CHS Lifetime Achievement Award


The recipient of the CHS Lifetime Achievement Award will be 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
  • Has made an impact by nurturing and encouraging young faculty.


This is a great opportunity to nominate your mentor by September 1th.  Nominators must be members in good standing of the Canadian Hematology Society.

“CHS has always been there on my pathway to success. I was honored to receive the CHS Lifetime Achievement Award in December 2022, which was a steppingstone to my appointment to the Order of Canada.” – Dr. Jeffrey Weitz

Application Form

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners


  • 2023

    Dr. Michael Barnett

    Retired, Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia

    2023 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Dr. Michael Barnett (R) presented by CHS President, Dr, Christopher Hillis (L)


  • 2022

    Dr. Jeff Weitz

    Professor, Department of Medicine, McMaster University

    Dr. Jeff Weitz receiving award from CHS President, Dr. Jason Berman (CHS Awards Gala Dec 11, 2022)


  • 2021

    Dr. Loree Larratt

    Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, University of Alberta


  • 2020

    Dr. Dale Dotton

    Hematologist, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
    Former Division Head, Division of Hematology, Wellesley Hospital (1969-1997)


  • 2019

    Dr. Victor Blanchette

    Professor of Pediatrics, at the University of Toronto;
    Staff Pediatric Hematologist in the Division of
    Hematology/Oncology and a Senior Associate
    Scientist (Emeritus) in the Research Institute at
    the Hospital for Sick Children


  • 2018

    Dr. David Lillicrap

    Queen’s University


  • 2017

    Dr. Armand Keating

    Professor, Department of Medicine and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto;
    Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network