Morgan Awards Program

2018 Awards application status: CLOSED


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, 2017
Deadline:   January 31, 2018
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, Vancouver, BC. June, 2018.

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

Awardees receive recognition in a CFDR news release, newsletter, on the CFDR and DC website, and in DC regional newsletters. 
Morgan Medal
[The National Award]
One recipient is selected from the six regional awardees
The Morgan Medal winner receives airfare*, accommodation* and registration* to the Dietitians of Canada National Conference, Vancouver, BC

The Morgan Medal will be presented at the awards ceremony held at the Conference.

The Morgan Medal recipient also has the opportunity to present his/her research at the CFDR Research Showcase at the Conference.

*Economy airfare excluding seat selection and luggage fees
* Accommodation for 3 nights at the conference hotel at the conference rate for non-local Morgan Medal winner
*Student registration as a DC member or the value of student registration as a DC member if no longer a student
Application Format Abstracts may be submitted in English or French
Application Instructions, Scoring Information and Forms Application Instructions and Scoring Information
Reference Form
Photo release Form
Application Link
Note that a log-in to the Dietitians of Canada website is required to access the link.
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2017 Morgan Awards Announcement
2017 Morgan Medal Project

I feel very honoured to be the recipient of the 2017 National Morgan Medal award. As a profession that seeks to be evidence-based, research is fundamental for informing our practice as dietitians. I also greatly appreciated the opportunity to present the research findings at the Dietitians of Canada National Conference.  It was encouraging to hear from dietitians from across the country who are doing practice-based research in a variety of settings and see the unique contributions we all bring to the profession. The exciting thing about practice-based research is that the projects represent real issues faced by dietitians, and as such, the results are directly applicable. No matter the scope of the project, the findings will lead to an enhanced understanding to inform and improve the work that we do. I look forward to being involved in more research throughout my career and hope that dietetic students and colleagues will continue to build the knowledge, skills, and passion that will inspire them to carry-out their own research, which will contribute to pushing our profession forward. 
Heather Tufts MSc, RD

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.

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

‚Äč2016 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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