News & Information


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The Don Wasylenki Award, University of Toronto


The Donald A. Wasylenki Award was established in 2010 by the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto to honor Don Wasylenki’s leadership as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry from 2000-2010. The award supports projects that further the agenda of collaboration between the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and partner countries.  Projects must have education and/or research objectives and be clearly aligned with the values and practice of social responsibility.  They should involve the active participation of faculty and/or students in both partner countries.

The American College of Psychiatrists Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education


The Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education recognizes a teaching program that demonstrates innovation in psychiatric education. The Award consists of a grant and a certificate.

Robert Giel Prize, Ethiopian Psychiatry Association


The Robert Giel Prize was by the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and named after the Dutch psychiatrist who established psychiatry in Ethiopia. The prize is given in recognition of important contributions to Ethiopian Psychiatry – the first recipients of the award were to the founders of the first psychiatry residency training program in Ethiopia: Drs Atalay Alem, Mesfin Araya, Abdulreshid Bekry and Clare Pain In 2011 the prize was awarded to Dr Donald Wasylenki for his vision and leadership in the establishment of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Project..

Henry Durost Award for Educational Program Development, University of Toronto


The Henry Durost Award for Excellence in Creative Professional Activity was established by the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, to honour the memory of a distinguished physician-leader and medical administrator whose career exemplified the importance of creative professional activity to the academic enterprise.