Doctors of BC Changemaker Award

Changemaker: Medical Resident and Student Advocate Awards

The Changemaker Award recognizes medical residents and students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and dedication to the cause of advancing the policies, views, and goals of Doctors of BC, or of a medical Resident/Student organization in BC, through grassroots advocacy efforts. Each winner receives an engraved plaque and a $1,000 cheque at the Doctors of BC’s Annual General Meeting Awards Ceremony, June 4, 2016. 

Who is a Changemaker?

A Changemaker is a medical resident or student who goes out of their way to advocate for a stronger health care system through medical or political advocacy. Their commitment may be demonstrated by advancing health policies, supporting quality patient care, or improving the medical training process.

Candidates might be involved with their local constituency, or be an active member of an association or political party. One thing is certain: The successful candidates act on their desire to improve BC’s health care system.

Does this sound like a medical resident or student you know? Nominate them as a Changemaker!

Nomination Criteria

Each medical resident or student nominee must:

  1. Be enrolled in full-time studies during the year of nomination.
  2. Be registered as a Doctors of BC member in good standing.
  3. Demonstrate outstanding personal advocacy for political or medical issues in British Columbia.

Consideration may be given to a group of residents or students acting with a single purpose.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations may be submitted, accompanied by suitable documentation, by a Doctors of BC member, an affiliate or an associate society, or an MLA. Self-nomination is ineligible.

Documentation consists of:

  • A completed nomination form 
  • A detailed letter of nomination (350 words max) with descriptions of political involvement and/or medical advocacy activities
  • Two letters of support
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae

A nomination may be re-submitted in a subsequent year; however, must be updated to reflect the current year. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.

Deadline to submit all qualifications to Aria Gray by email or mail is March 31, 2016.

Email: agray@doctorsofbc.ca (link sends e-mail)

Mail address:
Doctors of BC
Attn: Aria Gray
115 – 1665 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6J 5A4

author: Michelle Seymour