Distinguished Teacher or Mentor Award
This award was created in 1997 to acknowledge an individual’s excellence in teaching over the long term in any of the cardiovascular fields. In 2020, the award was expanded to include recognition of an individual who exemplifies a deep commitment to fostering the professional development of CCS Members or Members-in-Training. Mentoring can be academic, clinical or both. Recipients of this award are applauded for their dedication to teaching in this scientific specialty area or mentoring others who practice in this field.
Nominations for this award are solicited from the general membership of the Society, from the Deans of Canadian medical schools, and from the Heads and Program Directors of the divisions of cardiology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular research groups.
Note: To mitigate direct conflict of interest,mentees submitting nomination letters should not be current doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows working with the nominee.
A Nomination submission must include the following documents:
- Letter from the primary nominator outlining the rationale for the nomination;
- Letter of support from a second person;
- 1-2 page Biography of the nominee;
- The nominee is a Canadian citizen and must be a CCS member.
Submit a nomination by email: CCS Nominations and Awards Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the plaque presentation at the annual CCS Awards Ceremony, which takes place during the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, the Distinguished Teacher/Mentor Award recipient will receive complimentary registration for the current year’s Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.