Excellence in Faculty Mentorship Award

The Excellence in Faculty Mentorship Award recognizes a Department of Medical Imaging Faculty who has shown sustained excellence and commitment to Faculty mentorship. Examples of mentorship may include helping them to develop their professional careers while balancing the competing challenges of their personal lives.

This award will be presented annually to one recipient. If there are no nominations by the deadline or the candidates do not meet the standard of excellence required for this award, it will not be given that year. 

The award recipient will be notified directly and receive a framed certificate.

Criteria and Nomination Process
The recipient of this award must have a primary appointment at the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto; self-nominations are not permitted. Past recipients are eligible to be considered for this award every five years.

The recipient of this award must be nominated by at least one full-time faculty member of the Department of Medical Imaging. After the nomination period has closed, eligible candidates, will be requested to provide: 

  • Brief statement to outline mentorship philosophy 
  • Up-to-date CV

Nominees who do not submit the above will not be considered for this award.

Selection Process
This award will be adjudicated by a committee chaired by a designated faculty member in the Department of Medical Imaging.

Photograph of Dr. Supriya Kulkarni

2021-2022 Awardee

Dr. Supriya Kulkarni is a Breast Radiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging – Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto.   

Dr. Kulkarni is an outstanding mentor; since joining the department in 2002, she has mentored countless faculty as well as postgraduate learners within the Department of Medical Imaging. Dr. Kulkarni demonstrates all of the qualities of a strong mentor; she is patient, a keen listener, an excellent advocate and most importantly, she values the diverse voices and perspectives within our department. A key value Dr. Kulkarni imparts on her mentees is the importance of lifelong learning; she has dedicated countless hours to developing teaching sessions (locally, nationally and internationally). She sees each teaching session as an opportunity to foster her own learning through the engagement of the participants. 

Dr. Kulkarni was appointed Departmental Division lead for Breast Imaging in December 2020.  In this role, Dr. Kulkarni plays a significant role in mentoring faulty throughout their career, with a particular emphasis on supporting newly appointed faculty and those undergoing the Continuing Appointment Review.