John H. V. Gilbert Interprofessional Scholarship

The 2020 competition is closed. 

A scholarship valued at approximately $500* has been endowed by friends and colleagues in honour of Dr. John H. V. Gilbert for an outstanding student who, having completed the penultimate year of any health or human services degree program, combines academic excellence and demonstrated student leadership in interprofessional education for collaborative patient-centred practice. Activities related to interprofessional education in all undergraduate years are considered. Candidates must apply to the Office of UBC Health and are required to secure two signed letters of recommendation, which must be emailed directly by the referees. Unofficial transcripts must also be submitted. The award is made on the recommendation of a committee chaired by an individual appointed by the Office of UBC Health.

*Availability and value of scholarship 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 be in the final year of their program in the Winter 2020 Term; and
  3. must meet minimum requirements for holding and retaining scholarships as stated in the UBC Senate Regulations Governing University Awards.

Examples of eligible students in applicable programs:

  • Medicine, Pharmacy, and Social Work students in Year 4 of their undergraduate degree.

  • Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy, and Audiology & Speech Sciences students in Year 2 of their Master’s degree.

  • Nursing students in Year 4 of their undergraduate degree, or in Year 2 of their Master of Science in Nursing or Master of Nursing degree.

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.


Step 2:

Request an unofficial transcript from your program to be emailed directly to Veronica Grant at

Step 3:

Request two letters of recommendations from referees with formal academic, health professional, or community educator roles, who can clearly describe your demonstrated student leadership in interprofessional education for collaborative patient-centred practice, including your involvement in specific activities and the value that you brought to these activities. Letters of recommendation (maximum 2 pages each) must be sent directly by your referees to Veronica Grant at

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 John H. V. Gilbert Interprofessional Scholarship winner is 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 Gilbert Scholarship, the winner consents to having their name and program of study published on the UBC Health website and other promotional material.


Please contact Veronica Grant at