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Health, Wealth and the Price of Oil by The Undisciplined Economist, Robert G. Evans
 

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The 2016 Ted Freedman Award was awarded to ICES, HQO, and iHPME. In recognition of: Quality Improvement (QI) at the Frontline:  Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS). The award was presented at CAHSPR 2016 in Toronto and accepted by Vivian Ng, Ximena Camacho and Jennie Pickard. Click here to download the submission. 
An Honourable Mention goes to the School of Medicine at Tecnólogico de Monterrey. In recognition of : Competency-based Faculty Development Program for Clinical Educators. Click here to download the submission.

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Health Sciences North has received both the Hospital Achievement Award – Provincial Conversion Rate, and the Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) Award of Excellence. They are one of only three hospitals in Ontario to receive the Award of Excellence. Congrats.
 
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