Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is proud to annually recognize and celebrate the excellence, innovation and impact of our CPD community members through 8 different awards.
The following CPD Awards are available annually:
- Colin Woolf Excellence in Program Development and Coordination
- Colin Woolf Long Term Contributions to CPD
- Colin Woolf Sustained Excellence in Teaching in CPD
- Dave Davis Research Award
- David Fear Fellowship
- Fred Fallis Award in Online Learning
- Excellence in Interprofessional CPD Award
- Ivan Silver Innovation Award
View last years awards winners here.
Terms of Reference
In the section below, you will find the terms of reference applicable to all awards. In the individual award links, you will find additional award criteria, notes on eligibility and submission requirements.
- All faculty affiliated with University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine are eligible for these awards
- For reference purposes, we are using the following World Federation of Medical Education definition of CPD although we expand this definition to include all health professionals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto: CPD “refers to the continuing development of the multi-faceted nature of medical practice, covering – in addition to knowledge and skills of medical practice – the wider domains of professionalism (e.g. medical, managerial, social and personal subjects) needed for high quality professional performance. It includes all activities that health professionals undertake, formally and informally to maintain, update, develop and enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in response to the needs of their patients.” (pg 17). Activities related to undergraduate, postgraduate, or fellowship programs are recognized through other awards in the Faculty.
- Nominations should be made by a faculty member, preferably a departmental chair, departmental CPD director, or designate. Self-nominations will not be considered, with the exception of the Dave Davis Research and David Fear Fellowship awards only
- All nomination packages must be submitted in electronic format (eg. PDF file or files)
- Individuals who have already won an award will not be considered eligible for five successive years (inclusive) in the same category
- An individual or group can be nominated in more than one award category however separate nominations must be made
- Each award nomination requires its own application and documentation specific to the award in which the individual/group has been nominated
Closing date for nominations is midnight November 30 for programs developed during in the previous calendar year (If November 30 falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the following business day). Assessment for Career awards (eg. Colin Woolf award for long-term contribution or Colin Woolf Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching of CPD) can draw more broadly and from years prior to support the application.
CPD Awards & Fellowships
Colin Woolf Award for Excellence in Program Development and Coordination recognizes excellence in program/conference development
Colin Woolf Award for Long Term Contributions to CPD recognizes excellence in teaching, subject mastery, and the ability to engage learners
Colin Woolf Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching of CPD recognizes sustained commitment to and excellence in education, and impact of leadership roles/positions
Dave Davis Research Award in recognition of an outstanding completed research project in continuing professional development in the Faculty of Medicine
David Fear Fellowship awarded to a Faculty of Medicine faculty member to develop or attend a continuing professional development program
Fred Fallis Award in Online Learning recognizes an individual or group which has demonstrated innovation and excellence in online learning for health professionals
Excellence in Interprofessional CPD Award recognizes excellence in CPD activities designed to enhance interprofessional team practice and improve healthcare delivery
Ivan Silver Innovation Award recognizes excellence in innovation in a CPD initiative developed and delivered by a University of Toronto faculty member or team
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).