Immunology Graduate Student Awards


GRADUATE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

MINDEL AND TOM OLENICK RESEARCH AWARD IN IMMUNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC AWARD

DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOLOGY AND ADE & COMPANY

DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOLOGY AWARD FOR BEST JOURNAL CLUB PRESENTATION

 

MINDEL AND TOM OLENICK RESEARCH AWARD IN IMMUNOLOGY
(Entrance scholarship administered by the University of Manitoba)

Effective 2008, a maximum of two $5,000 tax-free awards are made annually to exceptional new entrants into the Department of Immunology Graduate Program (M.Sc. or Ph.D.).

This award is given in addition to student stipends provided by the Advisor or funding agency. All applicants with completed applications are automatically considered for this award. Eligible graduate students

  1. are enrolled full-time in the first year of study in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, in a program delivered by the Department of Immunology;
  2. have achieved an excellent academic record, with a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) in the last 60 credit hours of post-secondary study, and have demonstrated potential for research excellence;
  3. have proposed to conduct research in any area of Immunology.

If, in the judgement of the selection committee, there are no suitable candidates in a given academic year, the scholarships will not be offered. The available funds will be held and used at the discretion of the selection committee to offer additional scholarships the following year.

A maximum of one award per investigator per year is given.**

**This award is separate from the Mindel and Tom Olenick Research Award in Immunology which is administered by the Health Sciences Centre Research Foundation.

 

Award Recipients 2007-2019
Year Name Program Supervisor
2007/2008 Sara Courtis M.Sc. Dr. K. HayGlass
Sajid Mahmood M.Sc. Dr. S. Kung
Einav Wasserman M.Sc. Dr. K. HayGlass
2008/2009 Ivan Landego M.Sc. Dr. A. Marshall
2009/2010 Emeke Okeke M.Sc. Dr. J. Uzonna
2010/2011 Christopher Wiebe M.Sc. Dr. P. Nickerson
Natascha Clark M.Sc. Dr. K. HayGlass
2011/2012 Sonia Charran M.Sc. Dr. R. Moqbel
Rebecca (DeLong) Dielschneider M.Sc. Dr. S. Gibson
Deepak Upreti Ph.D. Dr. S. Kung
2012/2013 Not awarded  
2013/2014 Vasudeva Bhat Ph.D. Dr. A. Raouf
Ashfaque Mohammed M.Sc. Dr. A. Soussi Gounni
Ibrahim Sow M.Sc. Dr. S. Kung
2014/2015 Nour Eissa M.Sc. Dr. J. Ghia
Emelissa Mendoza M.Sc. Dr. G. Kobinger
Rony Thomas Ph.D. Dr. X. Yang
2015/2016 Anthony Altieri M.Sc. Dr. N. Mookherjee
Mamneet (Sheena) Manghera Ph.D. Dr. Renée Douville
2016/2017 Rahmat Rahman M.Sc. Dr. Xi Yang
Kunal Kapoor M.Sc. Dr. Jean-Eric Ghia
2017/2018 Folayemi O. Olayinka-Adefemi M.Sc. Dr. A. Marshall
Aida Feiz Barazandeh M.Sc. Dr. Jude Uzonna
Md Rasheduzzaman Rashu M.Sc. Dr. Xi Yang
2018/2019 Nnebunne Gloria Akaluka M.Sc. Dr. J. Uzonna
Joaquín Ernesto Fajardo Despaigne  M.Sc. Dr. Aaron Marshall
2019/2020 Marina Costa Fujishima M.Sc. Dr. Thomas Murooka
Somtochukwu Stella Onwah Ph.D. Dr. Jude Uzonna

 


MINDEL AND TOM OLENICK RESEARCH AWARD IN IMMUNOLOGY (Discontinued 2008; Reinstated 2013/14)

A family endowment established in 1997 at the Health Sciences Centre Research Foundation in celebration of Tom Olenick's 75th birthday.

Awarded annually on the basis of scientific merit for immunology research conducted in Manitoba by a graduate student (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) or Post Doctoral Fellow affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

Award Recipients 1997-2019
Year Name Research Project
1997 Dr. Venu Gangur
$6,000
The role of chemokines in modulating human antigen-specific recall responses
1998 Dr. Orysia Ulczak
$12,000
Regulation of human immune responses to food allergens
1999 David Puff
$12,000
Proteomic strategies to investigate leukocyte adhesion complexes
2000 Ian Lewkowich
$17,000
Role of cytokines in shaping the
Th1 response to OVA-POL
2001 Ian Lewkowich
$17,000
2002 No Award  
2003 Renée Douville
$11,000
The relationship between infection and allergy
2004 Renée Douville
$11,000
The relationship between infection and allergy
2005 Renée Douville
$11,000
Immune regulation by RSV and MPV via TLR4 & CX3CR1
2006 Arash Shoja Saffar
$11,000
How and what makes the neutrophils resistant to glucocorticoids
2007 Stéphane Dragon
$11,000
Functional and molecular mechanisms of Interleukin-17 in human neutrophils
2013/14 Grace Ka-Yee Choi
$10,000 plus $500 travel stipend
 
