Two Bloomberg students receive Sopman Humanitarian Awards

11 May 2011

The Bloomberg Faculty congratulates two of its students for receiving Sopman Humanitarian Awards: Ashley Bowering, BScN, class of 2011, and Jennifer Canning, BScN, class of 2011.

Recipients must demonstrate excellence in the art and science of humanistic care; exhibit above-average interpersonal skills through interaction with patients and families; display evidence of the characteristics of compassion and support while providing patient care; and achieve clinical and academic excellence.

The late Archie Sopman initiated the Sopman Awards more than 30 years ago in memory of his wife, Belle, and in recognition of the humanitarian care given to her by a student nurse. The Sopman Humanitarian Fund seeks to encourage characteristics of humanity, compassion, understanding and the ability to communicate amongst nurses and doctors in training at University Health Network.

Ashley and Jennifer are two of three 2011 recipients, selected from an impressive field of 16 nominees by the University Health Network.

Congratulations Ashley and Jennifer!