May Cohen Award

The May Cohen Award is presented annually to a longstanding full member of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) who best personifies the legacy of Dr. May Cohen and her unique ability to transfer the vision of the FMWC into living action in support of women physicians and women's health.

Who is May Cohen?

“You have to be prepared to stand up and fight”. This statement from Dr. Cohen, exemplifies her character and stance.  Dr. Cohen is a clinician, educator, advocate, leader and socially progressive woman and physician.  She had and has no difficulty speaking to power.  She did so with passion, commitment and energy around the issues of importance to women’s health and physicians.   She was constantly learning about women’s health.  She is continuously thinking of gender medicine – how gender impacts work, study, and living.  She worked tirelessly for women’s reproductive rights, women’s health and women physicians’ advancement.

Individuals nominated for this award need to demonstrate this stance; demonstrate experiences and actions taken to move this movement forward – advance action in supporting women’s reproductive rights, women’s health and women physician’s issues.  In doing so this individual is impacting all genders.  In particular, the individual needs to demonstrate a knowledge of gender and how this impacts on health and be an advocate and leader in this direction.

 

NOMINATION FORM

 

 The May Cohen Award is presented annually to the FMWC full member that best personifies the legacy of Dr. May Cohen and her unique ability to transfer the FMWC vision into living action in support of women physicians and women's health.

When submitting your nomination, please complete the following information and insert the names of three (3) other physician members of the FMWC who accepted to endorse your nomination (references will be validated) The deadline for nominations is December 31.

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***Please note that this nomination or self nomination isn't complete until the National Office receives a copy of the nominee's CV via email at: [email protected].


Past Recipients:

2020 – Dr. Karen Breeck
2019 – Dr. Anne Niec
2018 – Dr. Vivien Brown
2017 – Dr. Janet Dollin
2016 – Dr. Gail Beck
2015 – Dr. Jennifer Blake

2013 - Dr. Shelly Ross
2012 - Dr. Susan Wilkinson
2011 - Dr. Shirley Hovan
2010 - Dr. Marla Shapiro
2009 - Dr. Charmaine Roye
2008 - Dr. Sajni Thomas
2007 - Dr. Jan Christilaw
2006 - Hon. Dr. Carolyn Bennett
2005 - Dr. Donna Stewart
2004 - Dr. Lorna Sent
2003 - Dr. Shajia Khan
2002 - Dr. Mary Goodfellow
2001-  Dr. Sue Swiggum
2000 - Dr. Charmaine Kim-Sing
1999 - Dr. Nellie Radomsky
1998 - Dr. Lanice Jones

1997 - Dr. Ruth Wilson

1996- Dr. Lesley Pinder