Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award

Recognizing Mentorship

in the Fields of Airways and Allergic Disease

This award was created to honour the memory of Michelle Harkness, AllerGen’s Manager of Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Training and Events from 2011 to 2017. The award recognizes and support trainees, researchers and others working in airways and allergic disease who demonstrate a significant commitment to promoting capacity building, career enhancement and personal growth through mentorship.


2020 Awards

The 2019-2020 MHMA winners will receive their awards at the Canadian Respiratory Conference (CRC) in Niagara Falls on April 17, 2020.


2020 MHMA awardees – L to R: David Proud, Del Dorscheid, Susan Elliott, Andrew Halayko, Kyle Dine, Kozeta Miliku, Jennifer Protudjer

About the 2020 Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards


2020 Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards


The 2020 Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards will be presented on April 17, 2020, at the Canadian Respiratory Conference (CRC) in Niagara Falls, ON. Six exceptional members of the Canadian allergy and allergic disease research, education and advocacy communities will be recognized for their excellence as mentors, and one will be awarded a grant to support the further development of her mentoring skills.


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  2020 MHMA Lifetime Mentoring Achievement awardee


David Proud (University of Calgary)


  2020 Mentoring Excellence – Investigator awardees


Del Dorscheid (The University of British Columbia)


Susan Elliott (University of Waterloo)


Andrew Halayko (University of Manitoba)


  2020 Mentoring Excellence – Non-Investigator awardees


Kyle Dine (Equal Eats/Food Allergy Canada)


Kozeta Miliku (University of Manitoba)


  2020 MHMA Mentorship Development Grant awardee


Jennifer Protudjer (University of Manitoba)


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2019 (inaugural) Awards

The inaugural, 2019 MHMA recipients were celebrated at AllerGen’s final Research Conference in Toronto in January 2019.


2019 MHMA awardees with Harkness family members – L to R: Min Hyung Ryu (representing Dr. Chris Carlsten); Loubna Akhabir; Lianne Soller; Mary-Ellen Rayner; Kasey Harkness; Manel Jordana; Gurpreet Singhera; Glenn Harkness; Meghan Azad; Jeremy Hirota; Sue Keller-Olaman; Paige Lacy. (Not pictured: Chris Carlsten and Neeloffer Mookherjee.)

About the Inaugural Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards


Inaugural (2019) Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards



The inaugural Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards were presented on January 29, 2019, during the Gala evening of AllerGen’s ninth and final Research Conference in Toronto, ON. Eight exceptional members of the AllerGen network were recognized for their excellence as mentors, and four others were awarded grants to support the development of their mentoring skills.


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  2019 MHMA Lifetime Mentoring Achievement awardee


Manel Jordana (McMaster University)


  2019 Mentoring Excellence – Investigator awardees


Meghan Azad (University of Manitoba)


Jeremy Hirota (McMaster University)


Paige Lacy (University of Alberta)


Christopher Carlsten (The University of British Columbia)


  2019 Mentoring Excellence – Non-Investigator awardees


Loubna Akhabir (McMaster University)


John-Paul Oliveria (McMaster University)


Gurpreet Singhera (The University of British Columbia)


  2019 MHMA Mentorship Development Grant awardees


Sue Keller-Olaman (Public Health Ontario)


Mary-Ellen Rayner (The Sandbox Project)


Lianne Soller(The University of British Columbia)


Neeloffer Mookherjee (University of Manitoba)


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Donations toward this award, for which a charitable receipt can be issued, can be made through AllerGen’s partner organization, The Sandbox Project, by:

Credit card:
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-sandbox-project/

Cheque::

Made out to “The Sandbox Project” and mailed to:

The Sandbox Project, 36 Toronto Street, Suite 1LG, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2C5


For more information, please contact:


info@allergen-nce.ca