Membership: OSMT Awards

OSMT Awards

OSMT Awards Guidelines
 
1. Trillium Award

Presented in recognition of significant contribution to the advancement of the Society and in turn the profession of Medical Laboratory Technology in Ontario.

The criteria for the Trillium Award includes:

  • High profile within the medical laboratory technology community, at any level.
  • Promotes active involvement by other technologists.
  • Sets a high professional standard as a role model.
  • Must be a member of the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists.
  • Both the quality and quantity of contribution to the profession will be considered.
  • Not necessarily awarded each year.
  • The President shall present the award at the Annual General Meeting.

The award includes a certificate, the Trillium gold ring, and an honorary lifetime membership with the OSMT.

Click here for the Criteria and Nomination Form.

2. Richard Lafferty "Excellence in Writing" Award:

Presented to a person that has made an outstanding contribution to the OSMT Advocate.

3. MLT Student Award

The award is given to the graduating full-time clinical year student who has achieved distinguished academic status and who possesses the following attributes:

  • Outstanding performance both in theoretical and practical work.
  • Endeavours to reach a deeper level of knowledge and understanding than required.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates reliability through attendance and punctualilty.
  • Has earned the respect of his/her peers through cooperation and assistance.
  • Demonstrates maturity through a positive attitude.

This award includes a $100 honorarium and a certificate.

4. MLA/T Student Award

The award is given to the graduating full-time student who has achieved distinguished academic status and who possesses the following attributes:

  • Outstanding performance both in theoretical and practical work.
  • Endeavours to reach a deeper level of knowledge and understanding than required.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates reliability through attendance and punctuality.
  • Has earned the respect of his/her peers through cooperation and assistance.
  • Demonstrates maturity through a positive attitude.
Candidates must successfully challenge the OSMT MLA/T exam in order to be eligible.

This award includes a $100 honorarium and a certificate.
 
5.  Jim Braidwood Outstanding Professional Award

The Jim Braidwood Outstanding Professional Award is given to the MLT or MLA/T who is highly regarded by professional colleagues for improving work life and professional practice through his/her passion for shared learning and development. 

The Jim Braidwood Outstanding Professional Award recipient:
  1. Pursues avenues to engage, inform and educate peers for the benefit of individuals, the organization, and the profession.
  2. Promotes and supports the sharing of new ideas and learning among colleagues.
  3. Collaborates to solve problems and improve workplace practices and morale.
  4. Is highly regarded and respected by his/her colleagues for attitudes and behaviours that support an evolving and optimistic work environment.
  5. Must be a member of the OSMT in good standing.
Candidates must be nominated by three laboratory professionals with whom the nominee works.  A nomination form must be completed and submitted to the OSMT office no later than June 30th.  Nominations will be submitted to the Membership Marketing and Communications Committee for the approval of the Board of Directors.

Nominations should include sufficient supporting details to clearly illustrate how the nominee exemplifies each of the award criteria.

A framed certificate of recognition will be presented to the Jim Braidwood Outstanding Professional Award recipient at the annual OSMT Conference, if possible.