We are thrilled and honoured to be able to present the Dr. Ron Stewart Award for Student Leadership in Global Health at Dalhousie. This annual award recognizes student achievements through:
- demonstrated leadership in global health
- work experience with marginalized communities
- engagement in global health research
We received so many inspiring student nominations this year and it was with great pleasure that we presented a very deserving student in the School of Nursing.
Recipient of the 2014 Dr. Ron Stewart Award for Student Leadership in Global Health
The Dr. Ronald Stewart Award for Student Leadership in Global Health is given to a student in the Faculty of Medicine, Health Professions or Dentistry who has demonstrated leadership in global health and a commitment to improving the health of marginalized communities during their time at Dalhousie.
This award honours Dr. Stewart’s personal, professional and educational support and dedication to global health, and the advancement of social capital worldwide. Dr. Stewart, a former provincial Minister of Health and Order of Canada recipient, has been enriching students’ experiences at Dalhousie Medical School for many years as a popular and accomplished educator, past director of the Medical Humanities program and a key champion for global health education.
This year we recognize, Amanda Carey, a nursing student who has made global health a part of her personal and professional life during her time at Dalhousie. Amanda’s exemplifies so many qualities that this award recognizes. She is an engaged and enthusiastic leader, she is a thoughtful and determined student, and she is a kind and respectful individual. We are certain that as Amanda advances in her career she will continue to carry and grow these skills to the benefit all who have the pleasure to work with her.
Amanda is also a graduate of the Advocates in Global Health Certificate Program which demonstrates her cumulative knowledge and experience in global health over the last four years. She is described as having a
genuine interest in and commitment to global health issues that is evident in all the work she does at both local and international levels
Amanda has been involved with the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre at Dalhousie, she was a participant in the Global Health Office Summer Program in The Gambia and Tanzania and was the local Halifax co-coordinator for the North American Mobility Project nursing exchange program.
Amanda has been involved in global health research projects at Dalhousie and has given her time to local programs focused on population health in marginalized communities. Her work on the Dalhousie School of Nursing Global Health Committee has earned her the title “inclusive leader” as someone who works hard, individually and collaboratively, asking tough questions and working toward effective solutions.
We have so many students making global health a part of their education, professional practice and personal focus that it is always a difficult choice for our panel of judges to select a winner. We are so proud of the students and their commitment to their community, making positive changes and motivating others. Students are identifying problems and finding collaborative and sustainable solutions; they have bright and exciting global health futures ahead of them.
These awards are granted annually and we encourage you to nominate students, faculty and residents in 2015. Dalhousie in doing great work in global health and we are eager to continue to recognize these achievements! Look for our next Call for Nominations in January 2015.
To read more about these awards and past recipients please visit our Global Health Awards page.