Celebrate the cultivation of knowledge.

At IHPME, we like to recognize the outstanding people who make whole our community of students, faculty and alumni. But beyond recognition, we like to celebrate all the ways they make healthcare better. Thank you to our generous donor communities who help make it possible.

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IHPME Faculty Awards

Eugenie Stuart Awards

2018 Winners

Best Course Preparation – Mark Dobrow
Best Mentor – Jan Walker
Best Thesis Supervisor – Simone Vigod & Fiona Webster
Best Instructor – Paula Blackstien-Hirsch

Value

$1,000 each

Eligibility

Faculty/Preceptors/Tutors

Criteria

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Excellence in Course / Program Development & Coordination
  • Excellence in MSc/PhD Thesis Supervision
  • Outstanding Faculty / Preceptor / Tutor

Recipients will be selected by a peer review process adjudicated by the IHPME Awards Committee. Performance in the following areas of teaching/mentoring will be considered as appropriate for each award:

  • Classroom instruction (including lecturing and small-group teaching)
  • Consultation with students outside of class (including individual tutoring and advising)
  • Thesis and practicum supervision
  • Course design
  • Curriculum development
  • Production of educational material (including text books and study guides)
  • Development of programs to improve teaching
  • Research on university teaching
  • Development of innovative teaching methods; and
  • Educational planning and policy making

Submission

  • Evidence of outstanding performance in one or more of the above categories will be derived from a number of courses, including:
  • Formal evaluation of student evaluations of courses and practicum
  • Student petitions
  • Testimonial letters from students, alumni, fellow faculty members and administrators
  • Endorsements from student councils or associations

To ensure that we receive as many applications as possible, we have left the nomination process very open. There is no formal application form.

If you would like to nominate any faculty member, preceptor or tutor, please send supporting documentation to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline:  January 20, 2018

IHPME Open Awards

Dr. Jack V. Tu Memorial Award for Excellence

Awarded to a full-time student(s) enrolled in a research-stream program in Clinical Epidemiology or Health Services Research.
This award recognizes an IHPME student who demonstrates Jack’s relentless commitment to excellence, innovation and impact, particularly in measuring and improving the health and quality of care for all. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate academic excellence.

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Comparative Health Systems Award in Honour of Les Boehm

2018 Winner – Matthew Farr

An award for students whose work is guided by the goal of comparative analysis.
This award is to be given to an IHPME student who has provided outstanding leadership and made the most significant contributions in the field of health policy, promoting evidence informed health system policy decision making and systematic health system and policy comparisons.

Value

$400

Eligibility

Open award. Combined applications and nominations. Candidates will be self-identified and nominated by faculty.

Nomination

Candidates will be asked to submit a statement of eligibility exploring comparative health policy issues, including evidence informed health system policy decision making and systematic health system & policy comparisons.

Submission

Please send to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: March 17, 2018

Emerging Health System Leader Award in Honour of Louise Lemieux-Charles (Chair 2002-2012)

2018 Winner – Sacha Bhatia
2017 Winner – Lauren Bell
2015 Winner – Emily Musing

An award supported by the IHPME Alumni association (formerly the Society of Graduates) in honour of past Chair and Director, Louise Lemieux-Charles.
Recognition for a candidate demonstrating leadership in bringing about measurable positive change, using innovative approaches to change and motivating others to improve the health system.

Value

$1,000

Eligibility

Any member of the IHPME community may be nominated. Nominees must not be in a chief executive (CEO) or similar role (ED of an organization, Deputy Minister, or Minister) nor have occupied that role in the past. This limitation will only hold for organizations with a budget of greater than $10 million. This means that EDs of small organization or of start-up companies will be eligible.

