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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Award sponsored by the CSRT
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.
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
Charles Frank Frew
Eleanor R. Lord
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.