Michael Ya, a nurse at the Point de service Outremont (CIUSSS de Centre-ouest de l’île de Montréal), was one of 37 nurses recognized for excellence in preceptorship and clinical supervision at a virtual ceremony held last fall.
In the fall of 2023, a record number of 37 nurses, preceptors, advisors and clinical supervisors received the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN) Awards of Excellence in Clinical Supervision and Preceptorship. Every year, awardees are recognized for their stellar efforts in advancing the School’s teaching mission by mentoring nursing students and providing them with challenging and rewarding learning experiences.
Selected by ISoN faculty and students, award recipients are clinically based individuals who act as positive role models, demonstrate excellence in teaching, provide a supportive learning environment, and encourage students to achieve their personal best.
Michael Ya, a nurse at the Point de service Outremont (CIUSSS de Centre-ouest de l’île de Montréal), is one such role model. According to one of the students who nominated Mr. Ya, “Michael’s genuine passion for nursing education was evident every day as he made it a priority to ensure that I learned something new during our clinical experiences. His dedication went beyond merely imparting knowledge; he constantly tested my understanding to ensure I retained the information effectively. This approach not only enhanced my learning experience but also reinforced key concepts, making them more memorable and applicable in real-life situations. One of the most remarkable aspects of Michael’s preceptorship was his vast knowledge in the field of community health nursing. He generously shared his expertise, empowering me to become more autonomous in my practice.”
The 2023 winners were celebrated at a virtual recognition event held at the end of October and hosted by Clinical Partnerships Office (CPO) Director Gina S. Costanzo, RN, eMBA, and CPO Senior Academic Associate Louise Murray, RN, MScN. ISoN faculty were on hand to say a few words of welcome and to announce the awardees in each category. Winners represented a wide variety of healthcare institutions in Quebec, mostly in the Greater Montreal Area, but also from the Eastern Townships, the Montérégie and the Outaouais region. They were joined at the virtual ceremony by leadership from their respective clinical sites.
After the event, honourees received a “swag bag” containing their award certificate as well as ISoN branded gifts. In addition, three lucky winners drawn at random each received an iPad.
Congratulations to all the awardees!
Jill Tom – Mont Sinai Hospital
Catherine Marceau – CHUM
Maxime Girardet – CHUM
Gerard Rousseau – CLSC Bordeau Cartierville
Linda Celestin – CLSC Côte-des-Neiges
Emily Beerworth – CLSC de Cowansville
François Certosini – CLSC Pierrefonds
Monika Poidinger – CLSC SAPA SAD Cote des Neiges
Marie-Josée Chenard – CLSC Varennes
Marie-Andrée Malette – CLSC-DSAPA – SI – Secteur Hull-Aylmer
Michael Ya – CLSC Point de Service Outremont
Nilofer Chamadia – CSSS RI de la Montagne
Israa Babin – Montreal Children’s Hospital
Marie Tonkin – St-Henri CLSC
Brandon Ignacz – Jewish General Hospital
Mathieu Raymond-Tremblay – MUHC Neuro
Tina Kusaian – Royal Victoria Hospital – MUHC
Sophie Lacoste – Montreal Children’s Hospital
Nathalie Mosaurieta – Institut de Cardiologie
Zaki Omri – Institut de Cardiologie
Mark Lester Buncad – Jewish Genreal Hospital
Danoucheka Duvil – Sacre Coeur
Siwar Dabbabi – Sacre Coeur
Laurence Bureau – CHU St Justine
Shannon Burns – Montreal Children’s Hospital
Sarah Shea – Montreal Children’s Hospital
Nadine Vandal – Montreal Children’s Hospital
Janet Rennick – Montreal Children’s Hospital
Stephanie Avery – Montreal Children’s Hospital
Vanessa Sam – Montreal Children’s Hospital
Elmira Gusseva – St. Mary’s Hospital
Marjorie Cosep – St. Mary’s Hospital
Cristita Nicolas – Montreal General Hospital
Léa Carle-Hébert – Jewish General Hospital
Jory Ryan – Jewish General Hospital
Jacqueline Bocking – Jewish General Hospital
Marie Josée Beaulieu – Shriners Hospitals for Children