Practice Education Team Award

Nomination Deadline: Friday October 7, 2016.

The Practice Education Team Award was created by the former UBC College of Health Disciplines to honour an outstanding health care team that demonstrates interprofessional education and collaborative practice that is evident to students.

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


Eligibility criteria:

The nominee must be an established team that is recognized for its ability to role model and teach interprofessional competencies to students at the pre-entry to practice level.


Nomination process:

A nomination form must be completed online and must include nominations from at least one learner and one health professional who have been positively impacted by their experiences with the nominated health care team.

In addition, supporting documentation can be included in the form of a letter. The letter should describe the nominated team’s contributions towards interprofessional collaborative patient-centred care* and how the team is able to demonstrate and teach this type of care to learners. The nomination can also include placement evaluations from students, patient testimonials or other commendations from hospital or education administrators.

*Interprofessional Collaborative Patient-Centred Care:

Promotes the active participation of each health care discipline in patient care and fosters respect for disciplinary contributions made by all professions. It enhances patient and family-centred goals and values, provides mechanisms for continuous communication and collaborative decision-making among caregivers and their families (Health Canada, 2003).


How to submit a nomination:

Step 1 – Required:

Complete a nomination form online.

Step 2 – Optional:
If submitting supporting documentation, please mail one package with all relevant documents directly to:

Susana Leon, Administrator
Office of the Vice-Provost Health, UBC
#400 – 2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z3

Nomination Deadline: Friday October 7, 2016.

Note: Supporting documentation, if any, must be received in the Office of the Vice-Provost Health by the nomination deadline in order to be included in the nomination. Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.


Award winner will be contacted in the fall of 2016.

Award winner must consent to having name of winning nomination published on the UBC Health website for the purpose of promoting the Practice Education Team Award.


Click here for a list of all previous award winners.