Ivan Silver Innovation Award

Overview

The Ivan Silver Innovation Award is intended to honour Dr. Ivan Silver’s contribution to the field of CPD. This award recognizes an innovative CPD initiative developed and delivered by a University of Toronto faculty member or team that has demonstrated an effect on health professional performance or health outcome. The successful candidate will receive a certificate and a $350.00 award.

Background

Dr. Ivan Silver (past Vice Dean, Continuing Professional Development), in his distinguished career, has provided leadership and mentorship for many who have chosen to pursue an academic career in Continuing Professional Development. He has been visionary in promoting a broad definition of continuing education and professional development to include improvements in professional and health care team behaviour, quality improvement, and health care outcomes.

Criteria

  • Nomination by Departmental Chair or a departmental faculty member
  • A letter of support from the nominee’s Departmental Chair or Departmental CPD Director
  • Supporting documentation includes:
    • Description of the educational program or intervention
    • Website address where the program may be viewed
    • Needs assessment data
    • Evaluation data
    • An evaluation of the effect on participant performance and/or health outcome
    • Participant comments
    • Participant letters of support (minimum of 2, maximum of 5)
  • An executive summary giving the compelling reasons why the candidate and the continuing education program is worthy of an award.

Terms of reference

  • All faculty affiliated with University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine are eligible for the award
  • If this is an accredited program, it must be University of Toronto-accredited through the Continuing Professional Development office.
  • An individual or group can be nominated for more than one CPD award. Each award nomination requires its own application and documentation specific to the award in which the individual/group has been nominated.

Submission Requirements

  • Candidates will be nominated by their Departmental Chair or a departmental faculty member
  • Nomination submission must include a description of the educational program or intervention.
  • A website address where the program may be viewed (if applicable)
  • Description of needs assessment and data provided (where relevant)
  • Evaluation data
  • An evaluation of the effect on participant performance and or/health outcome (if relevant)
  • Participant comments
  • Participant letters of support (minimum 3, maximum 5)
  • A letter of support from the nominee’s Departmental Chair or Departmental CPD Director
  • An executive summary giving the compelling reasons why the candidate and the continuing education program is worthy of an award (can be combined/part of nomination letter)
  • 2 letters of peer support (letter or email accepted)

Award value:

$350.00 award and Certificate will be issued to the successful candidate Criteria for Award Selection:

  • Description of project
  • Innovation
  • Needs Assessment
  • Evaluation Opportunities
  • Evaluation Feedback
  • Learning Outcomes /Fulfillment of course objectives

Download the Ivan Silver Innovation Award Evaluation Form.

View Successful Recipients →


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