CMA Special Awards

Dr. Lyle B. Mittelsteadt, 2016 CMA Honorary Membership recipient and Dr. Granger Avery, CMA President, 2016-17

Do you know someone who has helped to raise the standards of health care delivery or medical practice in Canada? Nominate them for a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) special award.

Awarded

Deadline for nominations

  • Nominations must be submitted by November 30 of each year.

Eligibility

Twelve awards are given annually, recognizing the dedication, successes and talents of Canadian men and women who have made significant contributions in a number of areas:

  • Medal of Honour
  • Medal of Service
  • May Cohen Award for Women Mentors
  • Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action
  • F.N.G. Starr Award
  • Award for Excellence in Health Promotion
  • Award for Young Leaders (Student, Resident and Early Career Physician categories)
  • Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics
  • Physician Misericordia Award  
  • John McCrae Memorial Medal

The CMA Committee on Archives and Awards meets in January to review nominations and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. Nominators of those not selected will be contacted in April and encouraged to resubmit the name of their candidate for consideration the following year.

Visit the CMA website for award criteria and nomination forms

Recent recipients

2016

Medal of Honour: Alvin Libin, Calgary

May Cohen Award for Women Mentors: Dr. Brenda J. Millar, Grande Prairie

Award for Young Leaders (Student category): Azalea R. Lehndorff, Calgary

Award for Young Leaders (Resident category): Dr. Debraj Das, Edmonton; Dr. Vera H. Krejcik, Calgary

Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics: Dr. Christopher J. (Chip) Doig, Calgary

Physician Misericordia Award: Dr. Jordan S. Cohen, Calgary; Dr. Jane B. Lemaire, Calgary

John McCrae Memorial Medal: Lieutenant Colonel William R.G. Patton, Edmonton

CMA Honorary Memberships

  • Dr. Robert W. Broad
  • Dr. Eugene (Sean) Cahill
  • Dr. William S. Hnydyk
  • Dr. Lyle B. Mittelsteadt
  • Dr. Sandy J. Murray
  • Dr. Wendy L. Tink

2015

Medal of Honour: Camille Dow-Baker, Calgary

Frederic Newton Gisborne (FNG) Starr Award: Dr. Norman Campbell, Calgary

Award for Excellence in Health Promotion: Palix Foundation (formerly the Norlien Foundation), Calgary

Award for Young Leaders (Early Career Physician category): Dr. Alika Lafontaine, Grande Prairie

Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics: Dr. Paul Byrne, Edmonton

John McCrae Memorial Medal: Lieutenant Colonel Robert Stiegelmar, Sherwood Park

CMA Honorary Memberships:

  • Dr. David W. Bond
  • Dr. Brendan J. Bunting
  • Dr. T. Malcolm Campbell
  • Dr. D. Jill Konkin
  • Dr. Robert R. Moriartey
  • Dr. A. James D. Pope
  • Dr. Josephine M. Wilson

2014

Medal of Honour: Juliet Guichon, Calgary

Award for Young Leaders – Student Category: Peter J. Gill

Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics: Dr. Eric A. Wasylenko, Okotoks

Frederic Newton Gisborne (FNG) Starr Award: Dr. E. Anne Fanning, Edmonton

CMA Honorary Memberships:

  • Dr. Robert A. Burns
  • Dr. Ken Chow
  • Dr. Ruth L. Collins-Nakai
  • Dr. Allan S. Garbutt
  • Dr. Wayne M. MacNicol
  • Dr. Dennis L. Modry
  • Dr. Harvey P. Woytiuk

2013

Award for Young Leaders – Student: Rithesh Ram, Calgary

Award for Young Leaders – Early Career Physician: Dr. Kathryn L. Andrusky, Edmonton

Dr. William Marsden Award in Medical Ethics: Dr. Ian Mitchell, Calgary

CMA Honorary Memberships:

  • Dr. Christine P. Kyriakides, Edmonton
  • Dr. Tzu-Kuang (T.K.) Lee, Edmonton
  • Dr. David P. O'Neil, Cochrane
  • Dr. Douglas C. Perry, Edmonton
  • Dr. Terry D. Sosnowski, Spruce Grove
  • Dr. Clayne A. Steed, Raymond
  • Dr. Luxie C.E. Trachsel, Edmonton
  • Dr. Brian D. Willis, Edson

2012

  • Award for Young Leaders – Student: Colin A. Casault, Calgary
  • Award for Young Leaders – Resident: Dr. Brock J. Debenham, Edmonton
  • CMA Physician Misericordia Award: Dr. Dianne B. Maier, Calgary
  • CMA Honorary Memberships:
    • Dr. June S. Bergman, Calgary
    • Dr. Robert M. Hollinshead, Calgary
    • Dr. Saibal Nandy, Medicine Hat
    • Dr. Edward W. Papp, Edmonton
    • Dr. J. Paul Ryan, Calgary

Read more in the MD Scope special issue (September 26, 2012) >>

2011

  • Award for Young Leaders – Student: David Campbell, University of Calgary
  • Award for Young Leaders – Resident: Dr. Abdullah Saleh, Edmonton
  • Award for Young Leaders – Early Career Physician: Dr. Michal S. Kalisiak, Calgary
  • May Cohen Award for Women Mentors: Dr. M. Elizabeth MacRae, Calgary

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