The Ed Kroeger Mentorship Award
Dr. Ed Kroeger has set an example of a great mentor by helping to provide an environment for students to reach their fullest potential, in supporting them with wisdom, guidance and patience, and for being an example to which we can aspire, as researchers and as people within our community. Hence, the fully student-governed Ed Kroeger Mentorship Award acknowledges current professors who have exemplified excellence in graduate and professional teaching and have been portrayed as noteworthy mentors. Mentors, by the general sense are advisors, people with career experience willing to share their knowledge and give feedback on one’s performance; supporters, people who give emotional and moral encouragement; tutors, people who give specific instruction and guidance one’s activities; leaders, employers to whom one is apprenticed who exhibit leadership through knowledge, professionalism, collaboration and communication; sponsors, sources of information in obtaining opportunities; models, of identity, generating mutual respect, trust, understanding and empathy. The HSGSA outstanding Mentorship Award recognizes and rewards exemplary mentoring efforts to professors who strive to enhance student abilities and potential. Each year, one award consisting of an individual award plaque is made on behalf of the HSGSA. Previous outstanding mentors recognized by graduate students are also acknowledged on a commemorative plaque located on the Mezzanine level in the Basic Medical Sciences Building. The award is formally presented to the successful candidate at a ceremony during the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (Research Days) in the Brodie Centre Atrium in June every year.