IHPME Awards

IHPME Opportunity Scholarship

Opportunity Scholarship

The Institute aims to provide an inclusive environment which supports the development of the next generation of scholars and policy makers. It aims to attract a diverse pool of students to ensure broad representation of experiences and perspectives in order to maintain a high standard of excellence in research and training activities.

The opportunity scholarship aims to promote and support the academic excellence of promising Black, Indigenous, First Nations, Metis and Inuit students.

Value

$2000

Eligibility

  • Incoming student (MSc and PhD)
  • Self-identify as Black or Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit)
  • Citizen of Canada or permanent resident of Canada or international student
  • Minimum B+ average in the last two years of study
  • Full-time, Part-time or Flex-time student

Assessment Criteria

  • Based on application materials submitted for admission to IHPME programs: SLI, MHI/EMHI, CEHCR, HSR, QIPS, MHSc and HPER (no additional materials required)
  • Academic performance
  • Evidence of engagement in community service, volunteer activities, scholarly activities or leadership activities

Nomination

To indicate that you wish to be considered for the IHPME Opportunity Scholarship please send an email with IHPME Opportunity Scholarship in the subject line to Zoe Downie-Ross, clinepi.grad@utoronto.ca by August 2, 2021.

Dalla Lana Scholarships

Merit-based Awards

Merit-based Awards

A limited number of Merit-based Awards of $3500 each will be awarded to incoming Research Program students who are nominated internally by IHPME based on their admission applications.

Needs-based Awards

Needs-based Awards

A limited number of Needs-based Awards of $5000 each will be given to ongoing PhD Program students.

Eligibility Criteria

Students are eligible for consideration of the Needs-based Awards must be:

Application Guidelines

Please prepare and submit to ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca by April 9, 2021:

  • 1 page document that outlines a feasible plan for completing your doctoral studies within your 4th year, and describes how the Award will facilitate completion
  • Demonstration of financial need – completion of OSOTF form – [PDF]
  • A Letter of Support from your Supervisor which confirms that the study completion plan was developed in conjunction with you, can be feasibly completed within your 4th year of studies, and describes why the Award is needed in order for you to complete the your studies within this time-frame.

IHPME Open Awards

Comparative Health Systems Award in Honour of Les Boehm

2021 Winner – Husayn Marani
2020 Winner – Dina Bayoumy
2019 Winner – Calvin Ke
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: May 17, 2021

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

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, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: September 18, 2020

Kevin J. Leonard Award

2021 Winner – Brian Lo
2020 Winner – Beth Gerritsen
2019 Winner – Kayleigh Gordon
2018 Winner – Patrick Ware

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: May 17, 2021

Health Equity and Social Justice Award in Honour of Diana Moeser

2021 Winner – Alyssa Kelly
2020 Winner – Nazlee Maghsoudi
2019 Winner – Monika Dalmacio
2018 Winner – Crystal Milligan

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: May 17, 2021

Esta Wall Award of Excellence in Gerontology

2021 Winner – Melissa Turzanski
2020 Winner – Monisha Persaud
2019 Winner – Ayah Nayfeh
2018 Winner – Husayn Marani

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: May 17, 2021

Peggy Leatt Knowledge & Impact Award

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, 155 College Street, Suite 425, Toronto, ON M5T 3M6 or ihpme.awards@utoronto.ca.

Deadline: August 18, 2020

IHPME GSU Outstanding Leadership Award

2020 Winners – Lydia Sequeira & Elzar Sipin

An award for GSU members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership.

The IHPME Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) Outstanding Leadership Award recognizes GSU executive members for their contributions and commitment to improving the IHPME student experience. This is an annual award presented to two students who have contributed significantly to the IHPME community through their leadership on the GSU.

Nomination

A 500-word statement from the candidate or nominator outlining how the candidate meets the criteria for the award above. For candidates who are returning members of the GSU executive, discussions on continued involvement on the GSU are welcomed.

Submission

Please send a PDF document of the application you are submitting including the Full Name of the Candidate, Program, GSU Position(s) with years held and the 500 word description to ihpme.director@utoronto.ca

MSc & PhD Research Concentration Awards

Robert Remis Award

The Robert Remis Award is to be awarded to a graduate student or recent graduate (up to 3 years since their graduation – 2018 and later) in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health who had an excellent peer-reviewed research paper accepted for publication in the previous 12 months, for which they were a lead author.

Preference will be given to Master’s level papers in infectious disease epidemiology, and those that could be described as foresightful, original, unorthodox or willing to challenge conventional wisdom within society or academia.

