Rising Star Award

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit nominations as early as possible.

The deadline for nominations is July 15 by 5:00 pm ET.

The award will be presented at the annual Meeting of the Minds in Toronto, ON. Recipients will have the opportunity to present their work as speakers of the conference.

They will be recognized at the Meeting of the Minds conference and have an opportunity to present their work. 

This award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. This award acknowledges the basic or clinical research accomplishments of a junior/newly emerging investigator in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, within 5 years of their first faculty appointment. The five year period criterion will be extended for individuals who have taken extended leaves of absence due to life circumstances such as parental or sick leave.

Nominated by their fellow scientists, recipients of the Rising Star Award are innovative and productive leaders who are advancing Crohn's and colitis research in Canada and have made an outstanding contribution to the mission of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. 

Nomination criteria:

Nominations can be submitted by fellow scientists and IBD researchers. IBD scientists and researchers in Canada within 5 years of their first faculty appointment are eligible to be nominated.

Submitting a nomination

Nominees must complete the online application form below. Please note, applications are no longer being accepted via email or mail. If you encounter any difficulties with the online application forms, please contact research...crohnsandcolitis...ca

Past Winners include:

2023      Dr. Heather Armstrong, Winnipeg, MB
2022      Dr. Christopher Ma, Calgary, AB
2021      Dr. Amanda Ricciuto, Toronto, ON
2020      Dr. Yasmin Nasser, Calgary, AB
2019      Dr. Neeraj Narula, Hamilton, ON
2018      Dr. Sanjay Murthy, Ottawa, ON
2017      Dr. Reena Khanna, London, ON
2016      Dr. Eric Benchimol, Nepean, ON

Nomination form

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Contact information 

If you have any questions about Crohn's and Colitis Canada grant programs or awards, please do not hesitate to connect with us. Direct your questions to:

Research Grants Administrator
Tel. (416) 920-5035 ext. 252
Email: research...crohnsandcolitis...ca 

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  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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