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AFMC Awards

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Recognizing and celebrating distinguished individuals for their leadership, excellence and achievements in academic medicine.

The Awards


Recognizes excellence for national leadership in academic medicine.


Recognizes the outstanding effort or achievement of an individual, program, department or faculty in improving the gender-equity environment and diversity in academic medicine in Canada.


Recognizes individuals within their first seven years as a faculty member who have produced change within their university or within the medical community as a whole through their vision, work, and interaction with colleagues.


Emphasizes the importance of excellence in clinical teaching and recognizes an individual in Canada who has provided exceptional clinical teaching contribution.


Awarded to an individual or group who has developed innovative print materials, electronic learning aids or other teaching aids.


This award celebrates accomplishments reflecting the principles of social accountability as defined in the Global Consensus for Social Accountability of Medical Schools.


Recognizes excellence in faculty development by an individual faculty member in a Faculty of Medicine in Canada.


Emphasizes, reinforces and enhances the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty.

Award Nominations

Submissions for the 2021 AFMC Awards are now closed.

The winners will be announced in February 2021.

Questions regarding nominations?

Award Recipients

2020 Dr. Heather Buckley, University of British Columbia

2019 Dr. Diane Clavet, Université de Sherbrooke

2018 Co-Recipients: Dr. Allyn Walsh, McMaster University and Dr. Karen Leslie, University of Toronto

2017 Dr. Karen V. Mann, Dalhousie University

2016 Dr. James Goertzen, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

2015 Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, University of British Columbia

2014 Dr. Danielle Blouin, Queen's University

2013 Dr. Peter McLeod, McGill University

2012 Dr. Susan Lieff, University of Toronto

2011 Dr. Lara Cooke, University of Calgary

2010 Dr. Linda Snell, McGill University

2009 Dr. Ivan Silver, University of Toronto

2008 Dr. Luc Côté, Laval University

2007 Teaching Improvement Project System (TIPS), University of British Columbia

2006 Dr. Meridith Marks, University of Ottawa

2005 Dr. Helen Batty, University of Toronto

2004 Dr. David Cook, University of Alberta

2003 Dr. Wayne Weston, Western University

2002 Centre de pédagogie en sciences de la santé, University of Sherbrooke

2001 Dr. Yvonne Steinert, McGill University

2020 The Network (TUFH) Social Accountability Taskforce

2019 Northern Ontario School of Medicine

2018 The Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine (ADZU-SOM)

2017 International Federation of Medical Students' Associations

2016 Francophone International Action-Research Project on the Social Accountability of Faculties of Medicine

2015 Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet)

2020 Dr. Bryan Arthurs, McGill University

2019 Dr. Trudy Taylor, Dalhousie University

2018 Dr. Vijay Daniels, University of Alberta

2017 Dr. Robert Silver, University of Toronto

2016 Dr. Roxana Geoffrion, University of British Columbia

2015 Dr. Jeffrey Schaefer, University of Calgary

2020 Dr. Jillian Horton, University of Manitoba

2019 Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, University of Ottawa

2020 Dr. Faisal Khosa – University of British Columbia

2019 Dr. Sharon Straus, University of Toronto

2018 Dr. Darlene Kitty, University of Ottawa

2017 Dr. Bruce Martin, University of Manitoba

2016 Drs. Karine Igartua and Richard Montoro, McGill University

2015 Dr. Gurdeep Parhar, University of British Columbia

2014 Dr. Janet de Groot, University of Calgary

2013 Dr. Jane Philpott, University of Toronto

2012 Dr. Saleem Razaack, McGill University

2011 Dr. Catherine Cook, University of Manitoba

2010 No nominees

2009 Dr. Wilfreda Thurston, University of Calgary and Dr. Sarita Verma, University of Toronto

2008 Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, University of Montréal

2007 Dr. Nahid Azad, University of Ottawa

2006 Dr. Blye Frank, Dalhousie University and Dr. Susan Phillips, Queen's University

2005 Dr. Barbara Lent, Western University

2004 Dr. Sheila Dunn, University of Toronto

2003 Dr. Dorothy Shaw, University of British Columbia

2020 Dr. Kathy Boutis, University of Toronto

2019 MUN MED 3D (Michael Bartellas, Dr. Stephen Ryan, Dr. Gary Paterno, Travis Pickett, and Dr. Adam Dubrowski), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

