Visiting Research Professorship

The CAG Visiting Research Professorship is offered annually (though not awarded each year) to a member of CAG who is a proven teacher and an outstanding researcher. Please note: Attendance at the Canadian Digestive Diseases Week™ (CDDW) conference is mandatory to receive the award.

This award allows a member, who is an outstanding researcher, to visit six or more centres across the country. The CAG will support air travel and the host centres will be responsible for associated visit costs. The CAG Visiting Research Professor is available as a benefit to CAG members, largely in academic institutions.



2024 Award Recipient

Dr. Jean-Eric Ghia, University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Available from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025


Dr. Simon Hirota, 2023 Award Recipient

Available until June 30, 2024


Application Process

Step One: Nomination - Deadline is August 31 11:59 PM ET

Please note that any submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Nominators and Nominees must be CAG members in good standing for at least 3 years.

Submission Requirements

This online form must be completed in one single session. This form cannot save your information to return to at a later time.

Required documentation to be uploaded:
1. Letter of Support
2. Nominee CV

Upon successful submission, you will be redirected to a confirmation webpage and will receive an email from us. If this does not occur, please contact the CAG National Office.


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Step Two: Review

CAG Research Affairs will review the nominations and make recommendations to the Board, who will make the final decision regarding recipients. Selection will be based on the research records of candidates.

Step Three: Approval

Only the award recipient will be notified via email. The award is presented at CDDW™.

Previous Award Recipients