The Fellowship Committee receives and adjudicates nominations for Fellowship in the Academy each year.  It assigns ratings to those nominated to enable the Board to make an informed decision on those to be successfully elected.

The Fellowship Committee is chaired by the President-Elect and comprises a minimum of six (6) persons appointed from amongst the Fellowship by Board resolution for renewable term appointments of three years.  The committee includes representation from Dentistry; Medicine; Nursing; Public & Population Health; Pharmacy; Rehabilitation Sciences; Social Sciences & Humanities; and Veterinary Medicine.

Only those members of the committee who commit to participate in the annual review meeting are permitted to participate in that year’s process.  All decisions at the annual review meeting require a majority of the votes cast.  The deliberations of the Fellowship Committee are confidential and not available to the general Fellowship of the Corporation.


Proton Rahman MD
Associate Dean, Clinical Research
Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Committee Chair

Christopher Simpson MD
Queen’s University
CAHS President-Elect
Davy Cheng
Professor & Chair, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care London, University of Western Ontario.
Alexander Clark RN, Ph.D., FCAHS
Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
Alba DiCenso CM, PhD, FCAHS
Professor emerita, School of Nursing and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
McMaster University
University of British Columbia
Lise Gauvin PhD
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Susan Jaglal BSc, MSc, PhD, FCAHS
University of Toronto
Gilles Lavigne D.M.D., Ph.D, FCAHS
Université de Montréal
Joy MacDermid, PhD
School of Physical Therapy, Western University
Jennifer O’Loughlin PhD
Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Canada Research Chair, Early Determinants of Adult Chronic Disease
Université de Montréal
Roger A. Pierson MS PhD FEAS FCAHS
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of Saskatchewan
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
Walter W Rosser CM, MD, FCAHS, FCFP
Queen’s University
Jan Sargeant DVM, MSc, PhD (Guelph) FCAHS
University of Guelph
Kishor M. Wasan, R.Ph, Ph.D, FAAPS, FCSPS, FCAHS
Professor & Former Dean (On Administrative Leave until June 2020), College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan;  Adjunct Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia; Steering Committee, Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Weihong Song PhD
University of British Columbia