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The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame supports outstanding community-minded youth pursuing health sciences

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame supports outstanding community-minded youth pursuing health sciences

Canada NewsWire

LONDON, ON, Aug. 28 2018

LONDON, ON, Aug. 28 2018 /CNW/ - One high school student in each of four regions across Canada has been named to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame | Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Scholarship. These exceptionally bright and community-minded students begin their university education this September with $4,000 toward their undergraduate degree in medicine or a health science field at a Canadian university.

The 2018 scholarship recipients are:
Anne Xuan-Lan Nguyen of Montreal, QC attending McGill University(Med-P Preparatory Program)
"Thank you for encouraging me to pursue a journey in the field of medicine. This scholarship has reinforced my desire to assist those in need and bring innovation to health care in Canada."

Emily Lam of Port Moody, BC attending Simon Fraser University (Bachelor of Science in Health Science)
"As I start my journey into higher education, this award will help me to pursue my passions and work towards my aspiration to become a pediatric cardiologist and a health and social innovator. I am truly appreciative of your support in helping me and other young leaders follow our dreams and make a difference in health care."

Erin Parna-Gile of Oro-Medonte, ON attending McMaster University (Life Sciences)
 "It is inspiring to learn about people through the CMHF and the many different areas in which individuals influence the lives and well-being of others. Receiving this scholarship reinforces my desire to pursue my passion of studies in human psychology, neuroscience and behavior, hopefully towards a career that involves clinical practice and/or research.

Willow Squires of St. John's, NL attending Memorial University of Newfoundland (Bachelor of Science)
"In addition to easing some of the financial burden of education, this scholarship encourages me to maintain a strong work ethic as I pursue my dream of a career in the medical field. It has shown me the merits of my hard work and dedication towards academics and community involvement, and for that I am immensely grateful."

Collectively these young leaders have received more than 60 academic and leadership awards and have founded or contributed significantly to 19 community organizations.  For photos, CLICK HERE

"Reading about the academic achievement and community involvement of these young candidates is an exercise in optimism," said Dr. Michael J. Rieder, Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee. "I have immense confidence in their potential as health leaders; it is a privilege to support them on their journey."

"We congratulate all four recipients who are taking the first steps in their journey to build successful careers in medicine," said Debbie Down, Director, Community Relations, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. "Developing medical expertise in Canada benefits the long-term health and well-being of Canadians. We're proud to help support these four in achieving their goals."

The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF) celebrates Canadian heroes whose work advances heath in Canada and the world, and fosters future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs, scholarships and awards. This enduring tribute to our country's rich medical history is showcased on our virtual hall at and in an exhibit hall in downtown London, ON.

Great-West Life is a leading Canadian insurer, focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 125 years, our customers across Canada have trusted us to provide for their financial security needs and deliver on the promises we have made. Together with our subsidiaries London Life and Canada Life, we serve the financial security needs of 13 million people across Canada.

As an Imagine Caring Company supporting the principles of corporate citizenship and benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada, our companies contribute at least one per cent of pre-tax profit in support of the communities where our employees and customers live and work. In 2017, we contributed $13.5 million to communities. To learn more, visit


SOURCE The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

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Last Updated: 28-Aug-2018