Criteria

  • Leadership in bringing about measurable positive change in the health system.
  • Use of innovative approaches to change.
  • Ability to motivate others to adopt change.
  • A commitment to constant evaluation, learning and improvement and a connection to knowledge creation and/or dissemination.
  • Real and potential scope of impact.
  • Peer recognition of leadership attributes.
  • Impact on either a high burden common problem, either because it is a widely shared problem (e.g. budget deficits, chronic disease management) or an important problem within specific communities (e.g. access problems in a linguistic or ethnic minority, access to drugs for rare diseases).

Nomination

  • Nominator letter outlining the candidate’s achievements in leading health system change (maximum 1000 words).
  • Two reference letters from colleagues working in the Ontario or other health systems outlining the impact of the candidates work.
  • Candidate’s full curriculum vitae.

Submission

Please send to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: September 21, 2018

Kevin J. Leonard Award

2018 Winner – Patrick Ware
2017 Winner – Quynh Pham

An award for students who engage and empower patients through the use of technology to become partners in their own healthcare.
Dr. Kevin J. Leonard was a respected faculty member of IHPME, committed to a more inclusive healthcare system in which patients are active partners in their care. The “Kevin J. Leonard Award” will be given to an outstanding graduate student in IHPME who has furthered the cause of patients as partners in their healthcare and who exemplifies the ideals and principles that Kevin imparted to his own students and colleagues over the course of his career and his personal life.

Diagnosed at the age of 14, Kevin lived with Crohn’s disease for more than 40 years before his death July 15, 2013. There were frequent and extensive interactions with the healthcare system but Kevin worked hard to never let Crohn’s stand in his way of a full and active life. Kevin’s indomitable spirit, along with his innate optimism and mental discipline, played a vital role in the management of his health.

In addition to his teaching and research Kevin was a dedicated patient advocate who founded Patient Destiny in 2005 to promote ‘patients as partners in their healthcare’. He believed the healthcare system could be transformed if patients had electronic access to their own health information, allowing them to be more effective in managing their care in partnership with their health providers. In his own life, Kevin was able to access some of his health information and was an active partner with his care team.

To Kevin, the end of the game is NOT patients accessing information, but rather an informed patient, with all the appropriate information in hand, being empowered and working within the system to obtain the best healthcare services and the best possible outcomes.

Value

$2,000

Eligibility

Open award. Any IHPME student may be nominated or self-nominate as a candidate.

Nomination

A letter from the candidate which demonstrates how their work (a paper or practical experience) meets the conditions identified above. Candidate’s full curriculum vitae.

Submission

Please send to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: April 17, 2018

Health Equity and Social Justice Award in Honour of Diana Moeser

2018 Winner – Crystal Milligan
2017 Winner – Vinusha Gunasaleen

An award for students whose work is guided by the goal of health equity and social justice.
This Award is to be given to an outstanding student at IHPME whose work is guided by the goal of health equity and social justice and who exemplifies the ideals and principles that Diana characterized through her career and personal life.

Value

$1,000

Eligibility

Open award. Combined applications and nominations. Candidates will be self-identified and nominated by faculty.

Nomination

Candidates will be asked to submit a statement of eligibility exploring health policy issues, specifically:  social justice aspects found in the social determinants of health, and the role of social activism.

Submission

Please send to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: April 17, 2018

Esta Wall Award of Excellence in Gerontology

2018 Winner – Husayn Marani
2017 Inaugural Winner – Natalie Warrick

An award for students who have provided outstanding leadership and made the most significant contributions in the field of geriatrics, gerontology or long-term care. This is a merit-based award.

Ms. Esta Wall was a health care leader, strategist, consultant and mentor, dedicated to creating a warm, welcoming and respectful place for seniors. She was an IHPME graduate of the Health Administration Program (1978) and tutored in its health policy classes for many years. In the last 20 years of her career, Ms. Esta Wall was the Executive Director of the Bernard Betel Centre, a place of learning and wellness that empowered seniors to lead active, creative and healthy lifestyles in a Jewish environment.

