AFMC - John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education

To honour Dr. John Ruedy on his retirement as Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University in 1999, the Faculty of Medicine established a national award in his name. The AFMC - John Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education will be awarded to an individual or group who has developed innovative print materials, electronic learning aids or other teaching aids. These Canadian innovations can take the form of textbooks, software, CD-ROMS, web design, app design, or other technology that has aided medical education initiatives in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing medical education.
Selection Criteria
Nominations must include:
  • Evidence of the nominee’s achievements in innovation in medical education materials in their faculty of medicine or beyond their faculty of medicine on a provincial and national level;
  • Evidence of scholarship in the area of medical education initiatives in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing medical education;
  • Leadership in leading change with demonstrated impact in medical education innovation using technology;
  • Participation in committees and or other activities in medical education innovation using technology.

The award and an associated $ 1,500 honorarium will be presented at the annual AFMC Presidential Address and Award Ceremony at the CCME. The award recipient will receive a complimentary registration for the conference. Please check the General Information section for more details.
Nominating Procedure
The nomination must be made by a letter of nomination by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the nominee’s school. Each Faculty may nominate one nominee. Nominations must be accompanied by an abbreviated CV, two supporting letters from peers and other relevant documentation as required to meet the criteria above. Please check the Nominating Guidelines for more details regarding the nomination process.
To submit a nomination, please complete the Award Nomination Form.  

Previous Recipients


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


Dr. Marc Jolicoeur, Université de Montréal


Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Queen’s University


Dr. Irene Ma, University of Calgary


Dr. Roland Grad, McGill University


Dr. Eric Wooltorton, University of Ottawa


Dr. Stan Kutcher, Dalhousie University


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


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


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


Dr. Chi-Ming Chow, University of Toronto


Dr. Gerald Fried, McGill University


Dr. Michael Rosengarten, McGill University


Dr. Patrick Croskerry, Dalhousie University


Dr. David Fleiszer, McGill University


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


Dr. John Premi, McMaster University


Dr. Michael Allen and Joan Sargeant, Dalhousie University


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


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