Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow 2022

Updated Information

The internal deadline has been extended from November 15th, 2021 to January 7th, 2022.

Sponsor

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Description

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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Deadlines

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

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

If you wish to be considered for VPR nomination: 

  1. We recommend discussing your interest in this award with your College Research Manager and Associate Dean (Research).
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest document
  3. Send the completed Expression of Interest document and a CV to research.honours@uoguelph.ca and copy your College Research Manager. 

Career interruptions due to parental leave, family care, extended illness, or community responsibilities will not negatively impact the committee’s assessment of a candidate’s research productivity. These will be taken into consideration when EOIs are assessed.

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 research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

How to Apply

Three letters of nomination are required, and at least one of the three nominators must be a Fellow of CAHS. The primary nominator must provide a letter of nomination that introduces the nominee and co-nominators, the primary nominator accepts responsibility to co-ordinate the entire application.

The Vice-President (Research) encourages nominations for this prestigious award, and will serve as nominator for those nominees recommended by the Honours and Awards Advisory Committee. If you wish to nominate a colleague or to be considered for VPR nomination:

  1. We recommend discussing your interest in this award with your College Research Manager and Associate Dean (Research).
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest document
  3. Send the completed Expression of Interest document and a CV to research.honours@uoguelph.ca and copy your College Research Manager by the internal deadline.

Career interruptions due to parental leave, family care, extended illness, or community responsibilities will not negatively impact the committee’s assessment of a candidate’s research productivity. These will be taken into consideration when EOIs are assessed.

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 to research.services@uoguelph.ca  by the external deadline.

For More Information

For more information, contact research.honours@uoguelph.ca or info@cahs-acss.ca or visit the CAHS website.

Alert Classifications
Category:
Honours and Awards

Disciplines:
Health and Life Sciences