Essay Contest

St Luke’s Guild Essay Competition

An Annual Essay Competition in Bioethics was instituted in 1999, open to all undergraduate medical students at the University of Alberta. The purpose of this competition is to encourage medical students to think about current issues in medical ethics and to develop their thoughts into a logical and literature based paper in support of their opinions.


2013-2014 Winners (click to read essays)

1st Mark McKinney – Child to Parent Kidney Donation

2nd Jesse Hill – Transplant Decision Making

3rd Owen Scheirer – Advanced Dementia and Advanced Directives


2012-2013 Winners

1st, Sam Lin – Invasive treatments for Anorexia Nervosa

2nd, Ori Scott – Directed Organ Donations

3rd, Cian Hackett – Directed Organ Donation