Graduate awards, scholarships & bursary

Through the WUSC (World University Service of Canada) program Atem Machar came to Canada and enrolled at the University of Victoria. Now, support from UVic donors is helping him complete his degree in Health Information Science.

Denis and Pat Protti Bursary

One or more bursaries are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students entering or continuing in the School of Health Information Science.

For more information visit:

General Bursary application: https://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/bursaries/index.php

Office of the Registrar - HINF Department Awards: https://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/entrance-scholarships/dept/HINF.php

Denis and Pat Protti Endowment Awards

Denis and Pat Protti Awards

Denis and Pat Protti

Denis Protti, Pat Protti

This award was created by colleagues in honour of the Protti’s dedication to the field of health informatics. When Denis Protti (UVic health information science professor 1981-2010) announced he was stepping down as chair and founder of Partners in Productivity—a highly respected forum for professionals in the health care delivery sector— Professor Protti received more than the standard farewell.

His colleagues raised over $100,000 to establish the Denis and Pat Protti endowment fund for health information science. After a three-month fundraising blitz, contributions poured in.

The Protti Scholarship now has endowments that support between eight-to-ten students each year.

Graduate Student Award

Eligibility

  • One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduate students entering or continuing in the School of Health Information Science who are either on campus or in the distance-based program.
  • Students may reapply each year they are in the program.

Instructions

  • Application forms must be submitted to the school by June 30th. Approval of the recipient(s) will be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Health Information Science.

Application form

Student Academic Travel Award

Goal

  • To support and enrich senior undergraduate students and graduate students in the School of Health Information Science.

Instructions

The funds may be used for travel expenses for either of the following:

  •  For a short-term study at another organization or institution
  •  To attend a scientific conference; preference will be given to a student who has had a poster or a paper accepted.

In either case, the student will be expected to submit a written report for the school archives about their experience at the conference and deliver a seminar within a month of returning. 

Application form

Health Information Science Award for Students with a Disability

Goal

This award will be granted periodically to students admitted to the School of Health Information Science whose ability to complete course work or to participate effectively in the co-operative education work terms is compromised by some physical limitation.

Eligibility

  • With due consideration of the effects of the physical limitation, students will be considered for the award on the basis of academic excellence.
  • Purchases will remain the property of the student at the conclusion of the program.

Application procedure

Apply in writing to the director of the School of Health Information Science.

James Coward Memorial Award

Goal

To assist students with the expenses associated with accepting a co-op work term outside of Victoria.

Eligibility

  • Any student in the School of Health Information Science.
  • Preference will be given to students taking an international work term. 

Deadline:

June 30th

Application form

MEDINFO Travel Award

Eligibility

MEDINFO Conferences are held every three years. To receive the award, the applicant must:

  • be a fully-admitted student in the School of Health Information Science;
  • have a paper accepted at a MEDINFO Conference;
  • apply for the award after receiving notification of acceptance of the paper.

Instructions

If more than one student applies, a committee consisting of two faculty members of the School of Health Information Science and two alumni will review all applications and papers and select one applicant to receive the award.

Michael Miller Scholarship

Goal

To support students with high academic achievement and to increase awareness about mental illness. 

Eligibility

  • Graduate students of the School of Health Information Science or undergraduate students entering their third or fourth year in the program.

Deadline

June 30th

Application procedure

  • Students must submit applications electronically to the attention of director of the School of Health Information Science at .
  • Application form
  • Such applications should include:

    1. Confirmation of registration as a student in the School of Health Information Science.
    2. A statement of academic performance.
    3. An original essay on the topic of manic depression (bipolar disorder) not to exceed 2500 words, which must be submitted electronically. The essay should include an introduction/background section with reference to the literature on bipolar disorder. The body of the essay should discuss ways in which awareness of the disorder can be increased, including consideration of how health information science and applications are (or might be) applied to helping those with the disorder and making others more aware of the disorder. You should support your arguments and thoughts by citing appropriate literature.

Instructions

The total value of the award varies annually depending on the return from underlying investments, however, it is anticipated that at least $2,000 in awards will be presented to recipients this year. 

Paulette Lacroix Nursing Informatics Leadership Scholarship

Goal

To support academically outstanding graduate students entering or currently in a Health Information Science (or the double degree School of Health Information Science/School of Nursing) graduate program who are licensed registered nurses and have demonstrated potential or actual leadership abilities in healthcare nursing practice or administration.

Eligibility

Graduate students entering or currently in a Health Information Science (or the double degree School of Health Information Science/School of Nursing) graduate program who are licensed registered nurses with demonstrated potential or actual leadership abilities in healthcare nursing practice or administration.

Deadline

Sept. 1st, 2021.

Application procedure

  • Students must submit applications electronically to the attention of the Director of the School of Health Information Science at his@uvic.ca
  • Application form
  • Such applications should include:
    1. A one page statement of intent (maximum 500 words) summarizing your view of Nursing Leadership in the field of Health Informatics
    2. A brief CV or employment resume