Awards & Events

Awards

Every year the CAO presents the following awards to the worthy recipient in each class.

  • Teddy Hall Award for most outstanding student in year 1
  • John Wernham Award for most outstanding student in year 2
  • John Martin Littlejohn Award for most outstanding student in year 3
  • Andrew Taylor Still Medal of Honour for the Graduate of the Year

These awards are presented at the Annual Grand Event Ceremony & Dinner, the culminating event of Founder’s Day Weekend that celebrates the osteopathic profession with students, alumni and international lecturers from around the world.

Past Winners

 

Andrew Taylor Still Medal of Honour for the Graduate of the Year

  • 2017 Spring – Eden Coulthard
  • 2017 Fall A – Marc Tellez
  • 2017 Fall B – Marcus Watson
  • 2016 Spring – Nga Tuyet Luu
  • 2016 Fall – Holly Jane Webster
  • 2015 Fall – Courtney Marshall
  • 2015 Spring – Joanne Hancock
  • 2014 – Allix Chambers
  • 2014 – Youseff Youseff
  • 2013 – Lee Jarvis
  • 2012 – Jeremy Bannock
  • 2011 – Jennifer Di Nardo Mourad
  • 2009 – Sean Goodwill
  • 2008 – Jennifer Gula
  • 2007 – Piotr Kuglin

 Award of Merit for Most Outstanding Student in Year 3

  • 2017 Spring – Tim Salvador
  • 2017 Fall A – Emily Sandaj
  • 2017 Fall B – Mallory Abbott
  • 2016 Spring – Eden Coulthard
  • 2016 Fall A – Andrew Csernyei
  • 2016 Fall B –  Jacqueline Spring
  • 2015 Spring – Amanda McLeish
  • 2015 Fall – Jill Bodak

 

Award of Merit for Most Outstanding Student in Year 2

  • 2017 Spring A – Andrew Petriczko
  • 2017 Spring B – Nicole Hagedorn
  • 2017 Fall A – Dana Rae Zulak
  • 2017 Fall B – Pierre Jean Whissel
  • 2016 Spring – Calvin J. Knor
  • 2016 Fall A – Garnet Suidy
  • 2016 Fall B – Caroline Kupka
  • 2015 Spring – Eden Coulthard
  • 2015 Fall A – Sheryl A. Gray
  • 2015 Fall B – Marcus Watson

 

Award of Merit for Most Outstanding Student in Year 1

  • 2017 Spring A – Jeffrey Parker
  • 2017 Spring B – Erin McDonald
  • 2017 Fall A – Rachel Jeffers
  • 2017 Fall B – Brittney Perkins
  • 2017 Fall C – Paula Modica
  • 2016 Spring A – Joshua Blair
  • 2016 Spring B – David Buikema
  • 2016 Fall A – Tanya Frances Rose Rouble
  • 2016 Fall B – Pierre Jean Whissel
  • 2015 Spring – Calvin J. Knor
  • 2015 Fall A – Jason Church
  • 2015 Fall B – Colby Ryan Broeckel

Award of Merit for Most Outstanding Clinical Case Report

  • 2015 Spring – Gregory A. Smith
  • 2015 Fall – Brianna Kathleen Kattenhorn
  • 2009 – Johan Overzet
  • 2008 – Jennifer Gula
  • 2007 – Piotr Kuglin
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The CAO hosts multiple events every year ranging from breakfast, lunches, pub nights, student celebrations, continuing education, and graduations! We love to celebrate our community, students, graduates, accomplishments, and our profession! Check our our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter Pages for photos and video from all our events! We are always open to new ideas, let our student council know!

Events

Grand Event

The CAO Grand Event is the biggest event of the year! We celebrate the CAO and the amazing community we are all a part of. The ceremony is held in the Cathedral of the Scottish Rite of Hamilton. We recognizes each class who has completed another level of CAO education and we present awards for the top most outstanding student in each class based on performance/marks. Our graduates receive their diplomas & their graduation coats and the medal winners for each graduating class are also presented. The ceremony is followed by dinner, speeches & dancing.

Founder’s Day

Each year the CAO hosts Founder’s Day in November. We invite international lectures to present to our CAO students and alumni in this special event that celebrates the founding of the profession.  We have hosted Osteopathic Physicians, Historians, Anatomists, Doctors, Professors and Practitioners from all over the world! Check our event videos for recaps of these wonderful lectures and workshops!

Spring Symposium

The CAO Spring Symposium takes place in June each year. This event once again, features international lecturers from around the world, as well as CAO graduates making their mark in the profession.

2016 featured Robert Lever DO, Bob Schneider DO, John Lewis, and Robert Foster DO.

2017 featured Jason Haxton​ MA,  Robert Johnston, ​ ​M. OMSc,  and ​Steve Paulus DO.

2018 will feature John Lewis​, Lee Jarvis, and Yasir Rehman.