Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowships 2023


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.

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Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is among the highest honours in Canadian health science and carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy and the future well-being of health science. The CAHS recognizes the full breadth of academic health science from fundamental science to social science and population health. Fellows of the Academy are entitled to the designation FCAHS (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences) or MACSS (Membre de l’academie Canadienne des sciences de la santé).


Nominees must:

  • Be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the preceding three years;
  • Have careers marked by a record of substantial accomplishment;
  • Be well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science; and
  • Have the following demonstrated characteristics: leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies, a commitment to advance academic health science and dmonstrated commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Fellows elected to the Academy will be health and biomedical science leaders who have achieved local, provincial, national and international peer recognitionfor their contributions to the health sciences (awards, invited lectures, invited reviews and editorials) and have a demonstrated track record of exceptional accomplishment and impact.

Elected Fellows will normally hold the rank of Full Professor.

The Academy is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion during its selection process. 

Nomination Process

  1. Three Letters of Nomination are Required - Maximum three pages each:
    • Normally at least one of the Nominators is a Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellow, however nominations will be considered where none of the nominators are CAHS Fellows.
    • All must be from either health science experts or senior academic administrators.
    • At least one should come from a senior leader at the nominee’s institution (Dean, CEO, President, VP-Research, etc.)
    • One should come from a well-recognized referee from outside the nominee’s institution (Canadian or international).
  2. A full nomination package will consist of:
    • 100-word lay-citation describing the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions;
    • a list of keywords covering the nominee’s areas of expertise (selected from a list);
    • a 500-word summary and assessment of accomplishments and contributions justifying election;
    • a 500-word statement from the nominee on how they have actively participated and had an impact in volunteer associations, societies or other groups and how s/he anticipates actively working in the Academy
    • a current CV that clearly identifies graduate trainees as authors of papers by means an asterisk on the trainee’s name.


Guide to preparing a Fellowship Nomination

Selection Criteria Rubric 2023



Complete the Nomination Form 2023 and send the completed nomination package via email to:

Note: electronic submissions only.


The final nomination submission deadline to CAHS is March 6, 2023.


Julaine Hall
Research Development Consultant, Awards & Distinctions
Telephone: 519-661-2111 (ext. 87970)