AFMC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada

In order to emphasize the importance of faculty development and to recognize an individual or a group in Canada who has made an exceptional contribution in the area of Faculty Development, AFMC is pleased to offer the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Faculty Development in Canada.

The award and the associated $1,500 honorarium will be presented at the 2018 Canadian Conference on Medical Education (Halifax, Nova Scotia), April 28 - May 1, 2018. The recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the conference; however, other expenses for attending the conference are not covered.

Nomination Procedure

In nominating candidates, nominators should take into consideration the breadth of the nominees' faculty development program, its regional, national or international impact, and how the nominees have promoted the field of faculty development.

Any faculty member, through the office of the dean may submit a nomination. Please ensure that you include a clear statement about the nominee's achievements, why he or she is being recommended, and an up-to-date curriculum vitae. The nomination package must also include two reference letters as well as a letter of support from the Dean. Each Canadian faculty of medicine may submit up to two nominations for this award.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is September 30, 2017. The nomination, including 1 copy of all documentation, should be sent to the AFMC at . Selected recipients will be notified in November 2017.

Previous Recipients


Dr. Karen V. Mann, Dalhousie University


Dr. James Goertzen, Northern Ontario School of Medicine


Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, University of British Columbia


Dr. Danielle Blouin, Queen's University


Dr. Peter McLeod, McGill University


Dr. Susan Lieff, University of Toronto


Dr. Lara Cooke, University of Calgary


Dr. Linda Snell, McGill University


Dr. Ivan Silver, University of Toronto


Dr. Luc Côté, Laval University


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


Dr. Meridith Marks, University of Ottawa


Dr. Helen Batty, University of Toronto


Dr. David Cook, University of Alberta


Dr. Wayne Weston, Western University 


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


Dr. Yvonne Steinert, McGill University


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