The 2020 BScN Awards Ceremony took place on March 4. A party of about 250 guests, including donors, staff, students and their families and friends, packed LR Wilson Hall to celebrate the event.
Approximately 100 students from across the collaborative program at McMaster University, Mohawk College and Conestoga College received awards. Dr. Sandra Carroll, the Vice-Dean, Health Sciences and Executive Director, School of Nursing, McMaster University and Dr. Alan Neville, Vice-Dean, Health Professional Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, provided welcoming remarks.
Hamayra Ahmed, the awards representative from the McMaster University Nursing Students Society (MUNSS), and MUNSS President Andrea Rideout jointly presented awards to the MUNSS winners.
Dr. Joanna Pierazzo, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Nursing Education at McMaster, Maria Riva, former Associate Dean, Nursing, School of Health at Mohawk, and Heather Cross, Chair, Nursing Programs at Conestoga announced the recipients of in-course awards. During this time, some donors came onto the stage to present their awards to students.
Award winners received a certificate, shook hands with a member of the awards committee, and had their pictures taken. There were some light refreshments in the lobby prior to the ceremony. A slideshow featuring photographs of award winners and quotes from them thanking faculty, the Nursing program and donors was played prior to and following the ceremony. The slideshow is available below.
Dr. Lynn Martin is the chair of the Undergraduate Awards Committee within the School of Nursing. “It is such an honour to be able to celebrate the many achievements of our students together with donors, family, friends and faculty. The tremendous impact of these awards on students is evident in the quotes they have shared in the slideshow.”
For photographs of the event, please see: BScN Program Awards