Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences Young Alumni Award

Tom Cheung (middle) is the 2013 Recipient of the FHS Young Alumni Award.

About the Award

Who is Eligible?

Nomination Procedure

Previous Award Winners

2013 Recipient: Tom Cheung

Read about Tom in Western News.

  • Degrees Received: BHSc ’07, MD ‘11
  • At the time of the award was an Emergency Room doctor with London Health Sciences Centre
  • Created the Health Sciences Dream Team in 2007 in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation as a way of making a difference in the lives of children facing life threatening illnesses
    • The first wish granted by the HSDT sent a young teen boy to Hawaii for vacation and a deep sea fishing adventure
  • Engaged in research investigating the “Power of a Wish” and how it helps patients cope and enjoy life to the fullest
  • A “Volunteer Wish Grantor” meaning that he makes a contribution out of his own pocket
  • Served as “Head Soph” for Health Sciences O-Week 2006, which got him a seat with FHS Students’ Council, and thus a platform to present the idea to student council