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, FRCPC, FCAHS

Associate Dean, Clinical Research and Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Committee Chair

Paul Allison, PhD, FCAHS

Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

CAHS President (2019-2020)

Davy Cheng, MD, FCAHS

Professor & Chair, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, University of Western Ontario




Alexander Clark RN, PhD, 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


Professor Emerita, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia

Lise Gauvin PhD, FCAHS

Vice Dean, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montréal

Susan Jaglal BSc, MSc, PhD, FCAHS

Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto


Gilles Lavigne D.M.D., Ph.D, FCAHS

Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Université of Montréal

Joy MacDermid, PhD, FCAHS

Distinguished University Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Western University

Jennifer O’Loughlin PhD

Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montréal

Canada Research Chair, Early Determinants of Adult Chronic Disease

Roger A. Pierson MS PhD FEAS FCAHS

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Saskatchewan


Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba

Walter W Rosser CM, MD, FCFP, FCAHS

Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University

Jan Sargeant DVM, MSc, PhD (Guelph) FCAHS

Professor, Ontario Veterinary College, 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


Weihong Song PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia