Faculty of Nursing Pursuit of Excellence Awards
The Faculty of Nursing began its successful recognition program in 2011 with generous support from Covenant Health, Canada’s largest Catholic health-care provider.
In 2017, our team of committed committee volunteers re-envisioned the program and have renamed it The Faculty of Nursing Pursuit of Excellence Awards.
These awards will continue to recognize the hard work, commitment and success of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners in whom we take great pride.
2019 Award Categories
Inspirational Undergraduate Student Award
This student award recognizes an undergraduate nursing student who exhibits overall excellence academically, clinically and collegially and demonstrates strong leadership skills and a positive team attitude.
Inspirational Graduate Student Award
This student award recognizes a graduate nursing student who exhibits overall excellence academically, clinically and collegially and demonstrates strong leadership skills and a positive team attitude.
Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award
The Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award is for a faculty member (including sessionals) who enhances the undergraduate nursing student experience by sharing knowledge with their students in an engaging and respectful manner.
Graduate Teaching Excellence Award
For a faculty member who enhances the graduate nursing student experience by sharing knowledge with their students in an engaging and respectful manner.
Emerging Researcher Award
This award recognizes an early career investigator with fewer than five years in a full-time research appointment (faculty, post-doctoral fellow). Their program of research demonstrates the potential opportunity to impact patient, provider and system outcomes as well as the discipline of nursing.
Outstanding Team Award
The Outstanding Team Award is awarded to a group (faculty, support staff, graduate, undergraduate, research) who contribute to a shared vision of the future, excel as effective collaborators together as well as outside their team and collectively support various ongoing activities of the Faculty of Nursing.
Inspirational Preceptor/Mentor Award
The Faculty of Nursing is proud of how members of our internal and external community constantly and consistently impart their wisdom and skills in support of others. This award recognizes individuals who inspire through their willingness to share knowledge and celebrate the success of others.
Exceptional Alumnus Award
The Exceptional Alumnus Award recognizes a University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing graduate whose noteworthy professional achievements in their field and outstanding personal accomplishments have been acknowledged by their peers and have contributed to the health system through patient care, research or health-care-related services. The nominee will have demonstrated the highest principles of the nursing profession and served as a role model for current and future health-care professionals. Based in the community, the nominee acts as an ambassador for the faculty, our alumni and the nursing profession. The ideal candidate would have specific experience in a volunteer capacity with UCalgary Nursing Alumni Committee.
Outstanding Support Staff Award
The Faculty of Nursing strives to provide an engaged and supportive working and learning environment, committed to wellness for work and study. This award recognizes any member of the Faculty of Nursing support staff whose attitude and work ethic makes a difference to others. Their willingness to help co-workers, students and others is inspirational and enables and empowers us to deliver our accountabilities.
Committee's Choice Award
The Faculty of Nursing Pursuit of Excellence Awards committee may choose to select a nominee - from any category - deemed worthy of an award, but who was not selected as a recipient in the category in which they were nominated, to receive the Committee’s Choice Award.
Past award recipients and nominees
- 2018 Faculty of Nursing Pursuit of Excellence Awards
- 2017 Faculty of Nursing Pursuit of Excellence Awards
- 2016 Covenant Health Faculty of Nursing Awards
- 2015 Covenant Health Faculty of Nursing Awards
- 2014 Covenant Health Faculty of Nursing Awards
- 2013 Covenant Health Faculty of Nursing Awards
- 2012 Covenant Health Faculty of Nursing Awards
- 2011 Covenant Health Faculty of Nursing Awards
Karen Cook, chair