The Practice Education Team Award honours a healthcare team that provides outstanding interprofessional collaborative patient-centred education in the practice setting for UBC pre-entry to practice level students. 

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Rebecca Shook, Physiotherapy Site Lead at Holy Family Hospital with Providence Health Care has been a preceptor to UBC physical therapy students for 22 years and supports student participation as a full member of the healthcare team. Holy Family Hospital is a tertiary interdisciplinary centre providing neurological, orthopedic, and amputee rehabilitation to geriatric patients, with a strong focus on patient-centred care delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Rebecca provides students with opportunities to attend patient care rounds, family conferences, and community case conferences and to shadow multidisciplinary team members to enhance understanding of the team member’s role in the rehabilitation setting. In addition, she supports staff members to offer quality placements that facilitate students’ learning needs while maintaining high standards of care.


PRISM (Prince Rupert Interprofessional Student-Led Model) Clinic Team receives the 2017 Practice Education Award for its creative and innovative model of delivery of service in an interprofessional setting. In partnership with Northern Health and the UBC Department of Physical Therapy, the PRISM Clinic was established in a rural remote setting in northern BC. The clinic accepts students from Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences from BC and across Canada, and implements strategies to provide creative and innovative learning to students who learn with and from other disciplines while delivering care in an under-serviced region.


Team of:

  • Dr. Gail Hammond, Instructor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC
  • Dr. Leeann Donnelly, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
  • Dr. Greg Chang, creator and founder of SuperChefs Cookery for Kids

Royal Jubilee Hospital Pain Clinic


Hyman Gee and Joy Wang, Clinical Supervisors, Student Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic (SROC), Royal Columbian Hospital


Psychiatric Day Hospital Team, Royal Jubilee Hospital


Providence Health Care, Elder Care Program


Joint Replacement Clinic, Victoria


Victoria Arthritis Centre