Dr Masaru Yukawa Award for Innovation in Workplace Wellness


The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine invites applications for the Dr. Masaru Yukawa Award for Innovation in Workplace Wellness.

Dr. Masaru (‘Mas’) Yukawa (1977-2017) was Chief of Anesthesia at the Mazankowski Heart Institute. He was an outstanding clinician, teacher and mentor. He died by his own hand, following a longstanding and very private battle with mental illness.

By creating this award in his name, his family wishes to stimulate the study and remediation of physical, psychological, organizational and other factors that might cause or perpetuate mental illness in those who work in the Operating Rooms of the University of Alberta Hospitals, and, by extension, in other similar places.

The Dr. Masaru Yukawa Award for Innovation in Workplace Wellness of $5000 will be awarded annually to support the best proposed project or initiative in this domain. Any person or group may apply. Priority will be given to proposals that have measurable outcomes and that are scalable. The prize money may be used wholly or partially in support of the execution of the winning proposal. The awardee must undertake to provide a report within six (6) months describing the progress of the idea and any ideas for further study or development.

Applications may be made using the application form available at https://masyukawafoundation.com/award/#apply and should be submitted to anechair@ualberta.ca before September 29, 2023. The winning person or group will be announced the week of October 16-20, 2023.

Eligibility: Any person or group may apply.
Award Amount: $5000
Submission Entry Deadline: September 29, 2023

If you would like to support, donate or contribute to this fund, please visit the University Hospital Foundation websitehttps://givetouhf.ca/yukawa-award-fund/