Friedman Award Info Session

Sign up here for the Friedman Award Info Session on Friday, January 18, 2019.

This presentation provides a detailed overview of the 2019 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health competition. Be informed about this unique funding opportunity and bring your questions on applying for this award.

Who should attend? Current graduate students and medical residents studying in the area of health. ‘Health’ is interpreted very broadly, and includes health promotion and disease prevention, mental health research, laboratory sciences related to medicine or health, public health, health services research, or any area intended to impact human health.


  • A brief introduction on the history of the award, its ethos, and some highlighting of past winners
  • An overview of the eligibility/restrictions and application
  • Questions and answers session


Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

Time: 3:00 to 4:30 PM (PST)


  1. UBC Point Grey Location (Live) - Centre for Brain Health (2215 Wesbrook Mall), Room 101 (Lecture Theatre)
  2. UBC Okanagan Location (Video Conference) - Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, Room 148 (RHS 148)
  3. BC Children's and Women's Hospital (Video Conference) - Clinical Support Building (CSB V2-221)
  4. St. Paul’s Hospital (Video Conference) - St. Paul’s Hospital 4/5 (SPH 4/5)
  5. Vancouver General Hospital (Video Conference) - Diamond Health Care Centre, Room 11124 (DHCC 11124)



Dr. Wendy Robinson - Wendy is currently Assistant Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, in the Faculty of Medicine. She is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC and a Senior Scientist at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR). Using her experience as Chair of the Friedman Award adjudication committee since its inception in 2013, Dr. Robinson will explain the evaluation criteria and offer valuable insight on the components of a successful application.

Kaylee Byers - Kaylee is PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program. She received a Friedman Award in 2017 (see news article here). She will share her experience at the Sri Lanka Wildlife Health Centre and offer some advice to potential applicants.

Natalie Thorson - Natalie is the Graduate Awards Coordinator in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS). She is responsible for administering the award on behalf of G+PS, and will provide details on the application and submission procedures.

For further information about the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health, please visit: