The following global and local community awards are available to McGill students and residents working with underserved populations in Montreal or elsewhere.
Opportunities offered by McGill Global Health Programs
Alex W. Strasberg MD CM 1921 and Harvey M. Weinstein MD CM 1967 Global Health Award
Established in 2016 by Rhona Weinstein (née Strasberg) BA 1967, MA 1969, and Harvey M. Weinstein BSc 1963, MD CM 1967, in honour of Rhona’s late father, Alex W. Strasberg, MD CM 1921 and Harvey M. Weinstein, MD CM 1967, both pioneers and advocates in clinical work and research related to vulnerable populations.
An immigrant to Canada, Dr. Strasberg was among the earliest Jewish students to graduate from McGill Medicine. He became a urologist on staff at the Jewish General Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital, conducted research, and taught in the Department of Urology at McGill. He devoted his practice to treating the poor and was for many years the physician of choice for many in the Montreal Chinese immigrant community.
Dr. Weinstein trained as a psychiatrist at Yale University and worked in university student health at Stanford University as well as in hospital and private practice settings. In later years he earned a public health degree from UC Berkeley and devoted his time to research and policy in refugee and immigrant health. Author of two books and numerous articles, he also became involved in human rights scholarship and advocacy about how countries respond to ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Awarded by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences upon recommendation of the Director of Global Health Programs to provide support for undergraduate medical students or post-graduate residents in the Faculty who are engaged in global health research and/or clinical training related to immigrant, refugee, and aboriginal/indigenous populations, in Canada and abroad. Support may include funds for travel, housing, research, and/or clinical experiences. Preference will be given to projects of merit and projects with cross-disciplinary perspectives as well as faculty support. The value of this award will vary.
Dr. Yuk Chan Ma and Dr. Yuen Kok Chan Prize in Multicultural and International Medicine
This award is for a project that has ALREADY been completed. Established in October 2006 by Dr. Alice Chan‐Yip, M.D., C.M. 1962, in memory of her late parents, the prize is awarded annually by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Scholarship Committee to a medical student who participates in a Canadian multicultural or international elective, research project or community service experience of at least four weeks. The prize (up to $1000) will be awarded to the student who presents the best project demonstrating an understanding of the contribution of social and cultural factors to health