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MD Financial Management Announces the Recipients of the 2016–2017 CFMS–MD Financial Management Leadership Awards

The CFMS–MD Financial Management Leadership Awards recognize passionate, dedicated and caring medical student leaders throughout Canada who have made 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 2016–2017 CFMS–MD Financial Management Leadership Awards. Sponsored by MD in partnership with the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), this award is given to one medical student from each of the CFMS member schools in Canada.

“We are proud to partner with the CFMS to support the financial well-being of Canada’s medical students as they chart their paths as our country’s future leaders,” said Brian Peters, President and Chief Executive Officer of MD. “Our award recipients are shaping the future of medicine, and we want to recognize their efforts.”

“As the CFMS enters its 40th year of supporting Canadian medical students, we continue to be inspired by their contributions to the medical community,” said Franco Rizzuti, President of the CFMS. “Our partnership with MD allows us to support the meaningful impact that these students are making.”

The CFMS and MD congratulate the following students, who are being recognized for their academic excellence and their work as leaders, innovators and volunteers.

Award Recipient CFMS Member Medical School
Julianna Deutscher University of Alberta
Kristen Barton University of Calgary
Marissa LeBlanc Dalhousie University
Joshua Palay University of Manitoba
Xin Mei Liu McGill University
Peter Gregory Memorial University of Newfoundland
Jessica Rice Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Rameez Imtiaz University of Ottawa
Jonathan Cluett Queen’s University
Jacqueline Carverhill University of Saskatchewan
Samik Doshi University of Toronto
Justin Cottrell Western University
Yasmeen Mansoor University of British Columbia

MD and the CFMS also invite students from member schools to submit their applications for next year’s Leadership Awards. Details regarding the application process will be made available through the CFMS Communiqué and will be available at www.cfms.orgin fall 2017.

About MD Financial Management Inc.

Owned by the Canadian Medical Association, MD has one main goal: to help Canada’s physicians achieve financial well-being.

MD has more than $45 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada’s physicians and their families. It 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 Federation of Medical Students

The Canadian Federation of Medical Students was founded in 1977 and is a national medical student organization with over 8,300 members from 15 medical schools throughout 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
Victoria Savoy, Communications Specialist
MD Financial Management 
613 325-4293