Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

HONOURING AND INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION OF HEALTH LEADERS AND INNOVATORS

August 27, 2020

LONDON, ON – Second year medical students with an established track record of community leadership, superior communication skills and demonstrated interest in advancing knowledge are recognized today with the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) Award.  Each recipient receives a cash prize of $5,000 and a travel subsidy to attend the 2021 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Vancouver BC where they will have the opportunity to meet CMHF Laureates and interact with health leaders from across the country.

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame partners with donors, MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) and Canada’s medical schools to recognize young leaders who exemplify qualities of CMHF Laureates: perseverance, collaboration and an entrepreneurial spirit.

“I’m incredibly humbled and honoured by this recognition which is a testament to the guidance and empowerment that I have received from family, mentors and friends,” said Anser Daud, CMHF Award recipient from the University of Toronto. “I’ve been taught that service to humanity is essential and to me, the journey of serving others is lifelong.”

Scotiabank, MD and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) proudly support the CMHF, as part of their commitment to support the medical profession and advance health in Canada. As proof of this commitment, and in collaboration with the CMA and MD, Scotiabank is investing $115 million over 10 years to support physicians and the communities they serve across Canada.

“MD is proud to support the next generation of Canadian physicians through the CMHF Award program,” said MD President and CEO Daniel Labonté. “The passion, commitment and talent of today’s medical students is truly remarkable. I am confident that Canada’s future health care system will be in very good hands with inspirational leaders such as these.”

Each of Canada’s faculties of medicine | health sciences facilitated the review of applicants and recommended one award recipient. Three letters of support are required by applicants including a non-academic community reference describing their community impact, along with a 1,000 word essay describing why they should be considered for the Award and articulating the qualities of the CMHF Laureate who inspires them most.

Recipient bios, photos and quotes available:  https://www.cdnmedhall.org/cmhfaward2020

2020 CMHF AWARD RECIPIENTS AND AWARD NAMES

CHANCE PARK
The MD Financial Management
University of Birtish Columbia Faculty of Medicine
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

CONNIE LE
The University of Albert
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

CRYSTAL SIXIAN LIU
The MD Financial Management
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

JESSICA FROEHLICH
The MD Financial Management
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
C
ANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

JAKOB WEIRATHMUELLER
The MD Financial Management
Max Rady College of Medicine
University of Manitoba
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

BRITTANY PENNOCK
The MD Financial Management
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

GALI KATZNELSON
The MD Financial Management
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

MAXWELL GELKOPF
The Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
McMaster University
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

ANSER DAUD
The MD Financial Management
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

ANDREW LEE
The MD Financial Management
Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

VISHESH PATEL
The MD Financial Management
University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

SHEETAL PUNDIR
The MD Financial Management
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

LISA FOUDIL
The MD Financial Management
Université de Montréal, Faculté de médecine
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

ELIZABETH ADAM
The MD Financial Management
Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé
Université de Sherbrooke
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

ALEXANDRE BERGERON
The MD Financial Management
Faculté de médecine de l’Université Laval
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

FREDDY CHANGSEOK LEE
The Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

JASON HEARN
The MD Financial Management
Faculty of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland
CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME AWARD

ABOUT THE CANADIAN MEDICAL HALL OF FAME
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates Canadian heroes whose work advances health in Canada and the world, and fosters future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs and awards. This enduring tribute to our country’s rich medical history is showcased on our virtual hall online at www.cdnmedhall.org and in an exhibit hall in London, ON.

ABOUT MD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT INC.
With more than 50 years of physician-focused experience, MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) is dedicated to providing financial peace of mind to Canada’s physicians and their families, so they can enjoy what matters most to them while achieving their career and life goals. MD had more than $52 billion in assets under management as of August 6, 2020.  MD Management Limited was the first of the MD Group of Companies to be founded, in 1969. MD Financial Management Inc. wholly owns or has a majority interest in its seven subsidiaries (the MD Group of Companies). It provides financial products and services, is the fund manager for the MD Family of Funds and offers investment counselling services. For a detailed list of the MD Group of Companies, visit md.ca.

ABOUT SCOTIABANK
Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future,” we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of approximately 97,000 employees and assets of over $1.2 trillion (as of April 30, 2020), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

ABOUT THE CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Since its creation in 1867, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has united the voice of the medical profession in Canada, and championed efforts to improve the health of Canadians and strengthen the health care system. Today, the CMA continues to evolve side by side with progress in medicine and the changing needs of Canadians.