Trainee Awards

The department of Oncology is delighted to share some impressive news about our trainees' achievements.

1.  Congratulations to Sepideh Mehrpour, MSc, Cancer Sciences student in the Fu lab for her recent CRINA/ACF Award. 

"The Elaine Essien Graduate Award in Ovarian Cancer Research."

Way to go!

 2.  Our department would like to congratulate four of our Cancer Sciences students for being awarded the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry's 75th Anniversary Graduate Student and Delnor Awards. 

  • Mitchell Semeniuk, MSc, Cancer Sciences student in the Godbout lab.
  • Sargun Sokhi, MSc, Cancer Sciences student in the Chan lab.
  • Sharon Wu, PhD, Cancer Sciences student in the Chan lab.
  • Christopher Sedlock, PhD, Medical Physics student in the Sharp lab. 

A big congratulations to all of you!

 3.  We are pleased to annouce that Dr. Jenilee Woodfield from the Wuest Lab, has received the Heleen and Rod McLeod Postdoctoral Fellowship in Multiple Myeloma from CRINA. 

Congratulations Dr. Way!

 4.  We would like to congratulate three of our students on being awarded the "Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship" or "AGES" Scholarship. This scholarhsip recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students pursuing graduate studies in Alberta.

It was established to incent the best and the brightest students, including international students, to study in Alberta.

Congratulations to:

  • Angie Chen, PhD Cancer Sciences student in the Baker lab.
  • Christopher Sedlock, PhD Medical Physics student in the Sharp lab.
  • Samaneh Safarpour, MSc Cancer Sciences student in the Gibson lab. 

 5.  It is our pleasure to congratulate Shayla Mosley, a Cancer Sciences PhD student in the Baker lab on her recent CRINA Scholarship which is supported by the Kenneth and Reta Cote and Joyce Cote Biomedical Research Endowment.

Congratulations Shayla!

6.  Recently Bryce Nelson, a doctoral student in the Wuest lab, was selected to receive one of only three Dorothy J Killam Memorial Graduate Prizes given out by the University. These awards were created in the fall of 2002 to honor the memory of Dorothy J Killam.

These are awarded annually to the most outstanding Killam Memorial Scholarship recipients, which are also very prestigious awards. There are three Dorothy Killam Prizes in total, one for each Tri-Council area (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR). Recipients receive a cash prize and a certificate acknowledging their award.

Congratulations to Bryce on all of his hard work!


7.  Odunola Grace Babawale from Medical Physics (Dr. Jay Yun Lab) was selected to receive a Canadian Cancer Society doctoral scholarship - one of only three Albertan recipients (17 across Canada).

We congratulate Grace on this amazing accomplishment and her contributions to research!