Canadian Academy of Health Sciences - Fellow - 2021

Updated Information

Internal Deadline changed from Monday, November 30, 2020 to Monday, January 11, 2021.


Canadian Academy of Health Sciences


Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community.

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences brings together Canada’s top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars to make a positive impact on the urgent health concerns of Canadians.

Fellows are drawn from all disciplines across Canada's universities, healthcare and research institutes, to evaluate Canada’s most complex health challenges and recommend strategic, actionable solutions.



  • Fellows elected to the Academy will be health and biomedical science leaders who have achieved national and international peer recognition for their contributions to the health sciences (awards, invited lectures, invited reviews and editorials) and have a demonstrated track record of exceptional accomplishment and impact.
  • Individuals working in government, NGO or private sectors are eligible if they have a stellar record of accomplishment in the public interest that attests to their ability to advance the mission and goals of CAHS.
  • At the time of election, Fellows working in a university will normally hold the rank of Full Professor and those working in other sectors will normally have senior positions.
  • At the time of election, Fellows must be either Canadian citizens or residents of Canada for the past three years, unless exceptional circumstances prompt the Board to rule otherwise.

Demonstrated Characteristics of a Fellow

  • Recognition national and international peer recognition for their contributions to the health sciences (awards, invited lectures, invited reviews and editorials);
  • Leadership evidenced by elected or appointed roles and offices in their own institution and in regional, national and international organizations;
  • Creativity exceptional scholarship, publications, innovative technologies, patents and other examples of creativity;
  • Distinctive competencies & background the Academy recognizes people with diverse backgrounds, expertise and experiences that will contribute to the body of expertise of the CAHS; and
  • Commitment to advance academic health sciences academic service and innovation at local, national and international levels, including teaching and public service.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

If you wish to be considered for VPR nomination, please submit your Expression of Interest (see How to Apply) to

External Deadline

If your nomination will be submitted by a nominator other than the VPR, please submit directly to the sponsor by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination to

How to Apply


The Vice-President (Research) encourages nominations for this prestigious award, and will serve as a co-nominator for those nominees recommended by the Research Honours and Awards Advisory Committee.  If you wish to nominate a colleague or be considered for VPR nomination, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to by the internal deadline. 

An Expression of Interest will include:

  • A draft letter (two-three pages) addressed to the VPR, signed by your ADR,  which outlines how you/your nominee meets the criteria outlined on the CAHS website
  • an up-to-date CV for the nominee

​If your nomination will be submitted by a different nominee, and therefore does not require the Vice-President's endorsement, please submit a complete nomination by the external deadline to

For more information, contact or see CAHS website.

Please contact Kayla at if you have any questions.

Alert Classifications
Honours and Awards

Health and Life Sciences