Wendy Porter – awendy porter leader, entrepreneur, researcher, and advocate – worked to champion the fields of sports and athlete development, healthcare, and healthcare technology. She innovated in these areas and exemplified inspirational leadership as she sought to enable the talents of those she worked with.

Wendy’s insights, energy, and passion for research in these areas created a legacy which these Grants hope to leverage by supporting young investigators.


Applications for these Grants will be solicited within the research community and will be in the areas of:

  • Sports and athlete development
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare technology

The Memorial is soliciting funding from Wendy’s friends and colleagues. Funding for these Grants will be independent of general institutional funds and the Grants will be managed by a committee comprised of her close friends and family.

All donations to the Wendy Porter Memorial Research Grants are tax deductible and can be made at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/78684

Canada Helps will issue an official tax receipt for all donations.

"Did Wendy make an impact to you? In addition to raising funds for the Wendy Porter Memorial Research Grants, we are also collecting statements about Wendy to celebrate her life. These will be posted on this webpage. If you would like to provide a statement for this webpage, please email your statement to wendyportermemorialgrantfund@gmail.com. Please specify if you would like your name to appear in the statement or if you would like your statement to remain anonymous. Statements will be reviewed before being placed on the Wendy Porter Memorial Research Grant webpage."

Thank you for honouring Wendy’s legacy and expanding her impact!

Alex Lee (dr.alexdlee@gmail.com) and Robert Bender for the ‘Wendy Porter Memorial Research Grants’