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School of Nursing professors and staff receive COUPN awards for their excellence and innovation

Joy Noel-Weiss, Marilou Gagnon and Diane Alain

Provincial awards of excellence were presented to three members of the Faculty of Health Sciences School of Nursing by the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN).

  • Professor Joy Noel-Weiss, RN IBCLC PhD, received the Doctoral Dissertation Award for the significant contribution to nursing science and nursing knowledge of her doctoral work and the demonstrated evidence of dissemination. She was nominated by her colleague Kristen Woodend, PhD, Associate Professor at the School of Nursing.
  • The New Tenure Stream Faculty Contribution Award celebrates Professor Marilou Gagnon, RN PhD, for her enthusiasm for and/or innovation in teaching and her demonstrated ability to stimulate students to think creatively and critically, to develop students as nursing professionals and to motivate students to exceed their own expectations. Professor Gagnon was nominated by Professor Dave Holmes, RN PhD, Vice-Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Clinical Practice Coordinator Diane Alain, RN BScN MEd, received the Award for Excellence in Collaborative Education for her demonstrated ability to foster the development of students as nursing professionals by her excellence in teaching in a collaborative program. She was nominated by Professor Betty Cragg, Acting Director of the School of Nursing.

Congratulations to each and every one of you! You have demonstrated once more that the FHS School of Nursing continues to make a significant contribution to the health and health care of the Canadians by meeting the challenges of a changing health care system, actively engaging in research and preparing nurses at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels, in both official languages.

COUPN, an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to deliver the highest quality nursing education to prepare students for practice and to support the province in meeting its human health resource needs. The COUPN awards, which were created in 2008, focus on four key areas – excellence in teaching, innovation in research, student excellence and partnership support.