Creative Professional Activity Awards for Faculty

Creative Professional Activity Awards celebrate the workfaculty do to improve the field of psychiatry beyond the realms of education and research. Unless otherwise stated, the deadline for nomination or application submission is 11:59 pm, April 15, 2022.

Donald A. Wasylenki Award for Social Responsibility

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in developing projects that further the agenda of collaboration between the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and partner countries. Projects must have education and/or research objectives and be clearly aligned with the values and practice of social responsibility. They should involve the active participation of faculty and/or students in both partner countries.

Type: Philanthropic

Eligible recipients: Faculty and/or residents

Amount: $1,000

Criteria:

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in developing projects that further the agenda of collaboration between the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and partner countries. Projects must have education and/or research objectives and be clearly aligned with the values and practice of social responsibility. They should involve the active participation of faculty and/or students in both partner countries.

Nomination process:

Each year, the Department will issue a call for nominations in the form of a CV and letter which detail the accomplishments of the nominees with respect to the above criteria. This letter may be submitted by the individual or a nominator who can speak to the impact of the nominee’s accomplishments.

Nominations may be submitted to the psych.awards@utoronto.ca email.

 

Henry Durost Award for Excellence in Creative Professional Activity in the Department of Psychiatry

To acknowledge that creative professional activity complements teaching and research, and is valued by the department and the faculty because of its contribution to knowledge transfer, exemplary clinical practice and innovative healthcare delivery.

Type: Departmental

Eligible recipients: Faculty.

Amount: $500

Criteria:

Nominees will have demonstrated sustained excellence in one or more of the following domains:

  • Demonstrating creativity and accomplishment in a leadership role within the department, the healthcare system or a related professional organization
  • Developing and implementing innovative models of clinical programming or service delivery
  • Contributing significantly to system reform, through consultation activities, membership on task forces, development of position papers or participation in policy development
  • Expanding the understanding of mental health issues using the humanities, arts, communication media or other creative vehicles

Nomination process:

Each year, the Vice-Chair, Clinical Services will issue a call for nominations in the form of a C.V. and letter which detail the accomplishments of the nominees with respect to the above criteria.  The letter should come from an individual who can speak to the impact of these accomplishments.

Nominations may be submitted to the psych.awards@utoronto.ca email.

Mary Seeman Award for Clinical Excellence

To acknowledge that clinical excellence is valued by the Department of Psychiatry and recognize the contribution of high quality healthcare, including the importance of the patient experience, patient outcomes, and health equity to the academic mission. The award is open to any faculty member who has contributed to departmental activities for a minimum of ten years.

Type: Departmental

Eligible recipients: The award is open to any faculty member who has contributed to departmental activities for a minimum of ten years.

Amount: $500

Criteria:

Nominees will have demonstrated sustained clinical excellence demonstrated by one or more of the following:

  • Progressive/sustained clinical leadership positions contributing to a sustainable healthcare system
  • Sustained commitment to advancing healthcare quality and impactful engagement in quality improvement efforts
  • Sustained mentorship of other faculty and/or inter-professional teams and recognized expertise in clinical care, health planning, or health administration

Nomination process:

Each year, the Division of Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems will issue a call for nominations in the form of a C.V. and letter which detail the accomplishments of the nominees with respect to the above criteria. The letter should come from an individual who can speak to the impact of these accomplishments with concrete examples of quality initiatives, improved access to care or improved patient outcomes.

Nominations may be submitted to the psych.awards@utoronto.ca email.