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VITALS

Vitals are key performance metrics for the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. They allow us to track aspects of our research and education activity relative to our Academic Strategic Plan, to our year-over-year performance, and to our peer institutions in Canada and around the world. Vitals are one way we measure our impact at Temerty Medicine.


Convocation ceremony

Rankings

2
2023 National Taiwan University Ranking
Clinical Medicine
4
2023 U.S. News & World Report
Clinical Medicine
7
2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
13
2023 QS World University Ranking
Life Sciences & Medicine
15
2023 Shanghai Ranking
Clinical Medicine

Clinical Medicine (or related fields) Subject Rankings 2019-23

Rankings Over 5 years

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Ranking 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
National Taiwan University 3 3 3 4 2
U.S. News & World Report 5 5 5 5 4
Times Higher Ed 13 6 6 5 7
QS World University 11 13 13 12 13
Shanghai 5 15 15 15 15

Contributions to Physician Supply and Distribution in 2022

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine is the single largest contributor of physicians in Canada, representing 17.4% of all newly trained Canadian physicians in 2022. (CAPER 2023). According to the Canadian PostMD Education Registry:

U of T Contributed

29%
of newly graduated family physicians who trained in Ontario in 2022 and entered practice in Ontario
52%
of newly graduated specialist physicians who trained in Ontario in 2022 and entered practice in Ontario

Where do our PhD graduates go?

The 10,000 PhDs Project, which was an initiative of the School of Graduate Studies, used Internet searches of open-access data sources such as official university and company websites to determine the current and/or first (2016) employment status of the 10,886 PhDs who graduated from U of T between 2000 and 2015 in all disciplines. 

How We Innovate

Over the last five years (FY 2018 — FY 2022)

158
of 784 new invention disclosures filed at U of T came from Medicine
60
of 381 new priority patent application filed by U of T came from Medicine
97
of 530 US patents issued tied to U of T came from Medicine
33
of 192 new licenses and options at U of T came from Medicine
10
of 61 new start-up companies at U of T came from Medicine
CL3 lab

Research

Temerty Medicine, including its researchers at TAHSN-affiliated institutes, received approximately $955M in research funding in 2021-22. Collectively, Temerty Medicine receives 20 per cent of all CIHR Investigator-Initiated Research Project funding and Foundation Grants awarded in Canada. U of T Medicine has continued to diversify and seek funding from other sources, including not-for-profit ($390M in 2021-22) and industry ($135M in 2021-22).

8,594
Total Awards in 2021-22
$955
Total Funding (millions)

Research Funding Sources (2017-18 to 2021-22)

Research Funding Sources

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Sector 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
Private 104 113 140 123 134
Gov't & Other 134 186 159 147 173
Non-Profit 346 362 389 345 390
Tri-Agency 205 225 233 289 255

Articles in Top Journals 2022

The 1% most-cited journals as defined by SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper).  SNIP is a field-normalized journal metric, meaning that this metric can be used to compare the average impact of publications from journals in different disciplines.

Source: Scopus

Canada

Canada

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Journal Articles - Canada
U of T UBC McMaster McGill UCalgary
409 156 153 130 119

World

World

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journal articles - world
Harvard U of T UC London Johns Hopkins UPennsylvania
1101 409 405 380 361

International Collaborations 2022

In 2022, Temerty Medicine researchers participated in collaborations producing

5,038
publications across
156
countries, ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe
MD administrative staff

People

Alumni and Donors (FY 2022-23)

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine benefits from the generous financial support of alumni and donors. These funds help drive programs and research, as well as faculty and student support.

64,206
Alumni Worldwide
2,654
Donors (42% first-time donors)
$62,166,794
Total philanthropic commitments
$5,938,064
Pledged by 1025 alumni, representing 40% of donors

Enrolment Numbers 2022-23

U of T is home to one of the largest MD Programs by enrolment in Canada and the largest in Ontario. U of T also has the most post-MD trainees in Canada and is a leading provider of medical continuing professional development.

