The Changemaker Award is presented annually to recognize one medical resident and one medical student who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in advancing the policies, views, and goals of Doctors of BC or a Resident or Student organization, through grassroots advocacy efforts. Nominees actively and effectively champion for a stronger health care system through medical or political advocacy by working with elected officials to improve the political environment or to support quality patient care, or by working with health care stakeholders to improve health care delivery or improve the medical training process. Winners receive an award and a $2,000 cheque.
Each medical resident or student nominee must:
All nominations must include:
Consideration may be given to a group of residents or students acting with a single purpose. A nomination may be re-submitted in a subsequent year but must be updated to reflect the current nomination year. Neither handwritten letters nor self-nominations will be accepted.
To submit your online nomination please click here. Should you have any questions, please email .
Nominations for the 2023 award are closed. Nominations for the 2024 award will open in January/February.
See previous recipients of the Changemaker award.