Value

$1000

Eligibility

Open award. Any IHPME student may be nominated or self-nominate as a candidate.

Nomination

A letter from the candidate which demonstrates how they meet the conditions identified above.

Submission

Please send to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: April 17, 2018

Peggy Leatt Knowledge & Impact Award

2018 Winner – Robyn Tamblyn
2017 Winner – Chris Ham
2016 Inaugural Winner – G. Ross Baker

An award for healthcare scholars.

Recognition of a recipient annually for achievements in developing transformative evidence on ways and means to improve healthcare and health systems. The ideal candidates for this award will be healthcare scholars – whether based in a Canadian University or elsewhere – whose efforts have created a key platform of evidence that has shaped health system change. There should be a clear line of sign between the evidence created and the decisions or policies enacted or not enacted.

Value

$1,000

Eligibility

Open award. Any healthcare scholar may be nominated or self-nominate as a candidate.

Nomination

A letter from the candidate which demonstrates how they meet the conditions identified above.

Submission

Please send to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: July 15, 2018

MSc & PhD Research Concentration Awards

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Recognizes academic excellence in graduate studies at the master's and doctoral levels.

SGS Website – Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) – Full details & application process

Deadline:  International students – March 8, 2018; Domestic students – May 2, 2018

Harry and Rose Perlstein Award

2018 Winner – Rene Turner
2017 Winner – Shaan Chugh
2016 Winner – Joseph Carson

An award for the best MSc QIPS paper to support quality and safety in long-term or post-acute care hospitals.

Value

$2,000

Eligibility

MSc QIPS

Nomination

A two-page summary from the candidate describing a project that has the potential to improve health care services for older people with health conditions relating to aging in a long-term or post-acute setting (eg Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care). Eligible projects include those submitted as part of HAD3040Y/HAD3041Y. 

Submission

Please send to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline:  August 31, 2018

Thomas & Edna Naylor Memorial Award

2018 Winner – Victoria McCredie
2017 Winner – Romina Brignardello Petersenj

An award for best paper based on thesis in Health Services and Health Care Research.

Value

$1,000

Eligibility

MSc / PhD (HSR & CEHCR)

Nomination

For students/graduates who have successfully defended their thesis or dissertation within the past 12 months. Please submit an electronic copy of a published article or manuscript accepted for publication that is based on your thesis or dissertation.

Please send to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Ted Goldberg Award

2018 Winner – Andrew Mendlowitz
2017 Winner – Mark Tatangelo

Award for academic excellence and promise for doctoral candidates in Health Services Research.

Value

$1,300

Eligibility

PhD (Health Services Research)

Nomination

For students/graduates who have successfully defended their dissertation research proposal within the last 12 months..

Claire Bombardier Award

2018 Winner, MSc – Abhijat Kitchlu
2018 Winner, PhD – Nicholas Howell
2018 Winner, PhD – Lauren Lapointe-Shaw
2017 Winner – Faraj Abdallah (MSc)
2017 Winner, Gold – Madhur Nayan (PhD)
2017 Winner, Platinum – Chris Wallis (PhD)

Most promising student in Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research concentration.

Value

$1,000 MSc (CEHCR)
$1,000 PhD Gold (CEHCR)
$2,000 PhD Platinum (CEHCR)

Eligibility

Student in Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research concentration. 

Nomination

Best field research or written report, chosen by the Clinical Epidemiology Executive Committee. The awardee will be encouraged to make an oral presentation at appropriate academic forums.

MHSc Health Administration Awards

Robert Wood Johnson Award

2018 Winner – Maj. Terrance Patterson

The Robert Wood Johnson Award, established in 1956 by Johnson & Johnson Medical Products Inc., is exclusively for graduate students in health administration programs in Canada.

Robert Wood Johnson earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative management techniques, far-sighted socioeconomic reforms and dedicated public service. He helped establish the world’s first school of hospital administration, created a unique industry/hospital collaboration for improving hospital management efficiency and help set up a prototype nurse recruitment program.

