John H. V. Gilbert Interprofessional Scholarship

Application Deadline: Monday July 31, 2017.

A scholarship valued at approximately $225* has been endowed by friends and colleagues in honour of Dr. John H. V. Gilbert for an outstanding student who, having completed the penultimate year of any health or human services degree program, combines academic excellence and demonstrated student leadership in interprofessional education for collaborative patient-centered practice. Activities related to interprofessional education in all undergraduate years are considered. Candidates must apply to the Office of UBC Health and are required to include two signed letters of recommendation, which may be mailed separately or e-mailed from their originator. Original transcripts must also be submitted. The award is made on the recommendation of a committee chaired by an individual appointed by the Office of UBC Health.

*Availability and value of scholarship are subject to confirmation of funds.


Minimum eligibility criteria:

a)    Applicant must be registered in a health or human services degree program at UBC and be in good academic standing;

b)    must be completing the penultimate year (ie. next to last year) of program at time of scholarship application, and be entering the final year of program in the Winter 2017 Term; and

c)    must meet minimum requirements for holding and retaining scholarships as stated in the UBC Senate Regulations Governing University Awards.

Examples of eligible students in applicable programs:

  • Medicine, Pharmacy, and Social Work students in Year 3 of their undergraduate degree.
  • Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy, and Audiology & Speech Sciences students in Year 1 of their Master’s degree.
  • Nursing students in Year 3 of their undergraduate degree, or in Year 1 of their Master of Science in Nursing or Master of Nursing degree.


How to submit your application:

Step 1:

Complete an application form online.

Step 2:

Request an original transcript from the Registrar’s Office to be mailed directly to:

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

Step 3:

Request two letters of recommendations from referees with academic, health professional, or community educator roles, who can clearly describe your demonstrated student leadership in interprofessional education for collaborative patient-centered practice, including your involvement in specific activities and the value that you brought to these activities. Letters of recommendation (max. 2 pages each) must be sent directly by your referees to Susana Leon, Administrator, either via email to or by mail to the address listed above.

Note: Applicants must ensure that transcripts and letters of recommendation are received in the Office of UBC Health by the application deadline in order for application package to be complete. Late or incomplete application packages will not be considered.


Scholarship winner will be contacted in September/October 2017.

Applicants who also wish to be considered for the Jessie Gordon MacCarthy Memorial Scholarship will need to submit a separate application online.