Morgan Awards Program

Awards application status: CLOSED

The Morgan Awards Program is offered annually to commend and encourage dietetic interns and practicum students in honour and memory of the late Susan Morgan. The awards are presented as recognition of individual personal achievement by a dietetic intern or practicum student for their completed research project.


Applicants must be dietetic interns or practicum students in a Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) accredited program, in the year preceding the date of application. This includes students who were in their final year of an integrated undergraduate degree with internship, a post-degree internship, and those who are currently undergoing a combined master's degree and internship. Interns who have obtained their dietetic internship research competencies from prior credit learning (i.e., senior thesis, summer student research awards) are also eligible.

Applicants must be qualifying student members of Dietitians of Canada at the time of application.

Only completed research will be considered. 
Research completed as group work is eligible.
Any member of a group is eligible to submit an individual application.
Key Dates Open:        December 1, 2018
Deadline:  January 31, 2019 at 11:59PM EST
Regional Awards  
One award is available in each of the six regions of Dietitians of Canada
All awardees are announced at the awards ceremony at the Dietitians of Canada National Conference, Ottawa, ON. June, 2019.

Regional awardees receive a commemorative gift at a DC regional event.

Awardees receive recognition in a CFDR news release, newsletter, DC newsletter, on the CFDR and DC website.
Morgan Medal
One recipient is selected from the six regional awardees, to be awarded the National Morgan Medal
The Morgan Medal winner will receive a cash gift of $1,000.00

The Morgan Medal winner will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Dietitians of Canada National Conference, Ottawa, ON in June 2019.

The Morgan Medal winner has the opportunity to present his/her research at the CFDR Research showcase at the National Conference, June 2019 in Ottawa Ontario by:
a) Electronic poster (no conference attendance required)

b) Oral presentation (Conference attendance required and at own expense)
Application Format Abstracts may be submitted in English or French
Application Guide

Reference Form

Sample Application Form

Audio and Photo Release

Application Guide

Reference Form

Sample Application Form

Audio and Photo Release Form
Application Link
Note that a log-in to the Dietitians of Canada website is required to access the link.
Assistance For questions on the online application form and submission, email:

For general questions on the Morgan Awards program, email:

2018 Morgan Awards Announcement
2018 Morgan Medal Project

I am honoured to have been chosen for the National Morgan Medal award in honour of Susan Morgan. As a graduate student pursuing further dietetic research, it was very meaningful to me have my research experience recognized by the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research. I believe it is essential to have members of our professional community actively engaged in health research so that we can further contribute to our body of knowledge and the dietetic profession. Research is continually informing dietetic practice and ultimately helps us better understand how we can work together to help our clients. As a dietitian and a doctoral student, I look forward to strengthening my research skills and working with others during my future involvement in dietetic research.
Lisa Blundell

About Susan Morgan

The late Susan Morgan was a DC Member who had a genuine love and dedication to the dietetics profession. She had a passion for the areas of education and practice-based research and actively promoted dietitians’ acquisition of knowledge. Susan believed in learning from experience and supporting colleagues. She was an accomplished teacher and invited others to share their knowledge. 

In addition to several administrative and marketing positions Susan worked as a Clinical Coordinator for the McGill Dietetics Stage Program and the Manager of the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research from 1999 to 2005. 

Susan was well loved, admired and respected for her admirable personal qualities. These attributes include: a sense of humour; a positive outlook, enthusiasm for new ideas, the ability to rise to challenges, strength and determination-even in the face of adversity-and leadership and devotion to her work, her friends and her family.

Donate to the Susan Morgan Awards Program

Donations from individuals, institutions and corporations can be made through the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research at

Past Morgan Awards Recipients

2017 Morgan Medal Project
2017 Announcement
2016 Morgan Medal Project
2016 Announcement

2015 Announcement
2014 Announcement
2013 Announcement 
2012 Announcement 
2011 Announcement 
2010 Announcement 
2009 Announcement 
2008 Announcement 
2008 Newsletter Article, p.6 
2007 Announcement 
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