Meridith Marks Mentorship Award

The Meridith Marks Mentorship Award recognizes an individual who excels in the mentorship of those involved in medical education scholarship and innovation.

This award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Meridith Marks, an alumna of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Medicine, Class of '87. Dr. Marks was committed to fostering the best in others and throughout her career advocated for medical education innovation and research. The MMM Award is bestowed annually in honour of the important mentorship Dr. Marks provided in her clinical work and in her medical education scholarship. The recipient exemplifies the characteristics of an excellent mentor and as a trusted advisor, the mentor contributes to the mentee's development by taking on four roles: coach, facilitator, counsellor and networker.

For information on how to nominate someone for the Meridith Marks Mentorship Award, please visit:
Call for Nominations

Current Recipient

2021: Dr Rachel Ellaway

Dr. Rachel Ellaway Professor of Medical Education in Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is the 2021 Meredith Marks Mentorship Award winner anfd visited the Faculty of Medicine on 28th and 29th March 2023. Dr Ellaway did the lecture- “The challenges of changing medical education” and workshop –“What kind of scholar are you?”

Past Recipients

2019: Dr. Susan Humphrey-Murto

Dr. Humphrey-Murto completed her MD and Internal Medicine studies at the University of Ottawa followed by Rheumatology training and a Masters in Education at the University of Toronto. As a clinician educator Dr. Humphrey-Murto maintains an active clinical practice in Rheumatology and osteoporosis.

For ten years she was Director of the Ottawa Exam Center and Deputy Registrar for the Medical Council of Canada. She has been actively involved in examinations at the University of Ottawa, the Medical Council of Canada and at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She presently has several administrative roles including Interim Director, Research Support Unit, Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME); Director of the uOSSC/DIME Fellowship in Medical Education, Interim Program Director (Rheumatology) and completed her term as Co-Chair for the Education Research and Development Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Her research interests involve performance-based assessment, the use of consensus group methods in education research and learner handover.

2018: Dr. Jocelyn Lockyer

Dr. Lockyer is a career medical educator at the Cumming School of Medicine where she was Senior Associate Dean—Education (2012-2017) and Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education/Professional Development (2006-2012).
Her primary career focus has been in CME/PD where she created opportunities for physician learning, implemented innovative educational programs and contributed and tested new approaches to physician assessment to ensure physicians have viable ways to obtain feedback and implement changes in their professional work. Additionally, she has trained a number of physicians and other health care professionals at the Master's and PhD levels who have gone on to be instrumental in educational program development, quality assurance, regulation, and other facets of the medical, nursing, and veterinary medicine professions. She had published over 180 peer review publications in medical education. She continues her scholarly work in Alberta and nationally to improve physician assessment and feedback processes through multisource feedback and the R2C2 (relationship building, reaction, content, and coaching for change) model for feedback discussion.

2017: Dr. Lorelei Lingard

Lorelei Lingard is an internationally recognized researcher in the study of communication and collaboration on healthcare teams. She is Professor in the Department of Medicine, and Director of the Centre for Education Research and Innovation, both at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. With a PhD in Rhetoric, Dr. Lingard brings a unique approach to the field. For almost 20 years, she has studied the communication practices of clinical teams, in order to support evidence-based educational initiatives to improve teamwork. Her work has been supported by more than 70 competitive grants, and has produced more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. In recent years, Dr. Lingard has been using her research on teamwork to shift the discourse of "competence" in medical education, so that we are paying attention to not only individual competence but also collective competence. In 2014, Dr. Lingard was awarded the prestigious appointment of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, in recognition of the impact of her work on Canadian healthcare.

2015: Dr. Glenn Regehr
Associate Director, Research, Centre for Health Education Scholarship, University of British Columbia