AWARDS

2022 AWARDS – Call for Nominations

Every year CAPA recognizes one or more of its members with the following two (2) awards:

  • Tom Ashman Physician Assistant of the Year
  • CAPA Honour Roll.

CAPA, in collaboration with the Physician Assistants for Research, Scholarship and Education in Canada (PARSEC), also recognizes the role of educators by jointly awarding one outstanding individual for the following award:

  • PARSEC/CAPA PA Educator

Award recipients will be recognized during the GALA on Saturday November 12, 2022 at the CAPA Annual Conference in Quebec City, Quebec. Acceptance videos will also be broadcasted on National PA Day, November 27, 2022.

If you wish to nominate someone, please send a detailed submission to CAPA at admin@capa-acam.ca explaining why you feel the individual should be recognized. The deadline for submissions is September 2, 2022.

Below you will find the nomination criteria for each of the awards.

 

Tom Ashman Physician Assistant of the Year

Recognizes

A current member of CAPA who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to furthering the PA profession in Canada.

Eligibility Criteria

Must be a CAPA PA member in good standing.

Eligible contributions should include, but are not limited to, a mix of the following:

●    Is well-recognized by members of the PA profession and others;

●    Demonstrates long-term commitment to furthering the PA profession in Canada;

●    Acts as a vocal advocate for the PA profession;

●    Actively reaches out to stakeholders, government, or others that can impact the advancement of the profession in Canada;

●    Engages in an initiative that has raised awareness or helped the profession grow;

●    A volunteer within their community.

The CAPA Board reserves the right to abstain from selecting an award recipient from the candidates put forward if they do not appropriately fulfill the criteria listed above. 

Who Can Be Nominated?

Current PA members of CAPA, excluding previous winners within the last 5 years.

CAPA Board Members cannot be nominated during their term.

Who Can Nominate?

Colleagues, co-workers, physicians, patients, or friends, CAPA Board members and CAPA staff.

Self-nomination by an individual is excluded.

Evaluation of Nominations

The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the CAPA Board of Directors.

 

Honour Roll

Recognizes

An individual for outstanding contribution to the promotion and development of the PA profession in Canada.

Eligibility Criteria

●    Well-recognized by members of the PA profession and others.

●    Demonstrates a commitment to furthering the PA profession in Canada.

 The CAPA Board reserves the right to abstain from selecting an award recipient from the candidates put forward if they do not appropriately fulfill the criteria listed above. 

Who Can Be Nominated?

Anyone, excluding previous winners of the award within the last 5 years.

CAPA Board Members cannot be nominated during their term.

Who Can Nominate?

Current members of CAPA, CAPA Board members, and CAPA staff.

Self-nomination by an individual is excluded.

Evaluation of Nominations

The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the CAPA Board of Directors

 

PARSEC / CAPA PA Educator

Recognizes

An individual who has had a significant impact on the education of PAs in Canada.

Eligibility Criteria

●    The award recipient will be an individual who has been involved in teaching PA students, either clinically or academically. Some examples may include PA program faculty, clinical preceptors, guest facilitators, or course instructors. The award recipient may be a PA, a physician, or from another professional background.

●    The criteria for the nomination are based on the roles outlined in the National Competency Profile EPA-PA and adapted to reflect the roles of a PA educator.

 The CAPA Board reserves the right to abstain from selecting an award recipient from the candidates put forward if they do not appropriately fulfill the criteria listed above. 

Who Can Be Nominated?

PA program faculty, clinical preceptors, guest facilitators, or course instructors. This excludes previous winners of the award within the past 5 years.

CAPA Board Members cannot be nominated during their term.

Who Can Nominate?

Current members of CAPA and PARSEC, CAPA Board members, PARSEC Board members, and CAPA staff.

Self-nomination by an individual is excluded

Evaluation of Nominations

The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the CAPA Board of Directors and the PARSEC

2021 Awards

2021 Awards Sponsor

We thank the OMA for their continuous support of the PA profession in Canada and

their generous sponsorship of the 2021 Awards.

Message from the Deputy Surgeon General, Brigadier-Général Marc Bilodeau

2021 Award Recipients

Tom Ashman PA of the Year – Chris Barnes

 

PARSEC/CAPA Educator

Honour Roll