Congratulations to Drs. Sylvia Cheng, Paul Thiessen, and Tom McLaughlin!

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has announced its 2021 award winners, honouring those who demonstrate excellence in paediatric research, advocacy, health promotion and education. [MORE]

The Department of Pediatrics was well represented in several categories, they are:


Certificate of Merit: For CPS members who have made outstanding contributions at the regional level.

Dr. Sylvia Cheng completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC), followed by her paediatric residency and subspecialty training in paediatric hematology and oncology at the University of Toronto. She is a clinical assistant professor in the department of paediatrics, UBC, and a consultant paediatric hematologist and oncologist at B.C. Children’s Hospital.




Life Membership Award: Life Membership is an honour reserved for members who have made a significant contribution to the CPS. Life members have demonstrated tremendous dedication to advancing the health of children by supporting the work of the CPS.

Dr. Paul Thiessen obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Alberta, then undertook his paediatric residency training in Vancouver and at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.



Early Career Paediatrician Award: Celebrates the leadership qualities of an early career paediatrician and recognizes their exceptional contribution and commitment to advocating for child and youth health at the regional level.

Dr. Tom McLaughlin is a hospitalist general paediatrician, medical director of the Clinical Teaching Unit at B.C. Children’s Hospital, and a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC).


Congratulations All!