Value

$1,500, a Certificate of Merit, travel and accommodation expenses to attend the awards ceremony. An award is presented to one student from each of the six Canadian universities offering graduate programs in health services administration.

Eligibility

Must be enrolled full or part-time in a graduate program of health services administration at the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, Université de Montréal, University of Alberta, University of Ottawa or Dalhousie University.

Nomination

Each of the six faculties selects a student viewed as the most likely to contribute valuable service to health services management. At the University of Toronto the award is given to a student in the second year of the program and all program faculty are involved in the nomination and selection process. Candidates will be asked to submit a statement of eligibility exploring health policy issues, specifically: social justice aspects found in the social determinants of health, and the role of social activism.

Robert Wood Johnson Award Past Recipients from IHPME

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M. Ferne Trout
Willis A. Rudy
Donald C.E. Wilson
Antonio Dagnone
Claus A. Wirsig
Margaret H. Inglis
Theodore J. Freedman
William Dunlop
Errol N. Pickering
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Barry J.C. Monaghan
Sister Margaret R. Myatt
Irene G. Stickland
Gerald W. Hildebrand
William B. MacLeod
Louise G.  Johnson
Darlene L. Craig
Hume Martin & Richard C.J. Nurse
Sidney R. Stacey
Vytas Mickevicius
S. Lynne MacFaden
Sister Elizabeth M. Davis
Paul J. Geukers

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Karen A. Taylor
David F. Thomas
Joseph L. Pilon
Marianne Nufeld
Donna Ellis
Diana Noel
Anne C. Wojtak
Barbara Trerise
Brenda Barry
Jeffrey Edelson
Dionne A. Falconer
Elisabeth Ross
Beverley Hales
Nicholas Braithwaite
Lee Fairclough
Emily Musing
Major Stephan Plourde
Lynn Guerriero
Adam Dukelow
Paul Miller
Michael Murray
Liane Fernandes
Wing-Si Luk
Andrea Thompson
Deborah Egan
Vivian Yu
Jeff Biddiscombe
Alexis Villas
Sandra Racco-Cella
Craig Thompson

Harold Livergant Award

2018 Winner – Ryan McGuire
2017 Winner – Kimberly Chetwynd

Outstanding Year 1 student in the field of Complex Continuing Care Management and/or Policy.

Value

$2,000

Eligibility & Nomination

TBA

Research Day Awards

Maureen Dixon Memorial Award

2018 Winner – Melissa Roy
2017 Winner – Nicholas Howell

  • Best oral presentation or poster related to Community Based, Consumer or Caregiver Group – $400 Open

Robert Duff Barron Award

2018 Winner – Nicholas Howell
2017 Winner – Carla Sorbara

  • Best oral presentation or poster related to Public Health Policy or most closely related academic field – $500 Open
Open Oral Presentation Awards

Best Oral Presentation(s)

Open $150

2018 Best Oral Presentations - Award Topics & Winners
Topics change annually.

 Topic  2018 Winner
 AI & Big Data  Nadia Roumeliotis
 Advancing Knowledge of Cancer Care  Dominika Bhatia
 Insights Using Economic Modeling  Stephen Mac
 Challenges in Older Adult Care  Nathan Stall
 Issues in Child and Youth Mental Health  Alene Toulany
 Factors Influencing Mental Health in Adults  Calvin Ke
 Policy & Practice Behaviour  Kieran Quinn
 Unintended Outcomes in Health Care  Lauren Lapointe-Shaw
 Cancer Care Outcomes  Hamid Raziee
 Patient Literacy & Provider Education  Nicholas Howell
 Surgical Work Outcomes & Environments  Fahima Dossa
Poster Awards per Program
MHSc / MHI G.B. Rosenfeld Poster Award Best Poster $150
MSc HSR & QIPS IHPME GSU Poster Award Best Poster $150
PhD HSR Eugene Vayda Poster Award Best Poster $150
MSc CEHCR IHPME GSU Poster Award Best Poster $150
PhD CEHCR Gillian Hawker Poster Award Best Poster $150
2018 Best Poster Award Winners
Poster Award 2018 Winner
G.B. Rosenfeld – MHSc/MHI Daniel Rosenfield
IHPME GSU – MSc HSR Doreen Ezeife
Eugene Vayda – PhD HSR Kayleigh Gordon
IHPME GSU – MSc CEHCR Shicheng (Tony) Jin
Gillian Hawker – PhD CEHCR Haifa Mtaweh

