DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE MAGAZINE
Joanne Wouterse, Undergraduate Program Coordinator BMLSc Program
This May, 25 BMLSc graduates joined the Program alumni, bringing the total to 599 graduates since 1982!
The successful completion and outstanding academic achievements of the 39th BMLSc graduating class were celebrated during a virtual gathering June 5. The graduation celebration over Zoom was a first for the Program and was an extraordinarily heart-warming gathering, proving that synchronous online events can be meaningful.
The students surprised us with a moving Thank You video. Click to watch (10 min)
Mairead Cavinaw was presented with four academic awards: The Professor C.F.A. Culling Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Prize for highest overall academic standing of the graduating class; the Eugenie Phyllis and Philip Edward Reid Prize in Morphological Sciences for academic excellence in histology, histochemistry and microscopy; and both the Donald M. McLean Prize in Medical Microbiology, and the B.J. Twaites Prize in Laboratory Administration, for the highest standing in courses PATH 327 and PATH 408, respectively.
Eric Hempel received the William J. Godolphin Prize for Excellence in Critical Thinking as well as the Prize for Best Overall Performance in PATH 405 Seminars in Current Topics.
Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Awards
Dr. Sophia Wong, Dr. Elisabeth Maurer and Ms. Jennifer Xenakis were recognized by the graduating class as recipients of the BMLSc Graduates’ Choice for Teaching Excellence Award.
The Reid Memorial Cup recipient is chosen by the graduating class; the award recognizes an instructor, staff member or student who made an outstanding contribution to the students’ educational experience. This year the students selected Ms. Jennifer Xenakis for this award.