“The Janet Rossant Lectureship” (Est. 2018)

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Janet Rossant - candid - taken at 2018 Friesen Prize Lecture at U Ottawa on November 6, 2018 Massey College Logo


The Janet Rossant Lectureship was established at Massey College in recognition of her distinguished career as a scientist, scholar, builder and leader in medical research. Her dedicated mentorship of young scientists and scholars is reflected in the purpose of this honour. This Lectureship will attract accomplished visiting scientists to engage graduate students and faculty members alike, as part of the Massey Grand Rounds (MGR) program at Massey College.


To host promising health scientists and enliven the intellectual discourse at Massey College. To expand the exposure of Junior and Senior Fellows to advances in health research. To enhance the impact and interest in the annual Massey Grand Round Symposium.


The Award consists of a cash prize of $2,000 CAD plus economy air fare, hotel and hospitality costs associated with the fulfillment of the in-person Lecture and participation in the annual MGR Symposium. A suitable memento commemorating the honour is presented.