In collaboration with the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA), the CPA is proud to launch the Glenda M. MacQueen Memorial Career Development Award for Women in Psychiatry. This annual award was created to honour the remarkable accomplishments of the late Glenda MacQueen, and support the early-stage development of women who will lead the future of academic psychiatry.
“This award honours the tremendous career of Dr. Glenda MacQueen, a colleague, friend and inspiration to me. Glenda was an exemplary leader in mental health research, education and patient care. She will be remembered for her many leadership legacies, including her passion for mentoring women in medicine. I think Glenda would be proud of this award in her name, which will support the career development of young women who will lead the future of academic psychiatry,” said Dr. Samuel Weiss, scientific director of CIHR-INMHA.
CIHR-INMHA will be the source of funding for the award, which will have a value of $100,000 for one year for one awardee, launched annually for a period of up to five years.
“CPA is pleased to collaborate with CIHR-INMHA in offering this career development award and is grateful for the opportunity to memorialize Glenda in such a magnificent and fitting manner. We hope this award will improve the equity of women in academic psychiatry, enhance the potential success of future women leaders and increase the representation of clinical psychiatrists among academic mental health researchers,” said Dr. Grainne Neilson, CPA president.
The funds for the award are to be used specifically for career development activities, as proposed in the awardee’s successful application. Applications are due online no later than Jul. 4, 2021. The successful applicant will be announced at the CPA’s annual conference or AGM in October 2021.