Robert Zed Young Health Leader Award

This award is presented to a young Canadian healthcare leader who has demonstrated leadership in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of Canada’s health system.

The call for nominations for this award closed on November 30. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to submit Section B of the nomination form by February 1.

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Selection Committee

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2019 Recipient: Dr. Nicholas Mitchell 

Since taking an academic role with the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor in 2012, he has demonstrated tremendous growth as a leader in healthcare and has had a remarkable impact. He has demonstrated outstanding vision and leadership through his current positions which have resulted in robust improvements within Alberta Health Services.

Dr. Mitchell is a self-motivated leader - keenly self-aware, working diligently to not only manage himself, but also to further develop himself and his skills. As a leader he models key characteristics like honesty, integrity, and confidence. Most critical in times of challenge and uncertainty, he demonstrates resilience and encourages it in others. Dr. Mitchell is a much sought-after expert by many, including patients and families, providers, researchers, governments, administrators and industry. Click here for the full article


Past Recipients

Please see our past recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.

2018, Carrie Jeffreys CHE

2017, Lindsay Peach CHE

2016, Jeremy Stevenson

2015, Reece Bearnes CHE

2014, Sarah Padfield CHE

2013, Amy Porteous

2012, Jennifer Duff

2011, Emily Gruenwoldt Carkner