April 2016 | Aibreán 2016

U21 Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards 2016

Fri, 1 April 16 10:31

The Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group has announced the second annual U21 Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards which are designed to support junior Faculty who are on promotion tracks and seeks to acknowledge exemplary efforts in interdisciplinary teaching, international collaboration, and who have maintained an outstanding teaching record. 

The 2016 award will consist of travel and accommodation to attend the 2017 U21 Health Sciences Group annual meeting at the University of Johannesburg. The two recipients will be required to co-develop an inter-professional workshop on a topic of their choosing which they will facilitate together at the 2017 meeting.

Using an internal selection process, U21 HS member institutions will select one candidate to be nominated by 15th June, 2016 so as to foster the fruitful and sustainable collaborations. All faculty members are encouraged to apply. Information about the selection criteria, application process and timeline is available here

The 2015 recipients of the award were Hong Gao (Medicine) from Fudan University and Allison Mandrusiak (Physiotherapy) from the University of Queensland. The two are developing a fabulous workshop that will take place during the HSG annual meeting in Birmingham this September.

The U21 HSG would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Prof. Bairbre Redmond, Deputy Registrar Teaching & Learning at University College Dublin and Prof. Simon Bates, Senior Advisor Teaching/Learning and Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology at The University of British Columbia, both members of the U21 Educational Innovation Steering Group, for agreeing to be members of the selection committee for this award. Special thanks also goes to the U21 Deans of Medicine, the U21 HS Executive Committee members, Lavinia Winegar Gott, U21 Educational Innovation Manager, and Kelly Jacobs, U21 HSG Executive Officer for their support of this initiative.

Please do not hesitate to contact Kelly Jacobs on kelly.jacobs@universitas21.com if you have any questions about this award.