The Lifetime Achievement in Health Innovation Award,  administered by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, is an annual award presented to and recognizing the outstanding capabilities, achievements and exemplary leadership of a senior individual, with a current or past connection to Vancouver Coastal Health facilities, in the medical device, biotech, diagnostics and healthcare industries.

The individual’s contributions may include new innovations, new knowledge, and/or new ways to improve professional practice within BC’s healthcare system. Their performance will be evaluated on the following factors:

  • Lasting impact of contribution(s) throughout career
  • Demonstration of leadership and inspiration to others in the sector
  • Mentorship of young and upcoming members of BC’s health care and/or life sciences sector(s)
  • Positive influence on the sector on a regional, provincial, national and/or international level
  • Involved in significant deals (commercialization) that benefited both BC life sciences sector and health care sector as a whole
  • Made majority of contributions in BC

Nominations have now closed for the 2019 Lifetime Achievement in Health Innovation Award. The Award will be presented to the winner at the 2019 Innovators’ Challenge event.