Awards and Scholarships

Dr. Spencer Proctor (Professor):

2019-Current    Journal Associate Editor, PLOS One Journal

2019                Co-Chair, 2019 Lipid & Vascular Summit, October 2019; Joint Scientific Conference of the Canadian Lipoprotein Conference and the Canadian Society for Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Banff, Alberta, Canada.

2018                 International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, June 2018, Toronto Canada, Session Chair and Invited Speaker

2017                 FASEB Summer Conferences July 2017, Snowmass Colorado, Invited Speaker

2016                 International Atherosclerosis Society- Visiting Fellowship Awards, Host Laboratory

2015-2017        President:  Canadian Society for Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

2015                 Young Investigator Award: Canadian Nutrition Society (June 2015)

2015                 83rd European Atherosclerosis Society (Glasgow): Abstract Award (April 2015).

2014                 Simon-Pierre Noel Lectureship: Canadian Lipoprotein Conference (October 2014)

2012                 Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science Graduate Student Mentor Award

2009-2014        New Investigator Award. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

2008                 4th Biannual Wiebe Visser International Dairy Nutrition Prize

2008                 Nominated by Dairy Farmers of Canada for 4th Biannual Wiebe Visser Intl. Dairy Nutrition Prize

2008                 Local Organizing Chair, International Symposium for Chylomicrons in Disease

2007                 APEX Award Alberta Agriculture (Network for CLA)

2007                 YIA International Atherosclerosis Society, HDL Conference (Santorini)

2006                 YIA Travel Award Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

2005                 Abstract Award, Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance Syndrome (San Francisco)

2004                 Pfizer YIA, Research Prize Canadian Lipoprotein Conference

2004                 YIA Research Award ATVB-AHA Sessions (San Francisco)

2004                 National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Overseas and Australian Appointments)

2003                 YIA Research Award Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

2003                 YIA Educational Grant, Japan Atherosclerosis Society

2003                 CJ Martin NHMRC ‘International’ Research Fellow (2003-2006)

2002                 Divisional Research Travel Award (Health Sciences), Curtin University, Perth

2001                 Distinction for Outstanding PhD Thesis, University of Western Australia, Perth

2000                 YIA Research Award Australian Atherosclerosis Society

1997-1999        Member of State Organizing Committee for Australian Society for Medical Research

1998                 Co-coordinator of Medical Research Week Exhibition, Forrest Place Perth City

1997                 YIA Research Award National Heart Foundation

1997                 Finalist Young Investigator, International Atherosclerosis Society Meeting (Paris)

1996-2000        Post-Graduate Scholarship (PhD) Dept. Medicine University of Western Australia

1996-1998        National Newsletter Editor; Australian Atherosclerosis Society

1996-1998        National Executive Committee Member Australian Atherosclerosis Society


Dr. Donna Vine (Associate Professor):

Appointed Global Leader in Global Leadership Academy, Endocrine Society (2019)

Nominated for Charles Hollenberg, Young Investigator Award (Basic Science) – Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (2018)

Appointed as Basic-Clinical Translation Researcher of Executive Council of Canadian Society Endocrinology and Metabolism (2017-current)

Teaching Award, Division Human Nutrition, Faculty Agriculture Life and Environmental Sciences (2016)

Teaching Award, Division Human Nutrition, Faculty Agriculture Life and Environmental Sciences (2014)

McCalla Professorship Award in Teaching, Research and Community Service (2015-2017)

Honorary Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Western Australia (2012-current)


Dr. Rene Jacobs (Professor):

2012 Faculty of ALES “Teacher of the Year” Award

2012 American Society for Nutrition E.L.R. Stokstad Award

2012 International Life Science Institute (North American) Future Leader Award

2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Salary Award

2010 Stewart Whitman New Investigator Award, Canadian Lipoprotein Conference

2008 Young Investigator Travel Award, Deuel Conference on Lipids

2006 Merck Frosst Postdoctoral Presentation Award, Canadian Lipoprotein Conference

2004 ASBMB Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award

2003 Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

2003 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

2003 ASBMB Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award

2002 School of Graduate Studies “Distinction” for Outstanding Oral Thesis Defense

2001 Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies

2000 IUBMB Young Scientist Travel Fellowship

2000 Department of Biochemistry/Barrowman Travel Award

1999 ASBMB graduate student Travel Award

1999 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Award

1993 Faculty of Science Dean’s List


Dr. Caroline Richard (Assistant Professor):

Recipient of the CIHR INMD / CNS – New Investigator Partnership Prize, April 2019

Poster Winner for the Food Matters 2018-Taking Care Is Our Business annual conference, April 2018.

Travel Award from DSM (in the category of the “1st 1000 days’ awards”) to assist at the “12th Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids”, May 2016, Amount: 1,000$ US.

Recipient of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism Award for Nutrition Translation, year 2015, Amount: 500$.

Recipient of the “Dorothy J Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow Prize”. This award is offered to the most outstanding Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient in the annual year of the competition, October 2014, Amount: 1,000$.

