Dr. Malle Jurima-Romet Award

The Dr. Malle Jurima-Romet Award was created to honour the memory of Dr. Malle Jurima-Romet, an outstanding Ph.D. graduate of our Department who balanced her scientific training with a passion for music and the arts.

Following her Ph.D. training in drug metabolism and pharmacogenetics, Malle enjoyed a successful career in research and executive positions with Health Canada, Phoenix International, MDS Pharma Services, and Celerion. She was also a talented administrator, devoting her time and expertise to the Society of Toxicology of Canada for many years. 

The award is meant to offset costs associated with extracurricular pursuits in the arts by a graduate student in our Department and may be renewable for up to three years. Those who would like to renew their awards are required to reapply.

To qualify, applicants must be a full-time Canadian graduate student enrolled in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Applicants will be considered on the basis of academic excellence and extracurricular pursuits in the arts, described and documented in a short essay (maximum length 3 pages double-spaced) submitted to Dr. Peter McPherson. Applicants should indicate how the award money will facilitate their endeavor. Links to art portfolios/dossiers/performances/etc. are encouraged.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 17, 2020 by 5 PM. The award will be presented at the annual Visions in Pharmacology Research Day on May 26, 2020.

Past RecipientsSophie Wong, 2019 Jurima-Romet Award Recipient2019 Award Ceremony

2020: Kassandra Zachos; Honourable Mention: Claire McDonald
2019: Sophie Wong
2018: Erin Sellars
2017: Justin Matheson
2016: Kangbin Zhou
2015: Kangbin Zhou