About Us: JCB Faculty & Student Awards

 

The Christine Harrison Bioethics Education Award for Integration of Theory and Practice - 2017

This award was created to recognize the superlative contributions of Dr. Christine Harrison as a teacher, mentor, and practicing bioethicist who conveys a rich appreciation for the importance of both theory and practice.

 

One award will be conferred annually by the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB).

 

The recipient of the award will receive a certificate, recognition in The JCB Voice newsletter, and an invitation to present on a bioethics education topic in the JCB Bioethics Seminar Series. All nominees will receive a letter from the Associate Director, Education and Practice informing them that they have been nominated. At the nominee's request, a letter will be sent to their department chair and/or direct supervisor.

 

Eligibility

Any member of the JCB community engaged in bioethics education (e.g., as a bioethics course director, practicum supervisor, fellowship rotation supervisor, thesis supervisor/committee member, program coordinator/director, lecturer, discussion facilitator) may be nominated. Normally the award recipient will be recognized for his/her educational contributions to the University of Toronto and/or a JCB-affiliated healthcare organization.

 

Past winners and current members of the JCB Leadership Team are ineligible.
Past winners: Barbara Russell, Frank Wagner, Gerry Craigen, Elizabeth Peter and Randi Zlotnik-Shaul.

 

Who Can Nominate

Any individual or group of individuals in the JCB community may submit a nomination.

 

Award Criteria

Key criterion:

  • effectively conveys in bioethics education activities the importance--and necessary interrelationship--of both theory and practice in bioethics.

Other criteria may include:

  • passion and commitment to education, teaching, mentoring, and/or supervision;
  • ability to integrate research/scholarship, education, and practice;
  • effective educational techniques, curriculum development, or program innovations;
  • sustained contribution.

Deadline for Submission: April 30, 2017 (midnight)

 

Nomination Procedure

To be considered, the nomination package must include:

  • A brief nomination letter (max 500 words) specifying:
    1. 1. the name of the person being nominated;
      2. the names of the persons providing letters to support the nomination;
      3. a brief summary of the reasons for the nomination.
  • Two or three letters of support (maximum) that directly address the award criteria.

It is highly recommended that one letter be from a student taught by the person being nominated.

 

Once a complete nomination package is received by the JCB, the nominee will be contacted to provide their CV.

 

Nomination packages (email or hardcopy) should be sent to:
Rhonda Martin
Executive Assistant
University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
155 College Street, Suite 754
Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
jcb.ea@utoronto.ca

 

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee will be members of the JCB's Education Advisory Committee, chaired by the JCB Director.

 

Should the Selection Committee decide in any given year that none of the nominees sufficiently meets the award criteria, it may opt to not confer the award.

 

Contact

For more information, please contact the JCB's Director, Jennifer Gibson (jcb.director@utoronto.ca).

 

JCB Mervis-Simon Family Award in Bioethics - 2017

The Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) is pleased to seek applications for the Mervis-Simon Family Award in Bioethics. One award in the amount of $1,500 is available to a graduate student in good standing with demonstrated financial need. The endowment will support a clinical ethics thesis project award for graduate students enrolled in the Collaborative Program in Bioethics at the JCB. "Clinical ethics" is broadly construed to include ethics research related to clinical settings, including organizational ethics, research ethics and public health ethics. Preference will be given to students with a career interest in Bioethics.

 

Under this Ontario Trust for Student Support program (OTSS), financial need and Ontario residency as well as Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident or Protected Persons status is a requirement for this award. Merit-based criteria may be combined with financial need to distinguish between applicants with roughly equal financial need.

 

If you are interested in applying for this Award, please read the Guidelines for Applications for OSOTF Awards carefully to ensure you are eligible (OSOTF eligibility web link).

 

To apply please submit the following:

  • Your CV
  • A one-page description of your thesis project (including progress to date)
  • Transcripts (Master's and PhD, undergraduate not required)
  • Two letters of recommendation in total (one must be from your current supervisor); submitted directly to Academic Secretary; electronic copies acceptable.
  • Application for Departmental OSOTF Award
  • OSOTF Financial Needs Assessment Form (available on SGS website under Awards and Loans web link) [Note - the dates are 1 year behind in the form. Submit information for 2014-15 and 2015-16]

Deadline for Submission: April 30, 2017 (midnight)

 

Send all completed forms to:
Rhonda Martin
Executive Assistant
University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
155 College Street, Suite 754
Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
jcb.ea@utoronto.ca

 

JCB Peter Singer Award in Bioethics - 2017

The Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) is pleased to seek applications for the Peter Singer Award in Bioethics. One award in the amount of $3,000 is available. The endowment will support an award for graduate students who are currently registered in the Collaborative Program in Bioethics at the JCB and working on their thesis. Preference is given projects using a solution oriented approach and to a student of merit.

 

A 'solution oriented approach' isn't simply descriptive or critical but is constructive along the lines of proposing something concrete in response to the issue/problem identified, e.g., a thesis that includes concrete policy recommendations, a protocol to change practice, a social enterprise, etc.

