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

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

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

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

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