The Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is home to some of the world’s foremost nursing educators and researchers. We are tremendously proud of the passion, commitment and innovation that our faculty members bring to their diverse roles. This year, some of our faculty members received awards from the Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Pi-At-Large Chapter in recognition of their contributions to nursing research and education. Congratulations to our faculty members!
Erica Cambly has been named the recipient of the 2018 Gail J. Donner Award for Excellence in Nursing Education. This award is presented to those who have developed creative approaches to nursing education that contribute to the development of professional nurses. Erica has been named this year’s recipient in recognition of her outstanding contributions to nursing education, particularly around the use of gamification and simulation to enhance skill acquisition and competence development in undergraduate students.
Laura Fairley has been named the recipient of the 2018 Betty Burcher Award of Merit Outstanding Contribution to Community Advocacy. This award is given to an individual who exemplifies nursing leadership and has made outstanding efforts as an advocate in community nursing. Laura has been named this year’s recipient in recognition of her advocacy and care provided to marginalized populations, particularly improving access to palliative care for terminally-ill, homeless men and women.
Dr. Kimberley Widger has been named the recipient of the 2018 Dorothy M Pringle Award for Excellence in Research. This award acknowledges the importance of nursing research to the development of nursing science and ultimately to nursing practice. Dr. Widger has been named this year’s recipient in recognition of her exceptional achievements and contributions as a nurse researcher. Dr. Widger’s work focuses on examining and enhancing structures, processes, and outcomes of pediatric palliative care provided to children living with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
About Sigma Theta Tau
Sigma Theta Tau is the Honor Society of Nursing, offering support and opportunities to nurses around the world with a variety of resources, including grants and awards. The Society was founded in 1922 at the Indiana University Training School or Nurses (now the Indiana University School of Nursing). There are approximately 520 STTI chapters around the world, from Japan to Kenya to Canada. Here at the University of Toronto, we are represented by the Lambda-Pi-at-Large chapter.