 

To apply please submit the following:

  • Your CV
  • A one-page description of your thesis project (including progress to date) (max 500 words)
  • Transcripts (Master's and PhD, undergraduate not required)
  • Two letters of support in total (one must be from your current supervisor); submitted directly to Academic Secretary; electronic copies acceptable
  • GSEF Application Form pdf link (Financial Needs form and description of extra-curricular activities NOT required)

Deadline for Submission: April 30, 2017 (midnight)

 

Send all completed forms to:
Rhonda Martin
Executive Assistant
University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
155 College Street, Suite 754
Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
jcb.ea@utoronto.ca

 

The Larry Librach Prize in Ethics and End of Life Care - 2017

This award was created to recognize the lifetime devotion of Dr. S. Lawrence (Larry) Librach to scholarship, education and practice in end of life care and to honour his tenure as the Director of the Joint Centre for Bioethics from 2011-2013.

 

One award will be conferred annually by the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB).

 

The recipient of the award will receive a certificate, recognition in the JCB Voice newsletter, an invitation to present in the JCB Seminar Series and an honorarium of $500.

 

Eligibility

Who is eligible? Graduate students who are enrolled in, or have recently graduated from (within one year), the Master of Health Science in Bioethics or the Collaborative Program in Bioethics are eligible. The student must be the first (or sole) author of a completed scholarly work in the area of ethics and end of life care.

 

What is eligible? Scholarly work completed in the past 12 months, i.e., course paper, thesis chapter, paper submitted for publication, publication, presented poster. Other written scholarly work may also be eligible at the discretion of the Selection Committee (queries should be directed to the Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics). Only one submission is allowed per applicant. Applicant should submit the applicable work they feel is the best.

 

Who Can Nominate

Graduate students may nominate themselves for this award, or they may be nominated by a faculty member (with the student's permission).

 

Award Criteria

The submitted work demonstrates:

  • relevance to ethics and end of life care, including but not limited to palliative care, pain control, advance care planning, assisted suicide, or euthanasia;
  • originality and academic excellence;
  • actual or potential impact on the field.

Deadline for Submission: April 30, 2017 (midnight)

 

Nomination Procedure

To be considered, the nomination package must include:

  • the student's completed piece of scholarly work (anonymized);
  • a brief covering letter (200-250 words) describing how the submitted work addresses the award criteria.

Application packages (email or hardcopy) should be sent to:
Rhonda Martin
Executive Assistant
University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
155 College Street, Suite 754
Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
jcb.ea@utoronto.ca
(416) 978-1906

 

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee will be drawn from a local panel of experts in ethics and end of life and will be chaired by the JCB Director.

 

All applications will be anonymized before consideration by the Selection Committee, including redacting of covering letters.

 

Should the Selection Committee decide in any given year that none of the nominees sufficiently meets the award criteria, it may opt to not confer the award.

 

Contact

For more information and queries about eligibility, please contact the JCB Director, Jennifer Gibson (jcb.director@utoronto.ca).

 

The Ross Upshur Course Director Award - 2018

This award was created to recognize Dr. Ross Upshur's many talents and accomplishments in bioethics research, education, practice, and public engagement; and to honour his outstanding work as the creator and course director for CHL3003Y Empirical Approaches in Bioethics in the MHSc in Bioethics Program.

 

One award will be conferred every other year (even numbered years) by the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB).

 

Award recipients will receive a certificate and recognition in The JCB Voice newsletter. All nominees will receive a letter from the JCB Director informing them that they have been nominated. At the nominee's request, a letter will be sent to their department chair and/or direct supervisor.

 

Eligibility

Any member of the JCB community engaged as a Course Director or Co-Director in the MHSc in Bioethics Program and/or Collaborative Program in Bioethics (required or elective course).

 

Current members of the JCB Leadership Team are ineligible.

 

Who Can Nominate

Any individual or group of individuals in the JCB community may submit a nomination.

 

Award Criteria

Key criterion:

  • excellence in the teaching, administration, and on-going development of a bioethics graduate course.

Other criteria that may be considered:

  • demonstrated passion and commitment to education, teaching or mentoring;
  • effective educational techniques, curriculum development, or program innovations;
  • strong student evaluations of the relevant course over the past two years;
  • sustained contribution.

Deadline for Submission: TBA 2018

 

Nomination Procedure

To be considered, the nomination package must include:

  • A brief nomination letter (max 500 words) specifying:
    1. 1. the name of the person being nominated;
      2. the names of the persons providing letters to support the nomination;
      3. a brief summary of the reasons for the nomination.
  • Two letters of support that directly address the award criteria.

Once a complete nomination package is received by the JCB, the nominee will be contacted to provide their CV.

 

Nomination packages (email or hardcopy) should be sent to:
Rhonda Martin
Executive Assistant
University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
155 College Street, Suite 754
Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
jcb.ea@utoronto.ca
(416) 978-1906

 

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee will be members of the JCB's Education Advisory Committee, chaired by the JCB Director.

 

Should the Selection Committee decide in any given year that none of the nominees sufficiently meets the award criteria, it may opt to not confer the award.

 

Contact

For more information, please contact the JCB Director, Jennifer Gibson (jcb.ea@utoronto.ca).