2015 ?  
2016 Nour Eissa  
2017 Nour Eissa  
2018 Anthony Altieri
Hadeesha Piyadasa
 
2019 Vidyanand Anaparti  


DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC AWARD
Award established June 2006


In celebration of the retirement of Dr. Donna Chow from the Department of Immunology in 2004 an endowment fund was established by her family, friends and colleagues to support an award that encourages the academic excellence of graduate students focusing on immunology. The award is offered to a student who:

  1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba;
  2. has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4 in the graduate program;
  3. has achieved the highest cumulative grade in the core courses in the Department of Immunology:  IMMU7020 - Immunobiology (6 credit hours)  and one other Immunology course (3 credit hours).  Two thirds of the weighting will be given to Immunobiology, with the other one third weighting to the other (or best, if more than one) Immunology half course taken.

Candidates will be considered and the award will be offered after the completeion of the second course.  IMMU7020 - Immunobiology may be taken first or second.

Award Recipients 2006-2019
Year Name
2005/2006 Tingting Zhang
Alex Silaghi
2006/2007 Arash Shoja Saffar
2007/2008 Qingdong Guan
2008/2009 Hongzhao Li
2009/2010 Ivan Landego
2010/2011 Not awarded
2011/2012 Samantha Pauls, Ph.D. Program (Biochem/Medical Genetics)
2012/2013 Rebecca Dielschneider, Ph.D. Program
2013/2014 Hadeesha Piyadasa, Ph.D. Program
2014/2015 Not awarded
2015/2016 Anthony Altieri, M.Sc. Program
2016/2017

Not awarded

2017/2018 Nnamdi Ikeogu
2018/2019 Not awarded

 


DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOLOGY AND ADE & COMPANY
Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Seminars

Award established in 2000

Awarded annually on the basis of scientific merit for immunology research conducted at the University of Manitoba by a graduate student (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in Immunology. 

Award Recipients 2000-2019
Year Name
1999/2000 Carmen Morales
Ian Lewkowich (Honourable mention)
2000/2001 Monique Stinson, M.Sc. Program
2001/2002 David Puff, M.Sc. Program
2002/2003 Stefan Schaub, M.Sc. Program
2003/2004 Renée Douville
2004/2005 Laura Bilenki
2005/2006 Arash Shoja Saffar, M.Sc. Program (1st)
Dong Liu, M.Sc. Program (2nd)
2006/2007 Tingting Zhang, M.Sc. Program
2007/2008 Naresh Singh Redhu
2008/2009 Stéphane Dragon, Ph.D. Program
2009/2010 Helen Muleme, M.Sc. Program
2010/2011 Christopher Wiebe, M.Sc. Program
2011/2012 Christopher Wiebe, M.Sc. Program (1st)
Natascha Fitch, M.Sc. Program (2nd)
Nonso Onyilagha (M.Sc. Program) and Rebecca Dielschneider, M.Sc. Program (3rd - tied)
2012/2013 Christopher Wiebe, M.Sc. Program
2013/2014 Chukwunonso Onyilagha, Ph.D. Program
2014/2015 Forough Khadem, Ph.D. Program
2015/2016 Hadeesha Piyadasa, Ph.D. Program
2016/2017 Antony Altieri, Ph.D. Program
2017/2018 Xun (Grace) Wu, Ph.D. Program
2018/2019 Xun (Grace) Wu, Ph.D. Program


DEPARTMENT OF IMMUNOLOGY AWARD FOR BEST JOURNAL CLUB PRESENTATION

Award Recipients 2009-2019
Year Name
2009/2010     Carolyn Weiss, M.Sc. Program
2010/2011      Ivan Landego, M.Sc. Program
2011/2012 Sonia Charran (1st), M.Sc. Program
Christopher Wiebe (2nd), M.Sc. Program
Rebecca Dielschneider (3rd), M.Sc. Program
2012/2013 Rebecca Dielschneider, Ph.D. Program
2013/2014 Emeka Okeke, Ph.D. Program
2014/2015 Ka-Yee Grace Choi, Ph.D. Program
2015/2016 Chukwunonso Onyilagha, Ph.D. Program
2016/2017  
2016/2017 Hadeesha Piyadasa, Ph.D. Program
2017/2018 Romaniya Zayats, M.Sc. Program
2018/2019 Nnamdi Ikeogu, M.Sc. Program