Barbara Berthon Ovarian Cancer Publication Prize

**EXTENDED** Nomination Deadline: May 20, 2024 @ 11:59pm PST


The Barbara Berthon Ovarian Cancer Publication Prize has been established through an endowment from Mr. Paul Berthon in memory of his wife, Barbara. The award will go to an M.D., Master’s or Ph.D student enrolled at the University of British Columbia who has demonstrated academic excellence in ovarian cancer research.

Monetary Award for Each Prize

One prize of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a trainee.

Eligibility Requirements & Criteria

To be considered for a prize, a nominee must be enrolled in an M.D., Master’s or Ph.D. program in any Department at the University of British Columbia and be the first author of an ovarian cancer paper published or in press  between March 1, 2023 – February 29, 2024.

Nomination Instructions – Deadline: May 13, 2024 @ 11:59pm PST

Nominees must be nominated by their supervisor. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominees will be evaluated according to their published work, and the significance of their discovery in advancing our understanding of ovarian cancer and/or impact on ovarian cancer control.

For questions related to this prize, please email Vivian Lac (

About Barbara Berthon

Barbara was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and studied Interior Design at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1969. After graduating she moved to Vancouver and worked for a number of architectural practices specializing in the design of residential, institutional and health care projects.

She carried out specialized research into interior and architectural materials for institutional and health care facilities and was responsible for detailed space and equipment planning, the co-ordination of materials, finishes and colours and the selection of furniture and furnishings for a number of residential, institutional, hospital, intermediate and extended health care facilities throughout British Columbia.

Major projects that she worked on included Langley Memorial Hospital, Burnaby General Hospital, Mission Memorial Hospital, the Childrens’/Grace Hospital in Vancouver, extended care facilities in Mission, Langley and Summerland and a number of residential projects in the Lower Mainland.

Barbara passed away in 2015 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.