The Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching and Learning recognizes outstanding educators who demonstrate excellence in facilitating interprofessional groups of learners at UBC Vancouver or UBC Okanagan.

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Dr. Philip Crowell is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, Medical and Dental Ethics Leader/Educator for UBC, and Spiritual Health Leader/Educator for Provincial Health Services Authority. Dr. Crowell has been facilitating interprofessional learning at UBC for 10 years, and his contributions have enhanced collaborative health education. Among his many activities, he assisted with the development of healthcare ethics workshops for UBC Health’s Integrated Curriculum and the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry. In addition, he facilitates the workshops, which are attended by interdisciplinary groups of health professional students, and provides training for facilitators from a range of disciplines. As a UBC interprofessional ethics educator, Dr. Crowell approaches ethics as an integrative and collaborative process, which enables students to better understand other healthcare professions and their values, ultimately benefitting future practice.

Dr. Kerry Wilbur is Associate Professor and Executive Director, Entry-to-Practice Education in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC. Dr. Wilbur has been committed to interprofessional education and collaboration for more than 20 years and has been an advocate in pharmacy training programs locally and internationally. She has facilitated UBC Health Integrated Curriculum workshops on professionalism, ethics, collaborative decision-making, and Indigenous cultural safety. She also worked with the Patient and Community Partnership for Education at UBC Health to develop an interprofessional patient-centred health advocacy workshop for delivery in medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and pharmacy. Dr. Wilbur ensures protected time in the pharmacy curriculum for interprofessional education activities led by students and created a committee to review new interprofessional learning opportunities and evaluate the outcomes. Dr. Wilbur believes interprofessional exposure will have valuable impacts on team and patient-centred care in practice.


Diana Lin, Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education Teaching for her long-standing dedication and accomplishments in spearheading interprofessional education opportunities.

She is a strong advocate of interprofessional education in building effective collaborative leadership teams to strengthen and improve health outcomes. She uses engaging, creative, and innovative teaching approaches to facilitate a better understanding of how members of a healthcare team can each uniquely contribute to quality patient care. 

When planning curriculum, initiatives, and student placements, Professor Lin is led by her passion for building, integrating, and furthering students’ interprofessional knowledge and interest. She creates meaningful, authentic learning opportunities, nurtures and strengthens collaborative relationships, and encourages students to explore strategies that promote interprofessional education and collaboration. Professor Lin’s work and the impact of her innovative teaching philosophy on the many students she has taught are inspiring.


Barbara Casson and Marcia Choi, Co-Instructors of IHHS 400 Course on Healthcare Team Development


IHHS 402 Course Teaching Team, UBC College of Health Disciplines


Residential Orientation Re-design Project Team, Providence Health Care


Interprofessional Rheumatology Teaching Team, UBC Dept. of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy


Collaboration for Maternal & Newborn Health (CHNH)