Awards for Health Educators, Professionals + Community Partners

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These awards are open to health educators, professionals, and community partners in health who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare education and practice. Nominees may be from or outside of the University of British Columbia. Nominations must be supported by at least two nominators.

The 2023 award nomination process will open in October 2023.

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John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award

The John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award recognizes outstanding mentorship by faculty members at any stage in their academic career, in any of UBC’s health-related disciplines, who have formally been identified as mentors, and who exemplify a deep commitment to fostering the professional and personal development of faculty colleagues, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the early stages of their academic careers.

Established by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in honour of Dean Emeritus John McNeill, this prestigious award is valued at $10,000.


John F. McCreary Prize for Interprofessional Teamwork

The John F. McCreary Prize was created to recognize and promote interprofessional teamwork in the health and human service professions. The award is named after Dr. John F. McCreary, the first coordinator of health sciences at UBC, and is intended to draw attention to Dr. McCreary’s vision of interprofessional collaboration in clinical work and education and the value of a team approach in meeting the health care needs of British Columbians. The first McCreary Prize was awarded in 1994.

The prize is valued at $1,500 and will be presented to a representative of the recipient team.

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Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching and Learning

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

The awards are valued at $1,000 each and will be presented to two educators who have facilitated interprofessional learning activities for UBC Health, such as the Integrated Curriculum, and have demonstrated exemplary facilitation skills.

How to Apply

Practice Education Team Award

The Practice Education Team Award honours a healthcare 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 a healthcare team in a practice setting.

How to Apply

R. Paul Kerston Community Educator Award

Named after long-time community educator, R. Paul Kerston, this annual award was established in 2014 to honour outstanding community educators who have made a difference to student learning at UBC.

The award is valued at $1,000. In the event there is more than one recipient selected, the award value will be shared amongst recipients.

How to Apply