The McMaster Interdisciplinary Health Idea Competition

The McMaster Interdisciplinary Health Idea Competition (MIHIC) is about identifying the next big idea in healthcare. McMaster students from different programs work together in teams. They present a concept they believe will drive the future of health and healthcare in Canada.

The competition takes place in three stages:

Teams compete with each other to advance to the next round. Along the way, they’re connected with mentors and network with industry professionals.

Winners are eligible to win scholarships to the Emerging Health Leaders Program (EHL) or cash prizes up to $5,000.

Current McMaster students in graduate and undergraduate programs are eligible to compete. Teams must have representatives from at least two distinct academic programs. (Specializations and streams within a program do not count as distinct programs.) Teams are not limited in size. As teams grow, new members must be identified to MIHIC administrators prior to Phase 2 deadlines.

Applications will be available here on the HLA website beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30.

For more information, contact Amanda Calzolaio.

Kick-off Event

The MIHIC kick-off event will also be on January 30. Come learn about the competition and enjoy some refreshments. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to:

Date:Monday, January 30
Time:5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location:Farncombe Atrium | 3rd Floor, Health Sciences Centre | McMaster University


5:00 – 5:20 PM Networking

5:21 – 5:40 PM Opening Remarks

5:41 – 6:30 PM Health Innovation Panelists: Current Challenges Facing Health

6:30 – 8:00 PM Questions, Refreshments & Networking

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the MIHIC.

If your questions are not addressed here, please contact hlainfo@mcmaster.ca.

Find Team Members and Share Ideas

McMaster students are invited to join our Facebook page where you can connect with other students, share ideas and form your teams.

MIHIC is hosted by the Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy and the Canadian College of Health Leaders (Hamilton & Area Chapter).



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