CHS Awards


Research Abstract Award

In support of young Canadian scientists, clinicians and investigators in the field of hematology, the Canadian Hematology Society offers the CHS Annual Research Abstract Awards. They are presented at the annual CHS members’ awards banquet, held in conjunction with the annual meeting each December. Abstract Awards are given in two categories: PhD & Postdoctoral and Residents & Fellows.
The John H. Crookston Award – under the Residents and Fellows category – is given to the resident who is judged to have the best paper.

Dr. R. Kennedy Smiley
CHS Founding President

The R K Smiley Award was instituted in 2011, marking the 40th Anniversary of the CHS. It is named in honour of R. Kennedy Smiley, the society’s founding president, who was also instrumental in founding the University of Ottawa’s medical school.
The RK Smiley Award provides grants $20,000 aimed at pilot projects expected to lead to larger follow-up studies funded by CIHR or other grant funding agencies.

Paper of the Year  

The CHS Paper of the Year recognizes clinical or lab-based Canadian hematology research, represented in “the best hematology paper in Canada” published between August 31st of one year, and August 31st of the following year.
The annual award is presented to a CHS member in good standing, during the CHS members’ awards banquet, in conjunction with the annual meeting each December.


Lifetime Achievement Award Logo The CHS Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who: is well-known and has an outstanding reputation in the field of hematology in Canada, has done the majority of their hematology work in Canada, has achieved international recognition and impact for their work in the field, and who has made an impact by nurturing and encouraging young faculty.
CHS members are eligible to submit nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented each December at the members’ awards banquet, in conjunction with the annual meeting.