Undergraduate Learners: 1,568

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Undergraduate Learners
MD MD/PhD Physician Assistant Program Medical Radiation Sciences
1085 67 80 341

Postgraduate Medical Education: 4,414

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Postgraduate Medical Learners
Fellows Residents
2025 2389

Graduate Learners: 3,087

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Graduate Learners
Professional Degrees Masters Students Doctoral Students Graduate Diplomas
795 855 1422 15

Continuing Professional Development 2022-23

40,986
Learners participated in
255
Accredited CPD events and courses

Faculty and Staff 2023

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Faculty and staff numbers
Clinical Status Only Adjunct Appointed Staff
7547 1658 394 249 893
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Partnerships

Toronto Academic Health Science Network Hospitals and Other Affiliated Institutions

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine and our affiliated hospitals form one of the leading health sciences centres for research and education in North America. The hub centres on the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) – composed of our fully affiliated and associate affiliated hospitals – and extends to another 20 community-affiliated hospitals and healthcare sites in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

(*) These hospitals merged in 2017; the University’s affiliations continue on a site-specific basis.

(***) Formerly Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre, this site integrated with the Hospital for Sick Children in 2017; the University’s affiliations continue on a site-specific basis.

Governor General Award

Honours & Awards

At Temerty Medicine, many of our faculty members, learners and staff receive recognition for their work every year. View some of those honours and awards below.

International Awards

Professor Zulfiqur Bhutta

2022 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
Gairdner Foundation

The award recognizes Prof. Zulfiqar Bhutta's research on community-based and policy interventions in child and maternal health, especially among vulnerable populations. Read more about Prof. Zulfiqur Bhutta's award >

Trevor Cuddy

2024 President’s Excellence Award – Influential Excellence
University of Toronto

Recipients of the President’s Excellence Award demonstrate outstanding service to the University and enhance the university experience for students, faculty members, librarians, and / or staff in accordance with the University’s mission.

Professor John Dick

2022 Gairdner International Award
Gairdner Foundation

John Dick was recognized with a Gairdner International Award, for the discovery of leukemic stem cells and later work on the diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. Read more about Prof. John Dick's award >

Professor Daniel Drucker

2023 Wolf Prize in Medicine
The Wolf Foundation

The acclaimed Wolf Prize is awarded to outstanding scientists and artists from around the world for achievements in the interest of humanity and friendly relations among people. The prize laureates are selected by international Jury Committees which comprise world-renowned professionals from all over the world.

University Professor Daniel Drucker

2024 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research
Princess of Asturias Foundation

The Princess of Asturias Awards are conferred on individuals and/or institutions that, through their work and merits in scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian fields, contribute to progress and social well-being in an extraordinary and exemplary way. University Professor Drucker shares the 2024 honor with Joel Habener, Jens Holst, Svetlana Mojsov and Jeffrey Friedman.

Professor Nicola Jones

2023 Shwachman Award
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 

This award honours a member of North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for their outstanding scientific or educational contributions and achievements in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

Professor Gary Lewis

2022 Edwin Bierman Award
American Diabetes Association

This award recognizes researchers who have made outstanding scientific contributions to the understanding and treatment of diabetes and macrovascular complications. 

Professor Tak Mak

Pezcoller Foundation-American Association for Cancer Research International Award for Extraordinary Achievement
Pezcoller Foundation

This award recognizes a scientist of international renown who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research or made significant contributions to translational cancer research and who continues to be active in cancer research and has a record of recent, noteworthy publications and whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer. 

Professor Tatyana Mollayeva

2022 Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award
A
merican Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

This award recognizes outstanding research judged to be a significant contribution to the field of brain injury rehabilitation. 

Professor Michael Patlas

Honorary Membership
Association of Radiologists of Ukraine

This award recognizes Professor Patlas' humanitarian work in Ukraine. Patlas organized a virtual monthly continuing education program, focused on emergency radiology, for Ukrainian radiologists who lost their continuing medical education access during the war and required immediate training in combat radiology. 

Professor Allan Peterkin

2023 Visionary Award
Health Humanities Consortium

This award honours an individual who has made sustained and exceptional contributions to the field of health humanities in the realms of education, research or leadership. 

Professor Ruth Ross

Mechoulam Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Cannabinoid Research
International Cannabinoid Research Society

This award is given to a distinguished established scientist who has made continued meritorious, significant and widely recognized contributions to cannabinoid and endocannabinoid research that have moved the discipline forward. 

Professor Donald Weaver

Oskar Fischer Gold Prize
University of Texas at San Antonio

Prof. Weaver is recognized for his research into a new theory of Alzheimer’s as an autoimmune disease. His lab focuses on the design and development of novel therapeutics targeting neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s.

National Awards

Professor Peter Adamson

2024 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

This award recognizes an individual who goes beyond the norms of routine practice to provide health care.


