Dec. 21, 2021

Funding Competition Winners

We are pleased to share the 2021 EDI Research and Innovation in Health and Medical Education Funding Competition Winners

The Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship (OHMES), the Office of Professionalism, Equity and Diversity (OPED), and the Office of Indigenous, Local and Global Health (ILGH) partnered in 2021 to host a funding competition focused on health and medical education scholarship in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

There were nine Letters of Intent received in September, with seven of those invited to submit a full proposal in November.  Five full proposals were received and reviewed by the eight member EDI Funding Competition Review Committee representing ILGH, OHMES, OPED and a number of equity-deserving groups.  

We are pleased to advise that the following have each received a $5,000 funding award:

Dr. Jori Hardin
Enhancing Skin of Color Dermatology Training at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Dr. Laurie Hiemstra
Gender Equity and Inclusion for Canadian Orthopaedics (GDICanOrth)

Dr. Alyshah Kaba
Indigenous Themed Simulation: Practice for Change

Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu
Exploring Undergraduate Medical Students’ Sense of Belonging across Medical Schools in Canada

We received a great number of high quality proposals in this first iteration of the competition, and look forward to hosting this competition again in 2022!