CAME Ian Hart Award

CAME Ian Hart Award

Nomination Deadline: November 26, 2021

The Award
Established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Ian Hart, founder of CAME, this award recognizes
senior faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to medical education
throughout their academic career.

Nomination Requirements 
Nominees must be CAME members. The initial nomination must be made by a CAME
member. Members currently serving on the CAME Executive, CAME Board of Directors
or the CAME Awards Committee are not eligible as nominees. Nominations must be
formally resubmitted each year to be considered.

The award is presented at the CAME Awards Cocktail Reception during the Canadian Conference on Medical Education. The recipient is awarded a commemorative plaque and a prize of $1,000.

Selection Criteria

The CAME Awards Committee will evaluate candidates based on:

  1. Teaching activities (quantity, breadth, quality, mentorship)
  2. Research activities in medical education (quantity, funds received, quality)
  3. Scientific presentations in medical education (local, provincial, national, and international meetings)
  4. Scientific publications in medical education
  5. Development or implementation of educational innovations (degree of  innovation, breadth of the innovations, acting as a catalyst, etc)
  6. Demonstration of leadership in medical education (local, provincial, national and international)
  7. Demonstration of administrative abilities and duties at the local, provincial, national and international levels.
  8. Impact of the candidate’s activities (local, provincial, national, and international)

Submission requirements

Submissions must include:

  1.  A maximum of three letters of nomination, one from within the nominee’s institution and two external (National or International) nomination. Please include as many examples used in the selection criteria as possible.
  2. A letter of support from the person to whom the nominee reports. If this is also the person making the nomination, then an additional letter of support from a senior educational administrator or leader who is aware of the nominee’s accomplishments will be accepted.
  3. The nominee’s complete curriculum vitae.
  4.  A current head shot of the nominee.
  5.  A short bio of the nominee which will be circulated to membership and on social media should they be chosen as the 2022 Ian Hart Award winner.

Nominees are encouraged to contact their local CAME representative for support in the application process.

Please submit nominees for the 2022 CAME Ian Hart Award via the nomination form.

2021 CAME Award Winner

Dr. Patricia Houston was virtually celebrated by colleagues, friends and the greater medical education community during our CAME Awards and Cocktail Reception, held in conjunction with CCME 2021 on April 19, 2021. Please enjoy this video of her acceptance speech. Our thanks to Dr. Pier Bryden for introducing Dr. Houston.

2021 CAME Award Winner

Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education: Established in 1992 in honour of Dr. Ian Hart, founder of CAME, this award recognizes senior faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to medical education throughout their academic career. CAME is delighted to present the 2021 Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education to Dr. Patricia Houston, University of Toronto.

Dr. Patricia Houston, MD, MEd, FRCPC

Vice Dean, Medical Education

Dr. Patricia Houston began her term at the University of Toronto, as Vice Dean of the MD Program in 2016 responsible for leadership of the MD and MD/PhD Programs. Most recently Dr. Houston was appointed Vice Dean, Medical Education. In her expanded role as Vice Dean Medical Education, Dr. Houston retains responsibility for the MD Program with additional oversight of Postgraduate Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development programs.

A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, where she also completed a Masters in Education at OISE, Dr. Houston has distinguished herself as a collaborative leader in health professional education. She has served in a number of leadership roles both at the University and at St. Michael’s Hospital, where she served as Vice President, Education. She was Vice Chair of Education in the Faculty of Medicine Department of Anesthesia from 2004 to 2011 and served as Acting Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education in 2012-2013. At St. Michael’s she has served as Medical Director, Perioperative Service Program and Anesthetist-in-Chief, among other roles.

Throughout her career she has been recognized with numerous teaching and leadership awards. She is committed to ensuring excellence and alignment across the educational programs she oversees and a learning environment where “we all belong.”

2020 CAME Award Winner

Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education: Established in 1992 in honour of Dr. Ian Hart, founder of CAME, this award recognizes senior faculty who have made an exceptional contribution to medical education throughout their academic career. CAME is delighted to present the 2020 Ian Hart Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Education to Dr. Kevin Eva, University of British Columbia.

Dr. Kevin Eva is Associate Director and Senior Scientist in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship, and Professor and Director of Educational Research and Scholarship in the Department of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia. He completed his PhD in Cognitive Psychology (McMaster University) in 2001 and became Editor-in-Chief for the journal Medical Education in 2008. Dr. Eva maintains a number of international appointments including visiting professor at the University of Bern (Switzerland), Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne (Australia), and Honorary Skou Professor of Health Sciences Education at Aarhus University (Denmark). He has consulted broadly around the globe including advisory roles for the National Board of Medical Examiners (US) and National Health Services Education (Scotland), and he works extensively with the Medical Council of Canada and College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.



Past Recipients

Professor Rachel Ellaway is a renowned scholar and thinker in the field of health professional education and is currently the Director of the Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship at the University of Calgary. She got her PhD at the University of Edinburgh and moved to Canada in 2007 to join the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2015 she joined the University of Calgary to lead their newly formed educational scholarship unit. As a generalist scholar, Professor Ellaway has made substantial contributions to medical education right across the spectrum and has been an active voice in both shaping and challenging the ways in which the field is developing and mentoring and supporting her colleagues in finding their voices. She is also known for creating and leading of the AMEE Fringe and the CAME Voice, and her advocacy for the role of scholarly excellence in all things.

