Congratulations to the 2020 Top Doctoral Student and Rising Star Award recipients!


It’s been a great week in the Department this week due to our trainees’ outstanding success in the VCHRI (Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute) “Rising Star” and Doctoral student Awards! 3 of the 5 rising star awards were won by trainees from our department, and Shannon Lim snagged the top graduating doctoral student award. These awards recognize research excellence, service as role models, and other contributions to the VCH research community. For our department trainees to have won such a high percentage of these awards is a huge achievement and speaks to the research excellence in the department, from trainees to supervisors.


The list of winners is below, and more information on their achievements and their research can be found at the 2020 Top Doctoral Student and Rising Star Award. Congratulations to all!

• Top Graduating Doctoral student: Shannon Lim (supervised by Dr Janice Eng).

• Rising Stars: Gevorg Eginyan (supervised by Dr Tania Lam), Riley Louie (supervised by Dr Janice Eng) and Jessie McDougall (supervised by Dr Alex Scott).