Members in the News
Dr. Robert Enns assumes Headship of the UBC Division of Gastroenterology
March 2015- Dr. Robert Enns will assume Headship of the UBC Division of Gastroenterology effective March 1, 2015. Dr. Enns has been a Clinical Professor of Medicine since 2009. He is currently the Division Head of Gastroenterology at St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Enns has been actively involved with the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and has held several leadership roles including VP Clinical Affairs Committee since 2007, Head Practice Affairs Committee from 2008 to 2009, and Head Clinical Affairs from 2010 to 2013. He has also been the Medical Lead Vancouver Coastal for the Provincial Colorectal Cancer Screening Program since 2013. He is well known for his work in clinical trials and has published over 180 papers. Dr. Enns has been a reviewer and editor for many peer reviewed journals. He was recognized as top 10% of Reviewers by the Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics in 2009. He was the recipient of the CAG Clinical Visiting Professor Award National Award in 2013.
Dr. John Marshall (McMaster University) and Dr. Eric Yoshida (University of British Columbia) Appointed as New Editors-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
December 2014 - It is with great pleasure that we inform you that Dr. John Marshall (McMaster University) and Dr. Eric Yoshida (University of British Columbia) have been appointed Editors-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CJG&H) effective January 1st, 2015. John and Eric are long-standing, active, and committed members of the CAG and CASL, and have served as Associate Editors of the CJG&H. We look forward to their stewardship of the Journal and wish them every success in this endeavor. Stay tuned, as we are sure they will introduce and champion some exciting new initiatives in the CJG&H.
As outgoing Editor-in-Chief, we take this opportunity to thank Dr. Subrata Ghosh for his service and commitment to the Journal and the CAG.
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellows
May 2014 - The CAHS works in partnership with the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering to form the three Member Academies of the Council of Canadian Academies. The academy recognizes the full breadth of academic health science ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health. Fellows elected to the Academy will be well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science. Such individuals are elected to the organization after a nominating and peer review procedure that seeks to recognize those who are marked by a record of substantial accomplishment. Election to Fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community and carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy and the future wellbeing of the health sciences irrespective of the Fellow’s specific discipline.
Congratulations to the following CAG members for being elected to CAHS Fellowship!
- John Bienenstock
- Stephen Collins
- Richard Fedorak
- Subrata Ghosh
- Ian MacDonald
- Jonathan Meddings
- Linda Rabeneck
- John L. Wallace
For more information on CAHS, please visit http://www.cahs-acss.ca/.
Dr. Richard Hunt receives 'Master of the WGO' from the World Gastroenterology Organization! Congratulations, Dr. Hunt!
September, 26, 2013 - The Master of the WGO Award is the highest honor WGO can bestow on a member and is granted only to those individuals who have provided outstanding dedication to the mission of the WGO and achieved distinction in such areas as scholarly research, teaching, service to WGO and the community at large. The Award was created to recognize these contributions and by this recognition provide incentive, encouragement and guidance for others to significantly contribute to their fields. The Masters of the WGO Award is a capstone career award and is given in conjunction with each World Congress of Gastroenterology.
Source: World Gastroenterology Organization http://www.worldgastroenterology.org
Dr. Reena Khanna and Dr. Dustin Loomes attending the Gastro 2013 Young Clinicians Program (YCP)!
August 19, 2013 - Congratulations to Drs. Khanna and Loomes for being selected to participate in the 'Gastro 2013 APDW/WCOG' Young Clinicians Program (YCP) in Shanghai. CAG is pleased to participate in the YCP program through nomination and support of Drs. Khanna and Loomes! The YCP program brings together trainees from around the world who clearly represent future opinion leaders in their respective countries. Drs. Khanna and Loomes will be excellent ambassadors on behalf of the CAG and will have great benefit from participation in this program!
Dr. Andre G. Buret to become a member of The Order of The University of Calgary
April 22, 2013 - The Order of the University of Calgary honours worthy recipients who have a record of exemplary and distinguished service to the University. Dr. Andre Buret will become a member of The Order of The University of Calgary during the 2013 June convocation ceremonies. Congratulations to Dr. Buret!
Dr. John L. Wallace to receive the Heymans Foundation Memorial Medal
April 4, 2013 - Dr. John L. Wallace will receive the Heymans Foundation Memorial Medal in November in Ghent, Belgium. This prestigious award is named after 1938 Nobel Prize for Medicine/Physiology winner Corneille Heymans. Congratulations to Dr. Wallace.