The Canadian Glaucoma Society’s President’s Award

The President's Award is given once every two years.  The president of the CGS nominates a colleague who has had a significant impact on their career as well as having had a positive influence on glaucoma care and/or research in Canada.


Dr Graham E. Trope, MD, PhD, FRCS, awardee of Dr Catherine Birt MA, MD, FRCSC

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Dr Trope was a significant influence on my career, beginning as a teacher in residency where he stimulated my interest in glaucoma, then as a mentor when I joined the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, as a colleague when he named me to the position of Undergraduate Program Director department, and finally as a friend.  He also has had an unmatched influence on glaucoma research in Canada, as the founder of the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada.