Haile T. Debas Prize

Haile T. Debas

The Haile T. Debas Prize was established in 2010 to promote equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism across all levels in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. This prize recognizes a faculty member(s) of any gender or ethnicity who helps manifest the ideals of equity and anti-racism through practical action across a range of possible activities. These include but are not limited to: community engagement; recruitment and retention aimed at increasing underrepresented groups in undergraduate or postgraduate training; efforts to foster curricular and pedagogical changes that support a culturally sustaining and anti-racist approach to education; and work focused on the recruitment, retention and promotion of underrepresented faculty.

This prize consists of $10,000. The awardee will also be featured in the Faculty’s Health e-News publication and other digital media, as well as during a scheduled Faculty event.

Nomination procedures:

  • This award competition is open to members of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences who have had an academic appointment for more than two years at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have an outstanding record of achievement in promoting equity and anti-racism in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
  • Candidates can be nominated by an Institute or School Director, Chair of their department or a faculty member. One cannot nominate oneself. The submissions will be judged by the Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences, and an ad-hoc committee.
  1.  A letter from the nominator(s) summarizing the particular accomplishments of the nominee. The letter of nomination should include aspects of the candidate’s life and career that support the criteria of the award.
  2.  Nominee's CV (common CV format) combined with a candidate statement addressing the criteria of the award.
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