May 11, 2021
2021 Inspirational Undergraduate Student Award
Lauren Couture (recipient)
Nominated by Zahra Upal
"Lauren is caring, compassionate, academically strong and dedicated. She put an immense amount of effort into a topic she cared deeply about. Lauren was in the first batch of students that I taught and in the years since I have never again experienced such passion and dedication from a student. She taught our nursing group and well as myself so much about the LGBTQ+ community and how we all can become allies to help support those who are marginalized in our society. Lauren’s work left a profound impact not only on me as an instructor, but on the rest of her nursing group, as well as the students at the school to whom she gave a voice and a safe place to speak about their issues."
The Faculty of Nursing Pursuit of Excellence Awards recognize the hard work, commitment and success of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners in whom we take great pride. To learn more about this awards program, visit nursing.ucalgary.ca/excellenceawards.