Life Time Achievement Award
Nominations being accepted by February 15, 2018
This annual award honours a CAPO/ACOP member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee and the Board of Directors of the association, has made exceptional and enduring career contributions to Psychosocial Oncology.
- This award shall be presented to recognize a Canadian individual who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee and the Board of Directors of the association, has made exceptional and enduring career contributions to Psychosocial Oncology.
- Eligibility is limited to members in good standing of CAPO (for at least 2 years prior to the nomination).
- Nominators do not need to be CAPO members. It is the responsibility of the nominators to obtain permission from the nominee to put their name forward for the award.
- The Lifetime Achievement Award replaces the original CAPO Award of Excellence. The winners of the original CAPO Award of Excellence are ineligible to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Application for the award will consist of a curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee, together with a letter of nomination and two letters of reference from individuals familiar with the nominee’s contributions. The letter of nomination will specifically state why the nominee is deserving of the award by providing evidence for how the individual has, over the course of their career, given exceptional and enduring career contributions to Psychosocial Oncology in the areas of research, education, clinical practice, and/or policy.
- Complete nomination packages must be submitted electronically to the Chair(s) of the Awards Committee (c/o the CAPO office) by no later than February 15, 2017. Submissions should be in PDF format – in one file.
Please submit to:
- Anthony Laycock, Association Manager, CAPO, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nominations and supporting documentation can be submitted in either French or English.
- In the event of multiple nominees, the Awards Committee will invite members of the CAPO Board (barring those with real or perceived conflicts of interest) to vote in order to attain a recipient of the award. In the event of a tie vote, the last three CAPO past presidents, excluding the immediate past president (who are clear of any conflict of interest) will review the tied nominations and vote amongst themselves to select a winner.
- If no suitable recipients are nominated, no award will be given.
- There is no monetary value to this award.
- Award will be presented at the 2017 CAPO conference, May 3-5, in Vancouver.
Prior to 2010, this award was called the CAPO Award of Excellence. The prior winners of the CAPO Award of Excellence before the change in the award structure were:
- 2017 – Dr. Joan Bottorff
- 2016 – Gina MacKenzie, MSW
- 2015 – Diane Manii
- 2014 – Not Awarded
- 2013 – Dr. Scott M. Sellick, PhD, C Psych
- 2012 – Dr. Gary Rodin, PhD
- 2011 – Dr. Mary Jane Esplen, PhD
- 2010 – Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, PhD
- 2009 – Esther Green, RN, MSc (T)
- 2008 – Jill Taylor Brown, M.S.W., R.S.W
- 2007 – Dr. Lesley Degner, PhD
- 2006 – Dr. Zeev Rosberger, PhD
- 2005 – Dr. Barry Bultz, PhD, C Psych
- 2004 – Margaret Fitch, PhD