Canadian Medical Hall of Fame


August 31, 2017


London, ON – Four exceptionally bright and community-minded students are beginning their university education with a little help from the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame | Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship.  One high school student in each of four regions across Canada has been named to this scholarship that provides $4,000 toward their undergraduate degree in medicine or a health science field at a Canadian university.

The 2017 scholarship recipients are: Anchaleena Mandal of Iqaluit, NU; Lisa Foudil of Montreal, QC; Matthew Faltyn of Mississauga, ON; and Mehul Gupta of Calgary, AB. Between them these young leaders have received more than 50 academic and leadership awards and have founded or contributed significantly to 12 community service and charitable organizations.  Read more about these accomplished students in the attached fact sheets or on our website. CLICK HERE

“Reading about the academic achievement, skill, and community involvement of these candidates is an exercise in optimism,” said Lissa Foster, CMHF Executive Director. “I have immense confidence in their potential as future leaders in health and it is a privilege to support their path to further excellence.”

“We congratulate all four recipients who are taking the first steps in their journey to build successful careers in medicine,” said Cathy Weaver, Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. “Developing medical expertise in Canada benefits the long-term health and well-being of Canadians. We’re proud to help support these four in achieving their goals.”


The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is a national charitable organization that celebrates Canada’s medical heroes and inspires young people to pursue careers in the health sciences through the annual induction of inspiring Canadian health leaders, educational programs and a virtual and physical exhibit hall.

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 12 million people across Canada. Through their national corporate citizenship program, the companies work alongside non-profit, charitable and community organizations to build stronger communities together.

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For more information, contact:

Lissa Foster, Executive Director, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
519.488.2003, x6110  lfoster [at]

Tim Oracheski, Director Communication Services
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
204.946-8961  tim.oracheski [at]