Awards and Scholarships

MCVD Lab Trainees

2021:

  • Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship 2021-2022
  • Thelma R. Scrambler 2021
  • Health and Nutrition Division Student Excellence Award Abstract Recognition Annual Meeting & Expo, American Oil and Chemists’ Society 2021
  • Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Abstract Recognition NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, American Nutrition Society 2021
  • Best Presentation of the Senior Category Alberta Diabetes Institute Research Day,  2021
  • Anthony Fellowship in Human Nutrition 2021
  • Graduate Student Rising Star Award, University of Alberta, 2021
  • Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Abstract Recognition Award Program 2021
  • Finalist at the Clinical Emerging Leaders Award (CELA) Competition 2021

2020:

  • Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship 2020
  • Fisher Scientific Graduate Scholarship 2020
  • Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) 2020
  • ADI Graduate Studentship Award 2020
  • Masters’ Program 2020
  • George C. Hall Bursary 2020
  • National Kidney Foundation of Canada Allied Health Scholarship 2020
  • Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship 2020
  • ALES Graduate Research Symposium Oral Presentation Award for Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Sciences 2020

2019: 

  • Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award 2019
  • University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship 2019
  • Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) from CIHR 2019
  • Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation at Alberta Diabetes Institute Research Day 2019-2020
  • Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation at Women and Childrens' Health Research Institute 2019-2020
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Summer Studentship 2019
  • China-Canada PhD Scholarship program 2019-2022

2018: 

  • Graduate Student Scholarship, Government of Alberta 2018
  • 4 year China Scholarship Council, Chinese government sponsored PhD Student Scholarship 2018
  • Mexican National Council for Science (CONACYT) PhD scholarship 2018-2024
  • Green and Gold Student Leadership and Professional Development Grant 2018
  • Shell Enhanced Learning Fund 2018
  • NSERC Summer Studentship 2018

2017:  

  • Women and Childrens’ Health Research Institute, PhD Scholarship 2017-2019
  • Alberta Diabetes Institute PhD Scholarship 2017-2019
  • NSERC Summer Studentship 2017

2016:

  • Mexican Government/Conyct, Graduate Scholarship 2016
  • Alberta Innovate Tech Futures, Graduate Scholarship 2016
  • Alberta Diabetes Institute, Graduate Scholarship 2016
  • Alberta Diabetes Institute, Incentive Grant 2016
  • Alberta Diabetes Institute, Research Day Oral Presentation 2016
  • Canadian Lipoprotein Conference Oral Presentation 2016
  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate Travel Award 2016
  • University of Alberta Presidents’ Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2016
  • University of Alberta/AFNS Graduate Student Teaching Award 2016
  • University of Alberta/AFNS, Graduate Student Research Assistant Award 2016
  • American Society of Nutrition Mary Louise Imrie, Graduate Student Travel Award 2016
  • Alberta Diabetes Institute, Research Day Oral Honorable Mention 2016
  • Alberta Diabetes Institute Scholarship-Muttart Diabetes Research and Training Centre 2016-2017
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship 2016-2017
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Scholarship 2016-2017
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Summer Studentship 2016
  • Fisher Scientific Scholarship 2016-2017
  • United States National Institute of Health (NIH) and Fogarty International Centre (FIC) 2016-2017

2015:

  • Women and Child Health Research Institute, 1st Place Poster Presentation 2015
  • NSERC, Doctoral Scholarship 2015
  • University of Alberta, Presidents’ Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2015
  • University of Alberta/Killam, Izaak Walton Killam, Memorial Scholarship 2015
  • Women and Child Health Research Institute, 1st Place Poster Presentation 2015
  • NSERC, Doctoral Scholarship 2015
  • University of Alberta, Presidents’ Doctoral Prize of Distinction 2015
  • University of Alberta/Killam, Izaak Walton Killam, Memorial Scholarship 2015
  • Alberta Innovates:  Health Solutions, PhD Scholarship 2015
  • Alberta Diabetes Association, Poster Presentation Award 2015
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada-Undergraduate Scholarship 2015
  • Queen Elizabeth Scholarship 2015
  • 19th Annual Mazankowski / Cardiac Sciences Research Day (Awarded best clinical research presentation) 2015

