Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research

Dr. John Bell, 2021 Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize Recipient

Deadline: February 14, 2022

Purpose of the Prize

The Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist who makes outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or development of therapies for cancer. Among the criteria that will be considered is a distinguished record of translating scientific discoveries into clinical applications, forging partnerships with scientists and others to foster cancer research or to implement discoveries, and cultivating future leaders in the field. The prize is 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

One prize of $50,000.00 CAD will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist. The value of the prize will be re-evaluated every third year.

Contact

Meredith Ladner
Executive Coordinator
meredith.ladner@ubc.ca

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for a prize, a nominee must be a Canadian citizen holding an academic appointment in good standing, be active and productive in their career, and must have made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or development of therapies for cancer. Nominees must be nominated by an expert in their field. Self-nominations will not be accepted. A letter of invitation to submit is not required. The Advisory Selection Committee reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominees. 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.

Nomination Package

Nominations require:

  1. A letter of nomination stating the nominee’s contribution to the treatment, amelioration, or development of therapies for cancer, the nominee’s cultivation of future leaders, and the nominee’s impact on their field of work, including a list of the nominee’s five most significant publications and the reasons why the nominee should receive the award (three pages maximum);
  2. The nominee’s institutional CV, including a complete list of publications;
  3. Two letters of support from experts in the nominee’s field of work. At least one letter must be from an expert outside Canada and NEW at least one letter must be from outside the nominee’s home institute (Please Note: Letter from outside Canada can be the same as the one from outside home institute); and
  4. Confirmation of the nominee’s Canadian citizenship.

Please address all letters to:
Dr. W. Robert McMaster, Vice Dean, Research
317-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z3
Canada

The nominations of eligible candidates may be considered for up to three years. Please refer to the Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research Guidelines for more information and complete nomination instructions.

Submission

NEW ONLINE SUBMISSION PORTAL

Please see the Online Submission Portal for all submissions. This includes all re-submission nominations.

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Past Winners

Year Recipient
2021 Dr. John Bell, University of Ottawa
2020 Dr. Nada Jabado, McGill University
2019 Dr. John Dick, University of Toronto
2018 Dr. Martin Gleave, The University of British Columbia
2017 Dr. Eduardo Franco, McGill University
2016 Dr. Connie Eaves, The University of British Columbia
2015 Dr. Marco Marra, The University of British Columbia
2014 Dr. Tak Wah Mak, University of Toronto