Margolese National Brain & Heart Disorders Prizes

Dr. Robert McMaster, Executive Associate Dean, Research; Dr. Michael Meaney, 2016 Margolese Brain Prize Recipient; Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean; and Dr. Deborah Money, Executive Vice Dean, UBC Faculty of Medicine

Deadline Extended: May 31, 2017

The Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes were created by an estate gift made to the University of British Columbia by Leonard Herbert Margolese.

Purpose of the Prizes

The Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes establishes two prizes, one each for Brain Disorders and Heart Disorders. The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist who makes outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. The Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist who makes outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart disorders. The Prizes are awarded with the expectation that the recipient will continue to make outstanding contributions in the future, since this is not a lifetime achievement award.

Monetary Award for each Prize

Two prizes of $50,000 payable in Canadian dollars will be awarded annually, one in each of the two categories. The value of the Prizes will be reevaluated every third year.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for a Prize, nominees must be Canadian citizens holding an academic appointment in good standing and be active and productive in their career. Nominees must be nominated by an expert in their field and self-nominations will not be accepted. The nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart or brain disorders. The Selection Review Committee reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominees.

A Prize will be awarded to a person employed by the University of British Columbia once and only once out of every six years. The first Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize was awarded to a person employed by UBC in 2011, therefore only UBC employees are eligible for the 2017 Margolese Brain Disorders Prize. The first Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize was awarded to a person employed by UBC in 2012, therefore only UBC employees are eligible for the 2018 Margolese Heart Disorders Prize. The University may decline to award a Prize in any given year if the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine is of the opinion that awarding a Prize is impractical or undesirable.

Please refer to the Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prize Guidelines for more information.

Guidelines & Nomination Form

Please download the guidelines for the individual Prizes:

A complete Nomination Package includes (see guidelines above for more details):

  1. The Margolese Prizes Nomination Form (MS Word), completed and signed by the nominator
  2. Supporting material:
  • Letter of nomination stating the nominee’s contributions to the relevant field (maximum 2 pages)
  • Nominee’s CV, including a complete list of publications
  • 2 letters of support from experts in the nominee’s field of work, including 1 expert outside Canada
  • Confirmation of Canadian citizenship (nominee)

The nominations of eligible candidates will be held automatically for three years.

Submission

The completed Nomination Package must be received by the deadline. Late nominations will not be accepted. Submissions that are missing any of the required support documentation or that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.

Please email your nomination package to:

Dr. W. Robert McMaster
Executive Associate Dean, Research
Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia
c/o Lisa Ritland at margolese.prizes@ubc.ca.

Past Winners

Dr. Michael Meaney
Brain Disorders Prize
Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin
Heart Disorders Prize
Year Recipients
2016, press release Brain Disorders Prize: Dr. Michael Meaney, McGill University
Heart Disorders Prize: Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, McGilll University
2015, press release Brain Disorders Prize: Dr. James Rutka, University of Toronto
Heart Disorders Prize: Dr. Stuart Connolly, McMaster University
2014, press release Brain Disorders Prize: Dr. Alan Evans, McGill University
Heart Disorders Prize: Dr. Paul W. Armstrong, University of Alberta
2013, press release Brain Disorders Prize: Dr. Andres Lozano, University of Toronto
Heart Disorders Prize: Dr. Peter Liu, University of Toronto
2012, press release Brain Disorders Prize: Dr. Guy Rouleau, University of Montreal
Heart Disorders Prize: Dr. John Cairns, University of British Columbia
2011, press release Brain Disorders Prize: Dr. Michael Hayden, University of British Columbia
Heart Disorders Prize: Dr. Jacques Genest, McGill University

If you have any further questions regarding this process, please contact Lisa Ritland at (604) 822-8633 or by email at margolese.prizes@ubc.ca