2014:

  • China Scholarship (student declined)

2012:

  • Elizabeth Russell MacEachran Scholarship 2012
  • AFNS Graduate Student Research Award 2012
  • ADI Research Day Poster Award 2012
  • Alberta Diabetes Trainee Travel Award 2012
  • CSATVB ISA2012 Sydney Trainee Travel Award 2012
  • Canadian Obesity Student Meeting (COSM)-Poster Doctoral Research Fellowship 2012
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education-Post Doctoral Research  Fellowship 2012
  • CIHR Trainee Travel Award 2012
  • Alberta Diabetes Trainee Travel Award 2012
  • CSATVB Trainee Travel Award 2012
  • CLC Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Award (Lake Louise, Canada) 2012
  • Chinese Government Graduate Student (PhD) Scholarship 2012-2016
  • Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science Graduate Student Research Award

2011:

  • Travel assistance for the 8th International Conference on Homocysteine Metabolism provided by the Profiling Alberta's Graduate Students Award 2011
  • Dissertation Fellowship 2011-2012
  • Poster Presentation Award (PDF Category) for the Canadian Lipoprotein Conference 2011
  • Mazankowski CAPTURE Program 2011
  • MITACS-Internship Accelerate 2011
  • National Council of Mexico for Science and Technology (CONACyT) scholarship; Annual stipend, Annual tuition and fees; Annual medical insurance payment 2011-2014
  • CAPTURE Program 2011

2009:

  • President’s international doctoral award, FGSR, University of Alberta, 2009-2010 (declined)
  • Young Investigator Award from Canadian Society for Atherosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology  (CSATVB) at Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2009
  • Travel award for North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO) meeting 2009
  • Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Award, University of Alberta 2009
  • Flora Wang (PhD) Myer Horowitz GSA Graduate Scholarship 2009
  • Flora Wang (PhD) Anthony Fellowship in Human Nutrition 2009
  • Flora Wang (PhD) Best poster presentation, Canadian Society for Nutritional Science annual meeting 2009
  • Myer Horowitz GSA Graduate Scholarship
  • Anthony Fellowship in Human Nutrition
  • University of Alberta Travel Award 2009
  • National Council of Mexico for Science and Technology (CONACyT) scholarship 2009-2013

2008:

  • National Council of Mexico for Science and Technology (CONACyT) scholarship 2008-2012
  • Graduate Research Assistantship Fund (GRAF) Tuition Scholarship, University of Alberta, Winter 2008
  • Graduate Research Assistantship Fund (GRAF) Tuition Scholarship, University of Alberta, Fall 2008
  • 2nd place in graduate student poster presentation Western Nutrition Conference, Edmonton Sept 2008
  • Anthony Fellowship in Human Nutrition, University of Alberta 2008
  • Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Award, University of Alberta 2008-2009
  • Flora Wang (PhD) Young Investigator Award, International Symposium of Chylomicrons in Diseases 2008
  • Canadian Society of atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and vascular biology (CSATVB) travel award 2008
  • Alberta Minister of Advanced Education and Technology 2008

2007:

  • Canadian Obesity Network Travel Award 2007
  • Flora Wang (PhD) Graduate Research Assistantship Fund Tuition Scholarship 2007
  • Flora Wang (PhD) 2rd Place for Student Presentations, CLA Summit 2007
  • Graduate Research Assistantship Fund Tuition Scholarship 2007
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship Master's Level, University of Alberta 2007-2008

2006:

  • Honorary mention for outstanding achievement and thesis defense, Universidad Veracruzana 2006
  • Muttart/Collip Diabetes Studentship 2006-2008
  • Research improvement grant from Camoens Institute (Lisbon, Portugal)  2006
  • Honorary mention for outstanding achievement and thesis defense, Universidad Veracruzana 2006

