IHPME Faculty Awards

Eugenie Stuart Awards

2022 Winners

Best Thesis Supervisor – Dr. Paula Rochon & Dr. Sara Allin
Best Mentor – Dr. Sharon Straus

2022 Teaching Award Winners

Health Services Research – Dr. Valeria Rac & Wing-Si Luk
Health Informatics – Dr. Karim Keshavjee & Michael Millar
Quality Improvement & Patient Safety – Melanie de Wit
Clinical Epidemiology – Drs. Rinku Sutradhar & Lesley Gotlib Conn
System Leadership & Innovation – Dr. Samuel Oduneye
Health Administration – Dr. Brian Chan 
Health Professions Education Research – Dr. Mathieu Albert

2022 Program Leadership Winner

Dr. Whitney Berta

Eligibility

Faculty/Preceptors/Tutors

Criteria

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Excellence in Course / Program Development & Coordination
  • Excellence in MSc/PhD Thesis Supervision
  • Outstanding Faculty / Preceptor / Tutor
  • Excellence in Program/Faculty Leadership activities within the Institute, School or University

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.awards@utoronto.ca

Deadline: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Louise Lemieux-Charles Health System Leadership Award

Louise Lemieux-Charles Health System Leadership Award (Chair 2002-2012)

2021 Winner(s) – Beate Sander and Andrew Boozary
2020 Winner(s) – Ryan Hinds and Nadia Alam
2019 Winner – Kimberley Floyd
2018 Winner – Sacha Bhatia
2017 Winner – Lauren Bell
2016 Inaugural Winner(s) – Lee Fairclough and Miin Alikhan

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.awards@utoronto.ca

Deadline: September 18, 2020

Peggy Leatt Knowledge & Impact Award

2021 Winner – Dr. Pascale Lehoux
2020 Winner – Dr. Brian David Hodges
2019 Winner – Dr. Danielle Martin
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.awards@utoronto.ca

Deadline: August 18, 2021

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, 2020

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, 2020