Professor Stavroula (Roula) Andreopoulos 

OCUFA Teaching Award
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Awards of Distinction showcase the great innovation, advocacy, and dedication found on public university campuses and in the higher education community.

Professor Isabelle Aubert

2022 Fellow
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Prof. Aubert leads collaborative and interdisciplinary research programs. Her work aims to promote the capacity of aging brain cells to survive, adapt, regenerate, and function. With her team, Prof. Aubert discovered the regenerative potential of non-invasive, transcranial focused ultrasound for blood-brain barrier modulation.

Professor Venkat Bhat

 2024 Royal College Award for Early Career Leadership in Professional Practice/Patient Care
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

This award recognizes new Royal College Fellows (with seven or fewer years of post-training full-time practice) who have shown outstanding leadership, initiative, service and/or innovation.

Professor Deanna Chaukos

2023 AFMC Young Educators Award
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

The AFMC Young Educators Award recognizes the outstanding effort or achievements of an individual within their first seven years as a faculty member who produced change within their Faculty of Medicine or the general medical community.

Professor Angela Cheung

2022 Fellow
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Prof. Cheung is Professor of Medicine, KY and Betty Ho Chair of Integrative Medicine and Founding Director of Centre of Excellence in Skeletal Health Assessment at University of Toronto.She currently holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal and Postmenopausal Health.

Professor Arun Chockalingam

2022 Fellow
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Prof. Chockalingam is clearly recognized for his leadership in building programs in Canada and globally for advancing noncommunicable disease research, prevention and policy. His expertise in ‘social innovation’
is exemplified organizing large conferences with private/public sector funding.

Professor Chung-Wai Chow

Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Prof. Chow is recognized alongside fellow team members Greg EvansJeff BrookMiriam DiamondMarianne HatzopoulouJim WallaceCheol-Heon Jeong and Jim Wallace for developing innovative tools and strategies for studying air pollution and its effects.

Professor Shaheen Darani

2023 AFMC Clinical Teacher Award
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

The AFMC Clinical Teacher Award recognizes excellence in clinical teaching by an individual faculty member in a Faculty of Medicine in Canada. This award was established in 2014 and is intended to emphasize the importance of clinical teaching in academic medicine.

Professor Allan Detsky

2022 Fellow
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Prof. Detsky's research in clinical medicine, clinical epidemiology and health economics has been published in over 300 papers. He has served on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine and as a Contributing Writer for the Journal of the American Medical Association.

University Professor John Dick

2022 McLaughlin Medal
Royal Society of Canada

University Professor John Dick’s discoveries revolutionized understanding of the stem cells that drive human normal and leukemic blood development. He developed a stem cell assay where normal or leukemic human blood cells are transplanted into immune-deficient mice. With this assay, new classes of stem cells were discovered that redefined the roadmap of human blood production and leukemia stem cells were found that originate and maintain leukemia leading to treatment failure.

University Professor John Dick

2023 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureate
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

This honour recognizes people whose outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine and the health sciences, in Canada or abroad, have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.

Professor Nomazulu Dlamini

2022 Emerging Academic Leader Award (Large Institution) 
Pediatric Chairs of Canada 

Prof. Dlamini's research aims to understand the mechanisms of injury, repair and neuroplasticity of the developing brain following stroke. Her work is embedded in the SickKids Children’s Stroke Program, recognized as one of the largest and leading academic stroke programs worldwide.

Professor Daniel Drucker

2022 Inductee
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Prof. Drucker is recognized for revealing the potential for gut hormones to achieve dramatic clinical outcomes in the treatment of life-limiting and life-threatening metabolic and intestinal disorders.

Professor Edward Etchells

2022 Clinical Teacher Award
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

The award recognizes exceptional clinical teaching contributions in Canada.

Professor Paul Frankland

2022 Fellow
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Prof. Franland's research addresses classical questions in the memory field. He combines an acute grasp of history with the early adoption of powerful new technologies in neuroscience, which enables his group to visualize and manipulate neural ensembles involved in memory encoding, consolidation and storage. 

Professor Samir Gupta 

2022 Media Engagement Award — Trailblazer
The Medical Post

This award honours a Canadian doctor who leads change in healthcare through media and social media communications as an individual doctor at the grassroots level.

Professor Sumit Gupta

2022 William E. Rawls Prize
Canadian Cancer Society

The William E. Rawls Prize is given to an early career investigator whose outstanding contributions have the potential to lead to, or have already led to important advances in cancer control.

