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:
- Online applications now closed: January 30 – February 20 2017 @ 11:59 PM EST
- Video submissions: February 27 – March 20 2017 @ 11:59 PM EST
- Pitch presentations: April 2017
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.
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:
- Hear what’s happening in health and healthcare from industry professionals.
- Network with professionals.
- Meet other students (and potential teammates).
|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
- Dr. Del Harnish, Ph.D., MSc
- Co-Director, Health Leadership Academy
- Associate Dean, Undergraduate Health Sciences Education at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences
- Mr. Bryan Herechuk, MBA, BSc
- Past Chair, Canadian College of Health Leaders, Hamilton & Area Chapter
- Quality Consultant, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton
5:41 – 6:30 PM Health Innovation Panelists: Current Challenges Facing Health
- Moderator: Mr. John Woods, BSc
- Vice President Strategic Initiatives, St. Joseph’s Health System
- Dr. Ted Scott, PhD, MAppSc, CPHIMS-CA
- Chief Innovation Officer & Director of Strategy, Hamilton Health Sciences
- Dr. David Higgins, MB, BSc, MRCPI, FRCPC, Dip, ABSM
- President, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton
- Clinical Professor, Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine
- Mrs. Dilys Haughton, MHSc, BScN
- Vice President, Patient Care & Chief Professional Practice, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre (HNHB CCAC)
- Mr. Paul Johnson
- Director, LRT Project Coordination, City of Hamilton
- Former Director, Neighbourhood and Community Initiatives, City of Hamilton
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 email@example.com.
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).