ImpactBC Scholarship in Health Care Research and Development

The 2020 competition is closed. Recipients will be announced in March 2021.

Scholarships totalling $7,050* have been made available through an endowment established by ImpactBC for outstanding student(s) enrolled in a UBC Health program who have completed a research or development project focusing on patient/client involvement in health care decision-making or in health professional education. ImpactBC was instrumental in advancing health care improvement and patient engagement in BC from 2000 to 2015. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Office of UBC Health, and in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

*One or more scholarships valued at a minimum of $1,000 each will be offered every year. Availability and total value of scholarship(s) are subject to confirmation of funds.

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Minimum eligibility criteria
  1. Applicant must be registered in a health or human services degree program at UBC and be in good academic standing;
  2. must have completed, as part of the applicant’s studies in a health or human services degree program at UBC, a research or development project focusing on patient/client involvement in health care decision-making or in health professional education; and
  3. must meet the minimum requirements for holding and retaining scholarships as stated in the UBC Senate Regulations Governing University Awards.
Application process

All required forms and supporting documentation as outlined below must be received by the application deadline.​

Step 1:

Complete and submit the online application form.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION FORM

Step 2:

Upload a copy of your research or development project on patient/client involvement in health care decision-making or in health professional education to the application form online (file must be in PDF format).

Step 3:

Request an unofficial transcript from your program to be emailed directly to Veronica Grant at ubchealth.admin@ubc.ca.

Step 4:

Request two letters of recommendations from referees with formal academic or health professional roles who can clearly describe the impact of your research or development project focusing on patient/client involvement in health care decision-making or in health professional education, and the value that you brought to the research or project. Letters of recommendation (maximum 2 pages each) must be sent directly by your referees to Veronica Grant at ubchealth.admin@ubc.ca.

Note: Applicants must ensure that unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation are received by the UBC Health Administrator by the application deadline in order for application package to be complete. Late or incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Selection process

The ImpactBC Scholarship in Health Care Research and Development winners are selected by the UBC Health Awards Committee, which is composed of UBC faculty members, students, and public members from the health community. 

By accepting the ImpactBC Scholarship, winners consent to having their names and programs of study published on the UBC Health website and other promotional material. 

Questions?

Please contact Veronica Grant at ubchealth.admin@ubc.ca.