Professor Housheng He

2022 Bernard and Francine Dorval Prize
Canadian Cancer Society

The Bernard and Francine Dorval Prize is given to an early career investigator whose outstanding contributions to basic biomedical research have the potential to lead, or have already led to improved understanding of cancer treatments and/or cures. 

Professor Meredith Irwin

2022 Fellow
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Prof. Irwin's research focuses on genes and pathways involved in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. As Chair of the Neuroblastoma Biology committee of the Children’s Oncology Group, she leads the identification of biomarkers and optimization of risk classification and precision medicine clinical trials for patients in North America.

Professor David Jenkins 

2022 Inductee
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Prof. Jenkins is recognized for inventing the glycemic index to classify carbohydrates and their effects on blood glucose levels, associated with the incidence of diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease mortality. 

Professor Ayelet Kuper

2024 AFMC May Cohen Equity, Diversity and Gender Award
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

This award recognizes the outstanding effort or achievement of an individual, program, department or faculty in improving the gender-equity environment and diversity in academic medicine in Canada. Named after May Cohen, the award is to exemplify the characteristics that she represents.

Professor Sylvia Langlois 

2023 Certificate of Merit Award
Canadian Association for Medical Education

CAME Certificate of Merit which promotes, recognizes and rewards faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools.

Professor Fei-Fei Liu

2022 Fellow
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Prof. Liu is an internationally recognized radiation oncologist, who has dedicated her career to improving cancer outcomes for patients around the world. Her academic and clinical expertise in the treatment of breast and head & neck cancers, commitment to education, and contributions to international oncology initiatives have made her a renowned leader in the health sciences community.

Professor Heather MacNeill

2024 CAME Certificate of Merit
Canadian Association for Medical Education

This award recognizes senior faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to medical education throughout their academic career.
 

Professor Allison McGeer

2023 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureate
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

This honour recognizes people whose outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine and the health sciences, in Canada or abroad, have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.

Professor Benoit Mulsant

2023 Presidential Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement  
American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry

Professor Steven Narod

2023 McLaughlin Medal
Royal Society of Canada

This award recognizes important research of sustained excellence in any branch of medical sciences.

Professor Onye Nnorom and La Toya Dennie

2022 Honourees
100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women

The award highlights the social, educational, political, and professional accomplishments of Black Canadian women.

Professor Mireille Norris

2023 Lifetime Achievement Award
Black Physicians of Canada

This award is given to a retired or practicing Black physician who has made an outstanding contribution to the Black community, through research, education or advocacy and advanced the humanitarian or cultural life of the Black community in Canada. 

Professor Melissa Nutik

2024 CAME Certificate of Merit
Canadian Association for Medical Education

This award recognizes senior faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to medical education throughout their academic career.

Professor Amit Oza

2022 O. Harold Warwick Prize
Canadian Cancer Society

The O. Harold Warwick Prize is given for outstanding achievements in cancer control research. It is named in honour of Dr Warwick, a pioneering researcher in cancer control and treatment, and the first executive director of the former National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Professor Michael Patlas

Medal of Excellence Award
Canadian Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care Radiology Society 

This award recognizes distinguished and extraordinary service to the discipline of Emergency, Trauma, and acute radiology.

Professor Kieran Quinn

Charles Polanyi Prize
Council of Ontario Universities

Prof. Quinn, an assistant professor of medicine and a general internist and palliative care physician at Sinai Health, is an expert on the post-COVID-19 condition, also known as “long COVID,” and seeks to improve access to health care and quality of care for patients near the end of life through his research – with a focus on patients with heart failure and the post-COVID-19 condition.

Professor Paula Ravitz

2022 John Ruedy Award for Excellence in Medical Education
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

The award recognizes the development of innovative print materials, electronic learning aids or other teaching aids.

Professor Lisa Robinson

2022 Fellow
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Prof. Robinson is Vice Dean, Strategy & Operations, leading the Faculty’s academic strategic planning, oversees academic affairs, and serves as the Vice Dean lead for the Faculty’s Offices of Inclusion and Diversity, Indigenous Health, and Outreach and Access, and Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Institute of Medical Science. She also holds a Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Vascular Inflammation and Kidney Injury, and is past President of the American Pediatric Society.

Professor David Rojas

2024 CAME Certificate of Merit
Canadian Association for Medical Education

This award recognizes senior faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to medical education throughout their academic career.

