John F. McCreary Prize for Interprofessional Teamwork

Nomination Deadline: Friday October 7, 2016.

The McCreary Prize was created to recognize and promote interprofessional teamwork in the health and human service professions. The award is named after Dr. John F. McCreary, the first Coordinator of Health Sciences at the University of British Columbia. It is intended to draw attention to Dr. McCreary’s vision of interprofessional collaboration in clinical work and education and the value of a team approach in meeting the health care needs of British Columbians.

The prize is valued at $1,500 and will be presented to a representative of the winning nomination, which can be a group, hospital or organization.


Eligibility criteria:

a)    The nominee must be a group, hospital or organization working in the provision of health and/or human services in British Columbia;

b)    the activities forming the basis for the nomination must reflect the cooperation of three or more health or human service disciplines in a manner that demonstrates innovation or excellence, or both; and

c)    the activities must demonstrate creative teamwork leading to improved patient care.


Nomination process:

Groups of individuals, as well as organizations involved in all areas of health care in British Columbia, can be nominated. The prize can be awarded on the basis of clinical and/or educational teamwork. For example, a foundation or hospital could be nominated for exemplary activities that reflect an interprofessional philosophy. Likewise, a group of practitioners could be nominated for devising new interprofessional approaches that improve the delivery of health care services. New initiatives are welcome.

The McCreary Prize winner is selected by an Awards Adjudication Committee comprised of UBC faculty members, students and public members from the health community.

Note: The following persons may not be nominated for the McCreary Prize:

  • Staff members of the Office of the Vice-Provost Health
  • Serving members of the Awards Adjudication Committee


How to submit a nomination:

Complete a nomination form online. Please ensure that the name of the nominated team and project are clearly stated.

Nomination Deadline: Friday October 7, 2016.

Note: Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.


Prize winner will be contacted in the fall of 2016.

Prize winner must consent to having name of winning nomination published on the UBC Health website for the purpose of promoting the John F. McCreary Prize for Interprofessional Teamwork.


Click here for a list of all previous McCreary Prize winners.