TRAINEE AWARDS and DISTINCTION

2013

Damien Pike, PhD candidate, wins Trainee Research Prize from RSNA
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) awarded Damien Pike the international Trainee Research Prize (Physics). The award, presented to the author of the best paper submitted for oral scientific presentation in a specific subcategory, is the highest honour for a physics trainee at the RSNA annual meeting. His supervisor is Dr. Grace Parraga, Medical Biophysics and Robarts Research Institute. More...

Sarah Svenningsen awarded Dean's MSc Transfer to PhD Stipend
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry awarded Sarah Svenningsen, Medical Biophysics, with the 2013 Dean’s MSc Transfer to PhD Stipend for Graduate Research. The award provides $5000 per year for four years towards her PhD stipend. She is a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Grace Parraga, Medical Biophysics and Robarts Research Institute. More...

Canada Graduate Scholarship Awarded to Danielle Pace
Danielle Pace was awarded a 2013 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship for Doctoral studies. A former student in Dr. Terry Peters' lab, she is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the Massaschusetts Institute of Technology.

Recipient of 2013 CIHR Bisby Fellowship Prize - Miranda Kirby
Miranda Kirby was been awarded one of the 2013 CIHR Bisby Fellowship Prizes, given to the highest ranking candidate in each of the annual CIHR Fellowship Committees. Dr. Kirby is a graduate of the PhD program in Medical Biophysics under the supervision of Dr. Grace Parraga, Robarts Research Institute. More...

M.Sc. student Jessica Kishimoto wins Cum Laude Poster Award at SPIE Medical Imaging Conference
Jessica Kishimoto has received the top poster prize in the Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy session at the 2013 SPIE Medical Imaging Conference. The cum laude award recognizes innovation and research excellence. More...

2012

Jonathan McLeod receives Poster Award at Cardiovascular Imaging Symposium
J. McLeod received a 3rd Prize Poster Award at the Ontario Imaging Network Symposium: Ontario Consortium in Imaging for Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Toronto for his poster "Mitral Valve Replacement Simulator for Off-Pump Surgery" (AJ McLeod, J Moore, P Lang, D Bainbridge, G Campbell, DL Jones, GM Guirandon, TM Peters). 

2011

Brandon Disher wins Best Poster Award
B. DIsher received the student award for Best Poster at the Research and Education Day, Department of Oncology, Western University (B. Disher, G. Hajdok, S. Gaede, J Battista).

Strong Showing by BIRC Trainees at the Imaging Network Ontario Symposium
BIRC trainees took home multiple poster prizes from the 9th Annual Imaging Symposium in Toronto: T. De Silva (1st Prize), E. Gibson (2nd Prize), B. Ryu (2nd Prize), H.R. Sadeghi-Heshat (3rd Prize), E. Ukwatta (2nd Prize), P Lang (1st Prize). Congratulations to all!

Pencilla Lang wins Best Poster Prize at ISMICS
P. Lang was awarded the Best Poster Prize at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Annual Meeting for her poster "Augmented ultrasound guidance for transcatheter aortic valve implantation". She is a PhD candidate in Dr. Terry Peters' lab. 

BIRC Trainees win International Recognition at Pulmonary Imaging Workshop
Trainees in Dr. Grace Parraga's lab at Robarts Research Institute were awarded prizes at the International Pulmonary Functional Imaging Workshop in Awaji, Japan: M. Kirby (Best Presentation Award), S. Choy and S Costella (Best Poster Award).

2010

Donald Lee Recieves Schulich Leader Award
Canadian Schulich Leader Scholarships are undergraduate scholarships for students intending to enroll in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) areas of study. The nominee must demonstrate academic excellence as well as outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership. 40 Canadian Schulich Leaders are chosen from more than 900 candidates. Each undergraduate scholarship is valued at $60,000 CAD. Congratulations to Donald Lee!