Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education Teaching

Nomination Deadline: February 10, 2020

The Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education Teaching honours an outstanding educator or teaching team that demonstrates effective teaching of interprofessional competencies to health profession students in the classroom setting, that support excellence in the delivery of patient-centred care.

The award is valued at $1,000 and will be presented to an educator or teaching team in a health or human services program for pre-entry to practice-level students.

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Eligibility criteria
  1. The nominee must be faculty or non-faculty appointed instructors who have taught a university-based interprofessional course in a health or human services program for pre-entry to practice-level students for at least two years; and
  2. the activities forming the basis for the nomination must demonstrate excellence in teaching interprofessional education* in the academic setting.

*Criteria to be considered in demonstrating excellence in teaching interprofessional education:

  • Adoption of at least one of the six National Interprofessional Competency Framework competencies into the course objectives, course assignments, and/or assessment.

  • Evidence of interprofessional content/approach to teaching and learning.

  • Evidence of use of principles of adult learning.

  • Teaching and learning methods reflect the reality of practice.

  • Creativity and innovation in delivery and content.

  • Student’s feedback about the interprofessional learning context.

Note: The following persons may not be nominated for this Award:

  • Faculty and staff members of the Office of UBC Health

  • Serving members of the UBC Health Awards Committee

Nomination process

A nomination form must be completed online and must include nomination letters from at least one health profession student and one health educator or professional who have been positively impacted by their experiences with the course taught by the nominated educator or team.

Nomination letters should describe the nominated educator or teaching team’s contributions towards interprofessional education and must include specific examples of how they meet the eligibility criteria.

Other documentation to support the nomination may also be submitted. This may include relevant course materials, students’ and peers’ evaluation data, participants’ feedback, course programs, lecture outlines, handouts, syllabi, etc.

How to submit a nomination:

Complete and submit the online nomination form by the nomination deadline of February 10, 2020.


Selection process

The winning nomination will be selected by the UBC Health Awards Committee, which is comprised of UBC faculty members, students and public members from the health community. Winner will be contacted and announced by March 2020.

By accepting the award, winner consents to having winner’s name published on the UBC Health website for the purpose of promoting UBC Health Awards.


Please contact Susana Leon, Administrator UBC Health, if you have any questions.

Click here for a list of all previous award winners.