Robert Wood Johnson Award

The Robert Wood Johnson Award, established in 1956 by Johnson & Johnson Medical Products Inc., is an award program exclusively for graduate students in health administration programs in Canada. Robert Wood Johnson earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative management techniques, far-sighted socioeconomic reforms and dedicated public service. He helped establish the world's first school of hospital administration, created a unique industry/hospital collaboration for improving hospital management efficiency and helped set up a prototype nurse recruitment program.


The award consists of $1,500, a certificate of merit, travel and accommodation expenses to attend the Canadian College of Health Leaders, National Awards Gala. An award is presented to one student from each of the six Canadian universities offering graduate programs in health services administration. The presentation of the Robert Wood Johnson Awards takes place during the National Health Leadership Conference of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Canadian Healthcare Association.


Awarded annually to a student registered in the master's degree program in Public Health with specialization in Health Policy and Management at the University of Alberta, who has completed or will complete the program during the current academic year. The award is presented to the student who is most likely to make a valuable contribution to health services management. 

Part-time students are eligible for the Award.


No formal applications are necessary as all MPH students in the HPM program will be assessed for this award in March every year. 


No deadline. All students who are eligible will be considered for this award.