Honours and Awards

2016 Recipients

Saskatchewan Family Physician of the Year Award

Dr. Antoinette le Roux

Dr. Antoinette le Roux worked as a family physician in South Africa after qualifying in 1989 (MBChB). She obtained her Masters in Family Medicine in 1995 (MPraxMed). In 2001 De. Le Roux immigrated to Canada and wrote the required exams including LMCC 1 and 2 in the next two years. She obtained her CCFP in Family Medicine in 2008.

Dr. le Roux has worked in a private practice since 2001. She was involved with peer evaluation for the Saskatchewan College of Family physicians 2006 – 2009. Dr. le Roux supported IMG as part of the SIPPA program 2010 – 2012. Starting in 2009 she also worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team doing evaluations for WCB.  Dr. le Roux is also part-time clinical associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan since 2012.

In May 2014 Dr. la Roux took over from my retiring colleague as the Medical Director for Cooperators Life Insurance. What was supposed to be a 2-3 hour position per day soon grew to the extent that she had to make a choice between family practice and Insurance Medicine and thus retired from general family practice after 26 years in July this year.

Dr. le Roux is married to Dr. Theo le Roux, an anesthesiologist, and they have two children, a son and a daughter. Dr. le Roux’s volunteer work includes serving on the board of Luther College, helping transition Bread of Life Lutheran Church to a Reconciled in Christ congregation (LGBTI open community), serving as physician on a medical mission trip to Haiti 2012, and several fundraisers for both the school and church community. Her interests include skiing, loving her house on a gulf island in BC, sewing many of her own clothes,  silk ribbon embroidery, travelling, her dog Ben, and reading and writing short stories and some poetry. Her reasons for living are her husband Theo and 2 children.

Community Teacher of the Year Award
CFPC Awards of Excellence

Breanna DavisBreanna Davis was born and raised in Saskatchewan.  She attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated from the College of Medicine in 2007.  After completing her residency in Prince Albert in 2009 she began working at the Associate Medical Clinic, where she continues to work today.  She has also had the pleasure of working with the community of Sturgeon Lake First Nation since 2010.  Breanna has continued ties with the residency program in Prince Albert spending one year as the Residency Training Coordinator, and now entering her 6th year as the Resident Research Coordinator.  Breanna lives in Melfort with her husband Scott and their wonderful son Mayson.

CFPC Awards of Excellence

Dr. TaylorDr. Taylor is originally from Regina Saskatchewan and graduated from the U of S College of Medicine Class in 2000. He completed his family medicine training at the U of S Regina site in 2003. Upon completion he started working in emergency medicine in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region where he worked for the next 8 years. During this time he worked with Dr. Kathy Lawrence and Dr. Sheila Smith to establish a third year of emergency medicine certificate program while also his completing his CFPC (EM) designation. After 8 years in emergency medicine he took a position as a family medicine hospitalists in the RQHR and became the section head in 2013. He continues to work in both these roles today.

Outside of medicine he enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and growing delicious tomatoes.

Dr Michael Krochak Award
For Contributions to Family Medicine in Saskatchewan

Northern Medical Services

Northern Medical Services is a Division of the Department of Academic Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan with a mandate to provide primary medical care and specialist medical services to remote areas of Northern Saskatchewan.  The Saskatoon head office is staffed by a cohort of six employees, led by the Director, Dr. Veronica McKinney, a family physician who is of Cree/Métis descent.  The NMS head office oversees approximately 70 physicians and administrative staff who, collectively, reside and work in the northern communities of Ile a la Crosse, La Loche, La Ronge, Pelican Narrows and Stony Rapids.  Northern Medical Services has been providing over 30 years of leadership in regard to physician recruitment; education; research; health development; and working with northern communities, regional health authorities, health organizations, tribal councils and bands, and Government to support and promote the continued evolution and advancement of healthy communities, healthy families and people in remote areas.

Our practices provide a spectrum of services from prevention, health promotion, primary, secondary and tertiary care using an interdisciplinary team approach.  The large geographical areas and diverse cultures requires a great deal of skill and flexibility.  Our Division focuses on a community development approach which emphasizes working with and being a part of the community, providing primary care but also recognizing the importance of relationship as a mechanism to deliver those services.  Our physicians and staff are strong resources to our communities, advocating locally as well as at organizational, provincial and national levels to improve the health of our communities and peoples.

Provision of this diverse care is supported further by encouraging education amongst our students, physicians and staff, ongoing community engagement, itinerant specialists and two Medical Health Officers working as part of a population health unit located within our region. As part of the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, we are also an integral connection between our communities and cutting edge knowledge and research, ensuring our communities have access to the most up to date practices available.  We advocate and provide educative opportunities for medical students, Family Medicine residents, nursing students and nurse practitioners amongst others.  We continue to work diligently with our College and University to ensure Indigenous health is a strong thread in our curriculum and practice.  We are a unique organization serving a diverse using principles strongly grounded in Family Medicine.  (missing from photo, Kerri Balon).

Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians Family Medicine Resident Research Awards

1st Place – Konkin H, Waldner A, Waldner C, Eguzo K, Thorpe B. Impact of Pre-Natal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Screening on Neonatal Hospitalization following Caesarean Section and Vaginal Delivery.

2nd Place – Frost D, Gorman T, Heroux M, Eguzo K. Injury and Illness at the 2014 Regina North American Indigenous Games.

3rd Place – Harasen L, Oberkirsch J, Kuzmicz J, Eguzo K. Methadone and Palliative Pain Management: Physicians’ Perceptions of the Barriers to Prescribing Methadone in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians Study Grant Award for Family Medicine Residents

Year II’s – North and South: This annual Award, established by Saskatchewan Board in February, 2001, provides $1,500 for each resident to attend the CFPC Family Medicine Forum. Conducted by random draw

Dr. Laura Miller

Dr. Brittni Webster

Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians Study Grant Award for Medical Students

Provides $1,500 for a medical student (member of the Family Medicine Club) to attend CFPC Family Medicine Forum

Oshin Maheshwari

Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians Member Study Grant

No applications

College of Family Physicians Fellowship

Dr. Margaret A. McMahon
Dr. Dennis G. Bishop
Dr. Olanrewaju Y. Egbeyemi
Dr. Terrance Ross
Dr. Narmin Ibrahim
Dr. H. Volker Rininsland


Dr. Mark Wahba, CFPC (EM) (CAC), FCFP, Saskatoon, SK


Dr. Heather M. J. Konkin & Dr Amanda Waldner, Moose Jaw, SK
Impact of Pre-Natal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Screening on Neonatal Hospitalization following Caesarean Section and Vaginal Delivery


University of Saskatchewan Drs Danielle Desjardins and Christine Ryan and Alanna Surkan


University of Saskatchewan Ms Tingting Li


University of Saskatchewan Dr Christopher Little


Dr. Andres S.J., Saskatoon
Dr. Bekolay Dianne M., Saskatoon
Dr. Bimpeh-Segu Michael, Regina
Dr. Johnson Daniel A., Kindersley
Dr. Kendel Dennis A., Saskatoon
Dr. Malhotra Lalita, Prince Albert
Dr. Manning Christine, Saskatoon
Dr. Moolla Hasan Mohamed, Battleford
Dr. Roy Kamalesh C., Weyburn
Dr. Vittala Krishna S., Saskatoon
Dr. Whittick John D.R., Regina