When UBC’s Dr. Glenn Regehr was awarded the 2020 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education, he immediately informed the faculty of medicine’s Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) – his academic home for the past 12 years – that he was donating the entire cash award associated with the Prize to the Centre.
At his request, the resulting fund of €75,000 will be dedicated to supporting the travel of visitors to CHES who could not otherwise afford to engage with the CHES community of scholars in person.
“I honestly don’t see this as an individual award for me. As much as anything it’s a nod to the culture of supportive collaboration and interaction that we have developed in health professions education,” said Dr. Regehr, a professor in the department of surgery and associate director, research of CHES. “My goal is always to look for opportunities to continue that spirit of building community and supporting junior colleagues in developing that broad culture of collaboration.”
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