Fellowship scholarship from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR, ranking: 10th), May 1st 2014 to April 30th 2017 (3 years), Amount: 50,000$/year + 5,000$/year allowance for research activity.

Fellowship scholarship from “Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec” (FRSQ, ranking: 2sd in Quebec), May 1st 2014 to April 30th 2016 (2 years), Amount: 53,132$/1st year; 54,323$/2nd year.

Fellowship scholarship from Izaak Walton Killam Memorial. This scholarship became an honorary fellowship since May 1st 2014 after receiving CIHR and FRSQ. April 1st 2014 to March 31st 2016, Amount: 48,000$/year + a one-time research allowance of 4,000$.

Honor Roll of the faculty of graduate and postdoctoral studies at Laval University due to the excellence of my thesis (received excellent from all my evaluators), December 2013

PhD. travel scholarship from the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF), April 30th 2013 (1 year), Amount: 500$.

Best poster Award at the conference of the “Société québécoise de lipidologie, de nutrition et de métabolisme” (SQLNM), May 11 2012.

PhD. scholarship from “Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec” (FRSQ, ranking: 11th in Quebec), April 1st 2011 to March 31st 2014 (3 years), Amount: 32,167$/1st year, 34,554$/2nd year and 36,941$/3rd year

PhD. scholarship from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), May 1st 2011 to April 30th 2014 (3 years), Amount: 30,000$/year + 5,000$/year allocation for research activity.

PhD. scholarship from the “chaire en nutrition et santé cardiovasculaire”, June 1st 2010 (1 year), Amount: 12,000$.

Recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Youth (bronze). This medal recognizes the quality of my academic record as well as my school and community engagement at the Master’s program at Laval University, May 21st 2010.

PhD. travel scholarship from the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF), April 1st 2010 (1 year), Amount: 500$.

PhD. travel scholarship from the “chaire en nutrition et santé cardiovasculaire”, October 1st 2009 (1 year), Amount: 1,000$.

M.Sc. travel scholarship from the “chaire en nutrition et santé cardiovasculaire”, October 1st 2008 (1 year), Amount: 1,000$.

M.Sc. scholarship from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), September 1st 2008 (1 year), Amount: 17,500$.

M.Sc. scholarship from “Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec” (FRSQ, ranking: 8th in Quebec), April 1st 2008 to March 31st 2010 (2 years), Amount: 25,024$/1st year, 27,407$/2nd year.

B Sc. Merit scholarship, Marcel Laliberté, offered by the “Ordre Professionnel des Diététistes du Québec. (OPDQ)”, November 2006, Amount: 1,000$.

B.Sc. scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), May to August 2006, Amount: 4,500$

B.Sc. Merit scholarship, Saputo inc., offered by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences from Laval University, April 2006, Amount: 500$.

B.Sc. Merit scholarship, Yogourt Liberté, offered by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences from Laval University, November 2005, Amount: 300$.

B.Sc. Merit scholarship, Molson Canada, offered by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences from Laval University, November 2005, Amount: 300$.

B.Sc. scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), May to August 2005, Amount: 4,500$.

 


MCVD Lab Trainees:

Jenneffer Tibaes (PhD) Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) 2020
Jenneffer Tibaes (PhD) ADI Graduate Studentship Award 2020
Jenneffer Tibaes (PhD) University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2019
Kelly Picard (MSc) Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) from CIHR 2019

Yongbo She (PhD) 4 year China Scholarship Council, Chinese government sponsored PhD Student Scholarship 2018

Jessy Azarcoya-Barrera (PhD) Mexican National Council for Science (CONACYT) PhD scholarship 2018

Karen Kelly (PhD) Elizabeth Russell MacEachran Scholarship 2012
Karen Kelly (PhD) Travel assistance for the 8th International Conference on Homocysteine Metabolism provided by the Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award 2011

Mariam Jacome (PhD) AFNS Graduate Student Research Award 2012
Mariam Jacome (PhD) Dissertation Fellowship 2011-2012
Mariam Jacome (PhD) President’s international doctoral award, FGSR, University of Alberta, 2009-2010 (declined)
Mariam Jacome (PhD) National Council of Mexico for Science and Technology (CONACyT) scholarship 2008-2012
Mariam Jacome (PhD) Graduate Research Assistantship Fund (GRAF) Tuition Scholarship, University of Alberta, Winter 2008
Mariam Jacome (PhD) Graduate Research Assistantship Fund (GRAF) Tuition Scholarship, University of Alberta, Fall 2008
Mariam Jacome (PhD) 2nd place in graduate student poster presentation Western Nutrition Conference, Edmonton Sept 2008
Mariam Jacome (PhD) Honorary mention for outstanding achievement and thesis defense, Universidad Veracruzana 2006
Mariam Jacome (PhD) National Council of Mexico for Science and Technology (CONACyT) scholarship 2004- 2006
Mariam Jacome (PhD) Exchange scholarship, Universidad Veracruzana, University of Alberta 2005

