LCol Markus Besemann Research Excellence Award

We would like to congratulate the following individuals on being the selected recipients of the annual LCol Markus Besemann Research Excellence Award. We would like to acknowledge their significant accomplishments while working in the area of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and thank them for their dedication to patient care and research during this time.

Award Recipients


Latifah Kamal


MCpl Emilie Paquet Proulx


Kira Burton 


MCpl Sasha Lalonde

More on the Award

While not officially endorsed by the Canadian Forces, the committee has independently developed this award to recognize the significant lifetime achievements of LCol Markus Besemann who has been the leading the Canadian Forces Rehabilitation program since 2008. Over the course of his career, and in addition to exceptional clinical care, LCol Besemann has had an immeasurable impact on research, program development, and the health system as a whole.


Therefore, their work recognized the same values and characteristics that have driven these accomplishments. This includes unparalleled compassion, perseverance, innovation, vision, leadership and professionalism.