Professor Paula Rowland

2023 Certificate of Merit Award
Canadian Association for Medical Education

CAME Certificate of Merit which promotes, recognizes and rewards faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools.

Professor Frances Shepherd

2022 Lifetime Contribution Prize
Canadian Cancer Society

This prize is given to an esteemed Canadian whose contributions to cancer research extend beyond traditional research accomplishments and outputs. Recipients have enhanced the Canadian cancer research landscape through their vision and leadership in the development of networks, collaborations, resources, infrastructure, or other contributions (including advocacy work leading to policy change).

Professor Walter Tavares

2023 Certificate of Merit Award
Canadian Association for Medical Education

CAME Certificate of Merit which promotes, recognizes and rewards faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools.

Professor Subodh Verma

2022 Fellow
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Prof. Subodh Verma is an internationally renowned cardiac surgeon-scientist and the Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery. He leads a dynamic pre-clinical and translational research team that seeks to identify novel mediators and therapeutic targets of cardiometabolic diseases.

Professor Valerie Wallace

2022 Fellow
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Prof. Wallace is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of neural development, retina biology and regenerative medicine. Her research has advanced our understanding of the signalling pathways that are involved in brain and retinal development and identified therapeutic targets for restoring vision in individuals with retinal degeneration.

Professor Sharon Walmsley

2022 Women of Distinction Award
YWCA Toronto

Dr. Sharon Walmsley is one of the first Ontario physicians to dedicate her practice to the care of persons living with the HIV virus, Sharon has pioneered care models to address the specific needs of HIV positive women.

Professor Cynthia Whitehead 

2023 CAME Ian Hart Award Recipient
Canadian Association for Medical Education

Prof. Whitehead is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Director and Scientist at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education and holds the BMO Financial Group Chair in Health Professions Education Research at University Health Network. This  this award recognizes senior faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to medical education throughout their academic career.

Professor Treena Wilkie

2024 AFMC Wellness Award
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

The AFMC Wellness Award recognizes an individual in Canada who has shown dedication to the promotion and advancement of the wellness of physicians, medical students, residents, fellows, and/or researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars.

Professor Ann Yeh

2022 Academic Leadership Clinician Practitioner Award
Pediatric Chairs of Canada

Prof. Yeh leads one of the world’s largest programs focused on these disorders and been central to the creation of standards of care and treatment of many established and newly recognized neuroinflammatory disorders.

Professor Gelareh Zadeh

2023 Canada Gairdner Momentum Award
Gairdner Foundation

This award recognizes recognizes mid-career investigators who in their last six active years have produced exceptional scientific research contributions with continued potential for impact on human health.

Provincial Awards

University Professor David Jenkins 

2022 Order of Ontario
Province of Ontario

The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest civilian honour. An Ontarian who has shown the highest level of excellence and achievement in any field, and whose impact has left a lasting legacy in our province, in our country and around the world is eligible to be nominated.

Professor Bev Orser

2022 Order of Ontario
Province of Ontario

The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest civilian honour. An Ontarian who has shown the highest level of excellence and achievement in any field, and whose impact has left a lasting legacy in our province, in our country and around the world is eligible to be nominated.

Professor Katherine Rouleau

2023 CPSO Council Award
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

The Council Award is presented at each meeting of Council to honour outstanding Ontario doctors who have demonstrated excellence and come closest to meeting society's vision of an "ideal physician".

Professor Frank Silver

2022 Order of Ontario
Province of Ontario

The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest civilian honour. An Ontarian who has shown the highest level of excellence and achievement in any field, and whose impact has left a lasting legacy in our province, in our country and around the world is eligible to be nominated.

Professor David Tannenbaum

2022 Order of Ontario
Province of Ontario

The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest civilian honour. An Ontarian who has shown the highest level of excellence and achievement in any field, and whose impact has left a lasting legacy in our province, in our country and around the world is eligible to be nominated.

Professor Charles Tator

2023 Bruce Prentice Family Legacy Award
Ontario Sports Hall Of Fame

This is presented to an individual or group whose outstanding contribution to sport or athletics is already well documented. Honourees have demonstrated remarkable, long term contribution to sport in Ontario and the people involved. 

Professor Padraig Warde

2022 Order of Ontario
Province of Ontario

The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest civilian honour. An Ontarian who has shown the highest level of excellence and achievement in any field, and whose impact has left a lasting legacy in our province, in our country and around the world is eligible to be nominated.

