RHSE Undergraduate Student Leadership Award 2024-TBC

The Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Health Science Education (RHSE), Temerty Faculty of Medicine will award up to three annual Undergraduate Student Leadership Awards in Life Sciences. The purpose of these awards is to provide opportunities for our undergraduate students in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Arts and Science Programs to be recognized for their leadership and scholarship. We are recognizing these students for their outstanding contributions to academic and student life at the University of Toronto. Each student award will receive $100 and a University of Toronto framed certificate.


Eligibility extends to all undergraduate students who hold full time enrollment in a third or fourth year major and/or specialist program in a Basic Science department and in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology in the Faculty of Medicine.


Candidates for these awards must be nominated by the undergraduate coordinator through their departmental undergraduate program office. Each department should nominate up to two students for consideration. A previous winner may not be re-nominated for a RHSE Undergraduate Student Leadership Award. 


To assess excellence in leadership and in academic activities. The following will be considered in reviewing each nominee:

A. Leadership (University & Community)

  • Faculty, department committees and/or governance

  • Mentoring (e.g: undergraduate, high school)

  • Student associations/unions/clubs

  • Student life

B. Scholarship

  • Course and Laboratory Work

  • Research Activities

C. Letters of Support & Candidates Statement

  • Philosophy, interest and enthusiasm

  • Strength of support

Nomination Process:

The primary nominator who is the undergraduate coordinator will fill out and submit the nomination form and inform the nominee of the nomination. The nominator and nominee are jointly responsible to ensure that required documentation as listed on the nomination form is submitted, including:

  • Completed nomination form

  • Nominating letter from undergraduate coordinator (1 page summary of the nominee's contributions to student leadership and academic activities).

  • Nominee's statement of Leadership Philosophy and Activity (max. 1 page)

  • Transcript

  • Current Abridged Curriculum Vitae (Time commitment required)

Departmental Deadline: TBA