Awards Program

Congratulations to the 2021 CSRT Award Recipients!

 

We're excited to announce the 2021 CSRT Award Recipients!

The awards were conferred virtually at the CSRT Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 10th, 2021.

 
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Colya Kaminiarz Professional Achievement Award


This award was created to honour Colya Kaminiarz for the significant contributions he made to the profession and the professional association.

The award recognizes RTs who have made a significant contribution to professional practice and/or have influenced others toward high levels of achievement in professional practice.

 
 

Award sponsored by Medtronic


 
 

Rena Sorenson - 2021 Recipient

 
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Robert Merry Excellence in Education Award


This award was created to honour Robert Merry who made significant contributions in the field of education in respiratory therapy.

The award recognizes RTs who have made a significant contribution to the practice of RT Education and/or have influenced others toward high levels of achievement in RT education.

 

Lynn Poulin Daley - 2021 Recipient

 
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VitalAire Respiratory Home Care Award


The award recognizes respiratory therapists who have made significant contributions to the field of respiratory home care services and/or who have influenced others toward high levels of achievement in the field of respiratory home care services.

 
 

Award sponsored by VitalAire


 
 

Elizabeth French - 2021 Recipient

 
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Louis Phillip Belle-Isle
Scholarship for Graduate Studies


The Louis Phillip Belle-Isle Scholarship for Graduate Studies was recently established in partnership with Roxon Medi-Tech in honour of a former CSRT Board member, dear friend and colleague Louis Phillip Belle-Isle.

 

Award sponsored by Roxon Medi-Tech


 
 

Robert Biddlecombe - 2021 Recipient

 
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President's Award


To allow each President to recognize an individual, group or organization that has provided support to the President in his/her role, or has made a significant contribution to the Society and or the profession.

 

Award sponsored by Trudell Healthcare Solutions


 
 

Cindy Bruce-Barrett - 2021 Recipient

 
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CSRT / CBRC Exam Achievement Awards

These awards (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) will recognize the 3 highest marks achieved by a CSRT student member on the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care (CBRC) each exam year.

 

2021 Gold Medal Recipient
Hannah Diemert Fanshawe

College of Applied Arts

2021 Silver Medal Recipient
Elora Tung Fanshawe

College of Applied Arts

2021 Bronze Medal Recipient
Yu Chao Jun

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

2021 Bronze Medal Recipient
Kyla Suss

University of Manitoba

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The CJRT Article of the Year

This award was established in 2019 to recognize and promote quality contributions to academic research and writing among respiratory therapists.

 

Ventilatory equivalent for oxygen as an extubation outcome predictor: A pilot study

 
 

Troy Ellens, Ramandeep Kaur, Kelly Roehl, Meagan Dubosky, David L. Vines

 
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Award for Professional Achievement in AA Practice

This award was created to recognizes Certified Clinical Anesthesia Assistants (CCAAs) who have made a significant contribution to anesthesia assistance (AA) practice, and/or have influenced others toward high levels of achievement in AA practice.

 

Marco Zaccagnini - 2021 Recipient

 
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CSRT Award for Student Excellence

To recognize graduating students at each Canadian respiratory therapy education program who demonstrate academic and/or professional excellence (as determined by their program).

The CSRT encourages education programs to present this award during the graduation ceremony at each education program.

The recipient of the CSRT Award for Student Excellence will receive a certificate of recognition from the CSRT, a CSRT pin, and a one year CSRT membership.

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Award sponsored by the CSRT


 
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Poster Awards

2021 Poster Award Winners

 

RT Poster Award:
Presentations are marked in part for originality, technical accuracy and creativity and visual appeal.

The winning entrant receives a cash prize of $500.

 
 

Author: Zeina Atwi, RRT

Zeina Atwi Poster 2021
 
 

Papadakos Student Poster Presentation Award:
This award was established in 2011 to recognize the highest quality education for respiratory therapy students.

This award is sponsored by Dr. Peter Papadakos, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester; Departments of Surgery and Neurosurgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, and former member of the CJRT Editorial Board.

This award is presented for the best student poster presentation. Presentations are marked in part for originality, technical accuracy and creativity and visual appeal.

The winning entrant receives a cash prize of $500.

 

Authors: Emily Dileonardo, Thomas Gibson, Kristen Gulas

Thomas Gibson_STU_Poster_LVRS as an Alternative or Bridging Treatment to LTx in End-Stage COPD Patients
 
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Distinguished & Honorary Awards

Distinguished Life Membership

The conferral of Life Membership represents the highest form of recognition by one’s peers, and is accordingly classified under the CSRT Distinguished Life Membership category. A person who is a CSRT Registered Member and has rendered distinguished services to the society may be honoured by the society to this classification of distinguished membership.

The number of Distinguished Life Members at any given time shall not exceed fifteen.

List of Distinguished Life Members

Dr. Michael B. Andrews

Denny Beaudin

Debbie Cain

Charles Frank Frew

Eleanor R. Lord

Ian Reid

Mohamed Shariff

Honorary Life Membership

Honorary Life Membership is conferred upon individuals who have provided meritorious service to the CSRT. This award will be conferred at the President’s banquet during the Annual Education Conference in years where there is a recipient.

A person who is not otherwise eligible for registered membership in the CSRT, or is an industry partner. An individual who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of respiratory therapy or to the CSRT, may be honoured by the society to this classification of Honorary Life Membership.

List of Honorary Life Members

Christiane Ménard

Dr. Peter Papadakos

Dr. Sharon Peters

Dr. Donald Reid

Christine Robinson

Dr. Christian Soder

Dr. Frederic R. H. Wrigley