Matthaeus Ware

Matthaeus Ware receives the Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award

Originally published in U of T Alumni News by Allyson Rowley

Matthaeus Ware, recipient of the Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award (Photo by Connie Li)

Matthaeus Ware is a gifted leader dedicated to enhancing the student experience, mentoring youth, engaging peers through outreach and improving patient health and wellness.

Now in his fourth year of the MD/PhD program, Ware is pursuing his doctoral work in brain cancer biology, leading an independent research project in the emerging field of cancer neuroscience. He has received many honours and awards for his research and leadership, including a CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship–Doctoral Award.

He is the outgoing co-editor-in-chief of Toronto Notes, a U of T-based non-profit organization that produces an internationally acclaimed 1,500-page medical textbook and whose profits support more than 25 community outreach programs. He also serves as the director of finance of the Clinician Investigator Trainee Association of Canada and is a student representative on the U of T MD/PhD Program Admissions Committee.

To support his peers’ academic success, he has helped coordinate the MD/PhD Retreat and he has co-organized the Medical Student Research Day conference, a platform for more than 200 U of T students to showcase their diverse research endeavours.

Ware is also the co-director of the Adventures In Science program. This year, he and his co-director guide 56 graduate and medical students in their mentorship of more than 200 high school students. He also co-directs—and participates in, as a violinist and vocalist—the Noteworthy Music Program, which brings U of T volunteers with musical talents into hospitals.

Ware aspires to be a leader in the field of academic paediatric oncology. His mentors describe him as a rising star in biomedical research who possesses a rare combination of insight, creativity and compassion.

The University of Toronto Alumni Association recognizes the finalists for the Adel Sedra Award as UTAA Graduate Scholars. Read about the UTAA Graduate Scholars.