Isaiah 58: 11

Isaiah 58:11

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Making a Difference

Lisa "official" UCQ photo from Public Affairs
For the past year Lisa has been teaching nursing at the the University of Calgary - Qatar. Last week, UCQ had a year-end Appreciation Banquet for its faculty and staff. It was a beautiful dinner with entertainment, games and prizes.
The Dean also gave out the 2013 U Make A Difference awards. These are a big deal at the main campus of University of Calgary in Canada. This is the first year that UCQ has done their own awards.

This is a peer-nominated award for coworkers that go above and beyond their job description to "make a difference" at UCQ in the area of leadership, support, collaboration, excellence, positive work environment, and student learning environment. The Dean gave out 8 awards (out of 150 staff and faculty) and Lisa received one! She was quite shocked and pleased that her coworkers recognized her efforts. There were only two awards to Nursing faculty.

Here is the Dean's summary of what Lisa's co-workers said in their nomination:

Lisa is often the course lead and is extremely busy but she is always extremely supportive throughout the term as a mentor and role model.  She really helped me increase my skill and confidence in a critical time: my first semester.  She is willing to face difficult situations and assumes responsibility for making difficult decisions.  Lisa was able to give constructive criticism without being too critical.  She is a pleasure to work with, being quick to joke, smile and laugh.  For her students she does extensive prep work and creative supplementary materials to assist learning.  Her dedication to her craft is admirable and I am always amazed at the efforts she gives to creating an excellent learning environment for her students. Lisa is an outstanding role model, mentor, and teacher who contributes to a better teaching and learning environment at UCQ.


Ingrid Taylor said...

Good going, Lisa! Congrats! Ingrid

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Lisa! :)