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PM Alumni Network

Cancer is a significant and growing problem for health systems. There is a need for global solidarity and collaboration to build comprehensive cancer programming.

Past trainees and staff members are invited to join the Princess Margaret Alumni Network on PM Connects.

PM Connects is a new platform for Princess Margaret alumni and current staff to connect. It is a global hub for sharing experiences, leveraging resources, learning from each other and innovating for next-level care.

On the PM Connects platform, you can:

  • Connect - Find and reminisce with fellow alumni and current staff/trainees, see what they have been up to and stay in touch.
  • Give back - Introduce, employ or mentor.
  • Expand - Leverage your professional network to get introduced to people you should know, access exclusive resources and discover new opportunities and events.
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To join, go to PM Connects and create an account.

For more information about PM Connects and the PM Alumni Network, please email PM.alumni@uhnresearch.ca.

The Princess Margaret Alumni Award

The Princess Margaret Alumni Award launched in 2022 to celebrate the achievements of PM Alumni in advocacy, cancer control, academic research, innovation or education.

Award Winners

Inaugural Princess Margaret Alumni Award, 2022:

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Professor Peter Selby, CBE DSc MD FRCP FRCR FACP (UK) FMedSci
Emeritus Professor of Cancer Medicine, University of Leeds and Visiting Professor University of Lincoln UK

Professor Selby was a research fellow at the Princess Margaret in the early 1980’s and has always credited his experience here as a key stimulus for his ongoing commitment to cancer research. He had an illustrious career in cancer research as Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Leeds and went on to hold multiple leadership positions in the UK and Europe. Professor Selby’s work on promoting universal access to clinical research in the UK and Canada led to the recognition of clinical trials as a powerful way of improving cancer outcomes. He was one of the main architects of the European Code of Cancer Practice, a citizen and patient-centred manifesto of the core requirements for good clinical cancer practice, published in 2021.

Professor Selby continues to work with the European Cancer Organisation and the European School of Oncology to promote strategic approaches to improving cancer outcomes and train a new generation of oncologists. With a career that has spanned clinical research, education, academic leadership and cancer system leadership in the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada, Professor Selby remains an example of what can be achieved by one person with talent, integrity, perseverance and dedication to patients.

Nomination Instructions

Former PM trainees and staff who have been alumni for 10 years or more are eligible for this award. Nominees do not need to be current members of the PM Alumni Network. Joint submissions are welcomed. Self-nomination will not be accepted.

The nomination package must include:

  1. Nomination letter (2-page maximum) detailing how the nominee has contributed to cancer control, cancer advocacy, academic or educational innovations in cancer. The nomination letter must:
    • Explain how the nominee's time at the Princess Margaret impacted their career and the contribution they are being nominated for
    • Demonstrate breadth and depth of their contribution
    • Describe clinical impact
  2. Short CV or biosketch for the nominee (2-page maximum)
  3. Two (2) supporting letters attesting to nominee's contribution

Nominations for 2023 are now closed. Contact PM.alumni@uhnresearch.ca with any questions.​

Last reviewed: 1/15/2023
Last modified: 9/20/2023 12:53 PM
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