Maude Abbott Prize

Maude Abbott

The Maude Abbott prize was established in 2010 by the Faculty in order to recognize outstanding female faculty members with academic appointments who excel in Teaching, Research or Administration in the early stages of their career.

Examples of excellence in Teaching include: strategies to foster active learning, educational innovations or learner-centred innovations that promote active learning.

Examples of excellence in Research include: combined success in lab work, publications and conference presentations.

Examples of excellence in Administration include: taking a leadership role or as a significant contributor to the administration of a project, committee or other initiative in support of the department/unit or community in an academic capacity.

This prize consists of a $10,000 monetary award. 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 female members of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, who have had an academic appointment for at least two years but no more than 10. Candidates must have an outstanding record of achievement, showing exemplary commitment to the university or clinical site in either Teaching, Research or Administration.

To facilitate fair comparison of nominees, the Maude Abbott Prize will now be issued with a specific focus each year, based on the following schedule:

2023 – Research
2024 – Administration
2025 – Teaching

Candidates can be nominated by an Institute, Centre or School Director, the 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 review committee.

The nomination form should be completed online and submitted by Monday, April 17, 2023. Please note that you will need to login with your McGill firstname.lastname credentials to view the form. Note also that the following documents must be uploaded within the nomination form:

  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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