Application Process:

• Submit a copy of a peer-reviewed paper published within the past 12 months, or soon to be published, where the applicant was a lead author;
• Provide correspondence with the publisher showing confirmation of publication, pending or provisional publication;
• Include a cover letter, stating how they see their paper as being foresightful, original, unorthodox or willing to challenge conventional wisdom within society or academia;
• All collated into a single PDF.

Note:

• Applicants are responsible for reviewing the award criteria and ensuring that they have met all the eligibility requirements and adhered to the scholarship application guidelines.
• Late or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.

Submission:

Please email your complete application in one pdf file by Wednesday, May 12, 2021 to clinepi.grad@utoronto.ca.

Rhonda Cockerill Award for Incoming IHPME Research Stream Students

2020 Winner – Waqas Khan

To be awarded to an entering graduate full-time student(s) at a Master or PhD level with focus on the research stream programs which comprises concentrations in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research, Health Services Research and Health Professions Education Research.

Harry and Rose Perlstein Award

2020 Winner – Richard Norman
2019 Winner – Stuart Douglas
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.qips.grad@utoronto.ca

Deadline:  September 24, 2020

Thomas & Edna Naylor Memorial Award

2021 Winner – Kieran Quinn
2020 Winner – Tanya Lazor
2019 Winner – Jennifer Watt
2018 Winner – Victoria McCredie

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:  May 21, 2021

Ted Goldberg Award

2020 Winner – Arlinda Ruco
2019 Winner – Marie-Claude Pelland-Marcotte
2018 Winner – Andrew Mendlowitz

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

2021 Winner, MSc – Jennifer Lee
2021 Winner, PhD Gold – Fiona Muttalib
2021 Winner, PhD Platinum – Bruno Ferreyro
2020 Winner, MSc – Amanda Hird
2020 Winner, PhD Gold – Maria Cusimano
2020 Winner, PhD Platinum – Fahima Dossa
2019 Winner, MSc – Lavarnan Sivanathan
2019 Winner, PhD Gold – Daniel Pincus
2019 Winner, PhD Platinum – Amanda Ricciuto
2018 Winner, MSc – Abhijat Kitchlu
2018 Winner, PhD – Nicholas Howell
2018 Winner, PhD – Lauren Lapointe-Shaw

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.

Dr. Jack V. Tu Memorial Award for Excellence

2021 Winners – Lucy Barker and Bruno Ferreyro
2020 Winners – Maneesh Sud and Fahima Dossav

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.

Donate to the Dr. Jack V. Tu Memorial Award for Excellence

MHSc Health Administration Awards

Robert Wood Johnson Award

2020 Winner – Phoebe Smith
2019 Winner – Marnie Howe
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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John W.B. Barr
John E. Osborne
Gary J. Chatfield
M.Z. Husain
Edward C. Emery
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
Sister Beatrice Schnarr
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
Maj. Terrence Patterson

Harold Livergant Award

2019 Winner – Dominik Nowak
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

Internal UofT Awards

University-Wide Awards

University-Wide Awards

Approximately 21 awards with individual eligibility criteria and values are available within the ​​SGS University-Wide Awards competition.​ Applicants must meet all award specific eligibility criteria required, as outlined within each award description (review list with links in the Application Process section here).

Eligibility

  • Applicants must:
    • Meet any additional award specific eligibility criteria required, as outlined within each award description (see list above);​
    • Be a domestic or international graduate student;
    • Be either a currently registered student in a U of T graduate degree program or have accepted an offer of admission to a full-time U of T graduate degree program (commencing September or January immediately following the current competition);
    • Demonstrate one or both of the following:
      • ​financial need for upcoming academic year through the completion of an SGS Financial Need Assessment form​;
      • ​academic excellence – have achieved at least A- (or equivalent) in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); or if the student has competed two years of graduate studies at the time of application, the student must only demonstrate an overall average of at least A- (or equivalent) on all graduate courses completed.​

    ​To hold the award, students are required to be registered for the entire academic year following the competition, with the exception of the Donald Matheson Springer Fellowship for graduating students.​

Results

July

Detailed information can be found on the SGS website

Doctoral Completion Award (DCA)

Doctoral Completion Award

The aim of the DCA is to support full-time PhD and SJD students who are beyond the funded cohort but within the time limit for the degree.

Students who have experienced a delay in their program due to unfortunate personal circumstances should refer to the SGS Emergency Grant program.

Eligibility

  • In addition to graduate unit criteria, applicants for the DCA must be:
    • beyond the funded cohort as established by graduate unit practice
    • within time limit for the degree
    • in good academic standing as defined by the graduate unit
    • a full-time PhD or SJD student (DMA, EdD, and flexible-time PhD students are ineligible).

Results

August / September