Rabban Mangat (PhD) ADI Research Day Poster Award 2012
Rabban Mangat (PhD) Alberta Diabetes Trainee Travel Award 2012
Rabban Mangat (PhD) CSATVB ISA2012 Sydney Trainee Travel Award 2012
Rabban Mangat (PhD) Poster Presentation Award (PDF Category) for the Canadian Lipoprotein Conference 2011
Rabban Mangat (PhD) Young Investigator Award from Canadian Society for Atherosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology  (CSATVB) at Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2009
Rabban Mangat (PhD) Travel award for North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO) meeting 2009
Rabban Mangat (PhD) Anthony Fellowship in Human Nutrition, University of Alberta 2008
Rabban Mangat (PhD) Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Award, University of Alberta 2008, 2009
Rabban Mangat (PhD) Canadian Obesity Network Travel Award 2007
Rabban Mangat (PhD) Muttart/Collip Diabetes Studentship 2006-2008
Rabban Mangat (PhD) Provost Doctoral Entrance Award, (University of Alberta) 2005-2006

Flora Wang (PhD) Canadian Obesity Student Meeting (COSM)-Poster Doctoral Research Fellowship 2012
Flora Wang (PhD) Myer Horowitz GSA Graduate Scholarship 2009
Flora Wang (PhD) Anthony Fellowship in Human Nutrition 2009
Flora Wang (PhD) Graduate Research Assistantship Fund Tuition Scholarship 2007
Flora Wang (PhD) Best poster presentation, Canadian Society for Nutritional Science annual meeting 2009
Flora Wang (PhD) Young Investigator Award, International Symposium of Chylomicrons in Diseases 2008
Flora Wang (PhD) 2rd Place for Student Presentations, CLA Summit 2007

Samantha Warnakul (MSc) University of Alberta Travel Award 2009
Samantha Warnakul (MSc) Canadian Society of atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and vascular biology (CSATVB) travel award 2008

Hanna Rodriquez Dimitrescu (PhD) National Council of Mexico for Science and Technology (CONACyT) scholarship 2009-2013
Hanna Rodriquez Dimitrescu (PhD) Mazankowski CAPTURE Program 2011

Shannon Wu (MSc) MITACS-Internship Accelerate 2011

Faye Borthwick (Post Doc) Canadian Bureau for International Education-Post Doctoral Research  Fellowship 2012
Faye Borthwick (Post Doc) CIHR Trainee Travel Award 2012
Faye Borthwick (Post Doc) Alberta Diabetes Trainee Travel Award 2012
Faye Borthwick (Post Doc) CSATVB Trainee Travel Award 2012
Faye Borthwick (Post Doc) Mazankowski CAPTURE Program 2011
Faye Borthwick (Post Doc) MITACS-Internship Accelerate 2011

Erin Lewis Women and Child Health Research Institute, 1st Place Poster Presentation 2015
Erin Lewis NSERC, Doctoral Scholarship 2015
Erin Lewis University of Alberta, Presidents’ Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2015
Erin Lewis University of Alberta/Killam, Izaak Walton Killam, Memorial Scholarship 201

Abdoulaye Diane (Post Doc) PhD scholarship from the government of Senegal 2002-2006
Abdoulaye Diane (Post Doc) Research improvement grant from Camoens Institute (Lisbon, Portugal)  2006

Robin da Silva (Post Doc) CLC Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Award (Lake Louise, Canada) 2012

Paulina Aldana Mexican Government/Conyct, Graduate Scholarship 2016

John Kennelly (PhD) Alberta Innovate Tech Futures, Graduate Scholarship 2016
John Kennelly (PhD) Alberta Diabetes Institute, Graduate Scholarship 2016
John Kennelly (PhD) Alberta Diabetes Institute, Incentive Grant 2016
John Kennelly (PhD) Alberta Diabetes Institute, Research Day Oral Presentation 2016
John Kennelly (PhD) Canadian Lipoprotein Conference Oral Presentation 2016
John Kennelly (PhD) American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate Travel Award 2016

Erin Lewis University of Alberta Presidents’ Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2016
Erin Lewis University of Alberta/AFNS Graduate Student Teaching Award 2016
Erin Lewis University of Alberta/AFNS, Graduate Student Research Assistant Award 2016
Erin Lewis American Society of Nutrition Mary Louise Imrie, Graduate Student Travel Award 2016
Erin Lewis Women and Child Health Research Institute, 1st Place Poster Presentation 2015
Erin Lewis NSERC, Doctoral Scholarship 2015
Erin Lewis University of Alberta, Presidents’ Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2015
Erin Lewis University of Alberta/Killam, Izaak Walton Killam, Memorial Scholarship 2015

Jelske van der Veen Alberta Diabetes Institute, Research Day Oral Honorable Mention 2016

Bella Gao Alberta Innovates:  Health Solutions, PhD Scholarship 2015

Yumna Zia Alberta Diabetes Association, Poster Presentation Award 2015