Dr Masaru Yukawa Award for Innovation in Workplace Wellness


The Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine invites applications for the inaugural 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 twelve 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 August 31st, 2021. The winning person or group will receive the prize on a date to be announced shortly in the Fall of 2021.

Eligibility: Any person or group may apply.
Award Amount: $5000
Submission Entry Deadline: August 31st, 2021

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