Hannah Studentship


Hannah Studentship 

This year’s Hannah Studentships have been awarded to: 

Gabrielle McLaren, Master of Arts, Department of History, Concordia University, Supervisor Prof Anya Zilberstein. “‘Not so very fine and healthy, as has been reported’: Settlers, Malaria, and Improvement along the Rideau Canal (1826-1832)” 

Laura Bergen, Master of Arts, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University, Co-supervisors Profs Elsbeth Heaman and Annmarie Adams. “ Bodies on the Shelf: The (After)lives of Osler’s Medical Specimens”

Sandra Smiley, UBC MD Undergraduate Program (MDUP), Supervisor Dr Christopher Ong, “‘A very, very dangerous experiment’: a social history of safer supply in Canada” 

Thomas Nadeau-Mercier, Université Laval, département des sciences historiques, maitrise en histoire avec mémoire, Supervisor Prof Aline Charles, “La pilule en débat au Québec: Médecins, féministes et utilisatrices (1961-1980)”

The Hannah Studentship offers undergraduate and MA students an opportunity to study and learn the techniques of historical research and to encourage future serious study of medical history. 

Research Areas

The grant supports research in the area of the impact of technology on the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare services. The project may form part of an honours thesis, MA thesis, major research paper, or an elective project. The student may receive course credit for the work. The proposed research must have a clearly defined timeline to demonstrate that it is of a size capable of completion during the three-month period of the Studentship.

The research must be in the area of the impact of technology on the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare services. This research focus reflects AMS’ current strategic priority: AMS’s work advances a Canadian healthcare system through innovation and technology, while remaining rooted in compassion and our medical history. They convene networks, develop leaders, and fund crucial activities in healthcare scholarship, research, education, clinical practice, and medical history. Their work helps improve care for all Canadians.

AMS focuses on healthcare’s past and its future. Their work fosters a Canadian healthcare system that advances technologically while remaining rooted in compassion and a rich understanding of our medical history. They convene networks and fund crucial activities in healthcare research, education, leadership and clinical practice. By combining work on the past and the future of healthcare, they ensure that people are always at the centre of Canadian care.

Support Available


Funding is in the form of a stipend only, to a maximum of $5,500. The award may be held for a period of three months during the Fall, Winter or Summer semester. Payment is made to the institution where the student is registered. Awardees will, in turn, be paid by the institution in accordance with its distribution policy. These awards are considered to be taxable income by the Canadian government.

Up to four studentships are available annually. The next intake of applications will be in February 2023. 


The applicant must be registered in a recognized undergraduate or MA program at a Canadian university at the time of application. Any full-time undergraduate or MA student is eligible to apply provided the proposed project and supervisor meet the criteria outlined above. Medical students are welcome to apply.

Awards are normally tenable only at the universities in Canada.


Professor Annmarie Adams
Department of Social Sciences of Medicine 
Peel 3647
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1X1

E-mail: [email protected]


Past Winners

2013 Award Winners
2014 Award Winners
2015 Award Winners
2016 Award Winners
2017 Award Winners
2018 Award Winners
2019 Award Winners
2020 Award Winners
2021 Award Winners

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