Andrée Boucher, MD, FRCPC
Professor at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine
Head of Endocrinology at CHUM

Andrée Boucher is a Professor at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine. She is an endocrinologist, thyroid cancer specialist, clinician-researcher, and medical director of the interprofessional thyroid cancer team at the Université de Montréal teaching hospital (CHUM).

She has been involved in all levels of education in her Faculty, notably as Vice-Dean of Professional Development and Director of the Centre for Pedagogy Applied to Health Sciences (CPASS), exercising various responsibilities in the areas of management, pedagogical innovation and research. She led the process of reflecting on the competency-based approach in her Faculty. She has sat on several boards of directors and was Vice President, Education, for the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. She is now Head of the Endocrinology division at the CHUM, residency program director, and Clinician Educator at the Royal College.

A popular lecturer, she has been recognized with awards from various organizations like Université de Montréal, the SCEM, the RCPSC, and the FMSQ, as well as from students.


Dr. Susan Lieff is a Professor and recently completed her term as Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (UT). She is currently the founding Director of the New and Evolving Academic Leaders Program (NEAL) at the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD), Faculty of Medicine and St Michael’s Hospital, an international program that supports the development of formal and informal leaders in the academic health sciences, as well as their Director of Academic Leadership Development. She completed her Masters of Education in Higher Education of Health Professionals at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education / UT in 2002 and her International Masters in Health Leadership at McGill University in 2008.

Within her subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry, Dr Lieff’s scholarship has focused on recruitment, competencies and faculty development in North America. She was the founding Chair of the Teaching and Training Committee of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (2000-2003). More recently she helped steward the development of the first Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Exam (2010-2017) as its Co-Chair. In faculty development, her initial scholarship focused on clinician-educators within psychiatry which informed her creation of the CFD’s award winning Education Scholars Program for clinician-educators in the health sciences. Dr. Lieff’s current scholarship focuses on studying the practices, networks and perspectives of academic leaders in the health sciences as well as the design and evaluation of leadership development programs for faculty in the health sciences.

Dr Lieff has been recognized for her excellence in teaching and educational innovation by the University of Toronto, UT Faculty of Medicine, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Association of Academic Psychiatry and the American and Canadian Psychiatric Associations

A popular lecturer, she has been recognized with awards from various organizations like Université de Montréal, the SCEM, the RCPSC, and the FMSQ, as well as from students.

Joan Sargeant, PhD

Dalhousie University

Title of Presentation: Where are we heading in medical education?

Joan Sargeant, BN, MEd, PhD is Professor, Division of Medical Education (DME), Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax. She recently completed her term as Head, DME and prior to that was Director, Program in Health and Medical Education Research, DME, and before that, Director Research and Evaluation, Continuing Professional Development.

Joan is an educator, researcher and administrator who has been engaged in medical education across the continuum. Recently at Dalhousie she has served as a member of the UGME Assessment and Curriculum committees, is actively engaged in promoting competency-based education in PGME, and from the CPD perspective, is active in studying how physicians learn from their practice. In her role as Head, DME, she fostered programs which spanned the continuum, such as communication skills, critical thinking and the humanities, and mentored students, residents and faculty.

In her research, she is particularly interested in understanding the role external data and feedback play in learner development across undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing education, and in promoting continuous learning. Her research program in assessment and feedback explores how learners and physicians are assessed in clinical practice, how they are engaged in feedback discussions, how they assimilate external performance data with their own perceptions of how they’re doing, and the opportunities which coaching might offer in enhancing learner and physician ongoing development. Additional areas of research interest include interprofessional education, professionalism, and
knowledge translation.

Joan is actively involved in national and international professional committees, and is frequently invited as a visiting scholar by other schools and organizations. Outside of her work, Joan enjoys sailing, gardening, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Linda Snell

McGill University

Dr. Kevin Imrie

University of Toronto

Dr. Ivan Silver

University of Toronto

Dr. Glenn Regehr

University of British Columbia

Dr. Brian Hodges

University of Toronto

Dr. Yvonne Steinert

McGill University

Dr. Helen Batty

University of Toronto

Dr. Meridith Marks

University of Ottawa

Dr. Jocelyn Lockyer

University of Calgary

Dr. Paul Grand’Maison

Université de Sherbrooke

Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull

University of Ottawa

Dr. Richard Cruess and Dr. Sylvia Cruess

McGill University

Dr. Dave Davis

University of Toronto

Dr. Peter McLeod

McGill University

Dr. Gordon Page

University of British Columbia

Dr. Carlos Brailovsky

Université Laval

Dr. Jean Gray

Dalhousie University

Dr. Wayne Weston

University of Western Ontario

Dr. Jean-Pierre DesGroseilliers

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Dr. Richard Reznick

University of Toronto

Josephine Cassie

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Dr. Pierre Jean

University of Ottawa

Dr. Geoff Norman

McMaster University

Dr. Karen Mann

Dalhousie University

Dr. Jacques Des Marchais

Université de Sherbrooke

Dr. Dale Dauphinee

Medical Council of Canada

Dr. Ian Hart

University of Ottawa