Alumni Awards

IHPME graduates are leaders in government, health care, academia and research – shaping our health care system through innovative and creative thinking and leadership.

IHPME Alumni (formerly the Society of Graduates) supports and celebrates this excellence through its Leadership, Innovation and Literary Awards. Presented annually, the awards recognize the accomplishments and contributions of IHPME Alumni.

2016 SOG Award Winners

SOG Past Award Winners

Leadership Awards (2)

Purpose

To honour two graduates of the IHPME program who have made a significant contribution to the fields of health policy, health management and/or health evaluation, to celebrate their examples and inspire others.

One leader will be selected based on his/her contributions over a career in health services and one will be selected based on his/her recent innovations or achievement(s).

Awards

  1. Leadership Award
  2. Innovation Award

Each award recipient will receive:

  • A framed certificate and $500.
  • An interview in Longwoods, a national publication.
  • Recognition on the IHPME website.

Eligibility

The nominees must be graduates from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Nomination Process

  1. Individuals may be nominated by a colleague who need not be a graduate of IHPME.
  2. Nominations must be accompanied by the nominee’s curriculum vitae, or the nominee’s contact information so that a CV can be obtained.
  3. A Selection Committee (appointed by the Executive Committee of IHPME Alumni (formerly the Society of Graduates) will review the nominations and make the award selections.
  4. The award recipients will be asked to participate in the Selection Committee for the following year.
  5. Nominations must be received before January 15 of the current fiscal year.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee will review and select the winners based on the following criteria:

  1. Leadership Award
    • demonstrated track record of leadership within his/her own organization, the health care field and/or community
    • proven skill as a communicator and sponsor of change
    • participation in educational and scholastic activities designed to add to the body of knowledge in the field of health care sector
    • support of professional organizations dedicated to high standards of performance
    • other relevant factors
  2. Innovation Award
    • implementation of innovation that has received recognition by organization, peers or professions within health policy, management and evaluation
    • demonstrated creativity or groundbreaking new thought with the potential to impact the health care system
    • evidence of early leadership and the promise of significant contributions over his/her career
    • generally early in his/her career
    • other relevant factors.

Sponsors are requested to provide documentary evidence of the above in sufficient detail to allow assessment by the Selection Committee.

Submission

Please send to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Graduate Literary Awards (2)

Purpose

To stimulate the writing and publishing by graduates from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and to provide recognition to two graduates who publish superior articles each year.

Awards

  1. Health Services Policy & Management Paper
  2. Health Services Evaluation Paper

Each award consists of:

  • A framed certificate and $500.
  • Publicity amongst the alumni community.
  • Recognition on the IHPME website.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a graduate from the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
  • Applicants must be the principal author or significant contributor of the published article.
  • Articles must have been published within the past 15 months.
  • Applications must be received prior to January 15 of the current fiscal year.

Selection Criteria

Articles will be judged by a Selection Committee (appointed by the Executive Committee of the Society of Graduates), based on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the field of health policy, health services management and evaluation
  • Originality of thought
  • Quality of discussion and analysis
  • Author’s ability to organize and present the ideas
  • Clear conclusions and/or lessons learned
  • Appropriate use of references

Submission

Please send to: IHPME Awards, IHPME, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: January 15, 2018