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Recognition

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
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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 
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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