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Pillars of the Pandemic: Honouring Healthcare Professionals

A new interdisciplinary recognition series created to honour the contributions to public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic by various health and healthcare professionals across Ontario.

A selection committee invited to participate by Dean Steini Brown, comprised of a diverse group of individuals with lived expertise and relevant experience within the public health and healthcare systems, will review the nominations and select a number of recipients based on a set of criteria.

*Nominations have now concluded – the selection committee is in the deliberation process.


Nominate yourself, or other outstanding health and healthcare professionals across Ontario such as front-line workers, community advocates, caregivers, volunteers, administrative leaders, and academic scholars and leaders. 

Honoured recipients will receive:

  • Continuing Education opportunities
  • Their story shared at U of T and the broader healthcare community.

Criteria:
Nominees should embody several of the key criteria used to describe a “Pillar of the Pandemic”:

  • 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀, 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲.  
  • 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝘂𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲. 
  • 𝗘𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀, 𝘀𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗱.  
  • 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝘂𝗽𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗹𝘀, 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀, 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱/𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺.  
  • 𝗨𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗶𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱/𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁.  
  • 𝗗𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝘀 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗵𝘆, 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆, 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆-𝗳𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀, 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁, 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗶𝘀𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆, 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀.

*Nominations have now concluded.

Recipients will be announced in Summer/Fall 2021.

Supporting Partners:
DLSPH and Closing the Gap Healthcare.

For any specific issues or inquiries, please contact:

Erica Thomas
Administrative Assistant, Strategic Initiatives
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
erica.thomas@utoronto.ca