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Canadian Paediatric Society

Life Membership

Life Membership is an honour reserved for members who have made a significant contribution to the CPS. Life members have demonstrated tremendous dedication to advancing the health of children by supporting the work of the CPS.

Recipients receive complimentary life membership in the CPS (effective the next membership year), complimentary registration to the CPS Annual Conference for life, complimentary registration to the Lifelong Learning in Paediatrics courses each year, as well as all other membership benefits enjoyed by Fellow members of the CPS.

The award is presented during the CPS Annual Conference.

Current recipient(s): Dr. Andrew Lynk

Dr. Andrew Lynk

Dr. Andrew Lynk receives CPS Life Membership for his years of hard work and leadership. Dr. Lynk practiced as a community pediatrician in Cape Breton for over 25 years and is now Chair of Pediatrics at the IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University. Dr. Lynk has a longstanding history with the CPS. He has served as a board member representing Nova Scotia, as a president of the Global Child and Youth Health Section and in 2013 was the CPS President.  He served as the chair of the Action Committee for Children and Teens for ten years and was the founder of the CPS Status Report. He is currently the chair of the Leadership Development Committee and an assistant editor of Paediatrics & Child Health.

Current recipient(s): Dr. Robin Williams

Dr. Robin Williams

Dr. Robin Williams, a champion of the early years, is being awarded CPS Life Membership for her outstanding work in the area of early childhood development. A paediatrician and a public health physician, Dr. Williams is currently a Special Advisor to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario. She spent the first half of her career as a paediatrician in Niagara and went on to become the Medical Officer of Health for Niagara Region (1995 to 2011). Dr. Williams is a former CPS President (2015-16) who took on an active role in promoting children’s literacy and advocating for a federal child and youth health commissioner. She is currently chair of the CPS Early Years Task Force and a member of the Leadership Development Committee.

Nominations

The Membership Subcommittee will judge candidates based on:

  • Time spent volunteering on the CPS board, committees, and/or sections;
  • Volunteering as a spokesperson for the CPS;
  • Advocating on behalf of the CPS;
  • Promoting the CPS and its work.

Nominations will be held for two consecutive years but must be formally resubmitted following the two year period to be reconsidered. A maximum of two life memberships will be granted per year.

Current voting members of the CPS Board of Directors and Membership Subcommittee are not eligible.

Submissions

Submissions must include:

  • Letters from both the nominator and seconder, both of whom are CPS members, describing how the nominee meets the above criteria.
  • An updated curriculum vitae for the candidate.

Submit your nominations using the Submit Nomination button.

Past recipients

2017

Dr. Marie Gauthier

2017

Dr. Susan Tallett

2016

Dr. Ann Jefferies

2016

Dr. Heather Onyett

2015

Drs. Joanne Embree, Scott Halperin, Dorothy Moore and David Scheifele

2014

Drs. Jean-Yves Frappier and Richard Stanwick

2013

Drs. Noni MacDonald, Douglas McMillan and Gary Pekeles

2012

Dr. Bob Issenman

2011

Drs. Emmett Francoeur, Danielle Grenier and Denis Leduc

2010

Drs. Jack Holland and John Watts

2009

Drs. Elizabeth Ford-Jones, Elizabeth Hillman and Diane Sacks

2008

Drs. Judith Hall and Gilles Delage

2007

Drs. Robert Haslam and John Godel

2006

Drs. Alexander Allen and Ron Gold

2005

Drs. Maurice Bouchard and James Carter

2004

Drs. Barrett Adams, Eugene Outerbridge, and Claude Paré

1999

Ms. Nicole Menzies

1996

Dr. Nicholas Steinmetz

1994

Dr. James Strain

1990

Dr. Pamela Fitzhardinge

1989

Drs. Clarke Fraser and Morag Gilchrist

Last updated: May 23 2018