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MD Financial Management Announces Recipients of the 2015–2016 CFMS–MD Financial Management Leadership Award

The CFMS–MD Financial Management Leadership Award recognizes medical students’ academic excellence, leadership, and innovative contributions to their schools and communities.

MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), owned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015–2016 Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)–MD Financial Management Leadership Award. Sponsored by MD in partnership with the CFMS, this award is given to 14 medical students, one from each of the CFMS member schools across Canada.

“We are proud to partner with the CFMS to support medical students on their journey to becoming Canada’s next generation of caring physicians,” said Brian Peters, President and Chief Executive Officer at MD. “We want to recognize the achievements of these dedicated and compassionate leaders who have made innovative contributions to their schools and communities.”

“As a CMA company, MD recognizes and supports important initiatives in the Canadian medical community,” said Tim Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the CMA. “We are pleased to see the success of programs like the CFMS–MD Financial Management Leadership Award, which distinguishes Canada’s future health leaders.”

The following students are recognized for their academic excellence and their work as leaders, innovators and volunteers.

Award Recipient CFMS Member Medical School
Scott Adams University of Saskatchewan
Chelsea Danielle Ash Memorial University of Newfoundland
Parveen Brar University of Calgary
Jessica Bryce University of Western Ontario
Elias (Leo) Fares Dalhousie University
Doulia Hamad McGill University
Sarah Hanafi University of Alberta
Jennifer McCall Queen’s University
Victoria Myers University of Ottawa
Dominik Alex Nowak McMaster University
Kaylynn Purdy Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Shayne Reitmeier University of Manitoba
Brandon Tang University of Toronto
Vincent Wong University of British Columbia

MD and the CFMS invite students from member schools to submit their applications for next year’s leadership award. Applications for the award will be accepted starting in late fall 2016. Details regarding the application process will be submitted through the CFMS Communiqué and will be available at in fall 2016.

About MD Financial Management Inc.

Owned by the Canadian Medical Association, MD’s only business imperative is to enhance physicians’ financial outcomes by focusing on their distinctive needs and operating in their best interests.

MD has more than $40 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada’s physicians and their families. MD provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit

About the Canadian Medical Association

The Canadian Medical Association is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 83,000 of Canada’s physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations.

The CMA’s mission is helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.

About the Canadian Federation of Medical Students

The Canadian Federation of Medical Students was founded in 1979 and is a national medical student organization with over 8,000 members from 14 medical schools across Canada.

The CFMS is the representative voice of Canadian medical students to the federal government, to the public, and to the national medical organizations. The CFMS connects, supports and represents its members as they learn to serve patients and society.

Media Contact

Maria Grant
Lead, External Communications
MD Financial Management
613 809-0657