Awards & Fellowships

CPD has eight annual Awards in Continuing Education that recognize excellence in research, scholarship, innovation, teamwork and long term commitment to continuing education for faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.

COLIN R. WOOLF AWARDS

Three Colin R. Woolf Awards are offered annually and awarded to exceptional faculty in:

  • Excellence in course coordination
  • Excellence in teaching at continuing education events
  • Excellence in continuing education (≥5 years of service)

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DAVID FEAR FELLOWSHIP

The David Fear Fellowship is awarded to a Faculty of Medicine faculty member to attend an educational leadership course in continuing education and professional development, visit another CPD department, or complete an innovative educational program or grant.

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DAVE DAVIS RESEARCH AWARD

The Dave Davis Research award recognizes an outstanding completed research project in continuing education and professional development in the Faculty of Medicine.

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FRED FALLIS AWARD IN DISTANCE EDUCATION

The Fred Fallis Award recognizes an individual or group which has demonstrated innovation and excellence in online learning for health professionals.

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IVAN SILVER INNOVATION AWARD

The Ivan Silver Innovation Award recognizes a CPD initiative developed and delivered by a University of Toronto faculty member or team. The innovative initiative has had a demonstrated effect on health professional performance or health outcome.

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INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE TEAM CONTINUING EDUCATION AWARD

This award recognizes excellence in interprofessional team continuing education and professional development designed to enhance interprofessional team practice to improve health care delivery.

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Composition of the Awards Committee

The Faculty of Medicine Continuing Education Awards Committee consists of a chair, faculty drawn from the Faculty of Medicine’s community of leaders and directors, and the Associate Dean of Continuing Professional Development. All nominations are reviewed by the Committee, and decisions are made by consensus. The Committee makes recommendations to the Faculty Council Continuing Education Committee and, on acceptance, the Chair of that committee submits the recommendations to Faculty Council.

Award Eligibility:

• All faculty affiliated with U of T Faculty of Medicine are eligible for consideration.
• Awards are in recognition of U of T accredited Continuing Education courses only.
• An individual who has been previously nominated and has not won an award remains eligible in a succeeding year. A new submission is required.
• An individual will not normally be considered for an award if he or she has won the award in the previous five years. They are however eligible to apply in another category.

Deadline

Deadline for nominations for the previous academic year is November 30 (If November 30 falls on a weekend the deadline will be the following working day).

In keeping with the Office of CPD’s green initiative, only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Contact Name

Vashty Hawkins
(416) 946-7903
(416) 971-2200 fax
vashty.hawkins@utoronto.ca


Awards & Fellowships

CPD has eight annual Awards in Continuing Education that recognize excellence in research, scholarship, innovation, teamwork and long term commitment to continuing education for faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. View last years awards winners.

Click on the name of the award to learn more.

Awards Deadline

Deadline for nominations for the previous academic year is November 30 (If November 30 falls on a weekend the deadline will be the following working day).

Awards Eligibility

  • All faculty affiliated with U of T Faculty of Medicine are eligible for consideration.
  • Awards are in recognition of U of T accredited Continuing Education courses only.
  • An individual who has been previously nominated and has not won an award remains eligible in a succeeding year. A new submission is required.
  • An individual will not normally be considered for an award if he or she has won the award in the previous five years. They are however eligible to apply in another category.

Contact

Vashty Hawkins
(416) 946-7903
vashty.hawkins@utoronto.ca