University of Toronto / Temerty Medicine Awards

Professor Artem Babaian

Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award (Basic Research Stream)
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Heath Science Education 

This award acknowledges and supports an early- to mid-career faculty member's innovative research and accomplishments.

Professor Renee Beach

2022 IGNITE Mentorship Award
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Denise Belsham


2023 President’s Teaching Award
University of Toronto

Professor Danielle Bentley

2022 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Life Sciences
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Andrea Boggild

2022 IGNITE Mentorship Award
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Janet Campbell

2024 Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Rehabilitation Sciences)
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

This award recognizes excellence in teaching at a community-based office/clinic or community hospital. 

Professor An-Wen Chan

Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award (Clinical Stream)
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Heath Science Education 

This award acknowledges and supports an early- to mid-career faculty member's innovative research and accomplishments.

Professor Angela Colantanio

2024 School of Graduate Studies Supervision Award
University of Toronto

The School of Graduate Studies Supervision Awards aim to recognize outstanding performance in the multiple roles associated with graduate student supervision.

Professor Brian Cox

2024 Excellence in Linking Undergraduate Teaching to Research in Life Sciences
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

This award is for sustained excellence, mentorship and innovative methods that link undergraduate teaching to experiential research opportunities such as research project courses and summer student research projects or equivalent programs. 

Professors Shaheen Darani and Latika Nirula

Colin Woolf Excellence in Program Development & Coordination Award
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development

This award recognizes excellence in program/conference development.

Professor Shelly Dev

2024 W. T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Individual Teaching Performance – Foundations
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

The W. T. Aikins Awards are named after Dr. W.T. Aikins, the first Dean of the University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine after it was reorganized in 1887. These awards are the Faculty's most prestigious awards for sustained commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Professor Helena Dhamko and Nicholas Blanchette

2024 W. T. Aikins Award for Excellence in Individual Teaching Performance – Clerkship
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

The W. T. Aikins Awards are named after Dr. W.T. Aikins, the first Dean of the University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine after it was reorganized in 1887. These awards are the Faculty's most prestigious awards for sustained commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Professor Jennifer Gommerman

Sustained Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Graduate and Life Sciences Education

Professor Daphna Grossman

2024 Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Community Hospital)
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

This award recognizes excellence in teaching at a community hospital.

Professor Sander Hitzig

RSI Peer Mentorship Award
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

This award is to recognize an appointed staff or faculty of the RSI who have been mentoring a colleague(s) for a sustained period of time.

Professors Certina Ho and Rajeevan Rasasingham

Dave Davis Research Award
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development

This award recognizes an outstanding completed research project in continuing professional development in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.

Professors Yayi Huang, Yonah Krakowsky and Mark Wheatcroft


2023 Atkins Award for Individual Teaching Performance in Clerkship
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor George Ibrahim

2022-2023 Early Career Teaching Award
University of Toronto

University Professor David Jenkins

President's Impact Award
University of Toronto

These awards celebrate and honour faculty members and teams of faculty whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia. They recognize contributions that emerge from academic scholarship and have fully realized, demonstrable impacts on any domain of society, whether through a single influential contribution or through an ongoing commitment to research translation. Prof. Jenkins is honoured for his studies on the health effects of food that have changed how the world makes healthy dietary choices.

Professors David Jenkins and Leonardo Salmena

2022 Excellence in Linking Undergraduate Teaching to Research in Life Sciences
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professors Ahmed Kayssi, Elliot Lass and Brian Wong and Dalia Karol

2023 Excellence in Resource Stewardship Teaching Award in the MD Program
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Nohjin Kee 

2024 Sustained Excellence and Innovation in Life Sciences Education
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

The purpose of these awards is to honour excellence and sustained contributions by faculty members in undergraduate Arts and Science teaching and the undergraduate experience in life sciences. 

Professor Kimberly Lazare

2024 Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Clinic/Office/Practice)
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

This award recognizes excellence in teaching at a community-based physician office/clinic.

Professors Jerome Leis and Geetha Mukerji

Excellence in Resource Stewardship Teaching Award
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

The Excellence in Resource Stewardship Teaching Award was established in 2021. The award recognizes faculty members and postgraduate trainees (residents and fellows) who effectively mentor learners in concepts of resource stewardship and demonstrate exemplary resource stewardship in their own clinical practices.

