Young Scholar in Quality Innovation Award

The CAG Young Scholar in Quality Improvement Award recognizes outstanding contributions to gastroenterology through quality improvement initiatives by a young CAG member, who is invited to give a lecture at Canadian Digestive Diseases Week™.

Candidates must:

  • Be within ten (10) years of their first academic appointment
  • Hold an appointment at a Canadian university, hospital or research institute
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant resident in Canada
  • Be a member of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology



2023 Award Recipient

Vivian Huang, University of Toronto

Toronto, ON


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 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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Nomination System is OPEN

Step Two: Review

CAG Quality Affairs will review the nominations and make recommendations to the Board, who will make the final decision regarding recipients. Selection will be based on quality improvement initiatives of candidates.

Step Three: Approval

Only the award recipient will be notified via email. A presentation will be made at CDDW™ where the recipient will deliver a lecture on their work.