2018 Dr. Marc Jolicoeur, Université de Montréal

2017 Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Queen’s University

2016 Dr. Irene Ma, University of Calgary

2015 Dr. Roland Grad, McGill University

2014 Dr. Eric Wooltorton, University of Ottawa

2013 Dr. Stan Kutcher, Dalhousie University

2012 Dr. Kevin W. Eva, University of British Columbia, Dr. Geoff Norman, McMaster University, Dr. Harold Isaiah Reiter, McMaster University and Dr. Jack M. Rosenfeld, McMaster University

2011 Dr. Kevin Lachapelle, McGill University, Dr. Rachel Ellaway, Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Dr. David Topps, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

2010 Dr. Leila Lax, Dr. Laura Nells, Dr. Catherine Smith and Dr. Lynn Russell, University of Toronto

2009 Dr. Chi-Ming Chow, University of Toronto

2008 Dr. Gerald Fried, McGill University

2007 Dr. Michael Rosengarten, McGill University

2006 Dr. Patrick Croskerry, Dalhousie University

2005 Dr. David Fleiszer, McGill University

2004 Dr. Gustavo Duque, McGill University and Dr. Patricia Stewart, University of Toronto

2003 Dr. John Premi, McMaster University

2002 Dr. Michael Allen and Joan Sargeant, Dalhousie University

2001 Dr. Gloria Delisle and Dr. Lewis Tomalty, Queen's University

2000 Dr. Michael Fung Kee Fung and Dr. Karen Fung Kee Fung, University of Ottawa

2020 Dr. France Légaré, Laval University

2019 Dr. Stephen Archer, Queen’s University

2018 Dr. Louise Nasmith, University of British Columbia

2017 Dr. Claire Touchie, University of Ottawa

2016 Dr. Kevin Eva, University of British Columbia

2015 Dr. Aurel Schofield, University of Sherbrooke

2014 Dr. Yvonne Steinert, McGill University

2013 Dr. Paul Grand'Maison, University of Sherbrooke

2012 Dr. Joanna Bates, University of British Columbia

2011 Dr. Brian Hodges, University of Toronto

2010 Dr. Alan Neville, McMaster University

2020 Dr. Meredith Giuliani, University of Toronto

2019 Dr. Kulamakan (Mahan) Kulasegaram, University of Toronto

2018 Dr. Brent Thoma, University of Saskatchewan

2017 Dr. Teresa Chan, McMaster University

2016 Dr. Heather Jamniczky, University of Calgary

2015 Dr. Brian Wong, University of Toronto

2014 Dr. Miriam Lacasse, Laval University

2013 Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam, University of Toronto

2012 Dr. Adam Peets, University of British Columbia

2011 Dr. Ravi Sidhu, University of British Columbia

2010 Dr. Sunil Verma, University of Toronto

2009 Dr. Nancy Dudek, University of Ottawa

2008 Dr. Mark A. Goldszmidt, University of Western Ontario and Dr. Anthony Levinson, McMaster University

2007 Dr. Kevin Eva, McMaster University

2006 Dr. Bruce Ballon, University of Toronto

2005 Dr. Kevin McLaughlin, University of Calgary

2004 Dr. Sharon Straus, University of Toronto

2003 Dr. George Kovacs, Dalhousie University

2002 Dr. Leslie Ann Sadownik, University of British Columbia

2001 Dr. Cathy Risdon, McMaster University

2000 Dr. Rose Hatala, McMaster University

1999 Dr. Glenn Regehr, University of Toronto

1998 Dr. Brian Hodges, University of Toronto

1997 Dr. Richard Arseneau, University of British Columbia

1996 Dr. Rayfel Schneider, University of Toronto

1995 Dr. Ray Baker, University of British Columbia and Dr. Peter Singer, University of Toronto

1994 Dr. Martine Chamberland, University of Sherbrooke and Dr. Richard Reznick, University of Toronto