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DEADLINE: Rusty Ames Therapy Dog Award for M1/M2

February 8

The deadline to submit applications is 12:00 pm Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.  Please submit all applications electronically to AwardsUGME@umanitoba.ca

George and Linda (BSc (Pharm)/1969) Ames have established the Rusty Ames Therapy Dog Award to honour the life and legacy of Rusty (2003 – 2020), the much-loved and respected therapy dog who brought joy to students, faculty members, staff, and visitors to the Brodie Centre for many years. Rusty left behind a legacy of hard work, positivity, and giving back.

Each year, beginning in 2020-2021, one award of $500 will be offered to an undergraduate student who:

(1) Is enrolled full-time in the first or second year of study in the Undergraduate Medical Education Program at the University of Manitoba

(2) Is in good standing

(3) Has shown qualities that “Rusty”, was well known and respected for: compassion and friendliness to others; volunteerism; and dedication to others

Candidates will be required to submit an application package to the awards committee:

  1. Personal letter describing how they meet the qualities of Rusty.
  2. Nomination letter from a faculty member, staff, or fellow student (letters can be sent directly to AwardsUGME@umanitoba.ca with the award name and nominee name in the subject line).
  3. Current curriculum vitae.

A commemorative certificate will accompany the award.

Please note applications received after 12 pm on Feb. 8 will not be eligible.


February 8
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