HBI Postdoctoral & PhD Researcher of the Year Award

Top scoring candidates will be formally recognized by the HBI and invited to present their research at the institute's annual Research Day.

Guidelines & eligibility:

  • To nominate an individual, submit the nominee’s full name and a list of all authored publications under consideration from the current competition's calendar year (ex. 2020 competition deadline is January 31, 2021.  Papers published January - December 2020 are eligible).
  • Attach PDFs of first author papers to the nomination.  
  • All publications under consideration must have the HBI listed in the address portion of the paper.
  • Nominees must be a postdoctoral fellow or PhD student under the supervision of a HBI full member.
  • Review papers will not be considered.
  • All applications will be reviewed by the HBI Education Director. 
  • Award recipients must be willing and available to present their research at HBI's annual Research Day.

Scoring Criteria: Each publication will be given a score based on impact factor and authorship order. The additive score across publications will be the candidate's final tally.

Email nominations by January 31 to hbi.education@ucalgary.ca.

 

  1. 2018 PhD Researcher of the Year

    Khalil Rawji (Supervisor: Dr. V.W. Yong)
    Runner Up: Linda Kim (Supervisors: Drs. Patrick Whelan, Zelma Kiss)

  2. 2018 Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year

    Jo Anne Stratton (Supervisor: Drs. Jeff Biernaskie, Rajiv Midha)
    Runner Up: Maria Morena (Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Hill)

  3. 2017 PhD Researcher of the Year

    Nicole Burma (Supervisor: Dr. Tuan Trang)
    Runner Up: Andrea Kuczynski (Supervisors: Drs. Adam Kirton, Sean Dukelow)

  4. 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year

    Alexander Lohman (Supervisor: Dr. Roger Thompson)
    Runner Up: Jason Plemel (Supervisor: Drs. V.W.Yong, Peter Stys)

  5. 2016 PhD Researcher of the Year

    Khalil Rawji (Supervisor: Dr. V.W. Yong)
    Runner Up: Samuel Jensen (Supervisor: Dr. V.W.Yong)

  6. 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year

    Lauren Drogos (Supervisor: Dr. Marc Poulin)
    Runner Up: Maria Morena (Supervisor: Dr. Matthew HIll)

  7. 2015 PhD Researcher of the Year

    Haley Vecchiarelli (Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Hill)
    Runner Up: Arsalan Rizwan (Supervisor: Dr. Ray Turner)

  8. 2015 Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year

    Maria Morena (Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Hill)
    Runner Up: Megan Gray (Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Hill)

  9. 2014 PhD Researcher of the Year

    Chris Bladen (Supervisor: Dr. Gerald Zamponi)
    Runner Up: Nabeela Nathoo (Supervisors: Drs. Jeff Dunn, V. Wee Yong)

  10. 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year

    Vinicius Gadotti (Supervisor: Dr. Gerald Zamponi)
    Runner Up: Patrick Stemkowski (Supervisor: Dr. Gerald Zamponi)

  11. 2013 PhD Researcher of the Year

    Jaclyn Wamsteeker Cusulin (Supervisor: Dr. Jaideep Bains)
    Runner Up: Michael Keough (Supervisor: Dr. V. Wee Yong)

  12. 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year

    Wataru Inoue (Supervisor: Dr. Jaideep Bains)
    Runner Up: Vinicius Gadotti (Supervisor: Dr. Gerald Zamponi)

  13. 2012 PhD Researcher of the Year

    Jordan Engbers (Supervisor: Dr. Ray Turner)
    Runner Up: Bhagat Singh (Supervisor: Dr. Douglas Zochodne)

  14. 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year

    Antos Shakhbazau (Supervisor: Dr. Rajiv Midha)
    Runner Up: Norbert Weiss (Supervisor: Dr. Gerald Zamponi)