Young Educator Award

The CAG Young Educator Award recognizes outstanding contributions to gastroenterology through education by a young educator CAG member, who is invited to give a lecture at Canadian Digestive Diseases Week™. Candidates must:

  • be under 45 years of age and be within ten (10) years of their 1st academic appointment
  • hold an appointment at a Canadian university, hospital or research institute
  • be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant resident in Canada


young educator award 2019 gruchy

2019 CAG Young Educator with former GRIT Chair, Dr. Geoff Williams

Dr. Steven Gruchy, Dalhousie University

Halifax, NS


Application Process

Step One: Nomination - Deadline is September 30 11:59 PM ET

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

Nominators are required to submit an online nomination form. Nominators must be CAG members.

Submission Tips

PLEASE NOTE that you must submit the online application form INCLUDING uploading of all required documents (in .pdf format), in one single step; you are not able to save your application and return to it at a future date, rather it must be completed all at one time.

During your completion of the nomination form you will be asked to upload required documentation; you must have these .pdf documents prepared, finalized, and ready to upload when you begin the online form.
1. Letter of Support
2. CV of the Nominee

Upon successful submission you will be directed to a webpage that confirms the successful submission and within a short period of time you will receive an email from the CAG National Office confirming receipt of your submission. If this does not occur, please contact the CAG National Office immediately.


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Submit Nomination

Step Two: Review

The CAG Education Affairs Committee will review the nominations and make recommendations to the executive, who will make the final decision regarding recipients.

Step Three: Approval

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

Previous Award Recipients