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2022 Award Winners & Fund Recipients

Award Winner & Fund Recipient: Team Members
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2022 Health Professions Educator Award

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw is Professor of Family Medicine, current Associate Chair of Education, and past Postgraduate Program Director (2003-2009).
Clinically, she does general family medicine with a homeless and inner-city population through the Shelter Health Network at the YWCA Hamilton. Dr. Shaw also has a certificate of added competence in addiction medicine and provides care for patients with substance use disorders. She also provides prenatal and addiction care to women struggling with substances through the Maternity Centre of Hamilton.
Dr. Shaw was on the CFPC working group that developed the “ Triple- C” competency based curriculum and she chaired the revisions to CanMEDS -FM in 2017. She is a past member of the Canadian Task Force for Preventive Health Care.
Dr. Shaw is also the Director of Module Development for the Foundation for Medical Practice Education and assists with the editing and production of 14 educational modules annually for residents and practicing family physicians across the country to use in small group learning sessions.
Dr. Shaw is the 2020 recipient of the College of Family Physicians of Canada Ian McWhinney Medical Education Award and a 2019 recipient of the Canadian Association of Medical Education Certificate of Merit.

2022 Education Scholarship Fund

2022 Winners:

Patricia Farrugia (Department of Surgery)

Innovative undergraduate electives curriculum in Indigenous Health Needs Assessment

Matthew Sibbald (Department of Medicine)

Developing an identity as a health professional in the era of #selfobsessed and #allaboutme: insights from social and transformational learning

The Education Scholarship Fund is to promote and support scholarship (research and innovation) in health sciences education in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), McMaster University.

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Past Award Winners & Fund Recipients

Health Professions Educator Award

The award is designed to encourage and reward the continued excellence of health professions education and scholarship within McMaster University. Nominees will be senior faculty and leaders in their respective educational schools that have made substantial contributions to education in the Faculty of Health Sciences including teaching, mentorship, educational scholarship, or research, throughout their careers.

Past Winners:

2017: Sue Baptiste (School of Rehabilitation Science)

2018: Rob Whyte (Undergraduate Medical Education)

2019: Janet Landeen (School of Nursing)

2020: Sarah Wojkowski (School of Rehabilitation Science, Program for Interprofessional Practice, Education & Research)

2021: Azim Gangji (Department of Medicine)

Education Scholarship Fund

The Education Scholarship Fund is to promote and support scholarship (research and innovation) in health sciences education in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), McMaster University.

Past Winners:

​Anthony Levinson

Crowd-sourcing Practice Questions and Test Enhanced Learning: Capacity building strategies and randomized trial

Edward Matsumoto

Evaluation of new techniques for objective technical skills assessment for competency-based evaluation of surgical residents

Bernice Downey

Indigenous Health Initiative

Lawrence Grierson

Observational analyses of the associations between the geographical disposition of McMaster-graduated physicians before medical school, in training, and eventual practice

Noori Ahktar Danesh

Q-Methodology: A Revolutionary Approach to Course Evaluation

Oren Levine

Virtual strategies for teaching communication skills to residents for difficult conversations in oncology

Leslie Martin

How trainees use entrustable professional activities for learning: A cross-center comparison

Award Winner & Fund Recipient: Team Members
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