Category: Awards, Honours and Grants

AllerGen HQP shine at CSACI

AllerGen Trainees continue to shine at the AllerGen/Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) Poster Competition, winning 11 of the 16 awards granted at the Fall 2017 event. The Competition was held in conjunction with CSACI’s 2017 Scientific Meeting,

New CHILD research: Can breastfeeding help prevent food allergies?

Dr. Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba) and Dr. Jean Marshall (Dalhousie University) have been awarded over $742,000 from CIHR to support CHILD Study research on how breastfeeding can help prevent food allergies. “It is well recognized that breastfeeding is beneficial

Graduate Student Awards fund innovative asthma research

Asthma Canada and AllerGen are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of their partnered Graduate Student Research Awards, granted as part of Asthma Canada’s National Research Program. L to R: Danay Maestre-Batlle (The University of British Columbia), Thomas Mahood (University

CHILD Study awarded over $9M through Genome Canada grant

CHILD Study Director Dr. Padmaja Subbarao with Science Minister Kirsty Duncan at the Ministerial announcement in Toronto on January 23, 2018 Genome Canada, in collaboration with other partners, has awarded over $9 million to a team of top Canadian researchers

AllerGen researchers recognized for excellence by CSACI

Four AllerGen investigators were recently recognized with awards by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) at that organization’s 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr. Susan Waserman was named the inaugural recipient of the Milton Gold Memorial Lectureship, “presented

Dr. Brett Finlay inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

AllerGen investigator Dr. Brett Finlay (The University of British Columbia) is one of six 2018 inductees to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Laureates of this honour are individuals whose contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to

Natalia Mykhaylova a Visionaries Prize finalist

AllerGen trainee Dr. Natalia Mykhaylova has been selected as one of six finalists in the Scientific and Technology Innovation category for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize. The prize was created to give Ontario’s most creative thinkers a platform for tackling

Omni Awards for has won two Gold Omni Awards for website excellence in the categories of Education and Health & Fitness. provides free access to online courses regarding anaphylaxis and allergy within the school environment, community and child care. The medically

Dr. Anne Ellis recognized for research excellence

AllerGen investigator Dr. Anne Ellis and her team in the Environmental Exposure Unit (EEU) at Kingston General Hospital have received the 2016-17 Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award for Excellence in Biomedical/ Health Research. The award is granted by the Faculty

Timothy Caulfield wins Gold for Best Column

Professor Timothy Caulfield, an AllerGen investigator, was named the 2017 Digital Publishing Awards Gold Winner for Best Blog/Column for his column “The Cure,” published in Policy Options magazine. In his column, Prof. Caulfield regularly debunks and clarifies questionable “scientific” claims

Peter Paré honoured by ATS

In recognition of his significant lifetime contribution to pulmonary research, AllerGen investigator Dr. Peter Paré was named the 2017 Amberson Lecturer by the American Thoracic Society (ATS). Dr. Paré delivered the Amberson Lecture, entitled “The Smoking Gun: Genetics and Genomics

Teresa To recieves Research Excellence Award

AllerGen investigator Dr. Teresa To, a professor at the University of Toronto and senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, is the recipient of the 2017 Anthony Miller Research Excellence Award. This faculty award, granted by the University of