and well-being of children and youth
Established in 2008, the Michel Weber Education Award recognizes a CPS member whose work in medical and/or inter-professional education has had a significant and positive impact on learners in child and youth health.
Recipients receive both a commemorative plaque and a cash award of $1,000 to be presented at the CPS Annual Conference. The recipient will have all appropriate travel expenses and conference registration covered and will receive complimentary CPS membership for one year.
Dr. Robert Hilliard is being recognized for his commitment and passion for teaching at all levels. Dr. Hilliard is a professor of paediatrics at the University of Toronto and a paediatrician at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
Dr. Michel Weber was a passionate paediatric educator. His teaching focused not only on the needs of his students, but reflected his desire to teach in a relaxed atmosphere based on mutual respect of educator and learner.
Dr. Weber completed his paediatric residency at the Université de Montréal. In 1973 he began practicing paediatrics at le CHU Sainte-Justine. He quickly ascended the academic ranks to become assistant professor in 1979 and full professor in 1988. He sat on the Université de Montréal medical education committee for 18 years. As an educator, Dr. Weber believed in the value of teaching with case reports. He touched many different aspects of teaching including the pre-clinic phase of medical education, residency training and continuing medical education and wrote many books to help fill a void when there was a lack of French resource books.
Dr. Weber received many awards throughout his life in recognition of his important contribution to teaching.
Nominations must be resubmitted each year for consideration. Current CPS board and Awards Committee members are not eligible for nomination and cannot nominate candidates while serving their terms.
Submissions must include the following:
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This award is sponsored by the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation and the University of Montreal's Department of Pediatrics.
Last updated: May 17 2013