Students studying in Brescia's Student Lounge


Every year, we recognize our top Preceptor with a student-nominated award, along with one organization that demonstrated exceptional leadership in supporting Brescia's dietetic practicum students. 

Preceptor Award of Excellence

In recognition of distinction in preceptoring, a student-nominated Award of Excellence is presented to a Preceptor at the MScFN & DDEPT Graduation each June.

The recipient of this award may be a Registered Dietitian/other professional (or team) who supervised a student during the current practicum year. Graduating students may nominate a Preceptor in recognition of exceptional contributions to learning through role modeling, professionalism and mentoring. The Preceptor demonstrates inter-professionalism and quality mentoring to improve collaboration and quality of care. He or she exemplifies the attributes of client-centred care, inspiring learners, creating a culture of inquiry and innovation, and enhancing the health of individuals and communities.  The Preceptor is also supportive, patient, well respected by peers, a good motivator, and an effective teacher and communicator.

The 2020 Preceptor Award of Excellence recipient is Jillian Owens, Hamilton Health Sciences – McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Previous award recipients:

  • 2019: Ashley Wickens and Kelsey Russell, Clinical Dietitians at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.
  • 2018: Dennis Tsang, CareFirst Family Health Team
  • 2017: Melissa Ferreira, Middlesex Hospital Alliance Diabetes Education Program
Organization Leadership Award 

This award recognizes one organization that has demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication to supporting Brescia dietetic practicum students and is presented at the MScFN & DDEPT Graduation each June.

This award is given to a leader and organization that demonstrates qualities aligned with Brescia’s core values and strategic plan:

  • Develops an actively engaged and positive student experience
  • Models and nurtures excellence, service and leadership among staff
  • Creates an environment and culture that supports the competency development of the student
  • Dedicated to innovation, inquiry and lifelong learning
  • Exemplifies client-centred, inter-professional collaboration and care
  • Mentored Brescia interns for the previous 3 or more years

The 2020 Organization Leadership Award recipient is London Health Sciences Centre.

Previous award recipients:

  • 2019: St. Joseph Health Care, London
  • 2018: Grey Bruce Regional Dietetic Internship Partnership
  • 2017: Windsor Regional Hospital