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 awards recognize 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.

Gallery of Award Winners and Grant Recipients


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (2020-2021)

NOTE: These awards are not restricted to members of the AllerGen Network. Any Canadian citizen or landed immigrant working in the fields of airways or allergic disease is now eligible to apply for an MHMA grant or to be nominated for an MHMA award.


NOMINATE A MENTOR FOR RECOGNITION

If you know someone working in airways and allergic disease whose commitment to mentorship has made a difference in the lives of others, celebrate that person.

Individuals can nominate mentors for recognition in one of three categories:

  • LIFETIME MENTORING ACHIEVEMENT
  • MENTORING EXCELLENCE BY AN INVESTIGATOR
  • MENTORING EXCELLENCE BY A NON-INVESTIGATOR

Deadline for 2020-21 submissions: December 14, 2020

Call for Applications

Nomination forms: Lifetime Achievement | Mentoring Excellence: Investigator | Mentoring Excellence: Non-Investigator


APPLY FOR A GRANT TO DEVELOP YOUR MENTORING SKILLS

If you aspire to become a more effective mentor, build your mentoring capacity.

Individuals working in airways and allergic disease who seek to enhance their mentoring skill-set can apply for a professional development grant of up to $2,500.

Deadline for 2020-21 submissions: December 14, 2020

Call for Applications

Application form: Mentorship Development Grant


2020 Awards

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2019-2020 MHMA winners will receive their awards by virtual, online ceremony at a date yet to be determined.

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


Due to COVID-19 concerns, the 2020 Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards will be presented by virtual, online ceremony at a date yet to be determined. 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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Support MHMA

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, 30 Adelaide Street East, Suite #301, Toronto, ON
M5C 3H1


For more information, please contact:


info@allergen.ca