recipient: Christina Wong

Medical Laboratory Science Research Scholarship
Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement in the Division of Medical Laboratory Science. Selection based on academic standing achieved in the last 30 units of course weight and the project in INT D 409 or INT D 491 which best demonstrates excellence in research. Preference given to a student convocating with Honors in Research designation. Secondary preference given to a student who has completed INT D 491. Part-time students are eligible for this award.

Recipient: Sarah Aziz

Medical Laboratory Science Research Scholarship
Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement in the Division of Medical Laboratory Science. Selection based on academic standing achieved in the last 30 units of course weight and the project in INT D 409 or INT D 491 which best demonstrates excellence in research. Preference given to a student convocating with Honors in Research designation. Secondary preference given to a student who has completed INT D 491. Part-time students are eligible for this award.

Recipient: Sarah Aziz

Beckman-Coulter Canada Ltd. Award in Clinical Chemistry
Awarded annually to a full-time graduating student with the highest overall standing in clinical chemistry (including academic, bench-work, attitude and technical ability). 

Recipient: Anthony Nigro-Vecchio

Beckman-Coulter Canada Ltd. Award in Hematology
Awarded annually to a full-time graduating student with the highest overall standing in hematology (including academic, bench-work, attitude and technical ability).

Recipient: Shannon Porter

Beckman-Coulter Canada Ltd. Award in Hemostasis
Awarded annually to a full-time graduating student with the highest overall standing in hemostasis (including academic, bench-work, attitude and technical ability). 

Recipient: Shannon Porter