2005:

  • Exchange scholarship, Universidad Veracruzana, University of Alberta 2005
  • Provost Doctoral Entrance Award, (University of Alberta) 2005-2006

2004:

  • National Council of Mexico for Science and Technology (CONACyT) scholarship 2004- 2006

2002: 

  • Scholarship from the government of Senegal 2002-2006

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)
  • 201:  Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science Graduate Student Mentor Award
  • 2009-201:  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.
  • 200:  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)
  • Special Monash Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999-2001)
  • Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Western Australia (1997)
  • Postgraduate Scholarship, Curtin University, Western Australia (1993-1996)

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)

  • Canada Research Chair in Nutritional Immunology-Salary Award, 2019-2024
  • ALES Research and Innovation Award, January 2022
    This award recognizes the outstanding individual contributions of new staff members in the areas of research and innovation.
  • CIHR INMD/CNS–New Investigator Partnership Prize, April 2019
    This prize recognizes an individual who is actively engaged in health-related research and has demonstrated excellence and outstanding contributions in nutrition-related research that is relevant to the mandate of the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) and the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS).
  • 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"), May 2016
    12th Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids.
  • Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism Award for Nutrition Translation, 2015
  • Dorothy J Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow Prize, October 2014
    This award is offered to the most outstanding Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship recipient in the annual year of the competition.
  • Fellowship Scholarship from Canadian Institutes of Health Research, May 1, 2014-April 30, 2017
  • CIHR ranking 10th.   (3 years) allowance for research activity.
  • Fellowship Scholarship, Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec, May 1, 2014-April 30, 2016
    FRSQ ranking 2nd .
  • Fellowship Scholarship, Izaak Walton Killam Memorial, May 2014-March 2016
    This scholarship became an honorary fellowship since May 1, 2014 after receiving CIHR and FRSQ.
  • Honor Roll, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Laval University, December 2013
    Due to the excellence of my thesis (received excellent from all my evaluators).
  • PhD. Travel Scholarship, Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF), April 30, 2013
  • Best Poster Award, May 11, 2012
    Conference of the Société québécoise de lipidologie, de nutrition et de métabolisme (SQLNM).
  • PhD. Scholarship, Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ), April 1, 2011-March 31, 2014
    Ranking: 11th in Quebec.
  • PhD. Scholarship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), May 1, 2011-April 30, 2014.
    (3 years) allocation for research activity.
  • PhD. Scholarship, Chaire en Nutrition et Santé Cardiovasculaire, June 1, 2010
  • Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Youth (bronze), May 21, 2010
    This medal recognizes the quality of my academic record as well as my school and community engagement at the Masters’ program at Laval University.
  • PhD. Travel Scholarship, Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF), April 1, 2010
  • PhD. Travel Scholarship, Chaire en Nutrition et Santé Cardiovasculaire, October 1, 2009
  • M.Sc. Travel Scholarship, Chaire en Nutrition et Santé Cardiovasculaire, October 1, 2008
  • M.Sc. Scholarship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), September 1, 2008 1 year.
  • M.Sc. Scholarship, Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québe, (FRSQ), April 1, 2008-March 31, 2010
    Ranking 8th in Quebec.
  • Postgraduate Scholarship, Curtin University, Western Australia
  • B Sc. Merit Scholarship, Marcel Laliberté, Ordre Professionnel des Diététistes du Québec (OPDQ),November 2006
  • B.Sc. Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), May-August 2006
  • B.Sc. Merit Scholarship, Saputo inc., Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences from Laval University, April 2006
  • B.Sc. Merit Scholarship, Yogourt Liberté, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences from Laval University, November 2005
  • B.Sc. Merit Scholarship, Molson Canada, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences from Laval University, November 2005
  • B.Sc. Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), May-August 2005