Practice Education Award

Nomination Deadline: February 10, 2020

The Practice Education Award honours an individual or health care team that provides outstanding interprofessional collaborative patient-centred education* in the practice setting for pre-entry to practice-level students.

The award is valued at $1,000 and will be presented to an individual or health care team in a practice setting.

*Interprofessional Collaborative Patient-Centred Education:

Promotes the active participation of each health care discipline in patient care and fosters respect for disciplinary contributions made by all professions. It enhances patient and family-centred goals and values, provides mechanisms for continuous communication and collaborative decision-making among caregivers and their families (Health Canada, 2003).

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Eligibility criteria
  1. The nominee must be an individual health professional or educator, or an established team of health professionals and/or educators from community, hospital or university-based settings;
  2. the nominated individual or team is recognized by others for their ability to role model and teach interprofessional competencies to students at the pre-entry to practice level; and
  3. the activities forming the basis for the nomination must demonstrate ongoing interprofessional clinical education opportunities that implement collaborative practice** and/or teaching strategies that involve students.

**Collaborative Practice:

Collaborative Practice is the process of developing and maintaining effective interprofessional working relationships with students, practitioners, patients and families to enable optimal health outcomes. The elements of collaboration are respect, trust, shared decision-making, and partnerships.

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 student and one health professional who have been positively impacted by their interprofessional education experiences with the nominated individual or team.

Nomination letters should describe the nominated individual or team’s contributions towards interprofessional collaborative patient-centred education in the practice setting, 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 placement evaluations from students, patients’ testimonials, feedback from colleagues or hospital or education administrators, 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.