Fieldwork Education Awards 2022The 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. We honoured our outstanding clinical community for their contributions on May 12, 2022 in a virtual ceremony and sent letters and certificates to recipients acknowledging their valued impact. At this event, we recognized contributions during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Fieldwork Educator Recognition Award
104 clinical educators received a Fieldwork Educator Recognition Award. This award is student or faculty nominated and given to individuals who provided outstanding fieldwork teaching during a fieldwork placement/course, effectively facilitating student learning, using teaching strategies such as direct teaching, mentoring, timely feedback, and encouragement of self-reflection.Congratulations to this year’s recipients:
|Patrice de Peiza
|Myra Del Rosario
|Trish (Patricia) Geisler
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 Jennifer Joachimides, Unity Health Toronto – Providence Healthcare.
Jennifer has demonstrated both a strong commitment to and a high level of skill in fieldwork teaching, supervising 27 students over the past 14 years. She works with a diversity of learners at all stages and invests herself fully in students who excel, those who struggle, and all others. Jennifer has also been involved as a clinical lab instructor and is passionate about teaching hands-on skills. Fieldwork students consistently recognize Jennifer for her excellent clinical teaching skills. Here are comments from recent students:
Jennifer keeps up to date on important evidence-based practice considerations as well as innovative methods of adult learning which she implements in her various roles as an educator for students and colleagues. It is extremely rare to find an educator like Jennifer who has such a strong intrinsic desire for growth and learning that permeates through each and every education session and informal conversation.
Not only did (Jennifer) care for my learning, but the learning of others, as she also ran a hands-on transfer lab for all OT and nursing students on the unit…What made (Jennifer) stand out was her collaborative efforts, as she always treated me like a colleague and not “just a student”.
Jennifer has shown leadership, dedication, passion, and expertise in all her work with student OTs and is an exemplary contributor to our MScOT program.