Fieldwork Education Recognition Awards 2021The Fieldwork Education Awards recognize the invaluable contribution of the many preceptors, site fieldwork coordinators, and partner organizations in our clinical community who contribute to the MScOT program and the education of its students. Although we were unable to hold our annual celebration event to honour the award recipients in person this year, we still honoured our outstanding clinical community for their contributions.
This year’s awards recognized contributions during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Fieldwork Educator Recognition AwardFifty one clinical educators received a Fieldwork Educator Recognition Award. This award is student- or faculty-nominated and given to those who provided outstanding fieldwork teaching during a fieldwork placement/course, effectively facilitating student learning using teaching strategies such as direct teaching, mentoring, coaching, laddering, timely feedback, and encouragement of self-reflection. Congratulations to this year’s recipients:
|Emma Adams||Noosha Afshin Jah||Carolyn Alma||Tanya Alves|
|Sara Asadinik||Kathlyn Babia||Ariel Berdock||Tina Cammalleri|
|Jordana Caruso||Jessica Casey||Samantha Chefero||Kalaa Chockalingam|
|Myra Del Rosario||Bryan DeMarchi||Amie Enns||Imelda Falco|
|Julie Famewo||Reema Farhat||Michael Flores||Erin Fraser|
|Kelsey Gamble||Elizabeth Gartner||Yarima Gonzalez||Jenna Gourdeau|
|Darlene Hubley||Mhairi Kay||Sharon King||Cara Kircher|
|Isabel Lam||Frances Lau||Melinda Machado-Cayley||Sherna Marcus|
|Meridith McClenaghan||Shelan McCreery||Jennifer Moebs||Andrea Moss|
|Yonit Nisan||Laxee Nithiyananthan||Michele Patterson||Annette Petersen|
|Anna Ponzani||Shawn Shams||Danika Sherman||Lindsay Sinclair|
|Laura Thompson||Kate Turner||Faith Webster||Kelli Young|
|Raghad Zaiyouna||Farhana Zaman||Stacey Zammit|
Exceptional Fieldwork Teaching Award
This award is given to an individual who has consistently excelled as a fieldwork preceptor over many years, providing superior learning experiences for a variety of student learners. In addition, the award winner has promoted and encouraged excellence in clinical education within their facility.
Congratulations to Myra DelRosario, Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital.
Myra has demonstrated a strong commitment to fieldwork teaching, supervising 22 students over the past ten years and coordinating placements for 73 students at Credit Valley Hospital over the past five years. Myra is also involved as a clinical lab instructor and as a member of our Fieldwork Advisory Committee. Fieldwork students consistently praise Myra for her excellent clinical teaching skills and the provision of a superb learning environment. Here are comments from recent students:
I believe that Myra is deserving of this recognition award because through my placement she taught me the true value of reflective and reflexive practice. Not only is she a skilled occupational therapist with a busy schedule but she also ensures that her students have ample time to reflect on their learning. Not every preceptor will go as in depth with their students by challenging them to think about what they are doing and how they are performing. This greatly benefited my learning during placement and I will always appreciate the time that she invested in me.
[Myra] took so much time to teach us and allow us opportunities to have hands on learning. Excellent communication skills, great explanation of her actions and role of OT -Made me feel very safe to ask questions, gave us resources to learn more, inspired me to want to learn more about pediatric [occupational therapy].
Myra has shown excellence, dedication, passion, and expertise in all her work with the university and is very deserving of this award!
Exceptional Fieldwork Partner AwardThis award is given to clinical partner organizations that have gone above and beyond expectations to support fieldwork education. This year’s award winners were exceptional in the number of placements they provided despite the challenges brought by the pandemic. This strong commitment to clinical education ensured that all MScOT students received their required fieldwork education experiences.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients:
CBI Health Group
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Unity Health Toronto – Providence Healthcare
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – St. John’s Rehab Campus