Each year, the PFA foundation presents a $1000 scholarship to a student from each of the 10 Canadian faculties of dentistry. This Canadian Annual Scholarship Award is given for “outstanding scholarship and clinical research at the undergraduate level”.

Dean’s Appreciation event 2023 – University of Toronto

Cheque presentation to Yifei Wang, presented to her by Dr Morris Manolson, Vice-Dean (Research) at the Dean’s Appreciation event

Cheque presentation to Yifei Wang, presented to her by Dr Morris Manolson, Vice-Dean (Research) at the Dean’s Appreciation event

2023 recipients:

The Canadian section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy was pleased to participate in the Canadian Dental Association and Dentsply Sirona Student Clinician Research Program. PFA Canada and the Oral Health
Foundation provided $1000 scholarships to the participants from the ten Canadian Dental Facilities, recognizing these students as future leaders of our profession.

2022 recipients:

PFA Canada participated again this year in the SCADA Awards ceremony, providing $1000 scholarships to the participants from the ten Canadian Dental Faculties. The students were ecstatic to receive their awards and thanked PFA and the Oral Health Foundation for recognizing them as Future Leaders in our Profession.


1) Universite de Montreal, Miss Serine Boughari research tiltled,
“Etude des interactions cellulaires sur des surfaces de titane nanoporeuses”
2)University of Saskatoon, Mr. Rob Kolbe, research titled,
“Correlation between Canadian Dentists cortisol and stress levels during COVID-19”
3) Universite Laval, Mr. George Khalil, research titles,
“ Composition du microbiote intestinate comme faceur contributif au bruxism”
4) University of Alberta, Mr. Sumit Kocchar, research tilted,
“Molar and premolar gingival changes in patients having maxillary expansion”
5) University of Manitoba, Miss Natalie Pesun, research tilted,
“Assessment of interface resin-cement/dental-ceramics for a reseating procedure”
6) Dalhousie University, Miss Ashley Fletcher, research titled,
“Oral Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Paediatric Hospital Nurses
7) University of Western Ontario, Mr. Kevin Xiang Zhou, research titled,
“A craniofacial statistical shape model for reconstruction of bilateral maxillary defects”
8) University of British Columbia, Miss Julia Burgess, research titled,
“Physiochemical properties of methyl acrylate-based dental resins containing photosensitive compounds”
9) University of Toronto, Miss Nicole Ng, research titled,
“Correlative imaging of Collagen Damage using Fluorescent Collagen Hybridizing Peptide (CHP)”
10) McGill University, Mr. Yifei Wang, research titled,
“Saliva as a diagnostic specimen for SARS-CoV-2 detection, Scoping Review”

April 3, 2020 recipients:

On Friday April 3, 2020, the Pierre Fauchard Academy was scheduled to host the Canadian Awards and Installation Luncheon at the Winnipeg Delta Hotel.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID19 Pandemic, the event had to be cancelled. Nevertheless here are the ten 3rd year students from the Canadian Dental Facilities received $1000 student scholarships.

Simran Kaur SaraoUniversity of Alberta
Paige ConradDalhousie University
Marie-Pierre MorinUniversité Laval
Noah CorsoUniversity of Manitoba
Erika NakashojiUniversité de Montréal
Abdul El-RabbanyUniversity of Saskatchewan
Peter SabiriWestern University
Thien VuongMcGill University
Benny TangUniversity of British Columbia
Ajay PlahaUniversity of Toronto

September 13, 2019 recipients:

During our 2019 PFA Canada Awards and Induction Ceremony in Saskatchewan, ten 3rd year students from the Canadian Dental Facilities received $1000 student scholarships

Back Row: Dr. Janet Leith, Duke Young, Amelie Fournier, Nihad Ladoul, Ellen D. Woodworth, Michael Siarkowski, Anish Nanda, Derek Oryniak
Front Row: Amr Alsabbagh , Dr. Jerry Dushkin, Dr. Barry Dolman, Dr. Lisa Bentley, Dr. Terry Brewick, Da in Kim, Vicky Arrata, Dr. Nancy Auyeung.

August 24, 2018 recipients:

Francesca Julia Abdul NourUniversité de Montréal
Ling-Yi ChenUniversity of British Columbia
Erin GoertzenUniversity of Toronto
Aparna NarvekarMcGill University
Félix PotvinUniversité Laval
Natalie RosenthalUniversity of Manitoba
Arleen SchmidtUniversity of Alberta
Christopher ven der BuhsUniversity of Saskatchewan
Andrei ZahariaWestern University
Kellie ZelmerDalhousie University

May 5, 2017 recipients:

Austin AndrewsUniversity of Saskatchewan
Jennifer ArchibaldWestern University
Adam BishopDalhousie University
Mandeep GillUniversity of Alberta
Anne Sophie Grenon-GirardUniversité de Montréal
Tony PY HeUniversity of Toronto
Nathan LeeUniversity of British Columbia
Jesse A. MarquesUniversity of Manitoba
Laurie St-PierreUniversité Laval
Jacqueline YipMcGill University

March 18, 2016 recipients:

Steven A. ArcandUniversity of Saskatchewan
Edward SuttonUniversité de Montréal
Kiavash HossiniUniversity of British Columbia
Michael TiedemannWestern University
Thomas W. SteevesDalhousie University
Vincent MireaultUniversité Laval
Julie DelcordeUniversity of Toronto
Mitchell R. NaitoUniversity of Alberta
Bryan WongUniversity of Manitoba
Erica AbbeyMcGill University

August 28, 2015 recipients:

Dania AlkhaniUniversity of Saskatchewan
Michelle ChanMcGill University
Matthieu LaraméeUniversité de Montréal
Janson LeeUniversity of British Columbia
Greg LuvisonUniversity of Western Ontario
Laura Rose MacDonaldDalhousie University
Masoud MansouriUniversité Laval
Kester Frederick NgUniversity of Toronto
Cheyenne OlsonUniversity of Alberta
Justin SilversteinUniversity of Manitoba
Jessie (Xin) ZhangMcGill University
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