EQUITY & INCLUSION
We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion strengthen the health sciences, health systems and health care communities and leads to enhanced quality, social relevance and impact of health-related disciplines.
Throughout all its activities, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame strives to engage and promote the active participation of individuals of diverse backgrounds, including those from historically underrepresented groups. We actively seek a diverse pool of award nominations so that those honoured may reflect the diversity of our communities.
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates are Canadian citizens whose outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine and the health sciences, in Canada or abroad, have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.
Their work may be a single meritorious contribution or a lifetime of superior accomplishments. Pioneers in their field, they are role models who inspire young Canadians to pursue careers in the health sciences.
Laureates include worthy nominees from a variety of disciplines and from many diverse professions and roles including doctors, researchers, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, policy makers - to name only a few. Nominations of Canadians, living or posthumous, who meet the criteria from the many aspects of health are encouraged.
The CMHF recognizes that contributions deemed worthy of Laureate status evolve over time and differ across diverse communities, requiring that the selection process recognize excellence in the context of time and place.
Up to six individuals may be selected for induction annually; only one individual may be inducted posthumously each year.
Inductees are selected from the pool of nominees that includes those nominated this year and the previous two years. Unfortunately, the current nomination pool is not as diverse as we would like it to be, nor is it reflective of current health leadership in Canada. Nominators are therefore asked to help increase the diversity of CMHF Laureates through more nominations of qualified women and individuals from ethnoculturally diverse communities.
Canadian citizens from across health professions within Canada and across the globe may be recognized for their work in one or more of the following categories:
- Leadership in building excellence in health for Canadians and the world
- Leadership in health promotion, illness prevention and care
- Leadership in research with national and international recognition for a scientific contribution
Nomination deadline: June 13th, 2022