| Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship


The Montreal Chest Institute Fund is proud to honour Dr. Becklake’s legacy and immense contribution in developing generations of respiratory clinicians and researchers by launching the Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship. This fellowship will be awarded to at least one trainee in respiratory research every year and will pay her or his salary as s/he conducts research under the supervision of scientists at the Montreal Chest Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

Recipients will be chosen from low- and middle-income countries as well as from Canadian Indigenous communities. Over the course of her career, Dr. Becklake had a major interest in respiratory health in lower-income countries, including in childhood asthma and occupational lung disease. She conducted research in this area for many years. She also trained and hosted students in respiratory research from lower-income countries, who then became leaders in research and care in those countries.

About the Fellowship

  • The first winner of the Dr. Margaret Becklake Fellowship will be chosen to start his or her fellowship in July 2019.
  • Once launched, information will be circulated widely and posted on relevant websites (including this one), and also sent to contacts in other countries.
  • Selection of recipients will be made by a committee consisting of the directors of the MUHC respiratory division, the Meakins-Christie Laboratories and the Respiratory Epidemiology and Clinical Research Unit.

Help us train the next generation of researchers and specialists in areas of the world where the need is greatest. Help us share the expertise we have at the Montreal Chest Institute around the globe.

Help us continue Dr. Becklake’s legacy.