Distinguished Service Award

This award is to honour individuals who have provided distinguished service to the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) either by:

  • their recognized excellence in research in the area of gastroenterology and related subjects, and thus have provided service, by achieving international recognition for the CAG in their field or
  • provided exemplary service to the CAG. The Distinguished Service Award should be granted, from time to time, to individuals who normally have been members of the Association for over 10 years. The Board of Directors will review and consider candidate(s) for this award on an annual basis.


2024 Award Recipients


Kevin Waschke

McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC


Donald MacIntosh

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS


Alaa Rostom

Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, Ottawa, ON


If you think there is someone deserving, please send your recommendation in writing to general@cag-acg.org.

  • Recommendations will be presented to the Board of Directors.
  • All recommendations must be submitted no later than October 1st. 
  • Please note that any submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Previous Distinguished Service Award Recipients