Canadian Association for Health Humanities’ Peterkin Brett-MacLean Prize
The Peterkin Brett-MacLean Prize honours the contributions of Drs. Allan Peterkin (University of Toronto) and Pamela Brett-MacLean (University of Alberta) as founders of the annual “Creating Space” meeting, started in 2010. Creating Space was instrumental in promoting a strong health humanities culture across Canada and, in 2018, led to the founding of the Canadian Association for Health Humanities (CAHH).
The Prize is made possible by an anonymous donor and will be reviewed/renewed after 5 years.
This Prize will be presented annually by the CAHH to a student (undergraduate, or graduate), or resident or fellow whose oral presentation/paper, poster, performance, installation, or other contribution presented at Creating Space is judged to be outstanding.
The Prize recipient(s) will be awarded $500 (to be shared among co-contributors, if applicable). The Prize recipient(s) will be recognized at the CAHH meeting, and acknowledged on the CAHH website and in e-communiques.
The appointment of adjudicators will be at the discretion of CAHH Executive Committee. Members of the adjudicating committee who have a special relationship with any author (e.g., if they are a relative, colleague, co-author, etc.) shall decline to evaluate submissions.
This Prize is designed to encourage learner’s scholarly efforts and to honour one significant contribution to the field of health humanities. At the discretion of the judges, criteria for assessing contributions may include originality, academic rigour, clarity in presentation, and overall excellence.