Professor Stephanie Lurch

2023 Award for Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Rehabilitation Sciences)
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Anne McLeod

2023 Atkins Award for Excellence in Course Development/Program Coordination 
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Chase McMurren

2024 Miriam Rossi Award for Health Equity in Undergraduate Medical Education 
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

The Miriam Rossi Award for Health Equity in Undergraduate Medical Education aims to recognize University of Toronto MD Program faculty (individual or group) and administrative staff (individual or group) members for their commitment to diversity and health equity in undergraduate medical education.

Professors Helen Miliotis, Jastaran Singh and Martina Steiner

2024 Early Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

This award is restricted to Faculty in the early stages of their career within 8 years of their initial SGS membership (including graduate memberships elsewhere) as of December of application year.

Professors Barbara-Ann Millar and Yvonne Chan (co-winners)

Colin Woolf Longterm Contributions to Continuing Professional Development Award
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Continuing Professional Development 

This award recognizes excellence in teaching, subject mastery and the ability to engage learners.

Professor Trevor Moraes

2022 Excellence in Undergraduate Laboratory Teaching in Life Sciences
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Cindi Morshead

2022 Connaught Innovation Award
University of Toronto

Professor Thierry Mallevaey

Mid Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Graduate and Life Sciences Education

Professors Sarah Munce and Alison Novak

RSI Faculty Service Awards
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

This award is to recognize an outstanding service contribution to vision and mission of RSI through dedicated service contribution. 

Professor Emily Nalder

2023 Dr. Patty Rigby Award for Early Career Excellence in Supervision and Mentorship
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

This award is to recognize RSI faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the training and experience of graduate students at RSI.

Professors James Owen and Luke Devine

2024 W. T. Aikins Award for Course/Program Development and Coordination
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

The W. T. Aikins Awards are named after Dr. W.T. Aikins, the first Dean of the University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine after it was reorganized in 1887. These awards are the Faculty's most prestigious awards for sustained commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Professor Donald Redelmeier

2022 President's Impact Award
University of Toronto

Professor Nick Reed

2023 Dina Brooks Award for Continuing/Sustained Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision and Mentorship
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

This award is to recognize RSI faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the training and experience of graduate students at RSI.

Dr. Amir Salamat

Excellence in Community-Based Teaching (Clinic/Office/Practice)
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

This award acknowledges the significant contribution of of community-based teachers in community-based physicians offices or clinics to the learning of students and trainees at the University of Toronto.

Professor Jasty Singh

2023-24 Cheryl Regehr Early Career Teaching Award
University of Toronto

The Cheryl Regehr Early Career Teaching Award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to student learning, pedagogical engagement and teaching innovation. 

Professor Sanjeev Sockalingam

President's Teaching Award
University of Toronto

Professor Barathi Rajasri Sreenivasan

2023 Aikins Award for Individual Teaching Performance in Foundations 
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Professor Sharon Switzer-McIntyre


2023 President’s Teaching Award
University of Toronto

Professor Rosalie Wang

2023 RSI Teaching Award
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

This award is to recognize RSI faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to teaching of the required or elective courses solely or jointly administered by RSI.

Professor David Wheler

2024 Sustained Excellence in Community-Based Teaching
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

This award recognizes sustained (normally 10 years) excellence in community-based teaching, and may include mentorship, the integration of scholarship in teaching, interprofessional collaboration, etc.

Professor Brian Wong

2024 Charles Mickle Fellowship Award
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

This award is given annually to a medical educator who has contributed to one or more areas of the medical education continuum at U of T and recognizes an individual who, within the preceding 10 years, has contributed to the advancement and promotion of sound knowledge of a practical kind in medical art or science.

Professor Cindy Woodland

Sustained Excellence in Teaching Mentorship in Graduate Education
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

The purpose is to honour and celebrate outstanding contributions to graduate education by faculty in Temerty Medicine who teach in doctoral stream or professional graduate programs.

Professor Haley Wyatt

Early Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship
Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Graduate and Life Sciences Education

Professor Stephanie Zhou

2023 Miriam Rossi Award for Health Equity in Undergraduate Medical Education
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Staff Awards

Mark Bennett

2023 TDC Ezhishin Scholarship Award
Type Directors Club

Named after the Ojibwe word for “s/he leaves a mark,” this annual scholarship was established by the Type Directors Club and Google for First Nation and Native American people in Canada and the U.S. who exemplify a creative practice that explores typography, type design or relevant linguistic work.