College Award for Distinguished Service

The College Award for Distinguished Service recognizes an individual or corporate member for their significant contribution to the College or to the advancement of our mission, vision, values and strategic directions.

As recipients are selected by the College's Board of Directors, there is no formal nomination to be submitted.

2017 Recipient: Colonel (Retired) David Weger, CHE 

For 36 years, David Weger served Canada as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, the latter 29 years of which were with the Military Health System.   As a Healthcare Administrator and Senior Health Services Executive, he was afforded the opportunity to collaborate with counterparts from five Canadian Provinces and numerous foreign countries.  He led the development of agreements for the integration of Military Health Care Professionals into Provincial Health Care Systems for the maintenance of the clinical skill sets required to save lives on combat operations.  He also played a key role in establishing the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants as a non-governmental organization.

View our 2017 Celebrating Leading Practices booklet for David’s full biography.


Past Recipients

Please see our past recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.

2016, Alice Kennedy FCCHL

2015, Donna Towers CHE

2014, Mark Neskar CHE

2013, Maura Davies FCCHL

2012, Don Desjardins

2011, Bonnie Adamson FCCHL