THE RDoC ROSS AWARD FOR SERVICE TO RESIDENT DOCTORS

RDoC is proud to honour those who, with enthusiasm, passion, and proficiency, have contributed to the enrichment of the resident experience in Canada. Lois Ross served for many years as Executive Director of CAIR and PAIRO, during which time she worked tirelessly to represent the interests of all resident doctors in Canada. The Board has presented this award since 2009 in honour of her achievements. Beginning in 2011, this award has been reserved to acknowledge the important role that non-physicians play in residency.

Before February 2015, this award was known as the Lois Ross CAIR Award for Service to Residents.

Award Eligibility

Residency training program administrators and administrators associated with medical organizations; nurses, pharmacists, hospital administrative staff or other allied health professionals; any other non-physician individual(s), programs or organizations closely associated with the enrichment of the resident experience in Canada. In situations where an organization is being nominated, please provide a contact name for that organization on the application.

Award Criteria

To qualify, nominees must:

  • demonstrate a firm commitment to the advancement of the resident experience  through specific actions and initiatives;
  • exemplify creativity and leadership in taking action to better the resident experience; and,
  • bring about change that has the potential to result in positive, long‐term improvement to the resident experience in Canada.

Recipients

2020
  • Ms. Jordan Sinnett
    Queen’s University
2019
  • Ms. Christine Silver Smith
    Dalhousie University
2018
  • Ms. Charlène Fouqueray
    University of Calgary
2017
  • Ms. Jennifer Collins
    Memorial University
2016
  • Ms. Sharon Cameron
    McMaster University
2015
  • Ms. Marilyn Blake
    University of Alberta
2014
  • Ms. Caroline Sutherland
    University of Toronto
2013
  • Ms. Michelle Murray
    Skills Centre for Health Sciences, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax
2012
  • Ms. Brenda Meier
    University of Alberta
2011
  • Ms. Carmen Frese
    University of Calgary
2010
  • Not awarded
2009
  • Doctor Karen Saperson
    McMaster University