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Woman of the Week (WoW) Award

Do you know someone who is making a difference in the lives of their patients, their colleagues and/or friends and families?  Do you wish there was an easy way to say “thanks for being so awesome”? We are shining a spotlight on the women who inspire us by featuring a winner every week!

CWIM Partners can email with a nomination or click the button below to access the nomination form.

Awards Repository

CWIM Awards

Whether annually or weekly, CWIM Awards recognize the incredible achievements of women physicians in our community.

Annual Award

Dr. Setareh Ziai Inspiring Woman Physician Award

Do you know someone who should be recognized for her inspiring efforts to support her community, workplace, colleagues, family, or friends? Nominate a fellow Canadian woman physician for this award and honour their contribution.

Nominations for 2024 are now closed.

2024 Winner(s) will be announced at the CWIM Conference in May 2024

2023 Winners

Dr. Cyndie Horner

Dr. Megan Lyons

Dr. Sarah Morrow

Dr. Alicia Power

Dr. Cyndie Horner

Dr. Cyndie Horner is an academic anesthesiologist at St Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, ON and an Associate Professor at McMaster University. She has a zeal for education and advocacy for both female physicians and for the specialty of anesthesia within the larger medical community. A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has not slowed her down; she set her sights on, and became an Iron(wo)man in 2022.

Dr. Megan Lyons

Dr. Megan Lyons is the founder of the Canadian Physician Moms Group (CPMG), a group of over 9500 members that has helped thousands of women with shared experiences, challenges, and triumphs. She is the Division Head of Plastic Surgery for the Regina Area in the Saskatchewan Health Authority and has made monumental changes to her department, creating a surgical service that is compatible with family life and creating a structured teamwork model that centers on shared responsibilities.

Dr. Sarah Morrow

Dr. Sarah Morrow is a shining example for female neurologists who are trying to make a place for themselves. She is a dedicated MS doctor who works hard to build her research and clinical practice, help her patients, and promote her colleagues and trainees. She has won the John Gilbert researcher of the year award for her work on steroids in the treatment of MS. Her colleagues are strengthened and encouraged by her example and her allyship.

Dr. Alicia Power

Dr. Alicia Power is a full-service longitudinal family doctor in Victoria, BC. She is passionate about women's health, maternity care and the care of young families. In 2015, she co-founded a multidisciplinary family medicine, pediatric and maternity clinic called Grow Health, and she is currently helping to create a resource to support women physicians who have experienced burnout. She is a powerful force for positive change, removing barriers and finding ways forward.

Dr. Jane Healey

Dr. Jessica Kirkwood

Dr. Susan Thouin

2022 Winners
2021 Winners

Dr. Suzanne Rutherford

Dr. Fiona Mattatall

Dr. Clover Hemans

Dr. Megan Miller

2020 Winners

Dr. Nadia Alam

Dr. Sara Lea

Dr. Sarah McIsaac

Dr. Nathalie McLaughlin

Dr. Barbra Allen Bradshaw & Dr. Carol Loffelmann (joint winners)

Dr. Sarah Gower

Dr. Kimberly Kelly

Dr. Menaka Pai

2019 Winners
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