The annual Cancer Education & Robert V. Brady Awards recognize health care workers at the Princess Margaret that go above and beyond every day in many ways:

  • By demonstrating excellence in education for patient care
  • By creating or supporting innovative treatments and programs
  • By displaying exemplary compassion, advocacy and patient care
  • Congratulations to this year's winners!

          

    Award winners were announced at the virtual Cancer Education & Robert V. Brady Awards Ceremony on September 15, 2020

    The next Application Cycle will open in Spring 2021.

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    Awards Categories

    Click on the specific award listed below to learn more about the award and nomination criteria.

    Innovation in Education

    The Innovation in Education Award recognizes an individual or team who has contributed to an exceptional and innovative educational program or experience for learners of any kind at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

    Nominees use innovative or creative learning tools or strategies, foster a supportive learning environment, and stimulate critical thinking and problem solving through mentorship and innovative approaches. Nominees stand out for excellence, innovative spirit, and commitment to learners.

    Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Education

    The Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Education Award recognizes outstanding contribution and commitment to Cancer Education.

    Nominees have demonstrated their commitment to patient and family education through resource development, demonstration of exemplary patient education skills, and compliments or testimonials by patients and families. Or, nominees have contributed to learner fieldwork/placement, clinical lab or small group experiences, student research, continuing professional development, best practice forums, or faculty development.

    Excellence in Education Support

    The Excellence in Education Support Award recognizes outstanding contribution to education programs through programmatic support.

    Nominees demonstrate exemplary support and dedication in ensuring an education program is well managed and coordinated. This may include going above and beyond by taking initiative to improve learner satisfaction, anticipating needs and responding pre-emptively, drawing attention to gaps or inefficiencies and taking steps to improve processes.

    Robert V. Brady Award for Best Resident

    The Robert V. Brady Award recognizes two residents, one from medical oncology and one from radiation oncology, who demonstrate that they have made a significant contribution to patient and the oncology community within the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

    The resident should represent the best qualities that you would wish to see in an oncologist: demonstration of academic excellence; compassion, caring and advocacy for patients, patients' families and colleagues; and exceeding expectations of supervisors and colleagues to ensure that patients are well cared for, thereby contributing significantly to the clinical team.

    Best Fellow Award

    The Best Fellow Award at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre recognizes a fellow in a clinical fellowship program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre who has made a significant contribution to patients and the oncology community within the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

    The fellow should represent the best qualities that you would wish to see in an oncologist: demonstration of academic excellence; compassion, caring and advocacy for patients' families and colleagues; and exceeding expectations of supervisors and colleagues to ensure that patients are well cared for, thereby contributing significantly to the clinical team.

    In addition, nominees must be in a clinical fellowship program (within the Radiation Medicine Program, the Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Department of Surgical Oncology or the Department of Supportive Care) and be in good academic standing.

    Nomination Process

    Who can nominate

    Staff physicians, nursing and allied health professionals at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre can nominate their colleagues. The next Application Cycle will open in Spring 2021.

    Congratulations to the winners for 2020

    The Cancer Education & Robert V. Brady Awards Ceremony was held virtually on Tuesday September 15, 2020. Please join us in congratulating the exemplary winners for 2020!

    Excellence in Education Support Award

    Erin Watson, Deputy Chief of Dental Oncology, Fellowship Director, Department of Dental Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    For her work in developing and implementing the Dental Oncology Fellowship in the Princess Margaret Cancer Program, the first of its kind in Canada.

    Innovation in Education Award

    COMBIEL (Cancer Outcomes, Medicine, Biostatistics, Informatics, Epidemiology, Laboratory) Training Program Team: Geoffrey Liu, Wei Xu, Cathi Brown
    For their interprofessional COMBIEL Training Program, which provides trainees interested in cancer research with cross-disciplinary educational experiences across epidemiology, biostatistics, basic and translational sciences, and clinical medicine.

    Palliative Care Bridging Program Development Team: Ahmed Al-Awamer
    For their Palliative Care Bridging Program, which aims to orient incoming fellows to medical practice in Canada, as well as the nuances particular to palliative care, including the areas of communication and information-sharing, ethics, cultural diversity, and advance care planning.

    Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Education Award

    Ashley Migwans, Regional Indigenous Program Coordinator, Indigenous Cancer Program, Toronto Regional Cancer Program
    For her work on developing a Wise Practice Guideline that supports standardization and implementation of Indigenous ceremonial practice in the Toronto Regional Cancer Program's partner hospitals (including University Health Network) to ensure cultural inclusivity and safe care for all patients.

    Robert V. Brady Award

    Sheron Perera, Medical Oncology Resident, Princess Margaret Cancer Program
    Yonatan Weiss, Radiation Oncology Chief Resident, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    For their significant contributions to patients and the oncology community within the Princess Margaret Cancer Program.

    Best Fellow

    Ainhoa Madariaga, Clinical and Research Fellow, Gynecology and Drug Development Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    Chin Heng Fong, Clinical Fellow, Genitourinary Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    Mohamed Abdelaal, Clinical Research Fellow, Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    For their significant contributions to patients and the oncology community within the Princess Margaret Cancer Program.

    Past Winners

    2019
    2018
    2017


    How to nominate

    1. Download the Princess Margaret Cancer Education 2020 Nomination Form.
    2. Complete and save your completed form.
    3. Email the completed form to CancerEduAwards@uhnresearch.ca by June 26, 2020.

    Selection Process and Ceremony

    Nominations will be reviewed by the Cancer Education Awards Selection Committee in August 2020. Winners will be notified and celebrated at the Cancer Education & Robert V. Brady Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Contact Nicole.Liscio@uhnresearch.ca to learn how to attend the virtual ceremony.

    How to nominate

    1. Click the link to open the nomination form: Princess Margaret Cancer Education 2019 Nomination Form [PDF].
    2. If using Chrome or Firefox browsers, click the Download icon (arrow button) in the top right corner.
      If using Internet Explorer browser, click the Save icon in the top left corner.
    3. From your Downloads folder (or wherever you saved the PDF), open the form and fill it out.
    4. Save your completed form.
    5. Email the completed form to CancerEduAwards@uhnresearch.ca by June 28, 2019.
    Last reviewed: 9/22/2020
    Last modified: 9/25/2020 11:30 AM