The Meridith Marks Award for Excellence in Education was developed by the Canadian Physiatrists Research and Development Foundation (CPRDF) and Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPM&R) to recognize excellence in education among physiatrists. The Award is named in honour of Dr. Meridith Marks to acknowledge her significant contributions to medical education in Canada.
Dr. Marks’ clinical practice at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre had focused on amputee rehabilitation. In this environment, she had provided clinical education and supervision for medical students and physicians training to be specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). She is an internationally recognized lecturer and facilitator on topics related to rehabilitation medicine, teaching skills development and leadership. Meridith was also the Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Medicine, Academy for Innovation in Medical Education (AIME) at the University of Ottawa, and was responsible for promoting scholarship and innovation in medical education.
The call for pledges initiated at the CAPM&R 58th Annual Scientific Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba had successfully generated $22,150, with the majority of individual donations pledged in the amount of $1,000 - $2,000. While this was a tremendous start, we have not reached our goal! Through the charitable support of individuals and university programs, our goal is to raise $250,000 towards this initiative. Please give generously.
- Call for Nominations Deadline February 1: Meridith Marks Award Nomination Form
- Donation Form
- Meridith Marks Award - Video
Prior winners: 2015 - Dr. Lalith Satkunam 2014 – Dr. Denyse Richardson 2013 – Dr. Suzan Dojeiji