Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Nursing and Media Award Winners Announced

Our nursing awards recognize individuals and groups that make significant contributions to RNAO's mandate: Speaking Out for Nursing, Speaking Out for Health.

The awards acknowledge contributions made by volunteers and long-time members within the association. They also foster excellence in the nursing profession and promote the profession to the public by highlighting the best of nursing practice, education, research, administration and policy.

The organization’s annual media awards competition honours reporters working at newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations and online publications examining nursing, health and health-care issues.

Nursing Award Winners

RNAO Promotion in a Nursing Program
University of Ontario Institute of Technology-Durham College Collaborative Nursing Program

Leadership Award in Student Mentorship
Poonam Sharma

RNAO Student of Distinction Award
Vikky Leung

Leadership Award in Nursing Administration
Ella Ferris

Leadership Award in Nursing Education (Academic)
Charles Anyinam

Leadership Award in Nursing Education (Staff Development)
Sanaz Riahi

Leadership Award in Political Action
Angela Cooper Brathwaite

Chapter of the Year

Interest Group of the Year
Rainbow Nursing Interest Group (RNIG)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jean Clipsham
Helen Tindale

Award of Merit
Nancy Watters
Janice Waddell

HUB Fellowship
Sue Grafe

President’s Award for Leadership in Clinical Nursing Practice
Carol Yandreski
Heather Campbell

Media Award Winners

Daily Newspaper - Best In-Depth Feature
Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen - “Jamie, then and now”

Community Newpaper - Best In-Depth Feature
Abigail Cukier, Stoney Creek News - “A peaceful place to rest”

Magazine - Best Story
Kate Lunau and Martin Patriquin, Maclean’s - “Asking for an outbreak”

Television - Best In-Depth Feature
Beatrice Politi, Global News/Shaw Media - “Male infertility”

Television - Best News Story
Avis Favaro and Elizabeth St. Philip, CTV National News - “A city’s pain”

Radio - Best In-Depth Feature
Victoria Mattan, 106.9 The X FM - “Organ donation awareness”

Exceptional Reporting on an RN/Nursing Issue
White Coat, Black Art, CBC Radio - “The DNR discussion”

Online - Best Story
Ann Silversides, Canadian Women’s Health Network - “Mammography screening: weighing the pros and cons for women’s health”

Online - Best Story
Julia Belluz, Maclean’s - “Is Canada discriminating against foreign-trained doctors?”